Surviving in Canada’s competitive job shops market

March 30, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Surviving in Canada’s competitive job shops market

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Toyoda wins automotive Pace award for gear skiving machining technology

April 14, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. has won the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its high speed synchronization technology on its GS300 and GS700 gear skiving multi-tasking horizontal machining centres.

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Mazak Mega Turn machine

July 29, 2016

Mazak's Mega Turn 500MS is designed for industries that require heavy metal removal in large part production environments.

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April 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Energy saving options on turning machines are cost saving advantages for manufacturers

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October 22, 2012

Loyalist manufacturing program coordinator John Poste estimates that students receive approximately 25 per cent in-class theory and 75 per cent in-shop training.

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Smarter turning is about machine design and software. Image: Mazak's QTN turning machine.

April 24, 2014

by Mary Scianna

How far can advances in "intelligent machining" for turning go?

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August 18, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Windsor developers deliver engines with twice the power and half the weight of traditional designs

Vengeance Power Inc., Windsor ON, has come up with a new engine design that promises to revolutionize low rpm, high torque engines

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Keith Clausen with his Haas five axis machine.

May 2, 2016

The Problem: Breaking the machine shop status quo without breaking the bank

The Solution: A universal machining centre

Western Canada job shop embraces a new vision with five axis machining technology from Haas

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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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Chrysler invests $2 B in Windsor minivan plant

January 13, 2015

Chrysler's announcement that it's investing $2 billion in its Windsor, ON, minivan plant was welcome news by workers in the automotive industry.

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October 26, 2011

Mazak's Orbitec 20 is a unique machine originally developed as a customized solution for a customer application.

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Snakebit F-100

November 14, 2013

A Saskatoon, SK, machine shop that built an innovative truck to raise funds for a children's hospital is now hoping to raise even more funds when the truck becomes the first ever Canadian charity vehicle to be auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AR, in January.

Named the "Snakebit F-100", it made its North American debut at SEMA, the largest automotive aftermarket parts show in the world, held in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The vehicle was displayed at Ford's booth at SEMA. 

Read the story behind the creation of the Snakebit F-100 truck.


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United Grinding to open new North American headquarters

August 29, 2016

United Grinding plans to open a new 9.290 sq m (100,000 sq ft) North American headquarters in Miamisburg, OH, consolidating its existing operarations in the US state.

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June 16, 2013

The Studer favoritCNC universal cylindrical grinder for grinding medium size workpieces in individual and serial productions, comes with options such as in-process gauging, balancing systems, contact detection and length positioning.

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Mike Schoneveld completes the assembly of DV Systems’ finished air compressor unit.

February 18, 2015

Modern HMC helps Ontario manufacturer improve productivity

The Problem: Maintain manufacturing operations in North America
The Solution: Replace outdated machine tools with a modern HMC

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5ME acquires rights to cryogenic machining technology

August 29, 2016

5ME, a Warren, MI, which specializes in manufacturing services and software to improve efficiencies, has secured rights to cryogenic machining technology by acquiring 51 patents from Creare, a supplier of cryogenic systems and fluid dynamics.

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US shop breaks Hurco machine purchase order

August 17, 2015

A US machine shop has broken the Hurco USA record for the largest single purhase of Hurco CNC machines in the company's history, recently purchasing two five axis mills and three trunnion style five axis mills, bringing the number of Hurco machines in the shop to 21.

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December 9, 2012

US manufacturing data shows 5.3% growth over 2011

US manufacturing technology orders climbed 5.3 per cent over 2011, a good sign of an economy finally turning the corner, albeit slowly.

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July 31, 2012

VMCs strive for ultimate accuracy

by Jim Barnes

For some shop owners, the vertical machining centre is the old faithful in in the corner… good at what it does, but not capable of spectacular achievements in accuracy or productivity. It may be time for a re-think.

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