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Andrei Petrilin (left) is technical manager of indexable milling tools, and Marcel Elkouby (right) is material sciences R&D manager at Iscar Tools.

March 31, 2018

by Andrei Petrilin & Marcel Elkouby

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Mary Scianna

March 30, 2018

 by Mary Scianna

Countries implement tariffs on imports to protect domestic interests.

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Tencent robotics lab

March 28, 2018

Chinese social media giant Tencent has announced plans to open a manufacturing-oriented robotics/AI development lab in Shenzhen.

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Robot solves Rubik's cube

March 20, 2018

Watch as this MIT-developed robot sets a world record for solving a Rubik's cube.

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Not suitable for family vacation

March 14, 2018

Here's a look at 14 roads around the world that are not for the faint of heart.

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Scotchman RG automatic measuring and positioning system

March 11, 2018

Scotchman Industries demonstrates how to increase the efficiency and productivity of Hydraulic Ironworker metal punching and shearing stations with its RG automatic measuring and positioning systems.

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ASIMO robot by Honda

March 7, 2018

Watch as Honda's ASIMO, billed as "the world's most advanced humanoid robot," shows off at the Tokyo National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

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Sandvik Coromant on chip control

March 4, 2018

Effective chip control is the most important factor in indexable insert drilling operations and is essential for quality hole making.

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Spotlight Top 10 Ridiculously Fast Cars

February 28, 2018

Speed isn't everything, but sometimes it can be pretty impressive. Here's a list of the top ten "ridiculously fast" cars.

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Prima Power 3D laser cutting machines improve efficiencies for auto parts maker

February 27, 2018

See how an automotive parts manufacturer is benefiting from the new generation of Prima Power 3D laser cutting machines.

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Assa Abloy

February 21, 2018

This factory in Bucharest, Romania faced a skills shortage. The solution: build in-house expertise in adopting robotics solutions.

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3M looks at electric car market

February 13, 2018

3M is better known for making Scotch tape than for leading-edge technology markets, but CEO and chairman Inge Thulin tells "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer that the electric car market is a perfect fit for the 115-year-old company.

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Robots in action at the Winter Olympics

February 13, 2018

The array of robots in action at the 2018 Winter Olympics even includes robotic fish swimming in an aquarium.

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Patrick de Vos is corporate technical education manager, Seco Tools

February 11, 2018

by Patrick de Vos

Achieving efficiency, productivity and cost savings in machining operations

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The SWR system from BC company Novarc Technologies uses robotics and human input to optimize pipe welding operations. The company developed the technology with R&D support from Lincoln Electric Co. of Canada.

February 11, 2018

by Nestor Gula

Robots and humans working together for perfect pipe welds

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Kal Shergill, president of MicroStep Canada, with Tony Leal of ASE. Leal says the plasma machine has helped streamline processes.

February 11, 2018

Supplier: MicroStep Canada

End User: All Seasons Equipment

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Amada's BI (Bend Indicator) sensors use probe and laser technology to help maintain bend accuray while processing materials that vary in thickness and grain direction. The BI-S, seen at top, is a probe-type sensor. Bend angles can be adjusted on the fly.

February 11, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Measuring technology and offline programming are fundamental for press brake operators to maintain consistent angular accuracy

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The TRUMPF fiber laser in Ellis Fabrications' manufacturing facility. Jim Foley, CEO, says the new TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fiber 2D laser cutting machine has been a "game changer" for the company.

February 11, 2018

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

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From left:  Ishwar Singh, Mo Elbestawi, the primary force in getting the Learning Factory established, and Dan Centa.

February 11, 2018

Story & Photos by Andrew Brooks

McMaster’s “Smart Factory” lab showcases next-generation manufacturing automation and data collection

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