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Sheet metal laser processing

August 15, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, an established MC Machinery automation solutions partner, has announced the acquisition of ASTES4 SA.

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Yosi Shachar, general manager, explains that the EBe (seen in top and bottom images) didn’t just make his company more productive in making parts, it helped to facilitate production after the machine because there is a steady stream of parts on their way for welding, painting, and assembly.

August 1, 2018

Ontario shop’s investment in automated bending pays off

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Amada's EG 4010 is a compact press brake designed to produce small metal components that demand a high degree of precision. IMAGE: Amada

August 1, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Demand for smaller batch sizes is driving advancements in set up technology, operator interaction, and a shift towards smaller press brakes

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Power Play

August 1, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Growing global demand for energy could spark opportunities for Canadian manufacturers

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David Golls

July 4, 2018

Bystronic Canada has appointed David Golls as direct sales engineer for Alberta and British Columbia.

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Record high growth for manufacturing

July 3, 2018

The manufacturing sector hit record-high levels in June, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), registering 57.1, up from 56.2 in May and the highest reading in  more than seven and a half years of data collection.

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Antil sheet metal processing

June 29, 2018

Bystronic has announced that it is acquiring 70 per cent of the shares of Antil S.p.A.

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FABTECH Canada

May 29, 2018

FABTECH Canada is the country’s premier event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing

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OMAX's Intelli-Max is a complete software package for waterjet cutting that incorporates a series of functions to monitor and control cutting processes and help improve production efficiencies.

May 28, 2018

Constantly evolving technologies give operators more control of their waterjet processes

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Rising Star

May 28, 2018

The aerospace industry faces unprecedented growth–and the challenges that come with it

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Sylvain Piché, EPP Metal's technical manager, with the BySmart fiber laser. The company selected Bystronic because it liked the technology and the price point.

April 29, 2018


Product: BySmart fiber laser/Xact Smart press brake
Supplier: Bystronic
End User: EPP Metal

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Bernardo Mendez is senior product manager at Yaskawa Innovation Inc.

April 29, 2018

by Bernardo Mendez 

Manufacturing is at a turning point. Is “distributed manufacturing” the way forward?

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The automated HGG pipe cutting system has eliminated the bottleneck Propak experienced with an older manual pipe cutting machine.

April 29, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky
Images courtesy of All Fabrication Equipment

Propak steps up its cutting game with automation

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Ultra fast fiber lasers means fabricators need to consider downstream processes to avoid production bottlenecks. IMAGE: TRUMPF

April 29, 2018

Everything about fiber laser technology is fast, forcing the rest of production to keep pace

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Growth potential

April 28, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

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SLM partners with Spark & Co. to sell its additive machines in Ontario and Quebec

April 4, 2018

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

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Many nesting software suppliers offer custom development with a manufacturer's ERP system, says Eric St. James, whose company, Paramount Machinery, represents AlmaCam software. GE: Paramount Machinery/AlmaCam

March 30, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

 How nesting software is keeping pace with industry needs 

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MTL Technologies' $6 million expansion investment in its facility and new fabricating equipment to bring outsourced work inhouse has helped the company become more competitive.

March 30, 2018

Article by Noelle Stapinsky | Photos by David Afriat

Bringing production home for more innovative control

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Bystronic acquires Italian tube and pipe laser cutting manufacturer TTM

March 20, 2018

TTM tube laser cutting machine

Bystronic is expanding its metal fabricating reach with the acquisition of Italian tube laser cutting and laser welding equipment manufacturer TTM.

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