Welding Technology

Mark Hoper, senior vice president of exhibitions and media at FMA.

August 30, 2021

by Michael Ouellette

After a gruelling 18 months of distancing, isolation and frustrating digital meetings, FABTECH 2021 in Chicago is more than just an event, it’s a sign for the manufacturing industry that we are returning to business as usual.

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An example of the digital solutions for welding technology in action at Fronius’ prototyping centre in Wels, Austria. Fronius Intl. GmbH

August 3, 2021

by Matt Bolger 

Examining the impact of digital networking on systems and components in welding companies’ cost effectiveness and competitiveness?

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WATTS Up—Canada’s Battery Jackpot

August 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

The shift toward battery electric vehicles has delivered an astonishing amount of opportunities for mining, manufacturing, the supply chain and everything in between. But is Canada ready to take its rightful position in the global battery sector?

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 Students at Western Technical Commercial High School in Toronto were part of the Acorn launch in 2015.

June 3, 2021

by Michael Ouellette

From its inception in 1921 to its current form, skills training and education have been at the heart of CWB Group

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adopting additives

June 3, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

As the fourth industrial revolution ushers its way in, additive metal manufacturing is proving to be a disruptive technology 

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Fronius’ water-cooled MTW manual welding torches have an output of up to 700 A.

April 29, 2021

by Michael Ouellette

Many factors go into deciding between water-cooled and gas-cooled welding torches

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Canada’s Aerospace Industry

April 29, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Opportunities abound, but a national strategy and support are paramount if our aerospace industry is to recover from the pandemic and become a global player again

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The ET 200iP PRO HF TIG/Stick inverter provides exceptional arc performance and full-function digital controls at an affordable price.

April 28, 2021

ESAB’s Rogue ET 200iP PRO is a new HF TIG/stick inverter with exceptional TIG performance and full-function digital controls.

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The CD-A1000A is ideal for battery tab welding, honeycomb tacking and welding of conductive terminals

April 14, 2021

Amada Weld Tech has released its CD-A1000A, a 1000 watt-second advanced capacitive discharge (CD) welder.

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Laser welding a tube with a continual seam. Rollers transform sheet metal from coils into tubes. TRUMPF Group

March 27, 2021

Noelle Stapinsky

Laser welding applications deliver undeniable productivity gains for shops with high throughput demand

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More than meets the eye

March 27, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian job shops remain resilient and poised for new growth and opportunity

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The FreedomDrive weld gun system was designed to make push-pull applications less clumsy

March 24, 2021

Abicor Binzel has launched its FreedomDrive push-pull welding gun system.

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Class 2 lasers are considered safe for normal operation, having optical output power below 1 mW and operating only in the visible range.

March 6, 2021

Xiris Automation Inc.’s WI-2000 weld inspection system for tube and pipe manufacturing now incorporates a Class 2 laser.

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The standard BotX package consists of a table, one cobot, the welding gun and power supply, peripherals and the tablet for programming. Hirebotics

February 24, 2021

Michael Ouellette

How a rental cobot saved the day for an Ontario job shop with an emergency order

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A New Auto Motive

February 24, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

In a sharp turnaround, Canada’s freshly invigorated automotive industry shifts focus to electric vehicle technology

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Sureweld electrodes are formulated to meet AWS guidelines and are manufactured in Monterrey, Mexico

January 10, 2021

ESAB has expanded the number of grades available in it Sureweld brand of Stick welding electrodes and packaged the 3/32- and 1/8-in. diameter electrodes in 1- and 5-lb. resealable plastic tubes.

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Fronius cladding machine handles components with a diameter of up to one meter and a maximum weight of 2,500 kilograms

December 13, 2020

Fronius has focused on overlay welding with its second generation of the Compact Cladding Cell.

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Inside the Bruce Power nuclear plant near Kincardine, Ont.

November 25, 2020

The CWB Welding Foundation, Bruce Power, Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB), Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (BGCDSB) and UA Canada are partnering to help local youth access apprenticeships and careers.

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How to Choose:  Stud Welding or Spot Welding

November 2, 2020

by Andy Gillings

Start by defining your priorities and application requirements

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Setting Priorities

November 2, 2020

Mike Brownhill, commercial accounts director at Export Development Canada (EDC), suggests a few key factors all manufacturers should take into consideration when planning for 2021.

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