One of Henninger's spindle speed increasers offered by Platinum ToolingClick image to enlargePlatinum Tooling is now importing and distributing Henninger Speed Increasers for the North American market.

Available spindle speeder types including mechanical, air and electric motor driven styles.

These speed increasers help maximize productivity by achieving a higher spindle rpm that is required for certain applications. Small diameter tools require rpms that are sometimes not possible to reach with existing machine tools. And running below max rpms makes for less wear and tear on the machine’s spindle.

Mechanical speeders are available with up to a 1:8 gear ratio and a maximum speed of 50,000 rpm.  Air speeders can run continuously at up to 80,000 rpm and high frequency motor spindles can maintain up to 80,000 rpm with high torque and variable speed options.

Many of the speeders have automatic tool change capabilities and are modular in design for greater flexibility.

ONCAP acquires Walter Surface Technologies

ONCAP, the middle market private equity platform of Onex, has purchased a majority stake in Walter Surface Technologies in partnership with the existing management team.

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#.

 

GE Canada, EDC hosts Canadian supplier day

GE Canada and Export Development Canada (EDC) are hosting a supplier day to introduce innovative and globally-minded Canadian companies into the supply chain of GE's new facility in Welland, Ontario, opening in 2018.

TRUMPF grows with Chicago expansion

TRUMPF plans to expand its operations with a new 50,000 sq ft facility in Chicago, IL, that will house a Technology Centre and a Centre for Excellence for Industry 4.0. The facility will be completed by mid-2017.

Call for Canadian manufacturing SMEs interested in A.I. and Industry 4.0

The Canadian Trade Commissioner has issued a call for applications from small and midsized manufacturers who want to participate in an Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0 R&D program.

Manufacturing an essential service during shutdown

The province of Ontario has ordered all non-essential workplaces to close shop for the time being to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, but manufacturers are so far exempt from this order.

3000+ attend HaasTec open house in California

Close to 3,300 people attended Haas' four-day open house, HaasTec, held March 17-20 at its Oxnard, CA, headquarters and manufacturing facility.

New COO for Amada Canada

Peter Burrell has been appointed chief operations officer (COO) for Amada Canada Ltd., Mississauga, ON.

Sandvik Coromant Canada holds 1st Manufacturing Day event

Sandvik Coromant celebrated Manufacturing Day in Canada on October 3 with 160 high school students enrolled in manufacturing technology programs in local Ontario schools.

Honda to invest $492 M in Ontario manufacturing plants

Honda Canada plans to invest $492 million in its Ontario manufacturing plants over the next three years to modernize is operations.

Linda Hasenfratz to chair Linamar board of directors

Linamar Corporation has announced that Linda Hasenfratz has been elected Executive Chair of its Board of Directors.

Lincoln Electric to offer weld overlay, thermal spray technologies

Lincoln Electric Co. has signed an agreement with The NanoSteel Co. that provides Lincoln with an exclusive worldwide license for NanoSteel's steel coatings technology for weld overlay and thermal spray applications. 

AGT Robotics, Creaform partner on new scanning solution

Two Quebec businesses are partnering to create a turnkey 3D scanning solution for automated quality control applications.

Mazak to expand N.A. headquarters

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

Airbus moves European Centre of Excellence to Quebec

Airbus Defence and Space has announced it is moving its Centre of excellence in encrypted radiocommunications R&D from France to Gatineau, QC.

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