Fabricating

CS Unitec Model 9435 Dry Cut Saw

May 19, 2014

 

CS Unitec's new 356 mm (14 in.) chop saw dry cuts metal pipe, plate and profiles without the need for lubrication or manual deburring.

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Miltera job shop in Kitchener, ON

April 11, 2015

By Tim Wilson

Most companies set their cost targets based on what they’ve done already. There are two problems with this: first, it limits opportunity for improvement; and second, it doesn’t help much with new jobs. As the saying goes: if you look in the rear view mirror, you might drive off a cliff.

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October 8, 2012

Scotchman‘s AL150 Abrasive Pipe Grinder/Notcher is economical, great for high production and an efficient abrasive pipe grinder that notches gas pipes, steam pipes, stainless steel pipes, and other types of pipes.

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TRUMPF TruBend Center

June 11, 2016

TRUMPF's TruBend Center in action. TruBend machines incorporate a wealth of experience in press brake technology coupled with pioneering innovations. They enable you to fabricate parts in any format, from the simplest to the most complex, precisely and cost-effectively. TruBend machines are above all renowned for their flexibility, finished part quality, and a high cost-benefit ratio. 

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John Ripka

March 30, 2015

by John Ripka

If your punch press is not punching parts 100% of the time, it’s not making money

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Salvagnin P1 panel bender

August 8, 2016

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

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Unison's all electric pipe bending machine at Frank Mohn Piping's facility

July 9, 2014

A large bore hydrualic part maker has improved production efficiency and accuracy using an all electric pipe bending machine

Frank Mohn Piping in Frekhaug, Norway, installed the custom pipe bender from Unison to help improve fabricating through-put and accuracy. According to Unison, the all electric machine is the most powerful pipe bender it has delivered to a custoemr to date. 

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August 28, 2012

The problem
Inflexible and inefficient fabricating process with turret punch press producing excessive waste sheet metal.

The solution
A flexible 2D laser cutting system to cut a wider range of parts and reduce scrap.

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September 30, 2011

Based in Oakville, Ontario, Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has been supplying and supporting quality machine tools to the Canadian metal cutting industry since 1950. Elliott carries a full range of metalworking machinery,

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TRUMPF’s Smart Factory control room is a prototype and testing ground for the “what’s possible” in sheet metal fabrication.  Image: TRUMPF

April 28, 2019

by Kip Hanson

There’s a wealth of data sitting on the factory floor, information that can make your shop faster, smarter, and far more profitable. Are you capturing it? 

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Brent Trenholm, production manager at Regent Global Machine & Tool, says machining for the energy sector is expected to pick up.

September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

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September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Seizing opportunities in the energy and resource markets

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Energy shift

June 2, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Manufacturers look to diversify amidst weakening oil and gas market

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August 26, 2012

Welding inspectors use many tools and processes to ensure weld quality

As anyone in the fabricating and welding business knows, process and part inspection is a critical component of a successful business.

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Today's ERP systems are customizable. Key elements that sold G&W staff on the Plex system were integration of statistical process control (SPC) charting and the infinite amount of storage capabilities.

July 29, 2016

by Noelle Stapinsky

The Problem
A dated process tracking system

The Solution
Company culture that champions an ERP solution

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Production ERP

February 20, 2015

Choosing the right ERP system can be tricky

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ESAB's A Cut Above contest for secondary and post secondary students

August 24, 2015

ESAB has launched its 2015 A Cut Above student contest, open to students in welding, cutting and related programs in secondary and post-secondary schools in Canada and the US.

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ESAB Color Freezone RGB

April 16, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is restructuring its operations and will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities. The restructuring will be deployed in phases throughout this year and 2016.

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McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC)

April 13, 2015

Canadian manufacturers have the potential to become world-class leaders in manufacturing if they implement leading edge technologies and digital tools that will enable them to compete effectively.

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KUKA robotic smart factory display at Hannover Fair 2016

May 13, 2016

The KUKA booth at Hannover Fair 2016 where visitors learned about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.

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