May 13, 2016
The KUKA booth at Hannover Fair 2016 where visitors learned about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industry 4.0.
May 7, 2016
Mate Precision Tooling's CleanBend forming technology press brake tooling produces clean bends with minimal to no marking of the sheet metal, claims the company. The technology uses rotating supports within the tooling for higher precision bending. It can bend short flanges, bend a flange to a diagonal sharp or across existing holes or bend delicate and polished materials.
May 1, 2016
Sandvik Coromant's "Looking ahead 4: Tomorrow's materials explories future materials and how they may revolutionize industrial deisgns of the future.
April 7, 2016
The MetalMaster Xcel high performance plasma/fiber laser machine from Messer Cutting Systems features state-of-the-art industry leading traversing speeds of 3000 IPM, robust design, high acceleration drives, along with multi-tool capability including plasma beveling, oxyfuel cutting, combination plasma/fiber laser combination cutting and drilling coupled with OmniWin software.
April 1, 2016
The new JET HP line from Iscar, JetCut, tools fo high pressure coolant.
March 11, 2016
Mazak Optonic Corp.'s Hi-Speed Modular Vertical Automation system designed for job shops, OEMs or production facilities. Suction cups and forks work independently to reduce cycle times.
February 5, 2016
Bystronic's ByTower automation solution for laser cutting systems offers fabricators a flexible system for lightly manned production. Reduced set-up times and an optimal material flow ensure maximum utilization of the laser cutting system.
January 29, 2016
Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.
January 17, 2016
ALMACO, a manufacturer of custom built, agricultural equipment such as combines, planters and threshers, uses Miller Electric's LiveArc welding performance management system to improve training while also giving potential and existing employees the skills needed to do the best job for their customers. The system provides immediate feedback during training, allows instructors to customize welding programs to ALMACO’s exact needs, and allows for welding in both simulation and live arc mode.
January 8, 2016
Koike Aronson's Mastergraph EX2 metal cutting machine is manufactured in the US and designed to work in challenging environments. The Mastergraph EX2 can be fully customized to fit production needs and increase your productivity. Multiple plasma stations, oxy-fuel stations, oxy-fuel stations, marking options, as well as, full contour plasma beveling, which is controlled through a very easy to use operator interface.
December 31, 2015
Iscar's three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: R3P, M3P and F3P. The chipbreakers are designed to decrease the volume of chips removed from the workpiece during the machining process for efficient chip removal.
December 20, 2015
Thin aluminum can be difficult to weld, but with the proper settings and procedure your TIG welds will turn out perfectly. In this video, Wyatt Swaim from Lincoln Electric shows you how to weld 6061 aluminum using a Lincoln Electric Invertex V205-T.
December 13, 2015
Mazak Optonics' OptiPlex Fiber II fiber laser cutting machine is now offered in a 6 kW version. The machine offers fabricators "intelligent" processing functions via it's Intelligent Setup system, including auto nozzle changing, auto focus positioning, auto profiler calibration, focus detection, beam diameter control, and auto nozzle cleaning. Pierce, burn and plasma detection functions are also part of the system.
December 5, 2015
Walter's Prototyp Milling: the Protomax ST high performance milling cutter designed with five cutting edges. Designed for machining steel substrates.
November 15, 2015
A case study on Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel. How Hypertherm's Robotmaster helped the company get setup for robotic programming for cutting and welding and the benefits the company achieved.