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NASA test firing

May 16, 2018

NASA has successfully hot-fire tested a 3D-printed combustion chamber for a rocket engine. This is the latest in a long series of 3D-printed rocket components that NASA has worked on over the years at its Marshall Space Flight Center.

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TruBend Series 8000

May 13, 2018

This video highlights the benefits of using a tandem press brake (two press brakes used in a single operation) versus purchasing one large press brake. It examines installation costs, productivity and versatility between the two machines.

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Building the ultimate roller coaster

May 8, 2018

Watch a full engineering documentary about what it takes to build the ultimate roller coaster.

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Doosan five-axis machining

May 6, 2018

Doosan Machine Tools showcases its five-axis machining centre.

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Private helicopters?

May 2, 2018

Meet the autonomous aerial vehicle – basically a personal helicopter – and some other emerging technologies that could be charting the future  of transportation.

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Growth potential

April 28, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

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Mary Scianna, editor

April 28, 2018

by Mary Scianna

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Robots with Allen keys

April 25, 2018

It may not sound like much, but as Fast Company editor Marcus Baram explains, acquiring the ability to assemble an IKEA chair may represent a tipping point for robotics technology.

Watch the video here.

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Soft robot inspired by snakeskin

April 18, 2018

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin, and made using kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper craft.

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Engineering marvels

April 12, 2018

The engineering wonders of the modern world

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Smart Positioner

April 8, 2018

A product overview of Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner, which combines automated part positioning with step-by-step software enabled weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

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Take a Ferrari factory tour

April 4, 2018

Take a video tour of the high-tech Ferrari Manufacturing factory, where some of the world’s best sports cars are built.

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Power skiving - Sandvik Coromant

April 2, 2018

Watch a demonstration of the machining of internal gears with power skiving, a continuous cutting process that enables machining to be carried out in a single setup.

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Andrei Petrilin (left) is technical manager of indexable milling tools, and Marcel Elkouby (right) is material sciences R&D manager at Iscar Tools.

March 31, 2018

by Andrei Petrilin & Marcel Elkouby

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Mary Scianna

March 30, 2018

 by Mary Scianna

Countries implement tariffs on imports to protect domestic interests.

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Tencent robotics lab

March 28, 2018

Chinese social media giant Tencent has announced plans to open a manufacturing-oriented robotics/AI development lab in Shenzhen.

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Robot solves Rubik's cube

March 20, 2018

Watch as this MIT-developed robot sets a world record for solving a Rubik's cube.

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Not suitable for family vacation

March 14, 2018

Here's a look at 14 roads around the world that are not for the faint of heart.

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Scotchman RG automatic measuring and positioning system

March 11, 2018

Scotchman Industries demonstrates how to increase the efficiency and productivity of Hydraulic Ironworker metal punching and shearing stations with its RG automatic measuring and positioning systems.

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