Machining

Morphing metal: new material developed by engineers at Cornell University

April 4, 2016

Engineers at Cornell Univeristy in Ithaca, NY, have developed a hybrid material comprised of stiff metal and soft, prorous rubber foam that combines the best properties of both-stiffness when it's required and elasticity when a change of shape is needed. And, perhaps of greatest importance, the material has the ability to self-heal if damaged.

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University of Windsor's Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI)

March 31, 2016

Machine tool distributor Ferro Technique and the University of Windsor's Engineering deparment are holding a "Research Showcase" on April 13 in Windsor that will highlight the collaborative efforts between the two groups.

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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CTMA Technology Days

March 16, 2016

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), in partnership with Mazak Corp., Iscar Tools and Sandvik Coromant, is launching an educational event for educators and for industry.

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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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Steve Prahalis new director for SME's Canadian operations

March 14, 2016

Steve Prahalis has been named the director of Canadian operations for SME.

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Machine Tool Solutions gets 1 million-plus views on You Tube

March 14, 2016

An Ontario machine tool distributor has reached a social media milestone by receiving more than 1 million views on its You Tube channel.

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File photo: Skills Canada Competition

March 9, 2016

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) has issued a request for sponsorship amongst its members and affiliates to help support the annual Apprentice Bursary Award program. The program includes awards for pre-apprentices receiving the CTMA's introductory trades training.

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DMG MORI machine tools for industry 4.0

March 6, 2016

DMG MORI machine tools: 60 sensors analyze the processes within the machine tool and deliver detailed information on the current status of the machine and the production process.

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Mazak to construct new plant in Japan

March 3, 2016

Yamazaki Mazak, Mazak Canada's parent company, has announced the construction of a new production facility in Inabe City, Mie Prefecture Japan, that will incorporate the company's iSmart factory concept that encompasses production automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.

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STUDER Flow Assembly

February 23, 2016

Smarter grinding and advanced manufacturing technologies are the only way to secure future growth. That's the message Fritz Studer's management delivered during its 2016 Motion Meeting in Thun, Switzerland.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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Canada's bedrock

February 16, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Job shops are Canada’s manufacturing stronghold

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Investing in the latest technology, such as multi-tasking machines, automation and manufacturing cells, has helped GN Corporations gain a competitive edge among domestic companies and among competitors from low-cost manufacturing countries like China, India and Mexico.

February 16, 2016

Photos by Rolland Gombert

The Problem: Improve productivity

The Solution: Multi-tasking automation cells

Alberta manufacturer invests in machining automation for productivity gains

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The Makino a61nx HMC equipped with a FCS modular workholding system has helped the company to slash setup times and increase machining efficiencies.

February 15, 2016

Production-oriented mindset at mould shop increases efficiencies

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Stefan Gruber

February 15, 2016

by Stefan Gruber

Avoid unsafe clamping issues

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DMG MORI DMU 160 P duoBLOCK universal milling machine

February 9, 2016

 

DMG MORI held its annual open house at its Pfronten, Germany facility, to debut advances in machining technologies, including the introduction of six new machine tools and Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.

Part machined on the DMG MORI DMU 160 P duoBLOCK

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GN Corporation invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automation

January 29, 2016

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

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Alexander Steurer, senior manager, NC programming for stator components at MTU beside the Haimer Safe Lock clamping system

January 25, 2016

A German aerospace engine manufacturer has improved machining of difficult-to-cut materials and descreased processing times because of its investment in Haimer's Safe-Lock clamping system.

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Financing your business

January 16, 2016

Your Business is a regular column from Shop Metalworking Technology.

by Tim Wilson

One of the biggest challenges facing job shops in Canada is securing the right financing.

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