Fabricating

Fabricating involves all manufacturing activities related to the bending, cutting, and forming of metal. This section covers the machines and technologies involved in fabricating metal components from sheet metal, plate, or tube. More specifically, this includes press brakes, tube bending machines, stamping presses, laser cutting machines, plasma cutting machines, oxyfuel cutting machines, waterjets, punching machines, and laser/punch combination machines.

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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.

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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...

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Fiber laser cutting systems reach G-level acceleration

March 21, 2017

Haco Atlantic North America has introduced the FL 3015 LU and FL 4015 LU fiber laser cutting systems. The carbon cutting head assembly offers rigidity combined with high dynamics, and the company’s “parallel kinematics technology” has allowed accelerations to reach G-levels. The automatic...

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Samco Machinery names fabrication supervisor

March 21, 2017

Toronto, Ont.-based roll forming equipment manufacturer Samco Machinery has named Jim Glamcevski to its production team as fabrication supervisor. A licensed machinist by trade, he has extensive experience in roles such as machinist, toolmaker, CNC programmer, CNC milling operator, and lathe...

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Carbide-tipped band saw blades offer engineered tooth set for aggressive cutting

March 21, 2017

Simonds Intl. has introduced CWT carbide-tipped band saw blades for production cutting operations such as in steel service centers, foundries, and aerospace sawing applications. The blades are suitable for aluminum block, aluminum gates and risers, aluminum automation (Mossner), INCONEL® alloy,...

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Roll benders can produce pipes more than 59 ft. long

March 17, 2017

Faccin SpA offers the HAV-2P series of NC pipe mill bending rolls for pipe production. The machines are constructed with sturdy electrowelded structures and fitted with three rolls in thermally treated steel alloys.The rolls are moved independently—the top roll moves vertically, the lower rolls...

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Keeping the Edge

March 15, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Fibre laser cutting processes are highly automated, but operator vigilance, knowledge, and adjustments are needed to ensure consistent edge quality.

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MultiCam launches iPlasmaCNC brand

March 14, 2017

MultiCam has launched a new family brand called iPlasmaCNC, which manufactures mechanized CNC plasma cutting systems in Texas.Designed for entry-level to midsize metal fabrication shops, the systems employ hand-held ExtraTech CNCs, a Windows®-based PC, and the Hypertherm Powermax plasma series....

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MM&P Expo Moncton partners with SPARK

March 14, 2017

This year’s Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo (MM&P Expo, www.mmpexpo.com) Moncton is partnering with SPARK, formerly known as the Metal Working Association of New Brunswick (www.sparknb.ca/), to offer attendees even more valuable industry insight. This year’s event takes place at...

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Scissor shears seal edges of materials

March 13, 2017

Kett Tool Co. offers KD-441 scissor shears. They cut thin, coated metals with a swiping action, sealing the edges of the material to reduce the likelihood of corrosion. The 5-lb. shears feature a 5-amp pistol grip and a 0- to 2,500-RPM, variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold-rolled...

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TRUMPF wins Daimler Supplier Award for Industry 4.0 and laser technology

March 9, 2017

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has received the Daimler Supplier Award 2016 in the Partnership category. The award recognizes the company for its joint development of a new laser welding procedure and for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0...

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Personalization options added to protective eyewear

March 8, 2017

3M™ Personal Safety Division has introduced the SecureFit™ protective eyewear 600 series. Features include Scotchgard™ antifog coating, an antiscratch coating, photochromic lenses that darken when exposed to UV light outdoors and lighten again indoors, polarized lenses to reduce reflective...

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Stärke Material Handling Group establishes charitable initiative

March 8, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., in cooperation with its independent dealership network, has launched a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to provide support and resources to those in greatest need of assistance, including vulnerable...

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Premier Tech invests $7 million to expand plant

March 7, 2017

To support the growth of its industrial equipment group, Premier Tech will inject seven million dollars into expanding one of the plants at its campus in Rivière-du-Loup, Que. The investment is required due to demand for its automated packaging systems manufactured in Rivière-du-Loup and exported...

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Wilson Tool to host stamping webinar on April 5

March 6, 2017

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Wilson Tool International®, a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, will host a webinar on April 5 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The 45-minute webinar will discuss how die builders...

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