Machining

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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April 1, 2012

"Machining centres are, by definition, milling machines, so they inherently have milling capabilities," says Scott Rathburn, marketing product manager with Haas Automation.

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March 18, 2012

Medical device manufacturing can be a lucrative market but there are challenges

by Mary Scianna

One of the lessons of the recent economic down for contract manufacturers and job shops was the value of not keeping all your eggs in one basket.

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March 7, 2012

by Shop MT staff

Alpen Machine & Tool Ltd., Concord, ON, has been in business since 1979 and has continued to grow even through economic downturns because of a focus on technology investments.

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March 4, 2012

By Shop Metalworking Technology Staff

Photos by Ron Ng

The economy has not been kind to manufacturers in Canada, particularly to job shops who have been on a roller coaster ride since 2008.

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March 4, 2012

Emuge
Tool clamping for high speed
Emuge Corp.’s tool clamping system, the PGR, is designed for carbide and HSS cutting tools, taps, thread mills, and end mills.

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March 1, 2012

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Improve machining tolerances on large parts and maintain competitive edge.

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February 28, 2012

The problem
Improving productivity in a highly competitive aerospace market

The solution
A Makino machining cell adds new level of five axis automation and productivity in titanium machining

Machining cell helps aerospace parts maker improve productivity

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February 28, 2012

Chicopee’s newest Makino machining cell is comprised of two a81M horizontal machining centres with fifth axis rotary tables and a Makino MMC-R robotic fixture plate distribution system. The cell is controlled by a Makino MAS-A5 cell controller.

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February 19, 2012

by John Mitchell

You’ve invested heavily in your new CNC machine.

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February 17, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Changes at the automotive OEM level impact machine shop suppliers

The automotive industry has undergone some significant upheaval in recent years.

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February 13, 2012

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

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