Machining

October 23, 2012

The problem
Higher hardness levels difficult to grind on existing grinders

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October 22, 2012

Ontario technical college invests in manufacturing technology

In May 2012, Ranbir Ajji, took home the gold medal at the Skills Canada-Ontario Technological Skills Competition for precision machining.

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October 22, 2012

Loyalist manufacturing program coordinator John Poste estimates that students receive approximately 25 per cent in-class theory and 75 per cent in-shop training.

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October 22, 2012

If Brian Philip could change education in manufacturing in secondary and post secondary institutions, he would add the missing “sizzle” to the steak.

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October 22, 2012

References to Henry Ford, Greek philosopher Socrates’s Socratic method of teaching and kinesthetic learning are not likely what you expect to hear when it comes to skills training, but that’s the kind of language Don Graham, education and technical services manager at Seco Tools, uses when describing teaching students in the metalworking industry.

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October 22, 2012

For job shops across Canada, staying competitive is essential to their survival.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Belleville, ON

Years in Business: 24

Key manufacturing processes: Custom machining, fabricating, design, millwrighting

Recent investments: 4,000 sq ft fabrication shop and office expansion

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October 22, 2012

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Years in business: 41

Key manufacturing processes: Machining, welding, plating

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October 18, 2012

Thomas Skinner's Edmonton location hosted an open house on October 4 to celebrate its 30th anniversary and showcase its new showroom and training facility. 

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October 16, 2012

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA's Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.

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September 30, 2012

Thailand wants your expertise, investment

by Jim Barnes

If your ambitions include access to the Asian market, investment in Thailand deserves consideration.

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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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