Mazak Optonic's Tube Gear 2D laser cutting machine offers high speed and high precision cutting for thin-walled tube and pipe applications.

André Belisle joins Bystronic as direct sales engineer

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

9 Considerations to handle thick materials

by Jeff Norman

Thick materials pose challenges to metal fabricators

The stamper needing to work with thick material is faced with a few challenges: machine strength, accurate feeding, alignment of material to the tooling, straightness of material, threading, loading, safe handling, and floor space. There are several considerations to maximize handling of thick coils.

Ultrafast Lasers Offer Great Promise as a Unique Manufacturing Tool

By Geoff Shannon, Amada-Miyachi America

Ultrafast or ultra-short pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means that cold machining of parts is possible–with material being removed by sublimation.

Manufacturing activity improves

RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI points to strengthening activity in June

An increase in June manufacturing activity more than reversed the modest declines experienced in May and April in Canada, according to the latest figures from the RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI.

Weiner schnitzel, beer and metal fabricating

TRUMPF holds biggest industry event in its history at German headquarters

By Mary Scianna

Given the economic upheaval the global manufacturing sector has witnessed in recent years and the continued uncertainty about a rebound, you would not expect to see much interest among manufacturers for investment in new technologies.

Hemming Technology

by Dave Bishop

The right tooling will boost the productivity of your press brake

Better Waterjet Cutting

by Tim Holcomb

6 tips to improve waterjet machine performance

Nesting harmony

by Mary Scianna

Standardizing nesting for multiple cutting processes leads to big savings

When Metal Bernard, Saint-Lambert de Lauzon, QC, adopted Lean principles for its fabricating operation, owners Louis Veilleux and Mario Ferland examined every aspect of the business, right down to the nesting software for its sheet metal cutting operations.

Purchasing roll forming equipment

An interview with Samco Machinery's CEO Bob Repovs.

Economic indicators are more positive than they've been in quite some time. New construction is up, renovations are up. Even the Florida construction market is improving.

Maintenance and ERP

Using ERP for preventative maintenance means you can easily track and schedule maintenance for your machines and equipment, so it doesn't cut into valuable production time.

SA1 series surface grinder

Okamoto’s new ACC-SA1 Series surface grinder

Why invest in automation

By Mary Scianna

ABC Metal Fabricators (a fictitious company) set up shop last year with the intention of automating down the road when business picked up. The company purchased a laser cutting machine and hired an operator to load and unload the system.

Punch press tooling efficiency

Mate has developed the MTH-16 Hybrid Multi Tool that allows you to expand a standard indexing D Station to accept 16 mini stations. A typical 20 station punch press now becomes a 35 station press, expanding your capacity very economically.

Tool balancing: How it works

With so many manufacturing companies looking to run at higher RPMs, balancing your tool assemblies has become much more critical to success.

Fast 3D laser for automotive production

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

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