Prima Power's 15 Shelf Compact Loading System (Compact Tower): Material flow can be arranged in flexible ways to transfer parts directly to automatic bending, balance the different time requirements of bending and punching/shearing, to exit material from the system and to bring new material into it.The flexible and versatile buffering function ensures that optimum operation in terms of manufacturing cost and throughput time can always be chosen,whatever the manufacturing task at hand.

 

Making golf putters

Watch how aluminum golf putters are made in this "How It's Made" episode.

Saint-Ambroise fabricator receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED

Quebec’s Les Ateliers de fabrication du Saguenay has received a $200,000 repayable contribution from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) to help the company increase both its productivity and production capacity.

Untapped Talent

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian manufacturers need to diversify to answer the need for more skilled workers

Stepping up to the training plate

References to Henry Ford, Greek philosopher Socrates’s Socratic method of teaching and kinesthetic learning are not likely what you expect to hear when it comes to skills training, but that’s the kind of language Don Graham, education and technical services manager at Seco Tools, uses when describing teaching students in the metalworking industry.

Solid state fiber laser

The TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 7000 fiber solid state laser in action.

Best of Both

by Kip Hanson

BC fab shop sees big productivity gains after investing in plate and beam processing equipment

The Problem: Outsourcing work due to capacity problems with older equipment

The Solution: A high definition plasma table and automated beam processing line

Mustang GT contest winner announced

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the grand prize winner of its “Test Drive Flexsteel. Take Home a Mustang GT” contest.

Maximizing Plasma Productivity

by Joe Duffy with Pete Blews

If you’re responsible for keeping the plasma cutting systems and the production line running smoothly, the tips below may solve a problem and keep your day stress-free.

Horn: machining hardened metals

CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) tools are ideal for machining through-hardened components.

Elevating fabrication

The problem
Inflexible and inefficient fabricating process with turret punch press producing excessive waste sheet metal.

The solution
A flexible 2D laser cutting system to cut a wider range of parts and reduce scrap.

Efficient tool setup

by John Ripka

If your punch press is not punching parts 100% of the time, it’s not making money

WTO Live Tooling with QuickFlex® Quick Change System

The perfect combination: ER collet chuck and quick change system in one toolholder.

Tube measurement software with unique license

Hexagon's much-anticipated update to tube design, analysis and production platform TubeShaper delivers important new functionalities to customers in tube and pipe manufacturing. 

Profiles of Success #2

by Mary scianna

Two fabrication shops. Two different punch tooling systems

Manufacturers optimistic about growth: 2013 Survey

Manufacturers cite skilled workforce shortage, cost control and investing in new equipment as top challenges for the year ahead

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