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Control the top 3 areas of band saw frustrations

February 17, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Band saw operators offer tips to reduce difficulties in the three areas identified by fabricators as the most frustrating--machine downtime, blade failure, and operator error.

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Astrex lands funding for lightweight auto parts development

February 17, 2017

Earlier this week, it was announced that Astrex Inc. of Lakeshore (near Windsor) will receive a repayable contribution of up to $17 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency's (FedDev Ontario) Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The investment will enable Astrex, a manufacturer of auto parts,...

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New program intends to enhance regulation of the engineering profession

February 17, 2017

On March 31 Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities. Under PEO’s Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, practicing licence holders will...

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Fitz’s Mobile Welding gets new home in Harbour Grace

February 16, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In January, Bay Roberts, N.L.-based Fitz’s Mobile Welding Inc. closed on the purchase of the former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace, N.L. Fitz's is a welding and fabrication business that serves the mobile and in-shop service needs of the marine, construction, structural, and...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 16, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Mitutoyo Canada Inc. announces new leadership appointments

February 16, 2017

For the past 10 years, Shigeyuki Sasaki has provided leadership as vice president, executive vice president and president of Mitutoyo America. Now as he enters his 40th year with Mitutoyo Corp., he moves to Germany to support Mitutoyo Europe’s operations. The company has appointed Peter Detmers...

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Centennial College Instructor Lucian Toma with students and CMM.

Ontario’s Centennial College Transforms Students into Skilled Workers

February 15, 2017 | By Lucian Toma, PhD

Mechanical engineering programs at Centennial College in Ontario are dedicated to continual improvement as well as educating the next- generation industrial workforce.

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Gene Haas Foundation boosts SAIT student success

February 15, 2017

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recently received a U.S.$1million contribution from the Gene Haas Foundation in support of applied education in Alberta. This is the U.S.-based foundation’s largest gift to any Canadian post-secondary institution to date. These major funds will...

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Cladding reimagined at JEBCO

February 14, 2017 | By Rob Colman

JEBCO Industries is a Barrie, Ont.-based fabrication shop that serves the needs of the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, and water treatment industries. Its work on process equipment encompasses design, fabrication, coatings and linings, installation, commissioning, and repair. The area where the...

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Autodarkening welding filter introduced

February 14, 2017

ArcOne offers the new X540V autodarkening welding filter. It has a light shade of 4, dark shade of 9 to 13, and TIG rating of 10.Features include grind and delay, four sensors, and an Xtreme® viewing area of 12.6 in. The filter pairs with any of the manufacturer’s Vision® welding helmets....

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Emuge introduces tool reconditioning at U.S. facility

February 14, 2017

Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass., has introduced tool grinding and reconditioning services at its North American headquarters. It is equipped with the latest CNC grinding machines and inspection equipment, providing tool reconditioning for U.S. and Canadian customers.“Reconditioning Emuge tools...

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Stand-alone controller provides fastener detection

February 13, 2017

CenterLine is has introduced the VeriFast™ MicroView fastener detection system. The stand-alone controller provides simple integration of analog linear position-sensing devices into resistance welding systems that require digital I/O. The user interface enables control of all settings. Features...

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BLM Group USA appoints North American sales director

February 13, 2017

BLM Group USA, manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has announced the appointment of Andrew Dodd as North American sales director. The announcement was made by Dr. Jeffrey Ahrstrom, president and COO. Dodd will direct BLM’s regional sales team in laser, bender and machining...

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Haimer USA announces new Canadian applications sales specialist

February 13, 2017

Haimer USA, Villa Park, Ill., has hired Matt Seessle as its dedicated Canadian applications sales specialist. This new role at Haimer North America includes sales and technical support throughout Canada. “Matt has a great deal of experience in the industry and a vast knowledge of the Canadian...

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