High speed laser cutting of tube and pipe
- February 7, 2015
Mazak Optonic's Tube Gear 2D laser cutting machine offers high speed and high precision cutting for thin-walled tube and pipe applications.
Bystronic Canada has added André Belisle to its Canadian division as direct sales engineer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Dave Bishop
The right tooling will boost the productivity of your press brake
by Tim Holcomb
6 tips to improve waterjet machine performance
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.
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.
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.
Okamoto’s new ACC-SA1 Series surface grinder
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.
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.
With so many manufacturing companies looking to run at higher RPMs, balancing your tool assemblies has become much more critical to success.