Machining

Machine Tool Solutions gets 1 million-plus views on You Tube

March 14, 2016

An Ontario machine tool distributor has reached a social media milestone by receiving more than 1 million views on its You Tube channel.

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File photo: Skills Canada Competition

March 9, 2016

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) has issued a request for sponsorship amongst its members and affiliates to help support the annual Apprentice Bursary Award program. The program includes awards for pre-apprentices receiving the CTMA's introductory trades training.

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DMG MORI machine tools for industry 4.0

March 6, 2016

DMG MORI machine tools: 60 sensors analyze the processes within the machine tool and deliver detailed information on the current status of the machine and the production process.

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Mazak to construct new plant in Japan

March 3, 2016

Yamazaki Mazak, Mazak Canada's parent company, has announced the construction of a new production facility in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture Japan, that will incorporate the company's iSmart factory concept that encompasses production automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.

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STUDER Flow Assembly

February 23, 2016

Smarter grinding and advanced manufacturing technologies are the only way to secure future growth. That's the message Fritz Studer's management delivered during its 2016 Motion Meeting in Thun, Switzerland.

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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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Canada's bedrock

February 16, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Job shops are Canada’s manufacturing stronghold

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Investing in the latest technology, such as multi-tasking machines, automation and manufacturing cells, has helped GN Corporations gain a competitive edge among domestic companies and among competitors from low-cost manufacturing countries like China, India and Mexico.

February 16, 2016

Photos by Rolland Gombert

The Problem: Improve productivity

The Solution: Multi-tasking automation cells

Alberta manufacturer invests in machining automation for productivity gains

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The Makino a61nx HMC equipped with a FCS modular workholding system has helped the company to slash setup times and increase machining efficiencies.

February 15, 2016

Production-oriented mindset at mould shop increases efficiencies

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Stefan Gruber

February 15, 2016

by Stefan Gruber

Avoid unsafe clamping issues

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DMG MORI DMU 160 P duoBLOCK universal milling machine

February 9, 2016

 

DMG MORI held its annual open house at its Pfronten, Germany facility, to debut advances in machining technologies, including the introduction of six new machine tools and Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.

Part machined on the DMG MORI DMU 160 P duoBLOCK

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GN Corporation invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automation

January 29, 2016

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

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Alexander Steurer, senior manager, NC programming for stator components at MTU beside the Haimer Safe Lock clamping system

January 25, 2016

A German aerospace engine manufacturer has improved machining of difficult-to-cut materials and descreased processing times because of its investment in Haimer's Safe-Lock clamping system.

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Financing your business

January 16, 2016

Your Business is a regular column from Shop Metalworking Technology.

by Tim Wilson

One of the biggest challenges facing job shops in Canada is securing the right financing.

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Walter USA milling cutter with five cutting edges in action

December 5, 2015

Walter's Prototyp Milling: the Protomax ST high performance milling cutter designed with five cutting edges. Designed for machining steel substrates.

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Housing steering part machined by Precision SF Tech

December 3, 2015

Precision SF Tech, an aerospace landing gear manufacturer based in Terrebonne, QC, has secured a significant order with an American aerospace giant with the help of a loan guarantee from Export Development Canada (EDC).

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Youth graduates from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association's 32-week Introductory Trades Training program

December 3, 2015

Twenty-four youth graduated from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association's 32-week Introductory Trades Training program in November.

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Sandvik Coromant's Manufacturing Day event in Mississauga, ON

December 3, 2015

Manufacturing Day 2015 events across North American have helped to improve the perception of industry among the public, according to a Deloitte survey.

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The 5ME cryogenic machining system

November 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin has cut costs of large titanium airframe components for the F-35 fighter jet program as a result of an Okuma HMC equipped with a patented cryogenic machining system known as 5ME.

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Fair Friend Group acquires MAG Group

November 30, 2015

MAG Group is now part of the Fair Friend Group. While the purchase price was not disclosed FFG's machine tool division is expected to generate annual sales of more than US $2.3 billion, including MAG Group figures.

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