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Choosing a Tube and Pipe Bender 101

March 30, 2015

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Whether you are adding tube and pipe bending to the shop floor or expanding existing capabilities, knowing the types of equipment available and the questions that should be answered before making a purchase will help you make the right choice.

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Technology Spotlight: Vertical Turning Machine

March 19, 2015

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New technology enables automotive manufacturers to produce high-tolerance parts efficiently.

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Manufacturer Improves Quality, Productivity While Reducing Workstation Clutter

March 17, 2015

Visual work system provides shop workers with step-by-step instructions.

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When It Pays to Spend

March 10, 2015

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Special press brake tooling can be overlooked when companies seek to increase productivity and efficiency to maximize profitability.

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Deborah A. Mates, executive director of the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation

Giving Back

March 6, 2015

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The CWA Foundation has two goals: to increase welding safety awareness so those entering the profession learn and work in safe environments and to create a flow of future, qualified tradespeople to step into the positions left open by retiring welders.

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Redefine Your Innovation to Survive Industry Transformation

March 6, 2015

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Survey: Seventy percent of manufacturing executives said they would at least double their R&D investment over the next two years.

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Form-Fitting Bending Cells

February 25, 2015

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Small parts with complex bends are being produced in integrated press brake cells specifically designed to work efficiently with small blanks.

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Technology Jail

Are You Imprisoned by Your Information Technology?

February 20, 2015

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With rapid application deployment platforms, software can be tailored to an individual company's needs in a very short time frame.

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Technology Spotlight: Machine Tool Probing Bumps Into the Digital World

February 18, 2015

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New technology uses a hybrid of both radio and infrared transmission in part probing.

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Soft wire bends

Cutting High- Taper Angles with Soft Wire

February 18, 2015

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Soft wire bends easier, especially at the wire gauge tangent point, creating higher accuracy and reducing breakage.

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LENOX coolant

Doing The Hard Work

February 11, 2015

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Workhardening or change to the material properties can be a non-issue if the process is handled appropriately and the saw blade digs in to cut, not rub, the material.

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Parting-off rotating a workpiece

Keeping Cool in Parting Operations

February 4, 2015

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Parting operations require inserts with special chipbreakers designed to narrow the chip.

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Pop-Up Store of the Year Award in 2007

Design Is an Obsession

February 4, 2015

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Concord, Ont., shop has increased marketing efforts, added new equipment, and adopted lean manufacturing practices to expand its retail fixture and display marketshare.

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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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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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