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Mazak runs CNC program challenge to test its Smooth technology

June 21, 2017

Two machines side-by-side. Same part. Same program. Very different results.

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The making of NASCAR race car bodies

June 21, 2017

Ever wondered how NASCAR race car bodies are made? Check out this How It's Made episode to find out the machining, fabricating and welding processes involved.

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How it's Made: the Bugatti Chiron

June 14, 2017

The How it's Made series looks at how the Bugatti Chiron is manufactured.

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Prima Power's new generation Punch Genius turret punch press

June 9, 2017

Prima Power's Punch Genius is a new generation of servo-electric punching systems with numerically controlled, servo-electric axes.

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Most extreme bridges on earth

June 8, 2017

Here are some of the world's most dangerous and tallest bridges ever built and naturally formed like the Immortal Bridge in China.

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Peter Visser of Mate Precision Tooling.

June 5, 2017

by Peter Visser

Buying a Laser? Have you also considered a CNC punch press?

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The new generation of automated solutions brings operator control to personal devices. Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus uses Bluetooth to enable an operator to make changes to a machine from a PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone

June 1, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing suppliers pave the way for Industry 4.0

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Jonathan Douville is senior product manager for E-Weld, Surfox and Coated Abrasives at Walter Surface Technologies Inc.

May 31, 2017

by Jonathan Douville

Eliminating weld spatter is more science than art and these tips may help you achieve perfection in welding

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Rob Titus is the Okuma product grinder specialist.

May 31, 2017

by Rob Titus

How to improve your cylindrical grinding process

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Chris Foschaar  is application/sales engineer with  Horn USA Inc.

May 31, 2017

by Chris Foschaar

Thread whirling may be the better option over single point threading

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What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

May 30, 2017

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

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Making golf putters:

May 24, 2017

Watch how aluminum golf putters are made in this "How It's Made" episode.

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Okuma's flat turning for machining polygons

May 19, 2017

A new video from Okuma America Corp. shows how flat turning, a feature on the OSP control, is used for machining polygons. Flat Turning allows for continuous spindle rotation, which reduces both machining time and part cost while eliminating the need for time intensive milling operations.

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Turbine components are not only among the most challenging parts to produce, but require high levels of traceability and visibility with machining processes. images: GF Machining Solutions

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Manufacturers use advanced EDM technology to improve aircraft safety and efficiency

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Though not yet in micro territory, Kyocera is working to develop smaller versions of its coolant fed, double margin Hydros series drills, designed for “no peck” drilling of difficult materials. IMAGE: Kyocera

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Micro drill manufacturers achieve Lilliputian dimensions, solving big problems for their customers

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Elite Machining president Doru Gorzo, left, stands with machinist Geoff MacDougall in front of the DMG MORI CTX multi-tasking centre.

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Calgary job shop realizes big benefits from its investment in advanced machine tools

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Manufacturing Support

May 15, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada‚Äôs job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

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Bystronic's Xpert press brake with an integrated tool changer means the brake can now swap tools automatically.

May 15, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Automatic tool changers increase bending productivity

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Jeff Nelson beside the newly purchased Amada LCG3015 AJ fiber laser cutter with the automatic feeder in the background.

May 15, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Ontario shop grows with timely, wise capital investments

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Ford's new "employee" on the automotive assembly line, a KUKA robot arm

May 14, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is testing KUKA collaborative robots in some of its plants. See how one robot is becoming part of Ford's automotive manufacturing team. It's considered one of the first in the world to work hand-in-hand with people on the assembly line.

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