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A view of part of Sonaca Montreal's facility

July 14, 2016

Mecaer America

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

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Image: Farnborough International Airshow

July 12, 2016

A Swedish additive manufacturing company is investing $31 million in a new automated facility in Broisbriand, QC, that will create 106 new jobs over the next three years. Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Machine Tool Systems new Canadian distributor for GF Machining Solutions

June 30, 2016

GF Machining Solutions has appointed Machine Tool Systems Inc. as its new exclusive Canadian distributor. The new deal takes effect July 16, 2016.

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Okuma and 5ME demonstrate cryogenic machining on an Okuma HMC

June 30, 2016

5ME and Okuma demonstrate cryogenic machining on an Okuma MA-600H II horizontal machining centre. The suppliers say the process offers up to five times increased processing speed and decreased tool wear.

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P.O.M. Solutions to distribute FTP Fast Mill modular clamping systems

June 24, 2016

P.O.M. Solutions, a new distribution company of machine tool accessories based in Burlington, ON, has taken on a new Italian tooling line, FPT Fast Mill modular clamping systems.

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BIMU-SFORTEC in Milan, Italy

June 23, 2016

The Italian Trade Commission is seeking Canadian metal products manufacturers interested in attending one of Italy's largest trade shows for the metalworking industry, BIMU-SFORTEC 2016.

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Alta Precision expansion

June 21, 2016

Alta Precision, a Montreal machine shop serving the aerospace manufacturing industry, has doubled its operation to meet growing demand. The modernized $11 million project has seen the CNC manufacturing business go from 40,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft. The company held an inauguration on June 21. Alta Precision will be featured in Shop Metalworking Technology's upcoming August issue.

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Technology Day held at Mazak's facility in Cambridge, ON

June 15, 2016

Manufacturing doesn't have the greatest reputation among the general public and when it comes to youth, it's not often considered as a career choice. The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), along with industry suppliers, want to change that perception and held the first Technolody Day on June 14 in Cambridge, ON, to do just that.

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From left: Juergen Hierholzer, Georgian College, Jonathan Adair, Skills Canada Competition winner for CNC machining, Dan Ferko, president of Sirco Machinery/Haas Factory Outlet, and Louis Dropka, Skills Ontario CNC Machining competition and teacher at Conestoga College

June 15, 2016

Jonathan Adair, a graduate of Georgian College, in Barrie, ON, won the gold medal in CNC machining at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, NB, that ran June 5-8.

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DMG MORI Ultrasonic grinding milling and drilling

June 5, 2016

DMG MORI's Ultrasonic technology enables manufacturers to machine complex workpiece geometries in demanding high tech materials economically, claims the company.

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Inside one of of the facilities where the company fabricates and welds some of the tanks.

June 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Process diversification is one way to survive and thrive in a down market

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Surviving the ride

June 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Managing energy market ups and downs

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The Okuma five axis machining centre at Leemark Enterprises will help the company remain competitive, says president Dave McCaughrin.

June 2, 2016

article by Kip Hanson photos by Jim Barnes

Ontario mouldmaker tackles whatever comes its way, and does it faster than the competition

The Problem: Reducing manufacturing lead time from weeks to hours
The Solution: Five axis, high speed universal machining technology

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Standing by the newest Juaristi machine left to right: Larry Delaey, Mike Repuski and Dennis Alexander.

June 2, 2016

photos and story by Jim Barnes

Heavy duty five axis boring mill boosts productivity, quality

The Problem: Need to machine more complex, high quality parts

The Solution: A five axis boring mill with head changer

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Douglas Rizzo is training coordinator at Doosan Infracore America Machine Tools.

May 31, 2016

by Douglas Rizzo

Your machine tool can last decades if you take care of it

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GF Machining Solutions

May 20, 2016

GF Machining Solutions, Lincolnshire, IL, plans to acquire Microlution, a Chicago, IL developer of micro machining products incorporating milling and laser technologies.

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Anchor Danly's Cambridge operation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Anchor Danly finds the gold in the automotive market

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Automotive transformation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada

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Barry Harrison, director of competitions for Skills Ontario and Dan Ferko of Sirco Machinery/Haas Factory Outlet

May 4, 2016

Haas Automation Inc., through the Gene Haas Foundation, has donated $55,000 US ($65,000 CDN) to Skills Ontario.

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The EDM department in D-M Precision Products' facility consists of three GF Machining Solutions AgieCharmilles EDMs.

May 4, 2016

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Missing out on part families from existing customers

The Solution: EDM technology to capture more business

Ontario shop carves aluminum machining niche with EDM technology

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