KUKA robotic smart factory display at Hannover Fair 2016Click image to enlarge

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.

This video from KUKA showcases how integrated KUKA technologies provide the solutions to modern production challenges that our customers are increasingly concerned with.

Dangerous railways around the world

This list consists 12 of the most dangerous and extreme railways in the world. From railways with deep gorges and near vertical descents, to a 100 year old railway bridge built on sea.

Understanding MIG Welding Nozzles

by Jeff Wells, engineering manager, Tregaskiss

Nozzles play an important part in the MIG welding process.

GM Canada to invest $250 M in Ontario plant

GM Canada plans to invest $250 million in its CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, ON. The investment will be used to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling, converting the manufacturing facility to support future vehicle production.

Prima Power Customer Profile: Ecco Manufacturing

Fiber laser cutting in action at Calgary, AB, shop.

Deposition rates of 60 lb/hr

Lincoln Electric has introduced a self-propelled modular CruiserTractor designed for increased mobility and equipped with operator-friendly features for longitudinal submerged arc welding applications common in bridge and barge decking, large tank fabrication and shipbuilding.

FABTECH 2014: Thermal cutting with automatic slag removal

Exhibitor: Koike Aronson    Booth: C-2914

Milling aluminum Lego removal tool

Sometimes fun and games can be hard work, and sometimes hard work can be fun. 

Better and Faster

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

Automotive drives strong robotic sales

The North American robotics market has recorded its strongest year ever in 2012, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

Manufacturing snowmobiles

How Arctic Cat manufactures its snowmobiles.

The construction robots are coming

A look at how robotic systems are playing an increasingly important role in the construction industry.

Power play

by Noelle Stapinsky

Growing global demand for energy could spark opportunities for Canadian manufacturers

Inverter-based technology for TIG welding

Aspect 375 is an inverted TIG welding system that offers welders a more efficient welding process.

Is magnesium the new metal for lighter weight vehicles?

GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum

General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Troubleshooting weld defects

by Dave Almy

Welding errors can result in costly downtime and rework

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