Welcome to the digital home of Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding. Technical articles, case studies, and company profiles that have appeared in these magazines can be found on this site. Additionally, this website contains exclusive articles addressing metalworking and fabricating topics of interest to Canadian manufacturers.
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.
March 16, 2017 | By Sue Roberts
Drilling small-diameter, deep holes calls for added attention to process details from toolholder to tooling selection to clean coolant.
March 15, 2017
Small changes in setup routines, equipment maintenance, and work flow can make big differences in setup time.
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.
March 13, 2017 | By Sue Roberts
When machines are paired with software that allows them to communicate their needs, more than communications occur--things can occur like improved uptime and overall equipment effectiveness and lower scrap, rework, and operating costs.
March 10, 2017 | By Nate Hendley
New manufacturing trends must compete with political developments to make headlines in the Canadian aerospace sector.
March 2, 2017 | By Sue Roberts
RWP manufactures a diverse range of products, from small, intricate, threaded electrodes to large weld gun arms for some of the largest and most demanding customers in the automotive sector.
February 28, 2017 | By Rob Colman
In November 2016 Camosun College in Victoria, B.C., unveiled an exciting new addition to its trades training complex – a 6-tonne ship bulkhead training module. The module was manufactured, donated, and installed by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards. It is just one of a number of ways in which...
February 27, 2017 | By Joe Thompson
Producing a deep hole with a good finish, accurate diameter, and straightness control is the goal of deep-hole drilling. Hole quality is key to the development of high-quality products.
The ultimate measure of a manufacturing project's success is return on investment (ROI).
February 22, 2017 | By Kevin J. Duggan
Move from lean to operational excellence by creating a visual flow of value to the customer.
February 22, 2017 | By Joe Thompson
As manufacturers begin to machine new materials it pushes cutting tool manufacturers to develop new coatings and new ways to apply coatings to support these demands.
February 20, 2017 | By Sue Roberts
Getting value from remnants requires nesting software, dedication to a material handling and storage system, and a judgment call as to when a remnant is really scrap.
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.
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...