Weldco-Beales has invested in Lincoln welding equipment and positioners,

September 7, 2015

by Mary Scianna

imagae by Klint Burton

Western Canadian machinery attachment OEM invests in technology for growth

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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Robots solve low machine utilization and the shortage of skilled labour, says Mark Eddy, president of robot integrator Gosiger Automation. Image: Okuma

November 17, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Justifying robotic automation for your shop

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October 7, 2011

Offer the term “metrology equipment” to a group of industrial or manufacturing engineers in a word-association test and it's highly likely CMM (coordinate measuring machine) would be the response.

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December 20, 2012

At times, getting the most out of conventional turning machines can require as much work by accountants as by operators.

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November 8, 2011

by Alan Levine

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is a workflow process commonly used in modern manufacturing to produce components on numerically controlled machine tools.

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June 16, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Big part manufacturing opportunities abound in energy and resource sectors

The energy and resource sectors are crucial to Canada's economic well-being. No longer the “hewers of wood and drawers of water,” professionals in this area drive innovation throughout the supply chain, with specific expertise in manufacturing, transporting, and maintaining large and sophisticated technologies in remote locations.

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think innovation

October 13, 2015

by Tim wilson

Mould, tool and die sector thinks outside the box for success

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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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Tsugami/REM Sales new Western Canadian distributor Thomas Skinner celebrated its 110th birthday in December 2014

March 30, 2015

Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd., Richdmond, BC, has been named the exclusive distributor in Western Canada for Tsugami/REM Sales, the sole North American source for machine tools from builder Precision Tsugami.

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Thomas Skinner celebrates 110th anniversary

December 29, 2014

December marked the 110th year of business for Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd. and the company celebrated the milestone on December 4.Paul Krainer speaks to attendees at Thomas Skinner's 110th anniversary event

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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 21, 2013

Joey Warren, applications technician with Thomas Skinner, middle, with customers in front of the Haas VF-3 machine at the Calgary facility.


Thomas Skinner's recent Haas Factory Outlet DemoDay20 events at its Calgary, AB, and Winnipeg, MB, facilities on October 2 celebrated the two companies' 30 year partnership in Canada.

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October 7, 2011

by Mary Scianna

Whatever your machining process, external or internal threading is likely a part of your manufacturing process.

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Tim Caron

August 21, 2017

Tim Caron has joined EMEC Machine Tools as area sales manager for Windsor, ON, and the surrounding area.

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Tim Scoffield, regional sales manager, Western Canada DMG MORI

February 18, 2014

Tim Scoffield has joined DMG Mori Seiki Ellison Technologies in Canada as regional sales manager for Western Canada.

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Mathew Stoer with a part machined on the new wire EDM. Stoer continues to find new uses for the EDM, and is considering the purchase of a second one.

June 2, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Outsourced wire EDM work increases costs and lead-time

The Solution: Invest in EDM technology

Ontario mouldmaker takes a lesson on wire EDM

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Gas phase titanium crystals image from

December 30, 2016

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

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David Laflamme, president of Précicut, says the Walter tool grinder was essential to meet growing customer needs and adds he plans to purchase a second Walter CNC tool grinder for future growth needs.

September 2, 2016

Quebec shop's fast growth spurs investment in new CNC tool grinding technology

THE PROBLEM: Inability to meet growing tool regrinding demand
THE SOLUTION: A five axis CNC tool grinder

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March 4, 2012

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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