Fabricating

Steve Allison, owner of Razor Contract Manufacturing, has invested in fabricating equipment technology that has paid off with strong growth.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

A New Brunswick shop resolves bottlenecks with a new bending machine

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Shoreline Fabrication purchased this Koike Aronson machine equipped with the Hypertherm XPR300 plasma cutting technology from Western Canadian distributor All Fabrication Machinery to help meet growing demand.

October 8, 2019

Plasma technology opens doors for Alberta fabrication shop

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IT-savvy Sullivan Machine Works' owners Noah Wesche, left and Aaron Christensen, right with their Nakamura-Tome machine.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Calgary shop believes big moves make sense while you’re still small

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Amanda, Michael and Stephanie Grieger with the new fiber laser cutting machine.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Precision metal fabrication is rewarding work, but governments could be helping a lot more

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From left: Robert, James and Michael Pinelli with the Mazak VTC-805G machine.

October 8, 2019

Investing in advanced technology to grow 

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Quality Machining Services (QMS)

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Poised to grow – but ‘hanging on’ for now

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Ryan Boehm is an R&D engineer with OMAX.

August 29, 2019

by Ryan Boehm, OMAX R&D Engineer

Getting ready for Industry 4.0

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Using a 610 mm (24 in.) diameter Triform sheet hydroforming press, this operator formed three different parts in a single cycle.

August 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson  |  photos by Beckwood Press Company

If you’re looking for a way to cut forming die costs in half, you’ve come to the right place.

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Amada’s HG 1003 ATC boasts an integrated tool changer and storage for up to 25 m (86 ft) of tooling. Amada

August 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Is your press brake tooling holding you back?

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The Prima Power Shear Brilliance, left, and the BCe bending centre have helped Montel improve metal fabricating efficiencies and have allowed the company to expand into new markets.

August 29, 2019

A Quebec mobile storage manufacturer’s investment in bending and punch/shear combo equipment pays off

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Thomas S. Weir is punching product application specialist for LVD Strippt.

July 29, 2019

by Thomas S. Weir 

Reduce downtime, increase productivity and get better punching and forming results

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After investing in the Bystronic fiber laser, Titan added an automated material handling unit connected to an Antil material warehousing system and an Xpert press brake, all driven by Bystronic's Bysoft7 software.

July 29, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky | photos by Ron Ng

Ontario trailer manufacturer’s rapid growth spurs expansion and an investment in automation

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Energy Fix

July 29, 2019

By Noelle Stapinsky

Despite challenges in Canada’s energy and resource sector, future holds opportunities

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Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft

June 19, 2019

The Federal Government of Canada is investing $49 billion in aerospace innovation to support competitiveness in the sector.

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Decision makers need to consider the workflow from beginning to end, including the feeding of parts for fabrication and for transferring the final product.

May 24, 2019

by Dean Elkins

Key considerations for material handling on the shop floor

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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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The Future of Aerospace: Up in the Air

May 24, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national strategy of support and investment is critical if Canada’s aerospace industry is to remain globally competitive

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TRUMPF’s Smart Factory control room is a prototype and testing ground for the “what’s possible” in sheet metal fabrication.  Image: TRUMPF

April 28, 2019

by Kip Hanson

There’s a wealth of data sitting on the factory floor, information that can make your shop faster, smarter, and far more profitable. Are you capturing it? 

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Wazer Abrasive being poured in

April 28, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

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