Machining

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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Lofthouse's newest Mikron, the HPM 450U, equipped with a 20,000 rpm spindle and seven pallets, has greater workholding capacity, which allows for unattended machining of dies to meet increased demand from customers.

February 9, 2017

by Kip Hanson | Photos by Jim Barnes

Northern Ontario forging and machining company defines “state of the art”

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The Lang workholding system holds parts like this mould component securely.

February 8, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Ontario shop relies on versatile, but high hold power workholding system

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John Zaya is product manager, workholding,  with BIG Kaiser.

February 8, 2017

by John Zaya

Effective ways to hold workpieces in multi-axis machining

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File Image: Valiant Training & Development Centre in Windsor, ON

January 24, 2017

The Valiant Training & Development Centre is undergoing a change to become the St. Clair College Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre.

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Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Show 2016 file photo

January 18, 2017

CMTS 2015 file photo

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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