CNC pickguard cutting takes heavy metal to a whole new levelClick image to enlargeSometimes when you are into heavy metal, you have to cut some plastic. Check out this video showing CNC cutting of stacked PVC and plastic to create some pretty sweet looking aftermarket pickguards for your favorite axe.

 

Electric panel bender bends in less than 2 seconds

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

WATCH: When robots go wrong

Funny... and maybe a little scary too? You be the judge.

Efficient and productive bending

TRUMPF's TruBend Center in action. TruBend machines incorporate a wealth of experience in press brake technology coupled with pioneering innovations. They enable you to fabricate parts in any format, from the simplest to the most complex, precisely and cost-effectively. TruBend machines are above all renowned for their flexibility, finished part quality, and a high cost-benefit ratio. 

12 tunnels that will blow your mind

Twelve tunnels from around the world that pushed the envelope.

Future for automotive production: 2016 Audi Smart Factory

Audi is making its production fit for the future with the smart factory. In this factory of the future, big data – the creation and intelligent connection of large volumes of data – will facilitate data‑driven and thus highly flexible and highly efficient manufacturing. Source: Car TV, You Tube

Dancing robots...for real

One of the biggest challenges with robot development is ensuring smooth movement wthout requiring the robot to be anchored securely. Well, it looks like Boston Dynamics is well on it's way to figuring this out.

GM's Army off-roader based on Colorado ZR2

GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, has delivered the U.S. Army its first Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV), part of a $214.3 million contract awarded in June.

Simplified automation for turning

DMG MORI's Robo2Go simplified automation is a new flexible automation solution for turning machines.

Tech Talk from Iscar: face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas

Tech Talk from Iscar: face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas with Multi Master Face Milling Heads.

Hot pass pipeline welding

Welding takes on a different flavour depending on the region in Canada in which you work. 

Clamp once, grind multiple angles

Vollmer’s CHX line of circular saw blade grinders enables efficient and high-quality machining with a number of available configurations.

Robotic arc welding tracking

 

ABB's WeldGuide is a combined process control and “Through the Arc” adaptive seam tracking system integrated into the robot controller.

Improving productivity with punch/shear combo machine

Grant Metal Products Ltd, Calgary, Alberta. is a long-time Prima Power customer who recently purchased his second Shear Genius punch/shear combination, a Night Train Material Management System, and an Express Bender.

Is a tandem press brake the right solution for you?

This video highlights the benefits of using a tandem press brake (two press brakes used in a single operation) versus purchasing one large press brake. It examines installation costs, productivity and versatility between the two machines.

What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

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