Machining

September 3, 2012

Event on track to rank among top five largest IMTS events covering 1.2 million net square feet of trade show space with more than 1,800 exhibitors

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September 3, 2012

Carl Zeiss' Micura coordinate measuring machine is a high precision, compact, bridge-type CMM featuring precision scanning technology with the VAST XT gold active scanning sensor.

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August 27, 2012

The problem
Time-consuming set-ups on multiple machines for complex parts

The solution
Five axis turn/mill machine to reduce part set-ups and potential for errors

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August 26, 2012

New show, conference focused on technologies, strategies to maintain manufacturing competitiveness

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August 19, 2012

Booth E-5224

Heidenhain Corp.'s IMTS exhibit "promises to give visitors insight into significant motion control issues" under its show theme them of "The Inside Story."

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August 13, 2012

Consumer confidence augurs well for stronger North American economy

Consumer confidence in the US is growing, according to recent retails sales data.

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August 6, 2012

New wireless pedestrian detection technology moves cars closer to “computer on wheels”

General Motors is developing a driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions.

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July 31, 2012

VMCs strive for ultimate accuracy

by Jim Barnes

For some shop owners, the vertical machining centre is the old faithful in in the corner… good at what it does, but not capable of spectacular achievements in accuracy or productivity. It may be time for a re-think.

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July 31, 2012

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

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July 30, 2012

Ed Robertson, Shop Metalworking Technology’s contributing editor, spoke with Yusuf Altintas about his work in virtual machining.

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July 7, 2012

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

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July 3, 2012

Manufacturers in Western Canada witnessed the benefits of turn-mill machining at seminars held recently in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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July 1, 2012

Long considered a mature technology and a production workhorse, the horizontal machining centre is back in the winner’s circle

by Jim Barnes

Higher-end builders are strongly motivated to improve their offerings.

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July 1, 2012

Quickmill has launched a new series of gantry style machining centres called the Annihilator Series. 

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June 24, 2012

Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Thomas Skinner is supporting skilled trades with its national sponsorship of the Skills Canada competition.

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June 21, 2012

The problem
An EDM that didn’t live up to expectations 

The solution
Replacement EDM that better fits requirements

New wire EDM improves machining time on tool and die work

by Mary Scianna

If there is one important lesson that Les and Arnold Rackham have learned running a machine shop for 33 years, it’s that you need the right equipment to succeed. For Burloak Tool and Die, Burlington, ON, its EDM technology.

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