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Scott Tacheny

April 23, 2014

by Scott Tacheny

Methods to better meet the demands of thick plate fabricating

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Don Graham

March 27, 2014

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

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The NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology was named in recognition of a $2 million donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada.

March 27, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Technical schools rising to the challenge of skills training for the future

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Tim Holcomb

March 27, 2014

by Tim Holcomb

6 tips to improve waterjet machine performance

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Kevin Sekerak

March 27, 2014

Maintenance, repair and rebuild tips for machine spindles

by Kevin Sekerak

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Mary Scianna

March 27, 2014

India has a problem and it's looking at manufacturing to fix it. The country's services sector, which has driven economic growth in that country for years, is shrinking and some are proposing India refocus its efforts on manufacturing

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Federal Budget 2014

February 12, 2014

The 2014 Federal Budget follows up on some of the initiatives outlined in the 2013 budget with more support for apprenticeship training and job creation, additional funding to strengthen the automotive sector and ongoing tax incentives to encourage business investments in the country.

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November 6, 2013

by Tim Wilson

There is room for manufacturers to up their marketing game

Marketing a shop's capabilities to the right audience can make a real difference to the bottom line, but unfortunately many manufacturing businesses either don't know how to approach marketing, or consider it a low priority. That's too bad because there are some low-cost approaches that can bring impressive results. These include social media, which is poorly utilized in the sector.

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November 6, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Cloud computing has the potential to transform the manufacturing landscape in a way few could have imagined decades ago.

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October 23, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Online technologies are changing how manufacturers handle contract bidding 

Contract bidding is changing, with online technologies able to expand opportunities for manufacturers big and small.

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October 17, 2013

In the movie “Identity Thief” actor Jason Bateman plays the role of a man whose identity is stolen by a con artist. 

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September 9, 2013

A proactive approach to maintenance can deliver long-term benefits

by Tim Wilson

Shop floor maintenance often gets short shrift: when business is good there isn’t time; and when things are slow the money’s too tight.

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September 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

People working in English dominant countries like Canada and the US take language for granted.

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August 11, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

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August 11, 2013

by Steve Rodgers

Canadian automotive suppliers gaining international respect

One of the recognized truisms of the Canadian automotive industry is that from a manufacturing perspective, we have long punched above our economic weight.

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August 11, 2013

by Jim Quick

Aerospace leads manufacturing in productivity, innovation

This fall, the aerospace industry in Canada will gather in Ottawa for the Canadian Aerospace Summit.

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June 16, 2013

by Mary Scianna

When the International Monetary Fund cut its 2013 Canadian growth forecast to 1.5 per cent in April from an October
2012 estimate of 2 per cent, Canada abruptly fell to last place among the Group of 20 countries outside Europe for economic growth.

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June 16, 2013

What one factor would help your manufacturing business become more competitive and why?

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June 16, 2013

by Tim Wilson

To increase productivity, enhanced visibility is a must 

Today’s industrial landscape requires a lot from fabricators and job shops: they’re expected to deliver quality products to differing specifications, keeping their customers happy while ensuring margins.

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May 22, 2013

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

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