TRUMPF TruLaser Weld 5000 in actionClick image to enlarge

TRUMPF's TruLaser Weld 5000 in action. The machine produces aesthetically pleasing welds. The turn-key system has many features that make it easier to get started with laser welding.

One of them is a rotary module for shield gas guidance which makes your parts more accessible or the new FusionLine function. It allows you to bridge gaps of up to 1 mm while welding.

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. 

Robotic/AI lab opens in China’s manufacturing hub

Chinese social media giant Tencent has announced plans to open a manufacturing-oriented robotics/AI development lab in Shenzhen.

Grinder Safety

Walter Surface Technologies presents its range of grinder safety features.

Are You Ready for Zero-Point Clamping?

by John Zaya

Effective ways to hold workpieces in multi-axis machining

2019 Business Outlook

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s manufacturing industry is poised to take business to the next level and step up on the global playing field

Hypnotic CNC milling

Mazak, Seco and a few others get to show off in this look at some eye-catching CNC milling action.

Improving metrology with modular fixtures

Renishaw demonstrates the benefits of using modular metrology fixtures versus traditional methods.

Revealing hidden costs

What is the true cost of financing machinery and equipment?

by Daniel Wittlin and Adrian Isaacs

When looking to get a bank loan to finance machinery many companies only consider the rate of interest quoted by their bank.

IMTS 2018 Top 10

For those who couldn't make it to IMTS 2018, here's a look at some of the outstanding CNC products, booths and technologies that were on display at the show.

The construction robots are coming

A look at how robotic systems are playing an increasingly important role in the construction industry.

Manufacturing NASCAR race car bodies

Ever wondered how NASCAR race car bodies are made? Check out this How It's Made episode to find out the machining, fabricating and welding processes involved.

Metrology: Hand and Eye

by Andrew Brooks

3D quality inspection benefits from optical and contact metrology

Machinery ROI

by Jeff Reinert

Justifying high technology in the machine shop

Assessing the Best Round Tool Concepts

by Andrei Petrilin 

Tips for selecting the right attributes in cutting tools

Machined vs. printed rocket fuel injectors

To machine or print, that is the question. To be fair, that has only recently become the question as 3D printed metal parts have started to gain recognition for performance that rivals traditionally machined parts. 

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