CANWELD 2017Click image to enlargeCanada’s premier annual event for welding, metal fabricating and finishing 

The CanWeld Expo and Conference takes place September 13 and 14 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC.

The annual event is an expanded version of the well-known conference, which now includes a trade show. Event organizers–the CWB Group and its affiliates, the Canadian Welding Association Foundation and media events partner dmg events, have created a larger event to attract people in the wider metal fabricating and welding industries.

In addition to the 100-plus exhibitors showcasing new products and services, attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on conference presentations from more than 40 speakers covering welding technology, welding fabrication, the business of welding and welding inspection.

For details about the expo and the comprehensive conference, visit CanWeld.


Dates: September 13 & 14
Location: Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC
Expo & Conference Hours: 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 13
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday, September 14


Annual Industry Night Dinner - A formal sit-down dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the successes of Canada’s welding and fabricating industry.  September 13

The Foundation Breakfast - event celebrates students, educators and supporters in Canada’s welding and fabricating industry. September 14

CanWeld Simulator Welding Zone - attendees will be able to try their hands at welding on a state-of-the-art CWB virtual welding simulator that mimics hands-on welding processes September 13 & 14

CanWeld’s Best Welder Competition - two-day live welding skills competition

The Solutions Lounge - Conference attendees have an opportunity to connect with industry professionals September 13 & 14

Connect Zone - Attendees can connect with a speaker or other conference attendees  September 13 & 14, Room 7, Place Bonaventure

Solutions Lab - staff can help attendees navigate the conference and the show floor September 13 & 14

Machine Tool Maintenance

by Douglas Rizzo

Your machine tool can last decades if you take care of it

Welding tech tips: fume extraction

by Etienne Blouin & Jim Dileo

Fume extraction welding guns remove harmful welding fumes efficiently

Looking ahead

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Tyler Garnham

BC job shop takes a slow but steady approach to growth

The Problem: Switching machine tool brands to save costs leads to lacklustre results
The Solution: Return to the fold with a vertical machining centre

Shoulder Milling Best Practices

by Brian MacNeil

Even simple shoulder milling can become a problem if you don’t follow the rules

Sunny days for solar

by Tim Wilson 

Solar power, once considered an impractical energy source in Canada’s northern climate, is beginning to hit its stride.

WATTS Up—Canada’s Battery Jackpot

by Noelle Stapinsky

The shift toward battery electric vehicles has delivered an astonishing amount of opportunities for mining, manufacturing, the supply chain and everything in between. But is Canada ready to take its rightful position in the global battery sector?

Welding Automation: Passing the Torch

by Noelle Stapinsky

 Welding automation opens the door to the next generation of workers

10 Essentials for Finishing Stainless Steel

by Patrick Lapointe

A step-by-step guide for the perfect finish

Advances in robotics: Backflipping robot

What a difference two years make. If you followed the DARPA Challenge back in 2015, you’ll know that humanoid robots have a track record of falling over—a lot.

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.

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.

Turn-milling benefits

by Andrei Petrilin

How turn-milling can increase cutting efficiency

Canada's Gold

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

Lincoln expands automation capabilities with acquisition

LIncoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has acquired intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo) of Tippo City, OH. The company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding and marking systems, will service and support the installed base of PECo laser welding and marketing systems.

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Made In Space is developing Archinaut, a floating robotic factory designed to 3D print and assemble large structures in space.

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