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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?