Fabricating

The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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December 27, 2012

Nestled in the far southwest corner of Bayou La Batre, Alabama sits one of the top ship and boat building companies.

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Tim Holcomb

March 27, 2014

by Tim Holcomb

6 tips to improve waterjet machine performance

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November 6, 2013

 

by Kip Hanson

Ontario manufacturer sees big benefits with new high-tech plasma machine

The Problem
High cost of out-sourced beveling

The Solution
A plasma machine with beveling capabilities 

There was nothing wrong with the old machine. In fact, it wasn't even that old—Guelph, ON-based AWC Manufacturing Inc.'s first plasma burner, a Koike Mastergraph II, had been purchased just six years earlier.

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Nesting software able to seamlessly exchange data with other systems is an important but often overlooked feature. Image: Hypertherm

March 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Shopping for new nesting software? There’s much more to it than maximizing material usage

 

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September 8, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome has expanded its main facility in Arcade, NY, with a 30,000 sq ft expansion.

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April 15, 2013

Kappius Components uses laser sintering for trailblazing bike hub/drive assembly

About four years ago, Russell Kappius—mountain-bike enthusiast, winner of six Masters racing titles, and a research geophysicist/software developer—became obsessed with bicycle hubs.

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July 7, 2012

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

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October 8, 2011

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

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November 2, 2011

Tests on Bombardier Aerospace’s much talked-about CSeries aircraft prove what the company has claimed all along: this new “green” aircraft is indeed a fuel efficient design that offers a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage and significantly reduced emissions.

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February 21, 2013

Imagine a technology that could eliminate—automatically and in real time—the common issues associated with cutting mild steel on a CO2 laser machine: uncontrolled kerf width, dross formation, burning defects and striation drags.

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August 27, 2012

Labour union training centres playing bigger role in apprentice training in fabricating, welding

by Mary Scianna

Apprenticeship programs in Canada have a long history.

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A  Lincoln Electric additive manufacturing system from its Wolf Robotics division.

February 10, 2017

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

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Mike Collins, left, with one of the unique lighting fixtures cut on the Mazak Optonics laser cutting machine, and Nick Lesko, president, who runs the operation with Collins.

September 2, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Lighting manufacturer pushes creative boundaries with laser cutting technology

The Problem: Quality, delivery issues with outsourced laser cutting work
The Solution: Bring laser cutting in house

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Testing the 3D printed brake caliper from Bugatti.

March 13, 2019

Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components.

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The Peddinghaus HSFDB 2500 plate processing machine combined with Shop Data System's nesting program has helped XL Ironworks improve productivity.

March 30, 2015

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Lagging plate processing operations
The Solution: Nesting software to optimize plate fabrication

BC structural steel fabricator improves productivity with nesting software

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Cherubini handles a range of bridge projects from small to large scale and has supplied and installed structural steel for bridges throughout Atlantic Canada. The company was a major supplier for the Confederation Bridge linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

March 30, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Additional business calls for higher production efficiency
The Solution: An investment in five axis plasma cutting technology

Nova Scotia fabricator reduces processing time with integrated beveling capability

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September 25, 2012

Canada gets first OEM of oxy, plasma cutting systems

by Mary Scianna

Paul Bhogal thinks we’re selling ourselves short in the manufacturing realm in Canada and that we can compete with the best of the global players.

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DK Custom Welding and Design houses metal fabricating equipment and paint finishing operations.

July 28, 2015

by Kip Hanson

No job too big or too small for Ontario welding shop

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Fabrication Products staff

February 18, 2018

This Washington fabricator turned to a Canadian robotic beam line system for exponential efficiency gains.

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