Fabricating

TRUMPF's new “nano joints” technology allows parts to be nested closer together. The nano joints hold the parts in place during cutting and are easily broken off later.

May 24, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

Leveraging software capabilities and assist gas innnovation is helping fine tune fiber laser cutting process efficiencies

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Tracy Spear, Humble Manufacturing

May 6, 2022

Metal manufacturing faces a severe shortage of skilled labour. Women remain a largely untapped resource despite making up almost half of the Canadian labour force. How can we change that? Female leaders share their views on the challenges and opportunities of pursuing a career in metalworking in our new digital series, starting with Tracy Spear, owner and managing partner, Humble Manufacturing, Burnaby, B.C. based fabricator. Insights from more female industry leaders will be published in the coming weeks both online at www.shopmetaltech.com and in the June issue of Shop Metalworking Technology magazine.

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Ateliers de fabrication Saguenay is acquiring a plasma cutting table

May 6, 2022

Quebec’s Les Ateliers de fabrication du Saguenay has received a $200,000 repayable contribution from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) to help the company increase both its productivity and production capacity.

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courtesy Hypertherm

May 5, 2022

When it comes to cutting metal, most fabricators would point to plasma cutting or oxyfuel cutting as the two most popular techniques. Both techniques have their pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, and cheerleaders and detractors. And, as you might expect, choosing the most suitable cutting system for the job is not necessarily straightforward. The choice depends on the application, the type and thickness of the material to be cut, quality of the cut, operational costs, location of the job, and many other factors.

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Ranfar Steel president Randy Farmer at the control’s of his new 8-kW Durma HD-F 6020 fiber laser from Access Machinery. The control panel includes a 64-bit microprocessor system with an integrated PC. It has a complete cutting database for all standard cutting operations, including cutting parameters  for steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

April 20, 2022

Ranfar Steel invests in new machinery to drive future growth without compromising its founding principles

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CNC

April 20, 2022

As Canada’s aerospace industry starts its path to rebounding, there are opportunities for small and medium-sized shops looking to get in the game

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WeighPack Systems chose the OMAX Maxiem 1530 waterjet table because it could handle a variety of materials. Initially thinking it would run the machine three or four days a week, WeighPack is now running it seven days a week.  IMAGE: WEIGHPACK

March 21, 2022

Montreal packaging solutions manufacturer continuously invests in automation to keep pace with growth and keep its R&D on point.

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Renishaw (Canada) president Dafydd Williams (left) shakes on the representation deal with Vince D’Alessio, president of Elliott Matsuura Canada.

March 21, 2022

by Lou Smyrlis

Elliott Matsuura Canada has partnered with Renishaw (Canada) to represent and promote Renishaw Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines in Canada. 

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3D metal printer

March 21, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

3D printing important part of options available to Aarkel

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Access Machinery's Irina Solovianenko & Ranfar Steel's Randy Farmer

March 11, 2022

With pandemic restrictions lifting, Access Machinery pounced on the opportunity to provide information about its fiber laser and metal fabrication equipment  offerings, along with some long-desired face to face contact with industry stakeholders, this March 10th.

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Helitronic G 200 Top Loader

March 9, 2022

Walter is introducing the compact Helitronic G 200 tool grinding machine.

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Milan Popik Jr.  stands before his Adira PA Basic Series model 16030 hydraulic press brake, which he purchased from MC Machinery.   IMAGE: Metal Tronics

February 18, 2022

by Staff Writer

Ontario fabrication shop enjoys rapid growth despite challenging times

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Are you ready for the future?

February 18, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

What Canada’s auto industry, and the shops supplying it, must do to become a fiercely innovative, advanced manufacturing powerhouse for electric vehicles

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KHK premium metric worm gears

February 2, 2022

KHK USA Inc. has announced a new line of metric worm gears, manufactured by Kohara Gear Industry Co. of Japan.

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courtesy Hypertherm

February 1, 2022

Hypertherm is now accepting applications for its Spark Something Great educational grant program which will provide 12 North American schools with a Powermax45 XP air plasma system and in-person training from a Hypertherm product expert.  

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photo by pexels cleyder duque

January 26, 2022

Metalforming companies are viewing the first quarter of 2022 with increased optimism for improved business conditions, according to the January 2022 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report.

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courtesy of CAMBRIO

January 25, 2022

CAMBRIO, a provider of CAD/CAM solutions for the fabrication industry has released version 22 of its SigmaNEST software suite.

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photo by pexels kateryna babaieva

January 24, 2022

Manufacturing sales are expected to have risen 0.8 per cent in December, driven in part by higher sales in the fabricated metal products and motor vehicle industries, according to an advance estimate released by Statistics Canada this morning.

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Macrodyne is growing its presence in Europe

January 21, 2022

Macrodyne Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based hydraulic press manufacturer, has acquired Dunkes GmbH, a German press manufacturer with decades of experience in metal forming, straightening and joining technologies.

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