Custom forging pressesClick image to enlarge

Two friends who share a passion for metalworking have teamed up to build custom forging presses.

They formed their company, Coal Ironworks, in 2010, and now sell their custom-built forging presses for up to $7500. You can watch a video of their operation here

Tracking difficult welding joint variations

ABB Robotics' Weldguide IV is a powerful Thru-Arc tracking sensor based on patented technology and designed for ABB robotic welding systems. It's designed to track difficult welding joint variations resulting from cast components or other pre-process problems.

CNC: the next generation

Article & photos by Jim Barnes

Introducing tomorrow’s workers to high end machining

Cutting Tools Tech Tips: Centering your machining centre processes

By Tim Fara, Bilz Tool Co.

Machining centre manufacturers spend effort, design, and cost to make sure the spindle in the machine will operate on centreline. Spindle rotational accuracy as well as spindle alignment play an important role in cutting tool performance and productivity.

Being centered

by Timothy Fara

Are you centered with your machining centre processes?

Fabricating Tech Tips: Press feeding basics

by Matt Trethewey & John Kwiatkowski 

Tips on how to avoid short feeds

Shoulder Milling Best Practices

by Brian MacNeil

Even simple shoulder milling can become a problem if you don’t follow the rules

Skills training: government funding isn't enough

The Federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion for skills training in Canada via training transfers to provincial governments and territories.

Resistance projection welding

by Larry Koscielski

What to look out for in projection welding of fasteners

Shop View: Can smart technology be stupid?

Wednesday, October 12 is a day that will stay with me for many years.

Why? It was the day Shop Metalworking Technology's web site was set to go live.

Driving Long-Term Growth in Manufacturing

by Robert Cattle

How the Federal government’s fiscal update will impact manufacturing

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