Simple, neat tricks you can teach your battery to doClick image to enlarge

Ranging from practical to just fun, these are some pretty neat things you probably didn’t know you could do with batteries.

 

The manufacturing mantra

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

Electric panel bender bends in less than 2 seconds

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

Flexible and compact sheet metal tower storage

Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.

Digital Divide

Last fall, I attended two major manufacturing trade shows for North America

Thread Your Way to Success

by Donald Halas

Increasing threading productivity

Comparing welding wire

The Weld.com guys sure don't look like the type to pour over formulas on a white board, but don't let that beard fool you.

Robotic education cell for training

Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

3 Ways to Optimize Your Turret Layout

by Thomas S. Weir 

Reduce downtime, increase productivity and get better punching and forming results

Canada makes the stuff that makes all the other stuff

We all know that Canada’s manufacturing sector is considered top-notch all over the world, but it’s nice to have a little reminder from Automate Canada.

5 ways to drive continuous improvement in welding

Miller Electric's Caleb Krisher talks about how to drive continous improvement with welding information management systems.

Getting the order

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

High performance milling cutter with five cutting edges

Walter's Prototyp Milling: the Protomax ST high performance milling cutter designed with five cutting edges. Designed for machining steel substrates.

Fiber laser cutting system with Rotary Index

The Amada ENSIS 3015 RI fiber laser transitions between sheet and tube/pipe cutting.

Robots producing robots

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

Fronius' TeachMode in action

Is there anything more annoying than repeatedly halting your welding process to snip off some bent wire? The correct answer is: unlikely.

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