Top 10 most dangerous mountain road tripsClick image to enlarge

If you're susceptible to vertigo, watching this video is probably as close as you want to get to taking one of these 'edgy' road trips.

 

Skills training: Assess before you train

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that was supposed to revolutionize materials science, medicine, engineering and more. Why hasn’t it taken over the world?

How to handle an ironworker safely

A look at how to safely use Scotchman Industries dual operator ironworker, the DO8414-20M has five built-in stations, an angle shear, flat bear shear, rectangle notcher and a round and square rod shear.

Multi-Tasking Machines in Gear Milling

by Mike Finn

A viable option for shops that machine more than just gears

Lincoln Electric robotic welding torch

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

Machining aluminum? Watch this.

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

Virtual showroom, real life improvement

EMEC has put a lot of work into showing us what their machines can do in a virtual way, and this Milltronics machine video is a good example.

Exploring the robotic smart factory at Hannover Fair 2016

The KUKA booth at Hannover Fair 2016 where visitors learned about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.

A murky picture

by Mary Scianna

Oxy-fuel cut quality

by Steve Zlotnick

How to achieve consistent cutting results

Job Shops in Canada 2017: Manufacturing Support

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada’s job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

Friction stir welding of 8.5 m telescopic booms

ESAB demonstrates friction stir welding. Made of four 7000 Series profiles, the telescopic booms are 8.5 m long, have a thickness range of 5 – 10 mm and are welded at speeds up to 1 m/min using Friction Stir Welding (FSW). Note: No audio.

FIELD NOTES: GAA-500-90 automatic up-cut circular saw

supplier: Scotchman Industries

end user: Motis Inc.

Machining with high dynamics

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

Fully automated complex sheet metal folding

A RAS MiniBendCenter, among other machines, being operated robotically to fold complex shapes.

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