LVD Strippit's Dyna-Cell bending automationClick image to enlarge

LVD Strippit's Dyna-Cell is the company's next generation in automated bending.

 

Investing in multi-tasking machining automation

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

TRUMPF invests in laser marking production

TRUMPF has expanded its laser marking production facility in Grusch, Switzerland, to meet growing worldwide demand for its marking lasers.

Heaviest of the heavy

From tunnel borers to bridge builders to a self-propelled modular transporter, these examples of super-heavy equipment are worth a look.

Switch between thick and thin plate

Amada's ENSIS Series of fiber laser cutters utilizes a collimation system so fabricators can process thin materials and thick plate without a cutting lens change or manual setup.

The future of transportation

Meet the autonomous aerial vehicle – basically a personal helicopter – and some other emerging technologies that could be charting the future  of transportation.

Advantages of a through-coolant spindle

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

Flash welding vs. Butt welding

Do you know the difference between a resistance flash butt weld and a resistance butt weld? 

New class of plasma for mild steel, stainless and aluminum

Hypertherm has launched its lasted development in mechanized plasma cutting with a new class of plasma called X-Definition. This new plasma is available for the first time in a 300 amp plasma system called the XPR300.

Pumping Up Productivity

by Noelle Stapinsky

Advancements in waterjet pump technologies are improving pressure delivery 

CN to invest $2.5 B in 966 km of new rails, maintenance

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

Planning Beyond Survival

by Michael Ouellette

Manufacturing experts discuss how to position your company for recovery and invest for post-pandemic growth

The perfect cut

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Trying to meet multiple cut orders

The Solution: New NC saw with ability to store up 100 jobs

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.

$49 M for Quebec car parts maker

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

Multi-day open house for fiber laser

Access Machinery held a multi-day open house to showcase the Baykal fiber laser cutting machine. Access Machinery, the Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built machine, debut the technology for the first time in Canada last year.

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