Welding Technology

Financing your business

January 16, 2016

Your Business is a regular column from Shop Metalworking Technology.

by Tim Wilson

One of the biggest challenges facing job shops in Canada is securing the right financing.

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Friction stir welding in progress on two plates of MA956 ODS steel

January 16, 2016

The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, has successfully joined oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) steel, a metarial considered unweldable using conventional fusiion methods.

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Lincoln Electric: Welding thin aluminum

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.

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From left: Deborah Mates, executive director of the CWA Foundation, Dayton Block, Jethro Ulrich, both welding teachers at St. Joseph High School, and principal Hugh MacDonald during the CWA Foundation and Marinucci Family Foundation cheque presentation.

December 15, 2015

An Edmonton, AB, high school has become the first one in the country to implement a new welding curriculum created by the Canadian Welding Bureau Intitute's ACORN program, launched earlier this year.

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Lincoln Electric holds welding event for metal fabricators in the motorsports industry

December 7, 2015

Lincoln Electric hosted metal fabricators in the racing industry during its Advanced Motorsports Welding seminar held at its Cleveland, OH, world headquarters.

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Sandvik Coromant's Manufacturing Day event in Mississauga, ON

December 3, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2015 events across North American have helped to improve the perception of industry among the public, according to a Deloitte survey.

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A small number of welds on the frame have to be done manually, as the robots are unable to access them. Challenges are stick out fluctuations and the appearance of the weld seam.

December 2, 2015

An Austrian manufacturer of motobike chassis components has improved weld seam quality and increased welding productivity with the introduction of a welding system from Fronius, the TPS/i series.

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Ron Proulx, 3M Cubitron winner of a RAM pickup. Image: Heidi Ulrichsen, Northern Life

November 27, 2015

Ron Proulx, a welder at Bristol Machine in Sudbury, is the winner of a Ram 1500 SLT pickup truck. The truck was the grand prize of 3M's Cubitron II Discs contest "Grind Like a Legend II."

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The Haas pad

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.

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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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