Machining

Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd

January 10, 2017

Newmak product portfolio

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

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Magna has developed a new ultralight door module that achieves 42.5 mass savings and can be used on approximately 70 per cent of the current light vehicle market

January 9, 2017

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

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Gas phase titanium crystals image from periodictable.com

December 30, 2016

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

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Additive manufacturing improves motorbikes performance

December 30, 2016

Additive manufacturing technology from Renishaw improves bike's front suspension system

TransFIORmers, a Moto2 race motorcycle, is defying conventions by racing with a front suspension system that is radically different compared to any other Moto2 race bike; a suspension system inspired by Christian Boudinot's mentor Claude Fior, a maverick bike designer.

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Kuka Robotics arch welding 2 R270 Sailer 004 RT8

December 21, 2016

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

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Renishaw additive 1

December 20, 2016

A British group is hoping that additive technology from Renishaw will help it to win the America's Cup, the oldest international trophy in sport, started in the UK but never won by a British team.

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TM Robotics six axis robot

December 7, 2016

A-Tech Instruments, with operations in Toronto and Montreal, has partnered with TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine to sell and support Toshiba Machine robots in Canada, coast to coast.

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Heller Machine Tools' factory of the future

December 3, 2016

Heller Machine Tools has embraced the Factory of the Future and is setting an example of how manufacturers can do the same. The company is one of several machine tool builders (i.e. Mazak's iSmart factory) in recent years that has embraced digital manufacturing concepts in their facilities. 

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Matsuura Lumex Avance hybrid additive machine tool

December 2, 2016

The Lumex Avance-60 is the newest generation of Matsuura's hybrid additive CNC machine tool, the Avance-25.

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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Robotics has helped Précinov improve shop floor productivity.

November 7, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop meets with success on its first foray into robotics

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DMG MOIR Ultrasonic technology for grinding, milling and drilling of complex parts

November 6, 2016

The Ultrasonic technology from DMG MORI enables the economical machining of complex workpiece geometries in demanding high-tech materials like e. g. ceramics, glass, corundum, tungsten carbide or even composites.

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Hand scraping of way surfaces and critical machine components is a tedious but necessary part of machine tool accuracy. image: Mitsui Seiki

November 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Fast spindle speeds are but a small part of high speed machining success

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing's IMSA twin spindle, multi-axis deep hole drilling machine with 34,927 kg (77,000 lb) table capacity.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mould, tool and die industry is looking for collaborative, tech-forward suppliers

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The Doosan 130L II, seen here, is the largest and most recent of four Doosan boring mills in Rova Machine's shop. Vince Mainella, seen at left beside partner Andy Lombardi, says the Doosans are stronger and more accurate than some of his other machines.

October 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Buying the right machine for the job helps this Oldcastle machine shop prosper

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Titanium high heels made on an AM machine. Image: EOS

October 4, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Understanding the ROI of additive manufacturing

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IMTS 2016 Chicago, IL

September 18, 2016

In a world where technological changes are occurring at a dizzying rate, no company can be an expert in every area. Partnering with companies with expertise in different technology areas is the best way for suppliers to provide manufacturers with comprehensive solutions for customers. This collaborative approach was clearly evident at IMTS 2016.

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Zoller's tool identification and data transfer system

September 2, 2016

Zoller's solution for tool identification and data transfer is a simple and reliable process, claims the company. It offers reliable data transfer without network connection using Zoller's zidCode.

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Terry Kunath joins DiPaolo Machine Tools

September 2, 2016

Terry Kunath has joined DiPaolo Machine Tools as an applications engineer.

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