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Autoshield

Reducing Your Commercial Auto Risks

April 17, 2014

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If you have company vehicles, you need to pay attention to who is driving them.

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Nishijimax circular saw cut part

Saw Choices Today

April 16, 2014

Advances in sawing and blade technologies are narrowing the performance gap between band and circular saws.

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O'Brien Installations VP

Carrying the Weight

April 9, 2014

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Family manufacturing business becomes synonymous with the overhead crane business.

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Tube and pipe software

Technology Brings Commonline Cutting, Nesting, and Ease-of-Use to Tube Cutting Equipment

March 26, 2014

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Technical advantages that have been available for cutting plate and sheet are available for tube and pipe. Common-line cutting and nesting for efficiency are only part of the options that can boost productivity and save materials for fabricators cutting shaped components from dedicated tube and pipe cutting equipment. Software advances have made shifting from programming and using 2-D to 3-D software an easy task.

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Laser cut stainless steel

Laser Cutters Through Thick and Thin

March 25, 2014

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Shops can be more flexible thanks to new technology that enables cutting both thin and thick material.

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INCONEL layer

Machining Corrosion-resistant Metals

March 24, 2014

Difficult-to-machine metals need to be machined with properly selected tools.

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Simulation machining process

Start Simulating

March 21, 2014

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Simulating the machining process before the job hits the shop floor reduces errors, avoids collisions.

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Turning machine

Turning to Diversification

March 17, 2014

Investing back into the company means both new equipment and employee training.

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Robotic arm

New Robotic Safety Standards Can Improve Plant Efficiency

March 14, 2014

New robotic safety standards may have made your shop out of date.

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Western Steel & Tube

Manufacturing a Place for Your Stuff

March 12, 2014

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Western Canadian fabricating shop produces storage units, pallet safety bars, and loading ramps in a small shop that uses large robots.

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Integrated Loader

More Throughput, Better Quality, Dual Processing From One Machine

February 21, 2014

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Simultaneous ID/OD grinding machines can produce parts requiring precise concentricities in one operation. Workpiece-specific combination machines built using a modular design can eliminate the need for multiple machines and processes involving more than one operator, significantly reduce material handling, and save floor space.

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High Tensile Strength Material

Avoid Ironworker Abuse

February 10, 2014

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Know your material, and use enough hydraulic power to avoid damage. Pushing the limits of recommended use can prematurely wear and harm the ironworker itself, destroy tooling, or compromise safety guards, putting operators at risk.

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Press Brake Tools

Bending Better

February 10, 2014

New technology is available to process short runs of high-mix parts.

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Grooving operation

Changing How You Turn

February 10, 2014

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The three main benefits to using HPC are improved chip control, increased cutting speed, and longer tool life.

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Roller Pinnon System

Technology Spotlight: Rolling With New Technology

February 10, 2014

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Pinnacle Industrial Automation, Guelph, Ont., creates custom plasma cutting equipment with today's manufacturer in mind.

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