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One advantage of circular cold saws is that blades can be resharped, says Scott Oliver, cold saw product manager for Scotchman Industries.

May 5, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Blade failure can have a catastrophic impact on your sawing operations

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Amada's EG 6013 AR is an automated robotic bending system that combines the EG series press brakes, a bending robot and a high capacity automatic tool changer and hand changer. Automated press brakes handle a wider range of materials than panel benders.

May 4, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Panel benders are fast and efficient. Does the large investment make sense?

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Consumables good and bad electrode.

May 4, 2016

by Joe Duffy with Pete Blews

If you’re responsible for keeping the plasma cutting systems and the production line running smoothly, the tips below may solve a problem and keep your day stress-free.

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ABB industrial robot system on a track leading to a Doosan 9 axis computerized numerical control CNC machine CNW GroupCanadore College

May 2, 2016

Canadore College in North Bay, ON, has opened the doors to its ICAMP 2.0 facility, an expansion to its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP).

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Amada ENSIS AJ laser cutting thick material processing

April 26, 2016

The outlook for the global laser cutting market is good according to a forecast by Technavio, a technology research and advisory company. The company forecasts the market will experience close to a 9 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2016 and 2020.

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Lockheed Martin Canada opens doors to new centre

April 20, 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada has opened the doors to its IMPACT Centre in Ottawa, an innovative demonstration centre that aims to bring industry and academia together for critical research, development and advancement of technology.

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The Surfox Smart Passivation Tester, made by Walter Surface Technologies, syncs to smartphones and seamlessly uploads test results to the cloud

April 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.

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Automating your job estimating process

April 14, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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Going places

April 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Opportunities in Canada’s aerospace market

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JIT Laser co-owners Réne Marcoux, left, and Gaby Piché, right, are happy with the performance of their TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 8 kW fiber laser cutting system.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Rapidly growing fab shop buys the first machine of its kind in Quebec

THE PROBLEM: Standing out from competitors
THE SOLUTION: Fiber laser cutting technology

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John Petras is director, customer service for OMAX.

April 5, 2016

by John petras

Best practices to optimize waterjet cutting efficiencies

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TRUMPF's Tom Bailey says keep tools lubricated to extend life.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

Prevention, maintenance keys to extending bend tooling life

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Users of OMAX's abrasive waterjet machines don't need an operator to create a proprietary program to cut a sheet of metal. And, if machine A goes down and you need to cut on machine B, OMAX's software transfers files via a common server.

April 5, 2016

by Lincoln Brunner

Connectivity, data management define the future of process improvement

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Morphing metal: new material developed by engineers at Cornell University

April 4, 2016

Engineers at Cornell Univeristy in Ithaca, NY, have developed a hybrid material comprised of stiff metal and soft, prorous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both-stiffness when it's required and elasticity when a change of shape is needed. And, perhaps of greatest importance, the material has the ability to self-heal if damaged.

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Universal Robots mobile fleet

March 28, 2016

Human robot collaboration

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels increase productivity and worker safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group The fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee. The collaborative robots have optimized production by 20 percent, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs.

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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Mazak Optonics vertical automation system

March 11, 2016

Mazak Optonic Corp.'s Hi-Speed Modular Vertical Automation system designed for job shops, OEMs or production facilities. Suction cups and forks work independently to reduce cycle times.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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