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.

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.

Advances in robotics: Backflipping robot

What a difference two years make. If you followed the DARPA Challenge back in 2015, you’ll know that humanoid robots have a track record of falling over—a lot.

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.

Lincoln Electric robotic welding torch

Robotic welding torch designed to be compatible with a wide variety of robotic arms.

Panasonic commercializes PBT for laser welding


Panasonic Corp. based in Osaka, Japan, plans to start mass producing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) moulding compounds for laser welding.

Time-lapse of Ford's changeover to Ranger assembly

Ever wonder what it looks like to completely retool an auto plant? Well, take a look at this time-lapse video from Ford Motor Co.

Extending Tool Life

by Lincoln Brunner

Prevention, maintenance keys to extending bend tooling life

Cut pipe, box sections or profiles with one machine

HGG’S newest Multi-Profile Cutting Machine (MPC 450 2.0) provides a cost-effective and flexible solution for manufacturers that can no longer justify a dedicated machine for pipe profiling alone.

Ontario high school gets Hypertherm education grant

On Ontario high school was one of several educational institutions in North America to be selected for Hypertherm's Spark Something Great educational grant.

Hurco files patent on 3D adapter for CNC milling machine

Hurco is the latest company in the metalworking industry to get into the additive manufacturing business. On July 15, the company filed a US patent application for a new technology that will convert a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer for additvie manufacturing applications.

7 of the world's strangest materials

7 of the most strange materials that actually exist.

Manufacturing Day improves industry profile: survey

Manufacturing Day 2015 events across North American have helped to improve the perception of industry among the public, according to a Deloitte survey.

Saved by water

Fast-cutting waterjet machine improves productivity for emergency vehicle fabrication work

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Unreliable outsourced fabrication work.

5 Benefits of 5 axis machining

by John Baresic

Why you may want to consider five axis machining for your shop

The Weakest Link

by Alan Levine

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is a workflow process commonly used in modern manufacturing to produce components on numerically controlled machine tools.

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