November 19, 2015
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.
November 17, 2015
Eutectic Canada, a Granby, QC, manufacturer of gas atomized powders, has launched its next generation gas atomizer program to produce thermal spray and Plasma Transferred ARC (PTA) metal powder coatings.
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.
November 14, 2015
The message at FABTECH 2015 was clear: automate your processes, digitize your data and integrate new technologies to remain competitive.
November 6, 2015
The CWA Foundation has introduced students in Newfoundland and Labrador to the welding profession by funding a Mind Over Metal welding camp in the province.
October 2, 2015
The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has created an industry repository for welding equipment and materials to ease the financial burden of running secondary school welding programs.
September 25, 2015
Canadian manufacturers can compete and win on a global scale if they devote themselves to innovation in their products and processes, and efficiency in their operations. That’s the message from the keynote speaker at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) Linda Hasenfratz, CEO Linamar Corp.
September 17, 2015
The CWA Foundation and the Marinucci Family Foundation plan to donate $500,000 to high school welding programs in Canada. Each secondary school will receive $5,000 annually over ten years. CWA made the annoucnement at the CanWeld Conference in St. John's, NL. At the same time, the CWA Foundation plans to establish a welding program at a secondary school in Newfoundland.