Welding Technology

ABB industrial robot system on a track leading to a Doosan 9 axis computerized numerical control CNC machine CNW GroupCanadore College

May 2, 2016

Canadore College in North Bay, ON, has opened the doors to its ICAMP 2.0 facility, an expansion to its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP).

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Lockheed Martin Canada opens doors to new centre

April 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada has opened the doors to its IMPACT Centre in Ottawa, an innovative demonstration centre that aims to bring industry and academia together for critical research, development and advancement of technology.

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Robotic arc welding tracking: ABB's WeldGuide is a combined process control and "through the arc" adaptive seam tracking system integrated into the robot controller

April 15, 2016


ABB's WeldGuide is a combined process control and “Through the Arc” adaptive seam tracking system integrated into the robot controller.

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The Surfox Smart Passivation Tester, made by Walter Surface Technologies, syncs to smartphones and seamlessly uploads test results to the cloud

April 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.

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Automating your job estimating process

April 14, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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Going places

April 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Opportunities in Canada’s aerospace market

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Laser Depth Dynamics' inline coherent imaging (ICI) system connects to a laser weld head assembly through a camera port. It can track joints, follow height and do post-weld inspection to measure underfilled areas and surface pores.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

New laser weld monitoring systems help users diagnose problems immediately

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Rob Krause is technical services manager, AlcoTec Wire Corp. AlcoTec is an ESAB brand.

April 5, 2016

by Rob Krause

Good preparation for better weld performance

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Miller's LiveArc reality-based training for welding.

April 5, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Training can propel a career in welding

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Morphing metal: new material developed by engineers at Cornell University

April 4, 2016

Engineers at Cornell Univeristy in Ithaca, NY, have developed a hybrid material comprised of stiff metal and soft, prorous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both-stiffness when it's required and elasticity when a change of shape is needed. And, perhaps of greatest importance, the material has the ability to self-heal if damaged.

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file photo welding

March 29, 2016

The Canadian Welding Association is happy with the federal government's initiatives for skills development outlined in the recent 2016 budget, "Growing the Middle Class."

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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Lincoln Electric's robotic education cell for training

March 18, 2016

Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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CenterLine (Windsor) wins Best Managed Companies award

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., based in Windsor, ON, has requalified as a winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015. The company won the award in 2013.

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Doug Luciani left president and CEO of CWB Group Dean Chudleigh president of Chudleighs Ltd. and Brian Penman Board of Chair of Milton District Hospital Foundation

March 7, 2016

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has donated $250,000 to support the expansion of a Milton, ON, hopsital.

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RoboVent clean air initiative

February 21, 2016

RoboVent has launched a new program to help the manufacturing industry better understand and address air quality issues in manufacturing facilities.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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CWB's Craig Martin says the welding certification program is simple in its approach and the effectiveness of having it for a business is being proven in the marketplace. Image: Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

February 15, 2016

by Tim Wilson

Welding certification provides the credibility factor

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