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Kitamura Machinery partners with CAMplete Solutions for its TruePath software for Kitamura's vertical and horizontal five axis machining centres

May 17, 2017

Kitamura Machinery is partnering with CAMplete Solutions to provide an integrated suite of post processing, verification and optimization software tools for its five axis machining centres.

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Turbine components are not only among the most challenging parts to produce, but require high levels of traceability and visibility with machining processes. images: GF Machining Solutions

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Manufacturers use advanced EDM technology to improve aircraft safety and efficiency

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Elite Machining president Doru Gorzo, left, stands with machinist Geoff MacDougall in front of the DMG MORI CTX multi-tasking centre.

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Calgary job shop realizes big benefits from its investment in advanced machine tools

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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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Job Shops Snapshot

May 12, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Toyoda wins automotive Pace award for gear skiving machining technology

April 14, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. has won the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its high speed synchronization technology on its GS300 and GS700 gear skiving multi-tasking horizontal machining centres.

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Mazak launches new smart system in collaboration with Murata Machinery

April 11, 2017

Mazak launches new smart system in collaboration with Murata Machinery

Mazak has developed a new smart automation unmanned system in collaboration with Murata Machinery, the Mazatec SMS (Smart Manufacturin System).

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Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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From left: Christian Heidt, machine shop manager; Daniel Lachapelle, Aesus CEO; Samantha Lewis, VP of operations; and Daniel Poirier, sales manager at Ferro Technique.

April 3, 2017

Article by Kip Hanson

Photos by David Afriat

Montreal packaging machinery manufacturer embraces CNC in a big way

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Build preparation software is the 3D printing equivalent of CAD/CAM. It's used to orient parts, provide support structures, and slice the model before printing.

April 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Software solution providers bring choice and flexibility to the CAD/CAM market

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Leo Chang is senior application engineer with Hartford.

April 3, 2017

by Leo Chang

Machining thin materials is not a tough job, as long as you have a good machine and the right techniques

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Additive manufacturing at BMW Group

March 21, 2017

 As additive manufacturing continues to grow, many major manufacturers, like BMW Group, continue to incorporate the technology into their product processes. This video demonstrates the use of metal additive manufacturing technology at a BMW Group facility.

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Iscar ChatterFree solid mill line cutting tools machining aluminum

March 21, 2017

A demonstration of Iscar's new four-flute ChatterFree solid mill line of cutting tools cutting aluminum.

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Tesla electra car factory in Fremont, CA

March 19, 2017

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

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GE Aviation's Bromont, QC plant

February 16, 2017

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

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Automotive parts manufacturing investment in Ontario

February 16, 2017

Twenty Ontario automotive parts manufacturing will be receiving $1.4 million in funding from the Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP).

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Founders of Additive Metal Manufacturing from left: Norman Holesh, Nigel Southway and David Slimowitz. Their vision is to make advanced additive manufacturing technologies accessible to Canadian manufacturers and help strengthen the Canadian manufacturing industry.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Additive manufacturing is still relatively new, but will it usher in a new Industrial Revolution?

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A  Lincoln Electric additive manufacturing system from its Wolf Robotics division.

February 10, 2017

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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CN Rail

February 9, 2017

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

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