Welding Technology

New gas atomizer at Eutectic Canada

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.

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Hypertherm's Robotmaster at Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel

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.

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Bytronic's Industry 4.0 enabling tools

November 14, 2015

The message at FABTECH 2015 was clear: automate your processes, digitize your data and integrate new technologies to remain competitive.

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CWBs Acorn program file photo

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.

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Advances in weld control software makes it easier to track and monitor weld conditions.

October 29, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Detecting weld defects (and how to avoid them in the first place)

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Cloos Robotic Welding technique for thick plate welding

October 18, 2015

The MIG/MAG Narrow gap technology from Cloos Robotic Welding for welding thick-walled component parts. In comparison to conventional weld seam preparation, the weld seam volume can be reduced by about 60 per cent, according to the company, reducing welding time and providing a saving potential with regard to the filler material, shielding gas and power consumption. 

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Precision machining is a growing source of business for Innovative Tool and Die Inc.

October 13, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Tyler Garnham

BC job shop takes a slow but steady approach to growth

The Problem: Switching machine tool brands to save costs leads to lacklustre results
The Solution: Return to the fold with a vertical machining centre

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think innovation

October 13, 2015

by Tim wilson

Mould, tool and die sector thinks outside the box for success

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The Fronius AccuPocket in action: repairing a snowmobile at the Streif ski resort and race track in Austria.

October 7, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Today’s portable welding equipment is lightweight, fast, and cost-effective

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Eric McKellar is a robotic welding application specialist with ABB Robotics.

October 6, 2015

by Eric McKellar

Robotics offer advantages for weld sizes 0.25 in. and larger

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File Photo: Acorn welding curriculum launched at Western Technical and Commercial High School

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.

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Price Dynamics

October 1, 2015

Price DynamicsA new online resource aims to level the playing field for metals buyers by creating an objective and anonymous materials pricing platform to help them benchmark raw material market prices.

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Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, CMTS 2015 keynote speaker

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.

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File photo: Students at Western Technical Commercial High School where CWB Group's Acorn welding program was launched earlier this year.

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.

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mining resources

September 7, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Finding success in Canada’s resources sector

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Weldco-Beales has invested in Lincoln welding equipment and positioners,

September 7, 2015

by Mary Scianna

imagae by Klint Burton

Western Canadian machinery attachment OEM invests in technology for growth

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by Etienne Blouin(left)  & Jim Dileo(right)

September 5, 2015

by Etienne Blouin & Jim Dileo

Fume extraction welding guns remove harmful welding fumes efficiently

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ESAB's Aristo MIG 4004i pusle is a lightweight, multi-purpose welding source.

September 1, 2015

by Tim Wilson

New power sources make welding easier, faster and better

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Ian Campbell

August 31, 2015

by Ian Campbell

Why getting youth into the welding sector should matter to you

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ESAB's A Cut Above contest for secondary and post secondary students

August 24, 2015

ESAB has launched its 2015 A Cut Above student contest, open to students in welding, cutting and related programs in secondary and post-secondary schools in Canada and the US.

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