TRUMPF's Tom Bailey says keep tools lubricated to extend life.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

Prevention, maintenance keys to extending bend tooling life

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February 28, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Automation isn’t for every shop, or is it?

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September 24, 2015

Economic uncertainty often holds businesses back from investing in their operations. Not so in Europe. While business admittedly has slowed down in the continent, metal fabrication shops continue to invest in new technologies. This was clearly evident during a recent trip to Europe and visits to five metal fabrication shops in The Netherlands, part of a North American press tour hosted by LVD Group.

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January 25, 2012

Fabricating Automation: Prima Power Customer Profile Wood Stone Corp.

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Brian Heins, IMP's general manager, left, with Peter Visser of Mate Tooling. IMP improved fabricating efficiencies as a result of an investment in new Amada equipment and new Mate press brake tooling.

October 3, 2017

Investing in new bending, fiber laser cutting technology for a greenfield site boosts efficiency for Ontario custom job shop

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The TRUMPF TruLaser 5000 tube and pipe laser cutting machine, seen here, is the latest in a string of investments Elias Custom Metal Fabrication's owners have made. The recent $2 million investment also includes a TRUMPF press brake.

July 31, 2017

by mary scianna

Ontario fabrication shop’s $2 million equipment purchases are the most recent in a string of investments to diversify and grow

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The S4 punching and shearing machine equipped with an automated material handling tower

August 29, 2017

by Mary Scianna

photos By David Afriat


US HVAC manufacturer invests in Montreal greenfield metal fabrication plant 

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Jeff Nelson beside the newly purchased Amada LCG3015 AJ fiber laser cutter with the automatic feeder in the background.

May 15, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Ontario shop grows with timely, wise capital investments

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Hougen's HMD905 is a two speed magnetic drill designed with a swivel base for greater versatility in the shop.

February 15, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Better power tools for better performance

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May 29, 2018

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

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The interior of 247 Tailor Steel’s factory during a productive day.

November 11, 2017

Companies in Belgium and the Netherlands embrace new technologies to enhance their manufacturing throughput

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Andrea Bustreo is a product engineer in the R&D department at Gasparini Industries.

May 31, 2016

by Andrea Bustreo

How to avoid scratches and dents when forming stainless steel

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by Matt Trethewey (left)  & John Kwiatkowski (right)

August 31, 2015

by Matt Trethewey & John Kwiatkowski 

Tips on how to avoid short feeds

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May 17, 2012

Lights out automation means Alberta fabricator doesn’t have to turn business away

by Patty Jessome

The problem Increasing production and flexibility 

The solution Investing in automated lights out punch/laser technology

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The TRUMPF fiber laser in Ellis Fabrications' manufacturing facility. Jim Foley, CEO, says the new TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fiber 2D laser cutting machine has been a "game changer" for the company.

February 11, 2018

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

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Bayview Metals' Derek Richardson with a part punched out on an Amada machine using Wilson Tool punch tooling.

February 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Bayview Metals relies on Wilson Tool for more than quality and price

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A UR10 from Universal Robots unloads metal parts at a press brake at Etalex. Installing the UR10 has made the workplace safer and optimized production, freeing up seven man-hours per day.

October 29, 2015

Collaborative robots improve material handling for Quebec manufacturer

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TRUMPF's LiftMaster Sort enables fabricators to separate large parts from the scrap skeleton.

June 5, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Automatic material handling systems are cost effective in low and high volume shops

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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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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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