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.

 

Labor shortage placing industry survival at stake: Hasrouny

Never mind Covid-19 restrictions and supply chain disruptions, the biggest challenge the metalworking industry faces over the next decade is finding skilled labor, says Marc Hasrouny and as president of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA) he plans to make addressing this issue his top priority.

Weld Inspection in Real Time

by Lincoln Brunner

New laser weld monitoring systems help users diagnose problems immediately

The construction robots are coming

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

Fueling the Force

by Noelle Stapinsky

Cultivating and managing a healthy workforce can be a key differentiator in today’s competitive landscape

Dual TIG Overlay

by Nestor Gula 

Two tungsten electrodes produce smoother arc for weld cladding

Fronius' TeachMode in action

Is there anything more annoying than repeatedly halting your welding process to snip off some bent wire? The correct answer is: unlikely.

Job Shops - Quebec - Going nuclear

by Tim Wilson

Shifting focus on the growing nuclear energy industry

Crunching the Numbers: Automating job estimation

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

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.

Identifying and solving tungsten electrode and arc issues

Courtesy of Weldcraft

Unlike its welding counterparts—stick, MIG and flux-cored welding— TIG welding is a slow business.

GM Canada commits to job support for Oshawa assembly workers

GM Canada says it plans to provide financial support to the close to 3,000 workers who will be losing their jobs at the Osahwa, ON, assembly plant when it closes in 2019.

Automated positioning with Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner

Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner combines automated part positioning with step-by-step weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

This robo-car startup does things differently

This Hungary based autonomous vehicle company believes self driving cars can navigate with regular cameras.

Enhanced productivity with submerged arc welding

ESAB Welding and Cutting Products‘s ICE technology is a submerged arc welding technology that enhances productivity by using an Integrated Cold Electrode, which yields higher deposition rates without increasing heat input.

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