Fabricating

December 3, 2012

The problem
Reduce costs, bring outsourced work inhouse

The solution
New Laser cutting machine cuts costs, brings tighter quality control to formerly outsourced work

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November 28, 2012

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L’Ecole Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

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November 16, 2012

Debut technologies aim to equip manufacturers with the tools to better compete in North America

From nesting software, machine controls and cutting systems to punching, forming and welding, three major themes emerged amongst the new technologies that debuted at FABTECH 2012 in Las Vegas, NV: more power, better performance and enhanced productivity.

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October 26, 2012

New Flyer Industries Inc., Winnipeg, MB, and its consortium partners are getting $3.4 million from the Federal government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program to further develop rapid-charge battery-electric bus propulsion technology.

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October 24, 2012

GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum

General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

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October 23, 2012

The problem
Desire to do big jobs on site to save time, enhance flexibility, and better serve its clients in the oil sands.

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October 22, 2012

Ontario technical college invests in manufacturing technology

In May 2012, Ranbir Ajji, took home the gold medal at the Skills Canada-Ontario Technological Skills Competition for precision machining.

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October 22, 2012

Loyalist manufacturing program coordinator John Poste estimates that students receive approximately 25 per cent in-class theory and 75 per cent in-shop training.

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October 22, 2012

References to Henry Ford, Greek philosopher Socrates’s Socratic method of teaching and kinesthetic learning are not likely what you expect to hear when it comes to skills training, but that’s the kind of language Don Graham, education and technical services manager at Seco Tools, uses when describing teaching students in the metalworking industry.

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October 22, 2012

For job shops across Canada, staying competitive is essential to their survival.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Regina, SK

Years in Business: 17

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October 22, 2012

Location: Mississauga, ON

Years in business: 20

Key manufacturing processes: Punching, laser cutting, bending

Recent investments: Automated punch/laser combination machine, 4 m press brake

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October 22, 2012

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Years in business: 41

Key manufacturing processes: Machining, welding, plating

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October 21, 2012

by Jeff Wells, engineering manager, Tregaskiss

Nozzles play an important part in the MIG welding process.

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October 8, 2012

Scotchman‘s AL150 Abrasive Pipe Grinder/Notcher is economical, great for high production and an efficient abrasive pipe grinder that notches gas pipes, steam pipes, stainless steel pipes, and other types of pipes.

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September 30, 2012

Thailand wants your expertise, investment

by Jim Barnes

If your ambitions include access to the Asian market, investment in Thailand deserves consideration.

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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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August 28, 2012

The problem
Inflexible and inefficient fabricating process with turret punch press producing excessive waste sheet metal.

The solution
A flexible 2D laser cutting system to cut a wider range of parts and reduce scrap.

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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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