Machining

February 13, 2012

The Flextec 650 multi-process welder from Lincoln Electric delivers up to 650 amps of welding power. 

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February 12, 2012

Canadians head to Germany for new machining innovations

A visit to DMG’s Pfronten, Germany, facility makes it clear that the resurgence in manufacturing is not just wishful thinking but a reality.

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February 8, 2012

By Jeff Fritsch, CAMplete Solutions

More than ever, it is crucial that North American part manufacturers constantly improve their technology and processes to compete globally.

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February 3, 2012

by Tim Wilson

Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages.  But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.

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January 16, 2012

By Tim Wilson

Demand from industries that are central to Canada’s industrial and economic growth, such as aerospace and energy, has resulted in innovative new technologies that can machine very big parts.

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January 4, 2012

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., Oakville, ON, has been named exclusive distributor for Cincinnati Inc. in Western Canada.

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January 1, 2012

New machine has potential to increase milling productivity 100 per cent

by Ed Robertson

Rockford Engineering Associates LLC (REALLCo)’s mission is to provide unique solutions to complex manufacturing problems.

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December 18, 2011

In yet another sign that the manufacturing industry is in revival mode, 300 people attended an open house at Thomas Skinner's Vancouver, BC, branch, "the best turn-out in years," says Don Babineau, vice president of operations.

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December 4, 2011

Controlling consumable costs in wire EDM

by Jim Barnes

Wire is one of the most visible costs in EDM. As a primary consumable in the process, most owners are interested in reducing their usage of wire. As with any exercise in cost reduction, though, it is important not to confuse price with cost.

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December 4, 2011

In the ongoing good-news story about the manufacturing sector, MAG's global results indicate that the resurgence isn't just a North American one. MAG IAS (MAG Americas) and MAG Europe reports near-record growth in bookings and sales in 2011 and year-end bookings are expected to reach close to US $1.6 billion for the combined companies.

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December 4, 2011

by Tom Groff , Optical Gaging Products (OGP).

Shop Technology Magazine discusses the merits of off-line measurement with Optical Gaging Products' Tom Goff, and how manufacturers can benefit from the different systems available on the market today.

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December 4, 2011

As interest in five axis machining continues to grow, more suppliers are holding seminars and other educational events to showcase the benefits and technologies associated with the process.

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December 4, 2011

Canada’s manufacturing industry is looking to hire, but they can’t find qualified staff according to a new survey, the 2011 Manufacturing Barometer study from PwC.

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December 1, 2011

81% jump in Canadian machine tool orders; record breaking attendance at fabricating show

By Shop MT staff

While uncertainty continues to hover over the global economy, North America’s manufacturing sector seems to be bucking the trend with the latest industry figures pointing to a strong rebound.

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November 29, 2011

GF AgieCharmilles’ third generation Automatic Wire Changer is now available on the company’s latest, high performance Cut 2000 and Cut 3000 wire cutting EDM machines.

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November 29, 2011

Makino’s new rust-preventive technology for water-based wire EDMs is an electric anti-rust unit that disrupts the oxidation process in submerged parts, eliminating manual cleaning time and maximizing profit for long run-time wire EDM processes.

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November 27, 2011

Increased activity in manufacturing spurs real GDP of goods-producing businesses

by Shop MT staff

The latest economic data from Statistics Canada, while modest, points to an improving economy.

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November 21, 2011

Makino is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced, high performance CNC machining centers, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and sinker EDMs.

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November 8, 2011

by Alan Levine

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is a workflow process commonly used in modern manufacturing to produce components on numerically controlled machine tools.

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