Machining

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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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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June 19, 2012

The problem
High workholding costs because of failing chucks replaced every six months.

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June 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna

DSA Precision Machining’s workholding investments include the Lang Makro-Grip vises and Quick-Point zero clamping system, and SPD electro-permanent magnetic chucks. The products were all purchased from workholding product distributor, Machine Tool Solutions Ltd., Brampton, ON.

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June 10, 2012

Despite the continued economic uncertainty around the globe and the faltering manufacturing industry in China, North America’s manufacturing industry continues to show signs of improvement.

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June 7, 2012

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

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May 19, 2012

Software enables Select Tool to reduce cycle times on three axis work

by Jim Barnes

Times are tight in Canadian job shops, and most owners are looking for effective ways to improve productivity without excessive cost or effort.

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April 26, 2012

What is the true cost of financing machinery and equipment?

by Daniel Wittlin and Adrian Isaacs

When looking to get a bank loan to finance machinery many companies only consider the rate of interest quoted by their bank.

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April 22, 2012

Think automation isn’t for you? Think again.

by Mary Scianna

If you’re reading this article, then you must have some interest in automation.

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April 18, 2012

An Ottawa, ON, manufacturer has developed a cost-effective machining process for complex impellers and propellers and just completed delivery of a series of its machined products for the US Navy. 

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April 15, 2012

by Ed Robertson

Drilling options abound for holes around 76.2 mm (3 inches) and under in diameter, but get tasked with holemaking with diameters at 228.6 mm (9 inches) and up, and your thinking is the first thing that has to expand.

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