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Press Brakes vs CNC folders

Press Brakes vs CNC folders Like press brakes, CNC folders are also used for the bending of sheet metal. Although all of the forming that these machines perform can be…

Business, Tips & Tricks

A guide to bending safety

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Four New Press Brake Products to Help Increase Productivity

Quick, Repeatable Crowning Bending a part over 4-feet long can lead to deflection. The Express Crowning system is the precise and consistent way to control deflection on your press brake…

Business, Industry, Tips & Tricks

Drones in HVAC Industry

Did you know the same technology providing a stunning prop in the half-time entertainment at the Super Bowl can also be used to inspect rooftop HVAC systems, intake and exhaust…

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The advantages of round and flat-oval over traditional rectangular ductwork

There are several factors that a designer should consider when designing a duct system. One of the key factors is ductwork performance. Others include fabrication, installation, economics, and acoustics. Got…

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6 Sure Fire Ways to increase cutting capacity

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50 ways to remove excess work from your sheet metal shop

Industry, Tips & Tricks

Empire’s article on “Spotwelding vs. Clinching” in Canadian Fabricating & Welding magazine

The article “Spotwelding vs. Clinching – You decide” written by Empire’s Rick Mclean, is featured in the August issue of Canadian Fabricating & Welding magazine. Resistance spot welding, which the…

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Did you know… you can switch Em-Pro’s spotwelder arm configurations? See the video!

The Em-Pro spotwelders have been very reliable machines for our customers for the 10+ years that we have been offering them. The spotwelder arms are available in 24″ and 30″…

Education, Tips & Tricks

Have you ever experienced a power outage in your shop?

If you ever experience a power outage in your shop, then this post may save you from equipment damage! Last week a Canada Goose hit a power line knocking out power…

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Bend at 50 Strokes per Minute with Roto-Die

Bend at 50 Strokes per Minute with Roto-Die. I have been in hundreds of sheet metal shops and the majority of them have a Roto-Die Hydraulic Bender.  Roto-Die without a…

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Eliminate marking prepainted, stainless or aluminum material when bending!

No-Mar Press Brake Die Film eliminates die marking and labour intensive polishing and finishing costs.  Empire’s urethane No Mar Film is most often used for bending aluminum, pre-painted metals and…