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Amada’s ACIES AJ series fiber laser/punch combination machine in action.

Grinder Safety

Walter Surface Technologies presents its range of grinder safety features.

WTO Live Tooling with QuickFlex® Quick Change System

The perfect combination: ER collet chuck and quick change system in one toolholder.

Shop Thought

Have you had trouble finding skilled trade workers for your manufacturing operation? If so, how have you addressed the issue?

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.

Welding galvanized steel

by Shaun Relyea

What is it and why use it?

Manufacturing an ABB robotic welding cell

Timelapse of a FlexArc robotic welding cell being built -- the FlexArc standardized robotic welding cells built and tested in one of ABB's global facilities in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

WATCH: Engineering projects you don't want credit for

WATCH: World's funniest engineering fails. Who approved these blue prints?

Gearing up for business

Opportunities for growth in resilient automotive industry 

by Tim Wilson

If there is a good news story in the midst of the present economic malaise–in which the US economy is stuck in neutral, and the European crisis trudges on–it is here in Canada where, despite a strong dollar, the automotive industry has shown remarkable resilience.

Robotic bending in action

The HG 1303 Rm from Amada America was engineered to provide consistent, high quality bending operations while eliminating time intensive, manual handling of medium to long sized parts.

Canada's Carrots

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Growth in the manufacturing industry in Canada occurs in two ways—through domestic companies and foreign direct investments.

Robotic bending operation

Amada's EG 6013 AR bending cell (a servo-electric press brake) uses the world's first dual servo-electric drive, allowing for high speed and high precision. Combined with a bending robot, the EG AR bends small parts, eliminating the need for human operation and reducing the risk of danger when dealing with small, difficult-to-handle parts.

Machining aluminum? Watch this.

Iscar's TechTalk looks at techniques and tooling for optimum machining of aluminum.

Intelligent fiber laser cutting

Mazak Optonics' OptiPlex Fiber II fiber laser cutting machine is now offered in a 6 kW version. The machine offers fabricators "intelligent" processing functions via it's Intelligent Setup system, including auto nozzle changing, auto focus positioning, auto profiler calibration, focus detection, beam diameter control, and auto nozzle cleaning. Pierce, burn and plasma detection functions are also part of the system.

Leadership in a global industry

by Jim Quick

Aerospace leads manufacturing in productivity, innovation

This fall, the aerospace industry in Canada will gather in Ottawa for the Canadian Aerospace Summit.

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