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Paul Terpstra and Bart Huizinga with the fire fighting tool cut on the Scotchman saw.

October 24, 2017

supplier: Scotchman Industries

end user: Motis Inc.

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Kal Shergill, president of MicroStep Canada, with Tony Leal of ASE. Leal says the plasma machine has helped streamline processes.

February 11, 2018

Supplier: MicroStep Canada

End User: All Seasons Equipment

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CoroDrill 870 with PL geometry

February 11, 2018

Supplier: Sandvik Coromant

End User: Henry Technologies

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Tre’Heflin-King

October 4, 2016

by Tre’Heflin-King

Shielding gas can impact performance

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April 9, 2013

by Tim Wilson

Strategies to access money to improve your business

There is a lot of talk these days about innovation, but there is also some confusion as to how this might apply to financing in the manufacturing sector.

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November 27, 2012

Manufacturers recognize the value of setting themselves apart in a competitive marketplace.

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Finding the money.

September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Innovative financing alternatives to traditional big banks, governments

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Marlon Blandon is thread mills product manager with Emuge Corp.

May 31, 2016

by Marlon Blandon

Are you really getting the best results from your taps? Avoid common mistakes.

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August 26, 2012

YOUR BUSINESS | Automotive

by Tim Wilson

For Alec’s Automotive Machine Shop in Vancouver, BC, staying relevant means being able to change with the times.

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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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Mac Mackenzie is CEO of Epic Tool.

October 3, 2017

by Mac Mackenzie

Carbide inserts with flat bottom configurations can lead to lower machining costs

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Ford's new "employee" on the automotive assembly line, a KUKA robot arm

May 14, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is testing KUKA collaborative robots in some of its plants. See how one robot is becoming part of Ford's automotive manufacturing team. It's considered one of the first in the world to work hand-in-hand with people on the assembly line.

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Audi future Smart Factory

July 25, 2017

Audi is making its production fit for the future with the smart factory. In this factory of the future, big data – the creation and intelligent connection of large volumes of data – will facilitate data‑driven and thus highly flexible and highly efficient manufacturing. Source: Car TV, You Tube

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The Stad Ship Tunnel

April 24, 2019

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) plans to build the world’s first tunnel for ships.

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Professor Emil Schubert is chief technology officer for Abicor Binzel USA

August 24, 2018

by Professor Emil Schubert

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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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August 26, 2012

Opportunities for growth in resilient automotive industry 

by Tim Wilson

If there is a good news story in the midst of the present economic malaise–in which the US economy is stuck in neutral, and the European crisis trudges on–it is here in Canada where, despite a strong dollar, the automotive industry has shown remarkable resilience.

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May 22, 2013

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

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August 11, 2013

by Steve Rodgers

Canadian automotive suppliers gaining international respect

One of the recognized truisms of the Canadian automotive industry is that from a manufacturing perspective, we have long punched above our economic weight.

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Positive lead angles as shown with Iscar’s Feed Turn should be used whenever possible to prevent cratering at high feedrate. image: Iscar

February 11, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Turning gargantuan parts? Four cutting tool manufacturers weigh in with recommendations

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