14 | INDUSTRY UPDATE
Lincoln Electric to acquire
Air Liquide Welding
Lincoln Electric plans to acquire air Liquide’s
subsidiary, air Liquide Welding.
air Liquide Welding, manufactures welding
and cutting technologies. The company employs
approximtely 2,000 employees across the world,
and generated in 2016 a turnover of around
$58 million CDN. Lincoln Electric has 47
manufacturing locations, including operations
and joint ventures in 19 countries and a
worldwide network of distributors and sales
offices covering more than 160 countries.
Go west for manufacturing:
The Western Canadian Manufacturing Technology
Show (WMTS) takes place June 6-8 at the
Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, aB.
WMTS is celebrating its 30th anniversary
and hundreds serving the Western Canadian
manufacturing industry are likely to attend
the event to explore the latest products
and technologies that will be showcased by
industry suppliers, including machine tool
builders, cutting tool manufacturers, CaD/
CaM software suppliers and other ancillary
The three-day event will also include an
education program. Some of the highlights
include two feature presentations: “Creating
Disruptions in Manufacturing” presented
by Dr. Lonnie Love of Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, and “The Future Belongs to Those
Who are Fast” a talk by Jim Carroll, futurist,
trends and innovation expert. attendees will
also have the opportunity to attend several
different “Knowledge Pods” covering additive
manufacturing, welding automation, robotics
and shop floor innovation funding.
For more details about exhibitors,
presentations and networking opportunities,
visit WMTS online at http// wmts.ca.
A Member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group
As hole depth increases, circular
interpolating with a milling cutter is a
drain on cycle time. The rugged design
of the BIG KAISER Series 319 SW twin
cutter boring head set for stepped cutting
permits extreme stock removal that
simply can’t be challenged.
Don’t believe us? Test the BIG KAISER 319
SW head in your shop to see the proof.
THE FASTEST WAY TO PREP A
HOLE FOR FINISH BORING AND
Visit BIGKAISER.com/TestUs to request
your 319 SW no-risk trial.
2" Face Mill,
4" 319 S W,
6 9 12 15
BORE DEPTH (IN)
CUTTING TIME COMPARISON
Attend our “Breakfast & Learn”
before DMG MORI Innovation Days
Chicago. Learn more and sign up
EASTEC manufacturing show in
West Srpingfield, MA.
Canadian Tooling & Machining
Association (CTMA) 19th annual
shotgun golf tournament.
WMTS 2017 in Edmonton, AB at
the Edmonton EXPO Centre.
manager for fabrication
Canada. He served as a
sales engineer for seven
years with a fabrication
equipment supplier. GANNON
at Elliott Matsuura
Canada. He has many
years of experience in the