7 strangest and coolest materials - seen here Gallium metalClick image to enlarge

7 of the most strange materials that actually exist.

Time lapse barge fabrication

This time lapse video shows the fabrication of an ATB Tank Barge by Harvest at Vigor in Portland, Oregon.

How China is driving the future of electric cars

In one of the world’s most advanced factories, Chinese startup NIO – described as China’s Tesla – is working to ensure the future of electric cars is driven by China.

Choosing an annular cutter

There is more than one type of annular cutter for different alloys

Physics busters

These ten objects seem to defy the laws of physics.

Copper welding with green wavelength laser

TRUMPF’s TruDisk 1020 with green wavelength facilitates the welding of copper and other highly reflective materials.

Additive manufacturing integrated with multi-tasking

Mazak integration of additive manufacturing with multi-tasking: a laser metal deposition torch mounted on a multi-tasking machine.

Multi-tasking in action

Mazak's Integrex e-420H-St features a lower turret with large 16.5 in. (419 mm) Y axis stroke. The added turret works with the machine’s twin turning spindles and main milling spindle for the ultimate in 5-axis Done-In-One part processing.

Robotic bending with automatic tool changing

By integrating a bending robot with the precision of Amada's HG Series press brake and patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), fabricators can automatically bend a variety of parts with maximum accuracy. The HG ARs supports workpieces up to 998 x 798 mm (39.3 x 31.4 in.) and has a weight capacity of 20 kg (44 lb).

See How Termites Inspired a Building That Can Cool Itself | Decoder

How do you cool a building without air conditioning? Using an approach called biomimicry, see how architect Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of termites to design a natural cooling system for the largest commercial building in Zimbabwe.

How to operate Scotchman’s portable Ironworker

How to operate Scotchman’s Porta Fab 45 ton portable Ironworker.

Multi bend tooling

 

Wilson Tool demonstrates its tooling for multi bends.

Can Canada trump Trump?

by Mary Scianna, edtior, Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine

As Donald Trump gears up to become the 45th president of the US, many Canadians are nervous about how his policies over the next four years will impact the Canadian economy.

Improving productivity with punch/shear combo machine

Grant Metal Products Ltd, Calgary, Alberta. is a long-time Prima Power customer who recently purchased his second Shear Genius punch/shear combination, a Night Train Material Management System, and an Express Bender.

Efficient tool setup

by John Ripka

If your punch press is not punching parts 100% of the time, it’s not making money

Fast verification of on-machine capability

Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.

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