Building a large scale pressure vesselClick image to enlarge

Building a super-large pressure vessel for a huge ship is a challenging process.

As this video shows, construction requires rolling plate up to 125mm thick and 4m wide, twin tandem sub arc welding, and long seam and circular seam back milling. A high degree of automation is employed, including robotic cutting of dished end and shell penetrations, robotic GMAW welding and laser seam tracking for precise weld placement. Testing is done using nondestructive methods such as ultrasound, radiography and pressure tests.

11 excellent tricks with batteries

Ranging from practical to just fun, these are some pretty neat things you probably didn’t know you could do with batteries.

Best robots of the future

A Top Five rundown of amazing technological innovations – including some lifelike robotic animals.

Film explores vibration damping

In this new film from Sandvik Coromant, inventor and engineer Edd China explores the science of tuned mass damping and how it can be used to control unwanted vibration in everything from skyscrapers to cutting tools.

Check out the additive lab at Sask Poly Tech

Sometimes you need an on-ramp, sometimes you need an off-ramp and sometimes you need Saskatchewan Polytechnic's RAMP lab.

High performance CNC lathe

Microweily has added the high performance TY-1640SV CNC lathe to its line of precision lathes, distributed in Canada by Heinman Machinery.

Building the fastest high speed train in the world

Building high speed trains that run more than 300 km/hour. Every year, French high speed train manufacturer Alstom uses more than 22,000 sq m of sheet metal, enough to cover three and a half football fields, to build the trains. The newest trains feature all-aluminum body shells.

TIG welding in additive manufacturing – first pass on titanium

A full colour video of the TIG (GTAW) welding process made using the Xiris weld monitoring camera.

SA1 series surface grinder

Okamoto’s new ACC-SA1 Series surface grinder

A focus on skilled trades with welding training at CWB

The Welding and Employment Skills training (WEST) is a 13-week program offered by Skills for Change.

The world’s largest rebar and coil manufacturing plant

Running the world’s largest coil and rebar plant requires recycling scrap iron on a truly vast scale.

Manufacturing Daimler/Mercedes buses

Ever wondered how Daimler/Mercedes buses are manufactured? Watch this video to see how of the company's European plans produces these high end buses.

Amazing track laying technology

While manual labour is still a big part of building a railroad, automation has transformed the process in impressive ways.

How to properly cut lathe soft jaws

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Haas Automation Inc.

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Lincoln Electric robotic welding torch

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

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