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.

 

New generation turret punch press

Prima Power's Punch Genius is a new generation of servo-electric punching systems with numerically controlled, servo-electric axes.

Lincoln Electric robotic welding torch

Robotic welding torch designed to be compatible with a wide variety of robotic arms.

Back to the Basics

by John Ward

Welding during the pandemic means a host of new safety protocols, but don’t forget about the baseline practices 

Welding Titanium

by Shaun Relyea

Know where the difficulties lie and prepare for them

Manufacturing continues slow, but steady growth

The latest manufacturing statistics in Canada and the US for December 2014 point to continued, albeit slow growth.

Smaller footprint engine-driven welder/generators

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Trailblazer series of engine-driven welder/generators — the Trailblazer 275 and Trailblazer 325 are built for general construction, structural steel, maintenance and repair, mobile fabrication, and farm and ranch applications.

Job Shops Saskatchewan - The Value Added

by Andrew Brooks

In a tough market, IWL Steel Fabricators sets itself apart by tackling complex jobs

SA1 series surface grinder

Okamoto’s new ACC-SA1 Series surface grinder

Victor realigns Tweco brand

Victor Technologies has repositioned Tweco as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product line, all welding products will transition to the Tweco brand.

Ontario welder wins pickup truck in 3M contest

Ron Proulx, a welder at Bristol Machine in Sudbury, is the winner of a Ram 1500 SLT pickup truck. The truck was the grand prize of 3M's Cubitron II Discs contest "Grind Like a Legend II."

Intelligent welding system boosts productivity

An Austrian manufacturer of motobike chassis components has improved weld seam quality and increased welding productivity with the introduction of a welding system from Fronius, the TPS/i series.

Robotic bending operation

Amada's EG 6013 AR bending cell (a servo-electric press brake) uses the world's first dual servo-electric drive, allowing for high speed and high precision. Combined with a bending robot, the EG AR bends small parts, eliminating the need for human operation and reducing the risk of danger when dealing with small, difficult-to-handle parts.

Collet what you want

This video demonstrates easy tool changes with Haimer Shrink Fit and Duo-Lock Collets.

Saving trees: The paperless factory

Going paperless on the shop floor cuts costs, reduces errors, and improves productivity

By Kip Hanson

Thick packets of work instructions, job travelers, tooling lists and part drawings are a common sight in most shops. Everyone from the receptionist to the head engineer participates in printing this small forest’s worth of paper, while operators and quality control people struggle to make heads and tails of it all. Then along comes an engineering revision or customer change request and everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, swapping paperwork and redlining drawings. There has to be a better way.

GE Canada investing $238 M in automation at Quebec plant

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

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