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Mary Scianna

October 6, 2015

This past summer I became a born-again Canadian.

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Social Media Your Business

September 11, 2015

Can social media add value to your manufacturing operation?

by Tim Wilson

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by Etienne Blouin(left)  & Jim Dileo(right)

September 5, 2015

by Etienne Blouin & Jim Dileo

Fume extraction welding guns remove harmful welding fumes efficiently

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Mary Scianna

September 5, 2015

In the 2015 British science fiction thriller Ex Machina, a programmer who works for the world’s most popular search engine is asked by the company’s eccentric CEO to administer the Turing test to a humanoid robot he has created, called Ava.

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Cutting Tools Tech Tips: Centering your machining centre processes

September 4, 2015

By Tim Fara, Bilz Tool Co.

Machining centre manufacturers spend effort, design, and cost to make sure the spindle in the machine will operate on centreline. Spindle rotational accuracy as well as spindle alignment play an important role in cutting tool performance and productivity.

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Manfred Lenz

September 2, 2015

by Manfred Lenz

Overcoming deep hole drilling challenges

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Laura Rourke

September 2, 2015

Creating a health and safety program that fits your shop’s needs

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September 1, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Getting approval to machine aerospace parts worth the effort

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by Matt Trethewey (left)  & John Kwiatkowski (right)

August 31, 2015

by Matt Trethewey & John Kwiatkowski 

Tips on how to avoid short feeds

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Ian Campbell

August 31, 2015

by Ian Campbell

Why getting youth into the welding sector should matter to you

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Kenneth Alrick is senior welding product manager, ESAB Welding and Cutting Products.

July 28, 2015

by Kenneth Alrick

Advanced controls improve AC GTAW aluminum results

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Ian Campbell is the director of marketing and product development for the CWB Group.

July 28, 2015

by Ian Campbell

Welding is a career choice, not just a job

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Allan Powers is technical specialist with Hougen Manufacturing Inc.

July 28, 2015

There is more than one type of annular cutter for different alloys

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Canada’s Trade with China (C$)

July 28, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Opportunities abound if businesses can overcome challenges

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Nicholas Bergmann is general manager at EXSYS Tool Inc.

July 28, 2015

by Nicholas Bergmann

Perform a five-point tool head preventive maintenance inspection

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Mary Scianna

July 28, 2015

I met a manufacturer recently who didn’t have a web site for his company, nor was he set up on any social media sites to promote his business.

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Mazak

June 2, 2015

Considerations for implementing automation in your shop

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by Hironori Kondo

June 2, 2015

by Hironori Kondo

A double-sided insert with positive rake angles is your best bet for small part machining

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Mary Scianna, Editor, Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine

June 2, 2015

by Mary Scianna

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May 12, 2015

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

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