Fabricating

October 27, 2014

EuroBLECH, the 23rd international sheet metalworking technology exhibition in Hanover Germany, closed its doors on October 25, bringing together close to 60,000 visitors from around the world.

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Tony Marzullo, right, is manager of press brake product development, and Bob Mathien, left, is manager of press brake applications  at LVD Strippit.

September 1, 2016

by Tony Marzullo and Bob Mathien

Take better control of your bending process

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Fabricating Prima Power 6 kW fiber laser cutting in action

September 30, 2016

Prima Power's Laser Genius is the fiber laser cutting machine which simplifies your work and improves your profit. It is the ideal tool to reach maximum productivity in the cutting of medium-thin sheet metal, claims the company.

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Phil Parker

May 29, 2014

by Phil Parker

Longer consumable life can result in significant cost savings

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March 11, 2012

by Dirk Ott, vice president, Global Plasma Automation, Thermadyne Industries

If you cut the same shape repeatedly, have a high degree of rework, spend a lot of time grinding or need “weld ready” cut parts, it’s time to automate. Here are six tips to facilitate the transition:

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Mitutoyo Quick Vision CNC measuring systems

November 25, 2015

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

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June 17, 2013

by Jeff Norman

Thick materials pose challenges to metal fabricators

The stamper needing to work with thick material is faced with a few challenges: machine strength, accurate feeding, alignment of material to the tooling, straightness of material, threading, loading, safe handling, and floor space. There are several considerations to maximize handling of thick coils.

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Amada ENSIS AJ laser cutting thick material processing

April 26, 2016

The outlook for the global laser cutting market is good according to a forecast by Technavio, a technology research and advisory company. The company forecasts the market will experience close to a 9 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020.

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HIWT Next Generation Welder Facility

December 27, 2016

Hobart Institue of Technology (HIWT) in Troy, OH, has opened the "Next Generatin Welder Learning Facility. The (16,000 sq ft) facility began to host classes in late October and is an important addition to the (13-acre) campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders.

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May 16, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Punch laser combination machine opens doors to new business

Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Ltd. in Vaughan, ON, has something all custom job shops should have to succeed: owners who consistently invest in technology to diversify and grow.

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February 18, 2015

by Tim Wilson

A flight path to success in aerospace manufacturing

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JIT Laser co-owners Réne Marcoux, left, and Gaby Piché, right, are happy with the performance of their TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 8 kW fiber laser cutting system.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Rapidly growing fab shop buys the first machine of its kind in Quebec

THE PROBLEM: Standing out from competitors
THE SOLUTION: Fiber laser cutting technology

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Inside one of of the facilities where the company fabricates and welds some of the tanks.

June 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Process diversification is one way to survive and thrive in a down market

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October 23, 2012

The problem
Desire to do big jobs on site to save time, enhance flexibility, and better serve its clients in the oil sands.

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Amada's ENSIS RI fiber laser cutting machine has shifted Reggin Industries to a higher level of productivity as it gears up for future growth plans.

May 24, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky | Photos by Derrick Woo

Calgary custom fabricator becomes first in Canada with an Amada fiber laser combo machine for flat sheet and tube cutting

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August 18, 2013

by Mary Scianna

An Alberta fabricator is revolutionizing the metals processing business

How does a steel processing facility operate 365 days a year in Alberta without any interruption from ice and snow from cold winter mornings and 70 km winds?

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Employees at the TRUMPF factory in Hettingen celebrate a special milestone on December 17, 2014 as their 1,000th TruPunch 1000 rolls off the assembly line.

March 20, 2015

The TRUMPF factory in Hettingen, Germany, recently produced its thousandths TruPunch 1000 punchining machine. Completed in December 2014, the machine was delivered to a customer in the US.

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Since the introduction of abrasive waterjet technology in 2004, CenterLine (Windsor) has witnessed production efficiency improvements of close to 100 per cent.

July 30, 2016

by Mary Scianna

THE PROBLEM: Inability to meet customer’s requirement
THE SOLUTION: Abrasive waterjet technology

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Absolute Fabrication and Machining Ltd. remains competitive by investing in equipment that gives the machine shop the ability to provide quality services at competitive pricing.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Striving to be that one stop shop is one small fabrication shop’s secret to its growth

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