Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Future of Shearing

For those of you who didn’t receive the November issue of Canadian Industrial magazine (CIM), I was interviewed for an article on shearing and it’s place in Canadian manufacturing today. Below you can read the entire article or it can be viewed as it appeared in the CIM magazine, I hope you find it informative. CIM: How has shearing technology changed recently? McLean: If any area has changed in shearing, it is in the area of controls. Most manufacturers either use third-party controls or they manufacturer their own, and as long as they control blade gap, rake angle, and backgauge positioning, they pretty much have all the Read More...

Rick’s Notes From Fabtech

There was an air of optimism at the Fabtech Show held recently in Atlanta, GA. There were fewer overseas exhibitors and the show was smaller but the aisles were packed with people in both the welding and the fabricating halls and when talking to many of the exhibitors they mentioned numerous times that the number and quality of leads were above what they were expecting regardless of the recession. Many of the laser manufacturers are saying that the new up and coming technology in the world of lasers is in fiber optics. Bystronic showed their NEW BySprint Fiber Optic Laser Read More...