Filter Content

10 Criteria for Choosing 3-D CAD Software

March 28, 2017 | By Kishore Boyalakuntla

Don’t make emotional decisions based on brand preference or focus on too limited criteria. Do consider the full range of capabilities your company needs to bring better products to market faster.

Continue Reading


Lightweight shirt offers cooling effect

March 28, 2017

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the WORKSKIN™ lightweight performance shirt to help wearers stay cool and comfortable in warm conditions. Available with long or short sleeves, the shirt is made of CoolCore® fabric, which regulates sweat evaporation to move moisture away from the body and provide a...

Continue Reading


SSAB names finalists for 2017 Swedish Steel Prize 2017

March 27, 2017

SSAB has identified four finalists for the 2017 Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. “This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall quality of the applications shows that...

Continue Reading


EEMUA publishes second edition of tube end welding recommendations

March 27, 2017

Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) has published edition 2 of EEMUA 143 recommendations for tube end welding. It takes ISO 15614-8:2016, Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 8: Welding of tubes to...

Continue Reading


Steel shines in Ladacor’s modular construction and designs

March 27, 2017 | By Rob Colman

The use of steel shipping containers to create living spaces has been a niche pursuit for a while now. However, until recently these projects consisted primarily of mobile office units and bespoke cottages for the readers of Dwell magazine. Calgary, Alta.-based Ladacor is out to change that. The...

Continue Reading


Brandt steps up with plan to save shuttered Saskatoon manufacturing facility

March 24, 2017

The Brandt Group of Companies has entered into a binding agreement with US-based industrial liquidator Prestige Equipment and financial services company Hilco Global for the former Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd. (MHPSC) facility in Saskatoon. The entire 22-acre parcel, located in the...

Continue Reading


Solid-state disk laser designed for Industry 4.0

March 24, 2017

TRUMPF has introduced the latest generation of its TruDisk disk laser. The compact, energy-efficient machine offers the ability to carry out condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, a basic prerequisite for successful implementation of lasers in digitalized and connected manufacturing...

Continue Reading


Metal spinning machines designed for Industry 4.0

March 24, 2017

Denn has introduced the NTR line of CNC metal spinning machines. According to the manufacturer, the series is designed under the terms of Industry 4.0, which encompasses a number of contemporary automation, data exchange, and manufacturing technologies.The user connects the machine to the Internet,...

Continue Reading


Virtual reality finds role in speeding fixture development

March 23, 2017 | By Rob Colman

Virtual reality is something that has been promoted in video game development for many years, but it wasn’t until relatively recently that a fully immersive headset was available on the market. Interestingly enough, industry is finding applications for the technology more rapidly than one might expect.

Continue Reading


Robotically welding grooved butt joints

March 23, 2017 | By Kevin McWhirter

Over the years article after article has been written about how robotics can help improve the quality and efficiencies of the welding process. Most of these articles tackle applications in which light-gauge components are welded in rigidly designed fixtures that provide excellent fit-up and minimal...

Continue Reading


Robotic welding power source upgraded with cold metal transfer process

March 23, 2017

Fronius is expanding the range of functions of its TPS/i Robotics power source. This system, designed for the requirements of robotic welding, can now be equipped with the cold metal transfer (CMT) welding process using a new additional package. The GMAW power source comprises interconnected and...

Continue Reading


Drawbridge-shelf style cart design provides flexibility in material handling

March 23, 2017

Creform Corp. has introduced a drawbridge cart designed to be towed by an NSI AGV. It is built so the AGV can tunnel underneath, and it features an A-HPL hitch that accepts the tow pin of the AGV unit.Four of the five shelves tilt up. This is suitable for a sequential operation that requires...

Continue Reading


Put a Little Control in Your Quality

March 22, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

A recent trip to Switzerland taught me a lot about quality.Whether it applies to the $25,000 Swiss-made Omega watch I briefly had on my wrist or the high level of service at the region’s hotels and restaurants, the Swiss certainly know a thing or two about quality.But how do they get that way? I...

Continue Reading


P3 opportunities

March 22, 2017 | By Alma Johns

While the construction industry in general will benefit from the government's infrastructure plan, our metalworking industry in particular can exploit opportunities from this initiative too. The government’s $180 billion investment is a staggering amount. If a company’s products and services fit into the public infrastructure supply chain, it needs to successfully align its business strategies with this initiative.

Continue Reading


System controls deflection in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long

March 22, 2017

Wilson Tool International® has introduced Express Crowning, a new system to help control deflection or the “canoe effect” in press brake applications more than 4 ft. long. The system gives fabricators the flexibility to fine-tune the deflection-compensating curve of the unit to overcome the...

Continue Reading