Machining

Mazak machine showing a table crash resulting from an incorrect positioning move. Image: CGTECH

February 11, 2018

No matter how easy to operate, few would argue that five axis machining centres are more prone to tool and fixture interference than those limited to three axis work.

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No longer limited to blades and impellers, five axis machining can be used anytime greater part accuracy with minimal handling is required. image: Okuma

February 11, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Think you need five axis work to justify a five axis machining centre? Think again.

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Iscar Canada management reorganization

January 22, 2018

Iscar Canada has reorganized its management team.

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Rob Adkins OSG Canada president

January 22, 2018

Rob Adkins has been named president of OSG Canada. 

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Made In Space produced these tin-bismuth cast metal pipe fittings to demonstrate the type of components it could produce in orbit. Source: SpaceNews

December 7, 2017

A 3D startup company that has been operating 3D polymer printers on the International Space Station, is developing tools for on-orbit metal manufacturing that could be ready for launch in 2018, according to a report by SpaceNews.com.

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December 5, 2017

DMG Mori and HEITEC are joining forces to speed the development of innovative automation solutions.

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ABB YuMi IV

December 5, 2017

An interview with Phil Crowther, global product manager, Small Robots, ABB Inc.

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Attendees at the DMG MORI Canada Technology Days

November 30, 2017

DMG MORI Canada held its Technology Days November 29 and 30 at its Mississauga facility.

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Iscar and Megatel event

November 30, 2017

Iscar and Megatel held a joint event at Iscar's Oakville, ON facility recently to showcase the latest in machining and cutting strategies.

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EMEC's Montreal open house

November 30, 2017

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

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open house

November 17, 2017

SW North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, headquartered in Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Germany, celebrated the opening of its new 40,000 square foot, $12 million manufacturing facility in New Hudson, MI, in November.

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SST opens largest EDM consumables facility in North America

November 9, 2017

SST is opening what the company says is the largest North American EDM consumables facility in New Britain, CT. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1. The facility is set to open November 18.

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Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

November 9, 2017

Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

Mazak and MachiningCloud have partnered together to bring enhanced data management to machine shop floors.

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Iscar, Megatel form partnership

November 3, 2017

Iscar Tools and Megatel have formed a partnership and plan to hold a technical machining presentation November 29 at Iscar's Oakville, ON, facility.

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Because there are no moving parts or tightening screws, shrinkfit holders are more balanceable than their mechanical counterparts. Image: Haimer

October 24, 2017

by Kip Hanson

High speed, high feed, high efficiency machining? Whatever you call it, success requires a balanced approach

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Together with Hartford distributor Ferro Technique, FANUC systems Integrator Kraaft Technologies Corp. completed the robotic integration and other aspects of POSS Design’s automated cell.

October 24, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Ontario-based food processing equipment manufacturer realizes big benefits after bringing its work in-house

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Hurco's Mike Cope published book about five axis machining technology

October 15, 2017

Hurco's Mike Cope

Mike Cope, a machinist and a product technical specialist at Hurco, has published a book about five axis machining technology. The Power of FIVE: The Definitive Guide to 5-Axis Machining book was officially released this month at an industry conference, Top Shops, in Indianapolis, IN. 

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Three generations: From left is Kurt Feigel Sr., son Kurt Feigel and grandson Konrad Feigel.

October 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Strategy and hard work a winning combination for growing job shop

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