Machining

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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LISI invests $12 million plus in new plant

June 1, 2015

LISI Aeorspace, Montreal, QC, is investing more than $12 million in a new production line that will make titanium assembly components for the global aerospace industry.

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May 29, 2015

High speed machining of Mathews bow quiver components on a Makino51nx horizontal machining centre.

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Linda Hasenfratz

May 27, 2015

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar Corp., Guelph, ON, is among 65 people competing for a world entrepreneur award. The winner of the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year will be announced on June 6 in Monaco, the event's location.

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz

May 20, 2015

The Canadian economy is on course for sustainable, balanced growth, following a setback caused by the drop in oil prices, but it continues to face challenges, according to Stephen S. Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, who spoke to the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce on May 19.

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AV&R wins FANUC Innovative System Award. Left to right: Mick Estes, FANUC; Guillaume Couture Armand, AV&R; Lou Finazzo, FANUC America; Raad Asmaro, FANUC America; Brian McHugh, AV&R; Wes Garrett, FANUC

May 20, 2015

Quebec-based industrial automation company AV&R has won the Innovatve System Award presented at the FANUC Annual Integrators Conference in April. The company won the award for its jet engine blades weld blending and profiling system.

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