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Bernardo Mendez is senior product manager at Yaskawa Innovation Inc.

April 29, 2018

by Bernardo Mendez 

Manufacturing is at a turning point. Is “distributed manufacturing” the way forward?

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The automated HGG pipe cutting system has eliminated the bottleneck Propak experienced with an older manual pipe cutting machine.

April 29, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky
Images courtesy of All Fabrication Equipment

Propak steps up its cutting game with automation

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Ultra fast fiber lasers means fabricators need to consider downstream processes to avoid production bottlenecks. IMAGE: TRUMPF

April 29, 2018

Everything about fiber laser technology is fast, forcing the rest of production to keep pace

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Growth potential

April 28, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

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SLM partners with Spark & Co. to sell its additive machines in Ontario and Quebec

April 4, 2018

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

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Many nesting software suppliers offer custom development with a manufacturer's ERP system, says Eric St. James, whose company, Paramount Machinery, represents AlmaCam software. GE: Paramount Machinery/AlmaCam

March 30, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

 How nesting software is keeping pace with industry needs 

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MTL Technologies' $6 million expansion investment in its facility and new fabricating equipment to bring outsourced work inhouse has helped the company become more competitive.

March 30, 2018

Article by Noelle Stapinsky | Photos by David Afriat

Bringing production home for more innovative control

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Bystronic acquires Italian tube and pipe laser cutting manufacturer TTM

March 20, 2018

TTM tube laser cutting machine

Bystronic is expanding its metal fabricating reach with the acquisition of Italian tube laser cutting and laser welding equipment manufacturer TTM.

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Fabrication Products staff

February 18, 2018

This Washington fabricator turned to a Canadian robotic beam line system for exponential efficiency gains.

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The Finn Power Oy plant in Seinajoki, Finland

February 15, 2018

Prima Industrie S.p.A. is celebrating the ten-year acquisition of Finn-Power with plans to move Finn-Power OY into a new 20, 000 sq m in Findland.

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Kal Shergill, president of MicroStep Canada, with Tony Leal of ASE. Leal says the plasma machine has helped streamline processes.

February 11, 2018

Supplier: MicroStep Canada

End User: All Seasons Equipment

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Amada's BI (Bend Indicator) sensors use probe and laser technology to help maintain bend accuray while processing materials that vary in thickness and grain direction. The BI-S, seen at top, is a probe-type sensor. Bend angles can be adjusted on the fly.

February 11, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Measuring technology and offline programming are fundamental for press brake operators to maintain consistent angular accuracy

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The TRUMPF fiber laser in Ellis Fabrications' manufacturing facility. Jim Foley, CEO, says the new TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fiber 2D laser cutting machine has been a "game changer" for the company.

February 11, 2018

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Chris Morse is the new president at WILA USA

January 22, 2018

Chris Morse has been named president of Wila USA. He succeeds Gunter Glocker, who lead the compay since its founding in 1999. 

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Tobias Kuehnle is the new managing director of TRUMPF Canada

January 12, 2018

Tobias Kuehnle has been named managing director of TRUMPF Canada Inc., effective April 1, 2018. He succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who moves to the role of sales director of TRUMPF's machine tool division, based in the US.

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Terry Matheson

January 9, 2018

  Gannon McSween

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has announced that Terry Matheson and Gannon McSween are joining as direct sales personnel for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Walter Surface Flexsteel Mustang contest Dec 2017

December 10, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the grand prize winner of its “Test Drive Flexsteel. Take Home a Mustang GT” contest.

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Made In Space produced these tin-bismuth cast metal pipe fittings to demonstrate the type of components it could produce in orbit. Source: SpaceNews

December 7, 2017

A 3D startup company that has been operating 3D polymer printers on the International Space Station, is developing tools for on-orbit metal manufacturing that could be ready for launch in 2018, according to a report by SpaceNews.com.

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