Amada's EG 6013 AR bending cell (a servo-electric press brake) uses the world's first dual servo-electric drive, allowing for high speed and high precision. Combined with a bending robot, the EG AR bends small parts, eliminating the need for human operation and reducing the risk of danger when dealing with small, difficult-to-handle parts.

How China is driving the future of electric cars

In one of the world’s most advanced factories, Chinese startup NIO – described as China’s Tesla – is working to ensure the future of electric cars is driven by China.

Flexible aerospace machining

FlexiMill from Modig is a six axis machining centre for aluminum and composite aerospace machining.

The "ultimate fiber challenge"

Bystronic is throwing out a challenge to fabricators who process parts in the 8 mm (0.19 in.) range: use fiber laser cutting technology to prove out the advantages the technology can offer in this sheet metal thickness range.

Airbus adds production line at Ontario plant

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly Eurocopter Canada) is adding a new productin line at its Fort Erie, ON, helicopter manufacturing facility. The expansion will create approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs.

How NOT to weld: Most common MIG welding mistakes

Seven common mistakes people make when they start MIG welding.

Fabricating force

by Mary Scianna

Better power tools for better performance

Seven innovative 3D printing projects changing the engineering world

Homes, car parts, infrastructure, medical care – some of the ways 3D printing is changing the world we live in.

Manufacturing activity in Canada, US on the rise

Manufacturing activity in Canada and the US increased in August according to the latest information from the RBC purchasing managers' index (PMI) for Canada and from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) index for the US.

Going green

by Kip Hanson

Scarborough company aims to be the first manufacturer off the grid

Tired of your old office furniture? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, consumers discard several million tonnes each year of used chairs, desks, and cubicles.

Physics busters

These ten objects seem to defy the laws of physics.

Extending Tool Life

by Lincoln Brunner

Prevention, maintenance keys to extending bend tooling life

Progressive Thinking

by Kip Hanson

Servo press technology together with a healthy dose of creativity helps this Hamilton, ON, stamping house take on jobs others refuse

Time-lapse machine build

If only all machine installations could be this fast.

Sanding discs delivers 90% more stock removal

Walter Surface Technologies has updated its CoolCut XX sanding discs, which enable workers to blend and finish more pieces than before.

New Flyer gets $3.4 M for battery-electric bus technology

New Flyer Industries Inc., Winnipeg, MB, and its consortium partners are getting $3.4 million from the Federal government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program to further develop rapid-charge battery-electric bus propulsion technology.

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