Fiber laser cutting in action at Calgary, AB, shop.

Thick plate welding

The MIG/MAG Narrow gap technology from Cloos Robotic Welding for welding thick-walled component parts. In comparison to conventional weld seam preparation, the weld seam volume can be reduced by about 60 per cent, according to the company, reducing welding time and providing a saving potential with regard to the filler material, shielding gas and power consumption. 

Tiger·tec® Gold comes to turning applications

With the WPP10G, WPP20G and WPP30G grades, Walter presents the new Tiger·tec® Gold indexable inserts, specially designed for turning operations. As with milling and drilling products, Tiger·tec® Gold features a multi-layered structure that provides increased tool life and outstanding process reliability making it the Gold standard for turning. Click the image to learn more.

Confidence in the Okuma GENOS M660-V

See why Saunders Machine Works (NYC CNC) trusted a new Okuma GENOS M660-V to get the job done.

8 Insert Failures

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

Ontario auto parts manufacturers to receive $1.4 M in funding

Twenty Ontario automotive parts manufacturing will be receiving $1.4 million in funding from the Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP).

Bystronic discusses Industry 4.0. initiatives

A Q&A with Jurgen Hohnhas, head of development (CTO) and member of the management committee of Bystronic Group

We have largely got used to using smartphones and digital applications in our everyday life. With Industry 4.0, there is now an increasing trend towards digitalization in industrial environments. Bystronic’s Head of Development (CTO) Dr. Jürgen Hohnhaus talks about the benefits and the vision behind this development.

Building big

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Lagging plate processing operations
The Solution: Nesting software to optimize plate fabrication

BC structural steel fabricator improves productivity with nesting software

CNC machine turning

CNC machine turning and mill/turn cutting on a  DMG MORI NTX series integrated mill turn centre.

Aluminum big part of Magna ultralight door

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

Automotive Transformation

by Andrew Brooks

Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada

China’s Baihetan dam project

Five years in the building, China’s Baihetan Dam will be the fourth largest in the world when it opens next summer.

Smarter Lasers

Laser systems run on sophisticated software, many of which are Industry 4.0 ready, able to connect to ERP and other management systems, allowing fabricators to monitor processes remotely.

Online resource benchmarks metals prices

A new online resource aims to level the playing field for metals buyers by creating an objective and anonymous materials pricing platform to help them benchmark raw material market prices.

9% global growth for laser cutting machine market: Report

The outlook for the global laser cutting market is good according to a forecast by Technavio, a technology research and advisory company. The company forecasts the market will experience close to a 9 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020.

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