Machining

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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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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