Prima Power's Laser Next, a 3D laser system for automotive productionClick image to enlarge

Prima Power's Laser Next is the new generation of 3D laser cutting systems for automotive production.

The company claims it is world’s fastest 3D laser machine. It grants very low cycle times (+25 per cent throughput compared with previous model) and excellent Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Laser Next features a highly space efficient layout, both for stand-alone and multi-machine configuration. Given the same area, it is possible to install four Laser Next instead of three units of the previous model. You can have up to three machines one next to the other connected to the same magnetic scrap conveyor, with no need of excavation works.

 

Fast verification of on-machine capability

Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.

Tooling program for MRO operations

Dormer Pramet has created a special selection of cutting tools and drills aimed at the critical MRO sector. 

Laser welding

TRUMPF's TruLaser Weld 5000 in action. The machine produces aesthetically pleasing welds. The turn-key system has many features that make it easier to get started with laser welding.

André Belisle joins Bystronic as direct sales engineer

Bystronic Canada has added André Belisle to its Canadian division as direct sales engineer.

Tesla makes ventilator from Model 3 parts

When the call came out for manufacturers to help produce medical equipment, many companies were quick to jump on board. But most of those companies must make ventilators using pre-existing designs, which would require competing with actual ventilator manufacturers for the parts and materials. 

ESAB restructures North American operations

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is restructuring its operations and will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities. The restructuring will be deployed in phases throughout this year and 2016.

Rising fortunes

Innovation investments paying off for Canadian die and mould shops

by Tim Wilson

Die and mould shops in Canada are going through changes related to macroeconomic realities and technological advancements.

Growth Strategies

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Repositioning job shop business

The solution
Investing in new equipment, technical know-how

Advantages of a through-coolant spindle

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

Samuel acquires 100% of additive business Burloak Technologies

Samuel Son & Co., Ltd., a Burlington, Ont.-based metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, has acquired all remaining shares of Burloak Technologies, an engineering and design contract manufacturer for additive manufacturing (AM), materials development, high precision CNC machining, post-processing and metrology.

Scotchman celebrates 50th anniversary

Scotchman Industries Inc. is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing metal fabricating equipment in the US.

Tackling challenges

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology’s 2nd annual Job Shops Roundtable sheds light on the highs and lows of operating a manufacturing business in Canada

Industry 4.0 for Fabricators

by Robin Stuhler

Countering increasing market pressure with interconnected solutions

Job Shops - Ontario - Reinventing a business

by Kip Hanson

Turning a "financial lemon into lemonade"

Seeking the perfect weld

Anything that’s done at the highest level of skill can be defined as a form of art.

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