SteelDay is September 16Click image to enlarge

On September 16, steel product manufacturers will be able to celebrate what they do by opening their doors to the public. SteelDay is an interactive and networking event created by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Across the nation, steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general public are invited to see how we contribute to building Canada.

Advantages of Structural Steel

SteelDay also provides an opportunity for the industry to communicate the benefits of structural steel as a building material including:

Sustainability, with the most recycled content of any structural materialTechnological sophistication for a fully integrated supply chain, eliminating errors and downtimeReduced risk, project costs are lowered as a result of reduced labour and equipment requirements, lower foundation costsAccelerated projects - using high quality, off-site fabricationIncreased returns with aesthetically pleasing structures that maximize floor space, generate revenue sooner

Breaking Additive Manufacturing Barriers: A Bigger Build

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

Medical Manufacturing Report: In Good Condition

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national focus on growing Canada’s medical technology manufacturing industry could mean big opportunities for supply chain demand

Ontario's high electrical costs to blame for manufacturing job losses: report

It will come as no surprise to anyone involved in manufacturing in Ontario, but a new Fraser Institute report confirms what many already know: high electrical costs have driven thousands of manufacturing jobs out of the province.

Baykal debuts new fiber laser in Canada

Turkish fabricating equipment manufacturer Baykal Machine Tools debuted its new fiber laser cutting machine in Canada at a recent open house organized by Baykal's Canadian distributor Access Machinery.

CTMA's Apprentice Awards open for nominations

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association's (CTMA) Annual Apprentice Awards will continue in 2020, despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

Mazak to expand N.A. headquarters

Mazak Optonics is moving ahead with expansion plans for their North American Headquarters in Elgin, Ill.

Pressing Matters

by Noelle Stapinsky

Push your punch press technology to its full potential

HMC facelift

by Bernie Otto

Advice on retrofitting your HMCs

Ontario invests in northern machining and fabrication shop

The Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has announced an investment of $741,500 in a Sault Ste. Marie shop.

Automating Saw Operations

by Mike Albrecht

Automation will maximize fabricating efficiencies and reduce operating costsThere is no denying the incredible impact technology has had on our lives over the past two decades -- it has changed the traditional workplace and reshaped business expectations.

Lockheed slashes costs on F-35 with cryogenic machining

Lockheed Martin has cut costs of large titanium airframe components for the F-35 fighter jet program as a result of an Okuma HMC equipped with a patented cryogenic machining system known as 5ME.

Job Shops Ontario - A Well-Laid Plan

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

Automatic air carbon-arc gouging unit boosts speeds by 5x

­Arcair, a Victor Technologies brand, has introduced the Arcair-Matic N7500, an automatic gouging system that offers five times greater productivity and 10 times faster clean-up compared to manual carbon arc gouging, claims the company.

Nesting: not just for the birds

by Mary Scianna

Nesting software can generate big productivity gains, but how do you know if you have the right software for your shop?

Using exothermic cutting equipment

By: Curt Wilsoncroft, national specialist for Arcair, a Thermadyne brand 

The exothermic process, which has been around for many years, is a process that releases energy in the form of heat.

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