Scotchman's Porta Fab 45 ton portable Ironworker Click image to enlarge

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

CNC crash fails

It’s a bit easier to watch when it’s not happening to you. Watch these classic confrontations between metal and machine.

Boeing creates lightest metal ever using additive manufacturing

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99 per cent air, it's light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles. Learn more about Boeing Innovations athttp://www.boeing.com/innovation/

Boost profits & productivity with R&D

by Andrew Milivojevich 

Improvements in production equipment can fall under SR&ED claims

Trouble Ahead?

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

A Foreign Affair

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is a sensitive topic for many people involved in the manufacturing sector. And no wonder.

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).

Lights out manufacturing with mobile manipulation

A weld assembly equipment supplier to automotive OEMs has installed a robotic mobile manipulator, the OTTO 1500 integrated with Yaskawa Motomanrobotics to automate its black oxide process.

Machining with high dynamics

Watch as this GROB 5 axis CNC milling machine makes short work of a suspension for the  aerospace industry.

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.

This drone-car hybrid could transform city travel

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled a driverless drone-car hybrid that could deliver a fully automated ‘taxi’ service combining road and air travel (maybe rail too) in a single trip.

Fabricating Tech Tips: 3 Ways to reduce material handling

by Josh Hill

Move parts through welding stations more efficiently

Mazak runs CNC program challenge

Two machines side-by-side. Same part. Same program. Very different results.

Fibre laser demo from Access Machinery

Access Machinery has started a YouTube show demonstrating Durma machines in use at their customers facilities.

Car Inventions on Another Level

These incredible new technologies will make driving in the future a blast.

Tech Talk from Iscar: face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas

Tech Talk from Iscar: face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas with Multi Master Face Milling Heads.

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