Lincoln robotic welding torchClick image to enlarge

Robotic welding torch designed to be compatible with a wide variety of robotic arms.

Machine Tool Maintenance

by Douglas Rizzo

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

Self-Driving Aircraft

The thought of a plane without a pilot isn't likely to reassure present-day airline passengers, but the autonomous plane concept is gaining ground.

Automated positioning with Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner

Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner combines automated part positioning with step-by-step weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

Affordable modular CMM fixturing

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

5 Motorcycles of the Future

Want to know what motorcylces will look like in the future? Check out thse designs.

Machining aluminum? Watch this.

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

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.

Managing cutting tools in the digital age

Zoller's solution for tool identification and data transfer is a simple and reliable process, claims the company. It offers reliable data transfer without network connection using Zoller's zidCode.

Fabricating in Canada

FABTECH Canada is the country’s premier event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing

20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding

This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.

Shop Thought

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

Fabricating case study: 30% Productivity Boost

Investing in new bending, fiber laser cutting technology for a greenfield site boosts efficiency for Ontario custom job shop

Shop thought - Educate your workers

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

Heavy plate fabricating challenges

by Scott Tacheny

Methods to better meet the demands of thick plate fabricating

Oxy-fuel cut quality

by Steve Zlotnick

How to achieve consistent cutting results

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