October 21, 2012

by Jeff Wells, engineering manager, Tregaskiss

Nozzles play an important part in the MIG welding process.

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Chrysler invests $2 B in Windsor minivan plant

January 13, 2015

Chrysler's announcement that it's investing $2 billion in its Windsor, ON, minivan plant was welcome news by workers in the automotive industry.

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Snakebit F-100

November 14, 2013

A Saskatoon, SK, machine shop that built an innovative truck to raise funds for a children's hospital is now hoping to raise even more funds when the truck becomes the first ever Canadian charity vehicle to be auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AR, in January.

Named the "Snakebit F-100", it made its North American debut at SEMA, the largest automotive aftermarket parts show in the world, held in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The vehicle was displayed at Ford's booth at SEMA. 

Read the story behind the creation of the Snakebit F-100 truck.


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Unison appoints Canadian distributor for tube bending machines

December 8, 2014

Unison Ltd., Scarborough, UK, a supplier of all electric tube bending machines, has appointed Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC), Montreal, QC, as its new sales and service partner in Canada.

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December 9, 2012

US manufacturing data shows 5.3% growth over 2011

US manufacturing technology orders climbed 5.3 per cent over 2011, a good sign of an economy finally turning the corner, albeit slowly.

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May 28, 2013

First of its type ever built, machine will bend up to 8 in. (219 mm OD) diameters

The largest all-electric bender of its kind in the world will be in place at the end of this year at a US shipbuilder's facility after bending machine manufacturer Unison received an order from Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) for an all-electric machine capable of bending large bore tubing and piping up to eight in. (219 mm OD) in diameter.

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May 20, 2012

By: Curt Wilsoncroft, national specialist for Arcair, a Thermadyne brand 

The exothermic process, which has been around for many years, is a process that releases energy in the form of heat.

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Mazak Optonics vertical automation system

March 11, 2016

Mazak Optonic Corp.'s Hi-Speed Modular Vertical Automation system designed for job shops, OEMs or production facilities. Suction cups and forks work independently to reduce cycle times.

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September 8, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

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September 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

People working in English dominant countries like Canada and the US take language for granted.

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Jet Edge dual five axis cutting heads

January 26, 2015

A five axis waterjet machine from Jet Edge will help a South African mine to double productivity.

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September 10, 2013

Grinding machine maker boosts manufacturing efficiencies, cuts delivery times with new waterjet cutter

by Mary Scianna

The Problem
Improve product delivery times 

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December 8, 2011

Jet Edge Inc.'s new Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 cutting machine can cut material up to 1.5 m x 4 m (5 ft x13 ft),  and is sized for fabricators, machine shops and stone and tile shops. It cuts complex parts from virtually any material without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ).

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Derek Loebsack.

February 10, 2017

by Mary Scianna

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April 25, 2012

High efficiency pump

Bystronic says it’s ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system is economically priced to acquire and maintain, and the customer benefits from a low purchase price and from reduced operating costs. 

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John Petras is director, customer service for OMAX.

April 5, 2016

by John petras

Best practices to optimize waterjet cutting efficiencies

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May 26, 2013

MultiCam Canada's waterjet and router machines to be used in joint project to homes for low-income families

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John Petras works with direct customer service at OMAX Corp.

May 9, 2017

by Jonathan Will

A proactive maintenance program will save you time and money

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November 12, 2011

TRUMPF holds biggest industry event in its history at German headquarters

By Mary Scianna

Given the economic upheaval the global manufacturing sector has witnessed in recent years and the continued uncertainty about a rebound, you would not expect to see much interest among manufacturers for investment in new technologies.

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CWA Foundation's Mind over Metal welding camp

October 29, 2014

There might have been some apprehension when the summer camp students first walked into the welding shop in St. Joseph High School in Edmonton, Alberta, but in short order, excitement soon took over and their attention was completely focused on all the arcs and sparks, while their imaginations ran wild with all of the possibilities of turning metal into something cool.

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