Machining

CN Rail

February 9, 2017

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

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Lofthouse's newest Mikron, the HPM 450U, equipped with a 20,000 rpm spindle and seven pallets, has greater workholding capacity, which allows for unattended machining of dies to meet increased demand from customers.

February 9, 2017

by Kip Hanson | Photos by Jim Barnes

Northern Ontario forging and machining company defines “state of the art”

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The Lang workholding system holds parts like this mould component securely.

February 8, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Ontario shop relies on versatile, but high hold power workholding system

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John Zaya is product manager, workholding,  with BIG Kaiser.

February 8, 2017

by John Zaya

Effective ways to hold workpieces in multi-axis machining

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File Image: Valiant Training & Development Centre in Windsor, ON

January 24, 2017

The Valiant Training & Development Centre is undergoing a change to become the St. Clair College Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre.

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Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Show 2016 file photo

January 18, 2017

CMTS 2015 file photo

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd

January 10, 2017

Newmak product portfolio

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

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Magna has developed a new ultralight door module that achieves 42.5 mass savings and can be used on approximately 70 per cent of the current light vehicle market

January 9, 2017

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

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Gas phase titanium crystals image from periodictable.com

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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Additive manufacturing improves motorbikes performance

December 30, 2016

Additive manufacturing technology from Renishaw improves bike's front suspension system

TransFIORmers, a Moto2 race motorcycle, is defying conventions by racing with a front suspension system that is radically different compared to any other Moto2 race bike; a suspension system inspired by Christian Boudinot's mentor Claude Fior, a maverick bike designer.

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Kuka Robotics arch welding 2 R270 Sailer 004 RT8

December 21, 2016

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

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Renishaw additive 1

December 20, 2016

A British group is hoping that additive technology from Renishaw will help it to win the America's Cup, the oldest international trophy in sport, started in the UK but never won by a British team.

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TM Robotics six axis robot

December 7, 2016

A-Tech Instruments, with operations in Toronto and Montreal, has partnered with TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine to sell and support Toshiba Machine robots in Canada, coast to coast.

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Heller Machine Tools' factory of the future

December 3, 2016

Heller Machine Tools has embraced the Factory of the Future and is setting an example of how manufacturers can do the same. The company is one of several machine tool builders (i.e. Mazak's iSmart factory) in recent years that has embraced digital manufacturing concepts in their facilities. 

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Matsuura Lumex Avance hybrid additive machine tool

December 2, 2016

The Lumex Avance-60 is the newest generation of Matsuura's hybrid additive CNC machine tool, the Avance-25.

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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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Robotics has helped Précinov improve shop floor productivity.

November 7, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop meets with success on its first foray into robotics

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DMG MOIR Ultrasonic technology for grinding, milling and drilling of complex parts

November 6, 2016

The Ultrasonic technology from DMG MORI enables the economical machining of complex workpiece geometries in demanding high-tech materials like e. g. ceramics, glass, corundum, tungsten carbide or even composites.

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Hand scraping of way surfaces and critical machine components is a tedious but necessary part of machine tool accuracy. image: Mitsui Seiki

November 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Fast spindle speeds are but a small part of high speed machining success

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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