"Robots on board" welding system
- September 18, 2016
Yaskawa Motoman's arc welding system with the RWV2 compact positioner, Motoman MA1440 robot and the DX200 controller.
Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.
CanWeld Conference September 13-15, 2015
Delta Hotel, St. John's NL
KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.
For those interested in brushing up on their aluminum welding knowledge, The Lincoln Electric Co. is offering technical training through a selection of upcoming seminars.
Going paperless on the shop floor cuts costs, reduces errors, and improves productivity
By Kip Hanson
Thick packets of work instructions, job travelers, tooling lists and part drawings are a common sight in most shops. Everyone from the receptionist to the head engineer participates in printing this small forest’s worth of paper, while operators and quality control people struggle to make heads and tails of it all. Then along comes an engineering revision or customer change request and everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, swapping paperwork and redlining drawings. There has to be a better way.
by Noelle Stapinsky
Diversification and collaboration keep Canada’s tool, die and mould sector healthy and growing
A RAS MiniBendCenter, among other machines, being operated robotically to fold complex shapes.
Hobart Institue of Technology (HIWT) in Troy, OH, has opened the "Next Generatin Welder Learning Facility. The (16,000 sq ft) facility began to host classes in late October and is an important addition to the (13-acre) campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders.
To machine or print, that is the question. To be fair, that has only recently become the question as 3D printed metal parts have started to gain recognition for performance that rivals traditionally machined parts.
Magna International CEO Don Walker spoke to BNN about the company's strategy for dealing with COVID-19 and how he plans to get his company back to work safely, and how Magna will fit into the post-coronavirus supply chain.
by Nestor Gula
Robots and humans working together for perfect pipe welds
Twelve students enrolled at the Western Quebec Career Centre, a vocational school in Gatineau, QC, have received awards from the Canadian Welding Association Foundation.
by Mary Scianna
Reducing welder safety hazards
Welding processes pose risks to workers if the proper precautions and safety steps are not implemented properly.
Ranging from practical to just fun, these are some pretty neat things you probably didn’t know you could do with batteries.