Machining

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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May 19, 2015

The Annihilator from Quickmill. The rigid gantry design, the high speed axis drive system, the heavy duty spindle options, all allow for very fast processing times. The Annihilator is for those who need a lot more than regular performance, it's for those who need heavyweight machining capabilities.

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Skills Canada Alberta Precision Machining

May 19, 2015

People in Ontario like the idea of a public register to verify skilled tradepeople's qualifications, according to a poll conducted for the Ontario College of Trades.

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Pratt and Whitney engine

May 18, 2015

Canadian manufacturing sales jumped an "stronger-than-expected" 2.9 per cent in March, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada and an RBC Economics report. Market expectations were for a 1.0 per cent increase.

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Milwaukee Tools supports BC firefighters in Nepal

May 13, 2015

Milwaukee Tool, Toronto, is supporting Burnaby Firefighters Local 323, who were among the first responders supporting the rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake that hit the area in April.

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Advanced Manufacturing Canada is a new trade show

May 13, 2015

The Canadian manufacturing industry will have a new trade show to attend this year: Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC), which takes place in Montreal November 18-19.

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DSCF2097

May 12, 2015

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

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May 11, 2015

The 2015 Ontario Technological Skills Competiton took place May 4-6 and the results are in.

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From left: Shaun Scott, Skills Ontario, Dan Ferko, Sirco/Haas Factory Outlet and Gail Smyth, Skills Ontario with the $50,000 cheque from Haas Automation

May 5, 2015

Haas Automation, a long time supporter of the Skills Competitions in Canada, donated $50,000 to the Ontario Technological Skills organization to support ongoing training for skilled trades. The donation came through the Gene Haas Foundation, which supports skills training in North America.

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May 3, 2015

Horn's 312 grooving system with a groove width for face grooving of 2 to 3 mm and grooving depth of tmax = 3 mm. From the outside diameter depth is Dmin = 20 mm.

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Graduates of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association's 32-week Introductory Trades Training Program for learning tool, die, mould and machining skills

April 30, 2015

In April, 20 youth graduated from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association's 32-week introductory Trades Training program for tool, die, mould and machining skills.

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