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Carol Stubits

The Decision: Buy or Lease?

January 19, 2015

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Buying new equipment requires understanding your shop's overall financial situation.

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welder

Welding News: Welding Industry Looks North

January 17, 2015

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Welding in the Arctic seminar draws large crowds to CWA/IIW event.

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Cutting tools

Going Back to Q School

January 13, 2015

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Chasing higher material removal rates, not tool life, can reduce per-part costs.

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Big Kaiser

Playing the Angles

January 13, 2015

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Angle heads remain relevant in machine shops because of their ability to reach inaccessible areas and fast ROI.

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Multihead waterjet cutting

Pump up Waterjet Production

January 7, 2015

A multihead waterjet table can significantly increase output and lower per piece cost for jobs that involve large quantities of like parts.

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Heather Forbes, president of SuperiorRoads Solutions

Potholes and Debris-Beware!

January 5, 2015

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Regina-based manufacturer is developing a new pothole patcher to meet regulations for oversea sales.

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Laser marking systems

Setting the Mark

December 18, 2014

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Laser marking technology offers typically desired process benefits of high speed, high contrast, permanent markings, flexible integration, flexibility for part variations such as curved or non-uniform surfaces, non-contact, high quality and essentially maintenance free.

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Tooling cuts diagram

Machining in 3-D

December 15, 2014

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Getting the best material removal rate (Q) should be the goal of any 3-D milling operation.

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DMG MORI

DMG MORI Showcases Equipment in New Technology Centre in Mississauga

December 11, 2014

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DMG MORI welcomed 500 guests to its new 5,300-sq.-ft. Technology Centre in Mississauga, Ont. during its November open house event. Twelve machines, knowledgeable staff members, and displays from 15 suppliers provided an overview of how machine tool, software, and tooling advancements can increase...

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OMAX 3-D soccer ball

It's In There

December 5, 2014

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Technology tables to bridge software communications gaps and to complete complex computations have been developed to simplify both programming and operations of 3-D cutting.

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Kirk Forbes, president of Brunette Machinery

Chipping Away at Wood Waste

December 5, 2014

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Brunette Machinery Co., Surrey, B.C., designs and builds hogs to grind waste for biomass recovery systems, debarkers, chippers, sweeps, and vibrating conveyors that process rejected wood materials into chips and pellets that can be used in the biomass industry.

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ERP software

Bridging the Gap

December 5, 2014

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New IT technology has more power, flexibility than previous systems.

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MET-TRACK® workstations

FABTECH 2014: Record-breaking Numbers of Exhibitors and Attendees

December 1, 2014

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FABTECH®, North America’s largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event was held in November at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Co-sponsored by CIM’s educational affiliate, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), the show’s...

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Roller Tables

Surface Preparation Garners Unexpected Benefits

November 26, 2014

Steelway upgraded its surface preparation operations for structural components by switching from a manual process to an automatic shot blasting equipment from Wheelabrator Group to improve paint adhesion.

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Plate Bending

Improving Plate Bending Throughput

November 24, 2014

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As fabricators experience increased demand for heavy-plate forming services for the shipbuilding, structural steel, and heavy equipment industries, they need to improve thick-plate bending throughput. For a long time fabricators created these forms made from high-tensile-strength materials...

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