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Fiber laser cutting system features carbon fiber carriage, synthetic granite frame

January 17, 2017

Prima Power offers the Laser Genius 2-D fiber laser cutting system. High-dynamic linear motors help ensure a 15 percent increase in productivity compared with conventional drive systems, states the company. It has a variety of automation modules, and CNC proprietary management increases accuracy in...

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Honda of Canada Mfg. to Invest $492 million in Ontario

January 17, 2017

Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM), a division of Honda Canada Inc., announced that it will invest $492 million over the next three years to allow the company to modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and improve its manufacturing carbon footprint, which is part of Honda's global initiatives. Honda...

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RPM Rollformed Metal Products launches heavy steel division

January 17, 2017

RPM Rollformed Metal Products Ltd., Toronto, a manufacturer of custom roll formed metal profiles, recently announced its expansion into heavy steel fabrication. With the expansion, RPM added a second location in Toronto while keeping its main plant in Concord, Ont., focused on light metal...

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Acorn welding program makes strides in secondary schools

January 17, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In May 2015 the CWB Group, Canada's national welding certification body, launched Acorn, the first nationally available welding program in Canada. The Acorn program provides educators at both the high school and post-secondary levels with modules through which they can offer students a streamlined and immersive welding education. Now, through the CWA Foundation, the program has been adopted for secondary schools at the provincial level in some provinces and at the board level in a variety of cities elsewhere.

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Inverter conversion

January 17, 2017 | By Josh Wallace

Many welders who are used to working with an engine-driven welding machine in the field are surprised when they arrive in classrooms and are faced with newer inverter technology. Many times those who do a lot of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the field have older-style machines with basically an amperage and a voltage dial. Newer inverter machines make them feel unsure of what the buttons on the machine do or how they can customize the arc because the technology doesn’t work precisely the way their own welding machines do. This is a short primer on what makes inverter technology different, and how welders can use the technology for pipe SMAW.

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Don’t Get Fooled By A Fake ID

January 17, 2017

Correctly identifying materials before production eliminates errors

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Halbar Stainless Products Ltd. grows with new facility, laser investment

January 17, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In the history of any business, there is usually a point when you decide to either get bought out by a larger company or aim to be that larger company yourself. That’s where Edmonton’s Halbar found itself over the past couple of years. In response, the family-run fabrication shop has set its sights on growth, purchasing a second shop in Kelowna and investing in a CNC laser to speed up production at its headquarters.

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FABTECH 2016: Closing the loop for manufacturing perfection

January 17, 2017 | By Rob Colman

More than 31,000 attendees came to the Las Vegas Convention Center for FABTECH® 2016. As always, new technologies didn’t disappoint. Exhibitors, conference speakers, and attendees all talked about positive changes ahead, about “closing the loop” to make their manufacturing organization one cohesive, determined unit, ready to compete.

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Presto Lifts acquires ECOA Industrial Lift Products

January 17, 2017

Presto Lifts, Norton, Mass., has acquired ECOA Industrial Lift Products, Hialeah, Fla. “This is a near perfect extension for the Presto Lifts product range,” said Vice President Steve Albert. “In its 70-plus years of operation, Presto Lifts has developed a very complete range of lifting and...

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Soraluce unveils new generation of machine tools

January 16, 2017

Machine tool builder Soraluce introduced its new line of machine tools at its recent Technology Days event in Limburg, Germany.More than 800 customers attended as the company showcased its latest innovations and developments, under real machining conditions, including nine milling, boring, and...

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One for all!

January 12, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Welcome to the new Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding web site! All the good features and content from the two previous sites, plus the material from the former Canadian Industrial Machinery web site are combined right here.We believe you’ll find that having the information...

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Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)

September 25 – 28, 2017

The International Centre, Mississauga, ON

CMTS is Canada’s largest manufacturing mecca. More than 8,000 manufacturing professionals attend CMTS to discover the latest advancements in machine tool, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, advanced manufacturing including 3D printing/additive manufacturing, automation, design engineering, and plant management segments from over 700 potential suppliers.

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Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS)

Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS)

June 6 – 8, 2017

Edmonton EXPO Centre, Edmonton, AB

Ever-evolving technology, unique economic challenges, and the heavy influence of the oil and gas industry present a diverse mix of circumstances — and WMTS is up to the task of meeting them.

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Gray Tools adds machining capacity

January 10, 2017

Hand tools manufacturer Gray Tools Canada, Brampton, Ont., has acquired a new vertical machining centre to strengthen its ability to produce its product domestically. The commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process that involved countless hours of study,...

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Ford to invest $700 million in Michigan plant

January 6, 2017

Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford Motor Co. has announced it will invest $700 million to renovate and expand its assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich., creating 700 jobs.The automaker canceled plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico, but will build its next-generation Focus® at its...

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