Fabricating

August 13, 2012

Consumer confidence augurs well for stronger North American economy

Consumer confidence in the US is growing, according to recent retails sales data.

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The new Salvagnini panel bender can perform complex bends on large parts.

April 28, 2015

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Produce complex bends

The Solution: New panel bender

Ontario refrigeration systems maker invests in panel bender to increase fabrication capabilities

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Walter Surface Technologies white paper: Cost Savings for Abrasives

October 20, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has publsihed a white paper that illustrates how manufacturers can achieve cost savings with abrasives in metal finishing applications.

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Automating your job estimating process

April 14, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

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February 24, 2013

by Tim Wilson 

A fastener manufacturer realizes big savings with new cold saw

The problem
Work had to be done off-site, with increased lead time and inventory requirements, resulting in lost opportunities.

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February 12, 2012

Most suppliers now offer fiber laser cutting technology, but are fabricators in Canada using it?

by Mary Scianna

Fiber laser cutting technology made a big splash back in 2010 when this editor first wrote about the technology.

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June 16, 2013

The Technology Twins encompass the BySprint Fiber 3015 laser cutting machine and the Xcite 80 E electric press brake.

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Students at Western Technical Commercial High School review Acorn welding program literature

May 19, 2015

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has launched a national welding program to standardize welding education in Canada and help to fill the skilled trades gap by developing a new generation of highly skilled welders.

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Cy-Laser opens US tech centre for Canada and US

May 26, 2015

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L. of Schio, Italy, has opened a Technology Center in Sterling Heights, MI, to service customers in North America.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Mississauga, ON

Years in business: 20

Key manufacturing processes: Punching, laser cutting, bending

Recent investments: Automated punch/laser combination machine, 4 m press brake

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December 8, 2011

Lincoln Electric has introduced a self-propelled modular CruiserTractor designed for increased mobility and equipped with operator-friendly features for longitudinal submerged arc welding applications common in bridge and barge decking, large tank fabrication and shipbuilding.

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winning the game

June 6, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

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EuroBLECH 2016 in Hanover, Germany

November 11, 2016

The interest in digital manufacturing continues to grow, a trend reflected at EuroBLECH 2016, the world's largest event for the sheet metal fabricating industry. The 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition was held October 25-29 and welcomed more than 60,000 visitors from around the globe.

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Direct Diode Lasers (DDL) are a relatively new technology that Mazak Optonics is betting will be the next generation in faster cutting, higher efficiency solid state laser technology.

February 10, 2017

by Nestor Gula

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January 22, 2012

By Mary Scianna

There is probably no better time than now to automate your welding shop.

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November 12, 2013

Eight Elements of a Successful Online Marketing Plan: Book Review

Many small business owners know that they should develop an online presence,but they're unsure of what to do and where to start. Annie Tsai breaks thisprocess down into eight understandable—and doable—elements.

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Linamar

March 13, 2019

Linamar's fourth quarter results marked the 9th consecutive record breaking year of double digit earning growth.

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Driving change

April 28, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Market shifts hold the future for auto manufacturing

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Jet Edge machinist Brian Wallace operating Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 five axis waterjet system, capable of cutting 3D parts from virtually any material.

June 2, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Smart CAM systems make waterjet fast and efficient

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