Fabricating

There will soon be an 8,000-watt GX-F advanced fiber cutter and Element R compact warehouse automation system sitting alongside Mill Finish’s existing Mitsubishi laser. Mill Finish

October 22, 2021

by Staff Writer

Brampton sheet metal fabricator prepares for lights-out manufacturing 

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

“Slightly optimistic” might be one way to describe the results of our Business Outlook 2021 reader survey. Most respondents seem to expect a continued but gradual economic recovery, with a modest uptick in positive indicators.

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

How the pandemic has disrupted the economy with unforeseen challenges and unexpected opportunities

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Though basic, Chris Bilan’s small shop in Pickering, ON has all that’s needed to fabricate some beautiful sheet metal components.

October 11, 2021

by staff writer | Photos Bilan Metalworks

Avoiding broken tools, damaged fingers, and long setup times

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 “If there’s any part you can’t find, I’ll make it”—Craig Campbell in his Blenheim, ON shop.

October 11, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

SHOP Metalworking Technology (SMT) spotlights four passionate people and their careers in the skilled trades world 

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Mark Hoper, senior vice president of exhibitions and media at FMA.

August 30, 2021

by Michael Ouellette

After a gruelling 18 months of distancing, isolation and frustrating digital meetings, FABTECH 2021 in Chicago is more than just an event, it’s a sign for the manufacturing industry that we are returning to business as usual.

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Minus Forty refrigeration units

August 14, 2021

An Ontario fridge and freezer manufacturer is considering a new facility in Guelph, Ont. that would employ up to 250 people.

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Bystronic’s Smart Factory Solutions optimize manufacturing workflow with scalable solutions that grow with your requirements. Bystronic

August 3, 2021

How fabricators are embracing automation to improve process flow in the shop

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WATTS Up—Canada’s Battery Jackpot

August 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

The shift toward battery electric vehicles has delivered an astonishing amount of opportunities for mining, manufacturing, the supply chain and everything in between. But is Canada ready to take its rightful position in the global battery sector?

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Selecting the right mix of assist gases for the material to be cut is a key decision that should not be taken lightly. Here we see the resuts of different gases on different types of steel. The type of gas and material on each photo highlight the differences.

June 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Fabricators can optimize fiber laser cutting processes by improving assist gas management

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adopting additives

June 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

As the fourth industrial revolution ushers its way in, additive metal manufacturing is proving to be a disruptive technology 

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Bystronic’s Xpert bending cell helps fabricators save time and process bending parts unmanned with high precision. Bystronic

April 29, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s job shops are expanding with increased automation, putting them on the path to a fully autonomous future

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Canada’s Aerospace Industry

April 29, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Opportunities abound, but a national strategy and support are paramount if our aerospace industry is to recover from the pandemic and become a global player again

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With the MAXIEM 1530 waterjet from OMAX, manufacturers can accomplish quick turnaround of accurate parts without the hassle of tool changes or complex fixturing. OMAX

March 27, 2021

There are many advantages to waterjet technology right out of the box. These tips will help you squeeze the most out of your investment

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More than meets the eye

March 27, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian job shops remain resilient and poised for new growth and opportunity

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TRUMPF is in talks to fully acquire its additive joint venture

March 6, 2021

TRUMPF is in advanced talks to fully acquire its TRUMPF SISMA S.R.L. additive manufacturing joint venture from partner SISMA S.p.A.

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Buehler's Abrasimet is the ideal machine for use in demanding environments.

March 6, 2021

The AbrasiMet XL Pro is a floor-standing automatic abrasive cutting machine for 14-in. [356 mm] to 18-in. [457 mm] blades.

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These Mate Precision punch tooling: EasyTap, Multi Tool, EasyBend and QCT Quick Change Tooling are special application tools that help automate and maximize fabricating operations.  Mate Precision Tooling taken at customer Circa Metals in Vaughan Ont.

February 24, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Punch press specialists weigh in on streamlining setup times and keeping your turret production flowing

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A New Auto Motive

February 24, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

In a sharp turnaround, Canada’s freshly invigorated automotive industry shifts focus to electric vehicle technology

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The entire gun design has been optimized to create the best balance between stability and ease of movement.

February 7, 2021

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s SoftMount Gun mechanically makes fine position adjustments to a stamped hole to consistently projection weld a fastener.

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