Machining

Hurco acquires Milltronics and Takumi

July 21, 2015

Hurco Companies Inc. has acquired two machine tool builders, Milltronics Manufacturing Co. and Takumi Machinery Co. Ltd.

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From left to right: Pascal Boillat, Head of GF Machining Solutions with Dr. Hans J. Langer, Founder and CEO EOS Group in front of an EOS M 290 metal Additive Manufacturing system (source: EOS)

July 21, 2015

EOS, a supplier of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions, the Swiss based industrial company GF (Georg Fischer), Schaffhausen, to offer customers innovative solutions combining both companies’ technologies.

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July 19, 2015

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

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Italian machine tool sector sees rebound

July 14, 2015

The Italian machine tool, robot and automation industry witnessed a 7.9 per cent growth in 2014 and 2015 will see growth of 5.2 per cent, according to the country's industry association, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.

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Shane Herendeen, new North American sales manager, fabrication for MC Machinery

June 30, 2015

Shane Herendeen has been promoted to North American sales manager for fabrication for MC Machinery, Wood Dale, IL.

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June 24, 2015

Mazak's Integrex e-420H-St features a lower turret with large 16.5 in. (419 mm) Y axis stroke. The added turret works with the machine’s twin turning spindles and main milling spindle for the ultimate in 5-axis Done-In-One part processing.

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Makino's T1 five axis HMC designed for aerospace job shop environments

June 16, 2015

Makino has joined Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner program as a software and technology partner. The new agreement will enable Makino to support aircraft engine OEMs in process engineering.

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Charles McManus DMSQP department manager at DMG MORI USA left congratulates Matthew Mayer CEO of ROHM Products of America on Rohm being named a DMG MORI Qualified Products supplier.

June 16, 2015

Rohm Products of America has been named a DMG MORI Qualified Products designer/supplier. The designation means Rohm can now provide accessories for DMG MORI machines that have been certified according to the machine tool builder's standards.

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Ross McDonald, VP sales Thomas Skinner, left, presents the Gene Haas Foundation US $50,000 donation cheque to Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills Canada

June 16, 2015

Dan Ferko, right, presents a donation of US $30,000 to awards and scholarships for students from Georgian College’s Mechanical Technician – Precision Skills program. Accepting the cheque from left to right are professor Gary Harris, student Tyler Magri, Dean of Technology and Visual Arts Kevin Weaver and VP External Relations Lisa Banks.

The Gene Haas Foundation is donating more than US $80,000 to support skills training in Canada. In Western Canada, the Gene Haas Foundation has donated US $50,000 in scholarship funding to Skills Canada and in Ontario, it has donated US $30,000 ($36,000 CDN) for scholarship funding for students enrolled in Georgian College's Mechanical Technician-Precision Skills program. Earlier this year, the Foundation donated US $50,000 to Ontario Skills for scholarships in CNC technology. To date, just in this year alone, the Gene Haas Foundation has granted $150,000 to three Skills Canada competitions and to scholarships.

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Mazak iSmart Factory

June 12, 2015

The recent ISO recertification of Mazak Corp.'s Florence, KY, manufacturing operations, comes on the heels of the company's adoption of a new manufacturing concept it calls "iSMART Factory."

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GM CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario

June 10, 2015

The Federal and Ontario governments have created a sub-committee under the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to promote investments in automotive manufacturing in Ontario.

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ABB robot IRB6400

June 10, 2015

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Siemens are getting a helping hand from the Federal government to support a project for training and certification for youth for careers in advanced manufacturing fields.

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CGTech Vericut software in action on Grob G550

June 5, 2015

CGTech, a developer of CNC software for simulations, verification, optimization and analysis technology for the manufacturing industry, has joined Partners in THINC, a network of 40 indusry suppliers using a commom open architecture platform, PC-based THINC OSP control to bring innovative solutions to manufacturers.

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Ontario manufacturer Minus Forty

June 5, 2015

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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From left: Jaco Wall, owner of Hoover Enterprise, a fabrication shop, son Ricky Wall, and Issac Martin, scheduling manager.

June 4, 2015

MC Machinery opened its doors to customers on June 4 to showcase its wide range of machining and fabricating technologies, including a metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine and fiber laser cutting technology.

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Machinist Cameron Kollin adjusts fixturing for a gear being machined in a Gleason Pfauter CNC hobber.

June 2, 2015

by Mary Scianna

96-year-old shop serving energy market still going strong

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Energy shift

June 2, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Manufacturers look to diversify amidst weakening oil and gas market

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A Canadian Patrol propeller blade machined in Dominis Engineering's facility.

June 2, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Ontario machine shop develops unique approach to machining large propeller blades and waterjet impellers

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Mazak

June 2, 2015

Considerations for implementing automation in your shop

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Mathew Stoer with a part machined on the new wire EDM. Stoer continues to find new uses for the EDM, and is considering the purchase of a second one.

June 2, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Outsourced wire EDM work increases costs and lead-time

The Solution: Invest in EDM technology

Ontario mouldmaker takes a lesson on wire EDM

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