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

FABTECH 2013

North America's premier event for metal fabricating, forming and welding takes place in Chicago, IL November 18-21

North America's largest event for the metal fabricating and forming industry takes place November 18 to 21 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

The annual event attracts fabricators from across North America. This year, event organizers are expecting more than 35,000 attendees to visit the 1,500 exhibitors already registered for the event.

This year's events includes an expanded education program with more than 100 sessions, including 64 new courses that have not been offered at previous FABTECH events. New sessions include presentations on trends and advances in laser technology and new workshops about lean manufacturing, workforce development and press brake operation skills.

Special events include a welding competition, new product presentations, a reception for women in manufacturing and a "cocktails and comedy" event on Wednesday, November 20.

For event details and for registration, visit FABTECH online at www.fabtechexpo.com.

SHOW HOURS

Monday, November 18, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Thursday, November 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  •  State of the Industry: Executive Outlook

Open to all attendees, the event takes place Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse.

  • ·      Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipline

Open to all attendees, panel discussion takes place Wednesday, November 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse.

  • ·      Robotic Arc Welding Contents

Robotic welding technicians compete on Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20 in the North Hall, Booth N2099.

  • ·      Cocktails and Comedy

Doors open at 5:00 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse, on Wednesday, November 20.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS: EDITOR'S PICKS

·      Precision Punch & Cutting Technology 8:00 am - 10:00 am Monday, November 18

·      Automation Solutions for Press Brakes with Tech Tour 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Monday, November 18

·      Welding Disimilar Metals conference 8:15 am - 2:30 pm, Monday, November 18

·      Introduction to Laser Cutting Best Practices 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 19

·      New Developments in Waterjet Cutting 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, November 19

·      Inspecting and Troubleshooting Welded Tube 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 19

·      Innovations in Plasma Cutting 8:00 am - 10:00 am Wednesday, November 20

·      Game Changing Technology to Increase Productivity 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 20

·      High Energy Density Welding Processes 8:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, November 20

Check event details online at www.fabtechexpo.com/learn#.

 

Welding in the arctic

By Billing Canning, CWB Group

The first joint Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) CanWeld Conference 2014 was a great success. The conference's theme was "Welding in the Arctic" focusing on the best welding applications and advanced research topics associated with welding in sub-arctic climates.

Robot nation: Robotics market hits record orders

The North American robotics market has been on a roll and the first three months of 2016 saw the continuation of that growth. North American companies ordered 7,406 robots in the first quarter of 2016, a new record among opening quarters, growing seven per cent over the same period in 2015 according to figures from the Robotic Industries Association.

New Magna group to focus on emerging technologies

Magna International wants to make sure it's on the leading edge of technolgoies for the automotive industry and it's setting up a "technology advisory council" to provide direction to the company and help to identify business opportuniities.

FCA to cut third shift at Windsor Assembly

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plant at the end of June 2020, impacting about 1,500 jobs.

Top jaws grip ID, OD or combo

Special top jaws from Dillon Manufacturing are available in configurations to grip a components ID, OD or a combination of both, to suit any workholding application.

Rollomatic appoints new COO for North American division

The Rollomatic Group has appointed Joe Kane as Group COO for both Rollomatic Inc and Strausak Inc. Kane will continue to hold his position as president of Strausak Inc.

Entry level 5-axis machining

Powerful technology combined with the stable duoBLOCK design make the new DMC 90 U duoBLOCK from DMG Mori an entry level alternative to start productive 5-axis simultaneous machining.

High speed CNC

The 8065 CNC is a high speed CNC built for demanding high performance machining centre applications with five axis machining capability. 

Tackling challenges

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology’s 2nd annual Job Shops Roundtable sheds light on the highs and lows of operating a manufacturing business in Canada

Automotive sector in Canada 2019: Fresh Start

by Noelle Stapinsky

Cautious optimism for growth prevails in Canada's automotive manufacturing sector

Managing aluminum welds

Assessing when and how to repair aluminum MIG weld defects

by Mike Vandenberg

Due to its low melting point and the presence of an oxide layer on its surface, aluminum can be relatively tricky to weld. It is particularly prone to burn-through and distortion, not to mention it can have a difficult-to-control weld pool.

Fluid reclamation

The portable inline fluid reclamation machine provides complete coolant restoration and rejuvenation treatment of metalworking fluids in the machine tool sump with minimal operator interface. >

Tekna announces $5.5M expansion of Quebec metal powder production plant

Canadian advanced material powder manufacturer Tekna has announced the expansion of its second plant and its new manufacturing infrastructure in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Capacity utilization dips but auto sector holds

Throughout the third quarter, there were many signs of a gradual resumption of activities in the manufacturing sector.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn