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Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Mining accounted for $56 billion of Canada's GDP in 2015.  Image: Salt mine corridor

August 29, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

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Access Machinery showcases the Baykal fiber laser at multiple open houses

August 28, 2017

Access Machinery held a multi-day open house to showcase the Baykal fiber laser cutting machine. Access Machinery, the Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built machine, debut the technology for the first time in Canada last year.

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Amada Miyachi fiber laser welding

August 27, 2017

By Geoff Shannon, Amada-Miyachi America

Ultrafast or ultra-short pulse lasers offer unique material processing possibilities, because the laser’s pulse duration is less than the target material’s conduction time. Essentially this means that cold machining of parts is possible–with material being removed by sublimation.

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Michael Roche joins PFERD to handle pipeline sales in Canada, the US

August 21, 2017

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

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MicroStep plasma cutting

August 8, 2017

MicroStep is expanding its North American presence with the launch of a new subsidiary, MicroStep USA. The Slovakian based manufacturer of CNC cutting machines such as plasma and oxyfuel machines, laser utting, waterjet and pipe and profile cutting machines, expanded in Canada in 2015 with the opening of its Canadian subsidiary, MicroStep Canada, headed by president Kal Shergill and based in Burlington, ON.

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The QCT tooling is available in A and B stations and works with all existing Mate UltraTec, Ultra TX and Ultra fully guided guides and standard cannisters.

July 31, 2017

by Mary scianna

Two fabrication shops. Two different punch tooling systems

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Michael Grieger selected Wilson Tool's thick turret tooling system, the HPX toolholder with quick-change EXP punches, because he liked that he could use the same toolholder for multiple punches instead of having to purchase full assemblies for each job.

July 31, 2017

by Mary scianna

Two fabrication shops. Two different punch tooling systems

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The TRUMPF TruLaser 5000 tube and pipe laser cutting machine, seen here, is the latest in a string of investments Elias Custom Metal Fabrication's owners have made. The recent $2 million investment also includes a TRUMPF press brake.

July 31, 2017

by mary scianna

Ontario fabrication shop’s $2 million equipment purchases are the most recent in a string of investments to diversify and grow

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Laser cutting systems like this TRUMPF machine are typically more expensive than waterjet or plasma machines, but in medium to high volume shops, you can achieve a faster ROI, say suppliers.

July 31, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Assessing the best cutting system for your shop

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Measuring a part off the GFMS EDM Wire-Cut E350. in B&R Custom Machining's Cambridge, ON, machine shop.

July 30, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing innovation spurs aerospace growth

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Wilson Tool new plant 1

July 26, 2017

Wilson Tool's newest manufacturing plant in Canada, a 4,366 sq m (47,000 sq ft) facility in Toronto, is one of seven production facilities the company operates around the around the globe, and it's one of two operations in Canada.

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American Punch Co

July 20, 2017

American Punch Co. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Euclid , OH, to better service its North American customers.

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Nexwave Machinery lands Bystronic deal in Canada

June 21, 2017

Bystronic ByStar Fiber6kW Press

Nexwave Machinery has signed a deal to become the exclusive Eastern Canadian distributor for Bystronic's cutting and bending equipment.

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Manufacturing innovation support in Quebec

June 13, 2017

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada want to strengthen Canada's manufacturing sector and are offering a non-repayable contribution of more than $740,000 to Quebec organization Economie du savoir Mauricie (ESM) for two projects to help guide manufacturing SMEs in upgrading their technological innovation and delivering investment and market development projects.

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winning the game

June 6, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

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TRUMPF's LiftMaster Sort enables fabricators to separate large parts from the scrap skeleton.

June 5, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Automatic material handling systems are cost effective in low and high volume shops

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Peter Visser of Mate Precision Tooling.

June 5, 2017

by Peter Visser

Buying a Laser? Have you also considered a CNC punch press?

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Hypertherm Spark Something Great education grant awards schools in Canada, the US and Mexico

May 24, 2017

On Ontario high school was one of several educational institutions in North America to be selected for Hypertherm's Spark Something Great educational grant.

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Manufacturing Support

May 15, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada’s job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

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