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Shaun Relyea

May 29, 2014

by Shaun Relyea

Know where the difficulties lie and prepare for them

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Mary Scianna, Editor

May 29, 2014

 

By Mary Scianna

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Bernie Otto

April 24, 2014

by Bernie Otto

Advice on retrofitting your HMCs

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Chuck Colonair

April 24, 2014

by Charles Colonair

Hard milling materials up to 66 HRC requires the right techniques

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Andy Monk

April 24, 2014

By Andy Monk

Overcoming common problems and consumables issues

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Time to retire.

April 24, 2014

by Tim Wilson

An exit strategy for all seasons

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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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