Machining

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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Mitutoyo Quick Vision CNC measuring systems

November 25, 2015

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

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The Haas pad

November 19, 2015

Going paperless on the shop floor cuts costs, reduces errors, and improves productivity

By Kip Hanson

Thick packets of work instructions, job travelers, tooling lists and part drawings are a common sight in most shops. Everyone from the receptionist to the head engineer participates in printing this small forest’s worth of paper, while operators and quality control people struggle to make heads and tails of it all. Then along comes an engineering revision or customer change request and everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off, swapping paperwork and redlining drawings. There has to be a better way.

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Magna launches student innovation challenge to shape the car of 2030

November 4, 2015

Magna International has launched a North American student innovation challenge to help shape the car of 2030.

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Manufacturing outlook

November 1, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Businesses remain positive despite economic uncertainty

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Small machining centres often offer higher performance than larger general purpose machines.

November 1, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Why average sized machining centres provide lower than average results when milling small workpieces

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Bryan Jacobs

November 1, 2015

by Bryan Jacobs

Be ready to produce production parts prior to machine delivery

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Mazak iSmart Factory

October 29, 2015

Mazak has a vision for the future of manufacturing that embraces the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and that vision was clearly evident at Discover 2015, an annual multi-day event held at the company's sprawling 800,000 sq ft headquarters and North American manufacturing operations in Florence, KY.

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Jack Craig

October 26, 2015

Jack Craig, a long time Elliott-Matsuura Canada employee, has died. He was 91 years old.

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A feasibility plate where Fabrisonic 3D printed layers of 6061 aluminum and a .008 in. thick foil of tantalum. This proves that tantalum can easily be integrated into 3D printed aluminum structures such as satellite structural components. Thus the structure and the radiation shield can be combined into one monolithic panel.

October 20, 2015

A manufacturer using ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) has found a new use for Tantalum for raditioan shielding in aerospace applications.

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Mazak SmartBox Logo

October 15, 2015

Mazak Corp., Florence, KY, is expanding its offerings for its "iSMART Factory" concept by collaborating with Cisco and Memex Inc. and launching SmartBox, a launch platform for easy and secure access into the Interent of Things.

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