ESAB demonstrates friction stir welding. Made of four 7000 Series profiles, the telescopic booms are 8.5 m long, have a thickness range of 5 – 10 mm and are welded at speeds up to 1 m/min using Friction Stir Welding (FSW). Note: No audio.

 

Weld inspection with Class 2 laser

Xiris Automation Inc.’s WI-2000 weld inspection system for tube and pipe manufacturing now incorporates a Class 2 laser.

Ensuring weld quality

Welding inspectors use many tools and processes to ensure weld quality

As anyone in the fabricating and welding business knows, process and part inspection is a critical component of a successful business.

Driving change

by Tim Wilson

Market shifts hold the future for auto manufacturing

Robotics solution helps Romanian factory automate

This factory in Bucharest, Romania faced a skills shortage. The solution: build in-house expertise in adopting robotics solutions.

VMC walkaround

Sometimes a little distraction is a good thing. It’s even better when it can be called “research.”

How to build a jumbo jet engine

A BBC documentary explores the complex world of manufacturing of a Rolls Royce jumbo jet engine.

Titan's of CNC new factory tour

Titan Gilroy of Titans of CNC has his new machining facility in Texas up and running, and he really wants to show you what he's got up his sleeve.

Job Shops - British Columbia - Aluminum influence

by Mary Scianna

Aluminum production investments spur BC shop expansion

Grinder Safety

Walter Surface Technologies presents its range of grinder safety features.

Amada's robotic bending solution benefits job shop

How a job shop benefitted from Amada’s automated, high precision, high speed compact robotic bending solution, the EG 6013 AR.

Online Weld Productivity Analyzer

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has updated its Quick Weld Productivity Analyzer (QWPA) so users can generate a PDF report.

How to set a work offset on a Fanuc CNC machine

This video from Renishaw shows users of Fanuc CNC controls some simple steps to quickly accomplish a critical task.

Robot solves Rubik's cube in .38 seconds

Watch as this MIT-developed robot sets a world record for solving a Rubik's cube.

Job Shops - British Columbia - Small size, big service

by Kip Hanson

Shop is the go-to place for weird and difficult work

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