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The 295 XLZ drills, cuts and welds medium to large volume 3D parts with minimum setup.

It has a 72 in. (1,830 mm) extended Z axis, an 80 in. (2,000 mm) X axis, a 40 in. (1,000 mm) Y axis and the company’s BeamDirect3 rotary tilt laser beam positioning head. The machine is designed for aerospace, turbine engine and contract manufacturing companies that require flexibility in motion and tight tolerances when laser processing. 

Prima Power Laserdyne

Solid carbide and CBN end mills for micro applications

Emuge Corp.’s new micro end mills and micro milling/drilling chucks handle a wide range of applications such as die and mould, medical and more.

Press brake versatility

The HRB Press Brake Series from Amada leverages industry-leading bending technology and a variety of production-enhancing features that can be customized to your specific challenges.

SLM expands additive offerings in Canada, partners with Spark & Co.

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

Welding helmet with integrated flip-up grind shield

Lincoln Electric has introduced the Viking 3250D FGS Welding Helmet.

Fiber Lasers: Guided by the Light

Choosing the right fiber laser is not just about power, but rather what a shop’s goal is for productivity throughput

Modular TIG welding torches

Welders can customize Fronius’ welding torches for manual Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) to suit the welder’s personal preferences or the welding task at hand. Their modular design offers a range of sustainable and cost-effective options.

Weiner schnitzel, beer and metal fabricating

TRUMPF holds biggest industry event in its history at German headquarters

By Mary Scianna

Given the economic upheaval the global manufacturing sector has witnessed in recent years and the continued uncertainty about a rebound, you would not expect to see much interest among manufacturers for investment in new technologies.

8 kW fiber laser

LVD Strippit has developed an 8 kW fiber laser, the Electra 3015 fiber laser cutting machine that cuts a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as fast as the thermal process allows.

Flux-cored wire with low temperature toughness

 Hobart's new flux-cored wire, FabCo 812-Ni1M wire is formulated to provide what the company describes as low temperature impact toughness for critical applications, including offshore drilling rigs, transmission and process piping, jackup rig fabrication and shipbuilding.

Nd:YAG or fiber laser for micro welding?

Choosing the best option for your application

By Geoff Shannon, Amada Miyachi America

Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber, quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber, and nanosecond fiber. Each laser type offers unique features that work best for specific applications. Here is a comparison of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser with the three fiber laser options, and a discussion of why and when one might be chosen over the other. In some cases, several options may work; in that case, cost of ownership and serviceability can tip the scales.

Toolholder monitor closes the loop on industry 4.0

Schunk’s new iTENDO sensory toolholder monitors machining processes at high resolution at the tool to control cutting parameters in real time.

Machine tooth face and tops in one setup

Vollmer’s CHX 840 grinding machine sharpens the tooth face and top of circular saw blades in one set-up.

Clamp for welders solves problem

Kant-Twist cantilever clamps from Industrial Magnetics offer advantages over standard clamps, according to the company. They're lighter, stronger and won't walk-off-centre.

Tandem welding system

Fronius has introduced its tandem welding process on the TPS/i welding platform.

100 new electronic digital micrometers

L.S. Starrett has introduced more than 100 electronic digital micrometers with new features for improved ergonomics, functionality and productivity.

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