Fabricating

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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Superior Abrassives seamless wheels are ideal for blemish removal, flash removal from non-metallic composites, gear and thread cleaning & micro-deburring

January 20, 2021

Superior Abrasives’ Shur-Brite mounted seamless satin finishing wheels have a seamless structure for de-polishing and matte finishing without harsh and visible transition lines.

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The Strippit division is now known as LVD North America, a move LVD says is better aligned with the broader LVD Group organization.

January 10, 2021

Belgian sheet metal processing technology manufacturer LVD Group has changed the name of its North American-focused LVD Strippit brand.

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Following this transaction, both Drillco and Triumph will continue to operate under their own respective brands.

January 10, 2021

Montreal-based Walter Surface Technologies has acquired two cutting tool manufacturers, expanding its cutting tool product offering to metalworkers.

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The high-performance Bystronic SSC cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles.

January 6, 2021

Bystronic’s new 15kW fiber for Bystar Fiber 3015 and 4020 improves speed, precision and flexibility for sheet metal processors.

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Standard features include a 21-in. touch screen control that stores unlimited cuts lists and an adjustable feed rate system

December 13, 2020

Scotchman’s Auto-90 program option makes the SUP-600 AngleMaster a completely automatic machine for 90° cuts.

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The brushless motor delivers the fastest cutting speed in Unistrut with a cut capacity of 2-½-in. x 2-½-in.

December 2, 2020

Milwaukee Tool’s M12 FUEL compact band saw is the lightest compact band saw on the market.

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The SLM NXG XII600 was designed for high-volume additive production

November 11, 2020

SLM Solutions’ new NXG XII 600 selective laser melting machine is equipped with 12 lasers and a cubed build envelope of 600x600x600 mm.

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Setting Priorities

November 2, 2020

Mike Brownhill, commercial accounts director at Export Development Canada (EDC), suggests a few key factors all manufacturers should take into consideration when planning for 2021.

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Planning Beyond Survival

November 2, 2020

by Michael Ouellette

Manufacturing experts discuss how to position your company for recovery and invest for post-pandemic growth

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