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Three generations: From left is Kurt Feigel Sr., son Kurt Feigel and grandson Konrad Feigel.

October 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Strategy and hard work a winning combination for growing job shop

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Patrick Kuprowski says IWL can cost effectively meet industrial customers' needs.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

In a tough market, IWL Steel Fabricators sets itself apart by tackling complex jobs

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In business since 1987, OSI Précision has become a Quebec leader in precision machining of small, medium, and large size parts.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop solves a big turning problem by switching to a different cutting tool provider

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MEIC’s Maxia MX-520 five axis machining centre from Elliott Matsuura has been a game changer for the company.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

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Machinist Jordan Court, left, with Adam Zurbrigg. The company has seen significant growth in automation projects with some projects valued at more than $1 million.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

From its inception in a tough climate, Advantage has been increasing its high precision and automation repertoire

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Brian Heins, IMP's general manager, left, with Peter Visser of Mate Tooling. IMP improved fabricating efficiencies as a result of an investment in new Amada equipment and new Mate press brake tooling.

October 3, 2017

Investing in new bending, fiber laser cutting technology for a greenfield site boosts efficiency for Ontario custom job shop

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Eric St. James is director of Paramount Machinery.

October 3, 2017

by Eric St. James

Advanced linear motor drives can help fabricators improve processing times

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TRUMPF new smart factory in Chicago IL

September 15, 2017

TRUMPF celebrated the opening of its smart factory in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2017. It's the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions. The $15 million, 500,000 sq ft facility is designed for digitally connected production processes.

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CMTS show

August 30, 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

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The S4 punching and shearing machine equipped with an automated material handling tower

August 29, 2017

by Mary Scianna

photos By David Afriat

 

US HVAC manufacturer invests in Montreal greenfield metal fabrication plant 

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Today's machines offer fabricators the ability to monitor the health and efficiency if a laser cutting machine in real time.

August 29, 2017

Laser systems run on sophisticated software, many of which are Industry 4.0 ready, able to connect to ERP and other management systems, allowing fabricators to monitor processes remotely.

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Manufacturers like Mazak Optonics have learned how to manipulate the laser beam so that today’s 2 or 3 kW laser beams can now cut thicker materials that would have required a higher power laser cutting machine, says Mazak Optonic's Al Bohlen.

August 29, 2017

by Nestor gula

Technology advances are helping fiber lasers become the cutting technology of choice for metal fabricators 

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Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Mining accounted for $56 billion of Canada's GDP in 2015.  Image: Salt mine corridor

August 29, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

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Access Machinery showcases the Baykal fiber laser at multiple open houses

August 28, 2017

Access Machinery held a multi-day open house to showcase the Baykal fiber laser cutting machine. Access Machinery, the Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built machine, debut the technology for the first time in Canada last year.

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Amada Miyachi fiber laser welding

August 27, 2017

By Geoff Shannon, Amada-Miyachi America

Ultrafast or ultra-short pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means that cold machining of parts is possible–with material being removed by sublimation.

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Michael Roche joins PFERD to handle pipeline sales in Canada, the US

August 21, 2017

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

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MicroStep plasma cutting

August 8, 2017

MicroStep is expanding its North American presence with the launch of a new subsidiary, MicroStep USA. The Slovakian based manufacturer of CNC cutting machines such as plasma and oxyfuel machines, laser utting, waterjet and pipe and profile cutting machines, expanded in Canada in 2015 with the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, MicroStep Canada, headed by president Kal Shergill and based in Burlington, ON.

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The QCT tooling is available in A and B stations and works with all existing Mate UltraTec, Ultra TX and Ultra fully guided guides and standard cannisters.

July 31, 2017

by Mary scianna

Two fabrication shops. Two different punch tooling systems

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