Bystronic's ByTower automation solutionClick image to enlarge

Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.

 

Fabricating: The Automation Quandary

by Mary Scianna

Is automation the right choice for your shop?

Robots producing robots

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

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.

Ford's new "employee" KUKA robot arm

Ford Motor Co. is testing KUKA collaborative robots in some of its plants. See how one robot is becoming part of Ford's automotive manufacturing team. It's considered one of the first in the world to work hand-in-hand with people on the assembly line.

Tackling deep hole drilling

Iscar's new chip splitter geometry for deep hole drilling explained. Iscar has designed the new geometry for two deep hole drillling lines: TriDeep and SumoGun. 

Ford opens doors to Canadian suppliers in Michigan, Germany

Canadian suppliers interested in supplying Ford Motor Company will have their chance September 18 and October 13 during the company's Canadian Innovation Days.

Walter Surface Technologies celebrates $30 million Montreal facility

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

Smarter Lasers

Laser systems run on sophisticated software, many of which are Industry 4.0 ready, able to connect to ERP and other management systems, allowing fabricators to monitor processes remotely.

London opens doors to Brose

by Tim Wilson

City supports company's $170 M investments

Auto-Darkening Filters for Welding Helmets

Weldcote’s auto-darkening filters feature clear, true-colour blue, high-definition technology that enhances the visible spectrum for optimal clarity and reduced eye fatigue.


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?

Switch between thick and thin plate

Amada's ENSIS Series of fiber laser cutters utilizes a collimation system so fabricators can process thin materials and thick plate without a cutting lens change or manual setup.

Large refrigeration manufacturer eyes new Guelph location

An Ontario fridge and freezer manufacturer is considering a new facility in Guelph, Ont. that would employ up to 250 people.

"Robots on board" welding system

Yaskawa Motoman's arc welding system with the RWV2 compact positioner, Motoman MA1440 robot and the DX200 controller.

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