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Tesla Model 3

January 6, 2019

Tesla's Model 3 boasts the best technology and motor of any electric vehicle, but a team of engineers in Detroit say there’s a major flaw in the car's design that's hurting Tesla's profit margins, according to Bloomberg Television.

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What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

May 30, 2017

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

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The right filler metal will help meet the design requirements of a weldment, maximize productivity and help in the "manufacturability" of a product, says Caleb Haven of Hobart Brothers.

October 24, 2017

by Nestor gula

Welding wire can make or break the weld

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By Ryan Funk (left) & Eric Krueger (right), UNISIG

September 25, 2018

by Ryan Funk (left) & Eric Krueger (right), UNISIG

Gundrills are excellent candidates for re-sharpening

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November 6, 2013

by Tim Wilson

There is room for manufacturers to up their marketing game

Marketing a shop's capabilities to the right audience can make a real difference to the bottom line, but unfortunately many manufacturing businesses either don't know how to approach marketing, or consider it a low priority. That's too bad because there are some low-cost approaches that can bring impressive results. These include social media, which is poorly utilized in the sector.

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Crazy engine swaps

December 19, 2018

Fun to watch - but you won't catch us trying out any of these ridiculously overpowered rides

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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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August 26, 2012

When the bank says “no” to acquisition plans, it’s time to turn to non-traditional financing

by Mark Borkowski

In the business of investment banking we are exposed to many difficult situations that business owners may face.

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Editor, Mary Scianna

February 11, 2018

If you were to grade business investment in Canada in the past 17 years, the country would get a D.

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Mary Scianna

October 14, 2014

by Mary Scianna

It wasn't long ago when business leaders were touting the benefits of investing in the so-called BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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Eric St. James is director of Paramount Machinery.

October 3, 2017

by Eric St. James

Advanced linear motor drives can help fabricators improve processing times

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Graphene

August 16, 2018

Graphene is a form of carbon that was supposed to revolutionize materials science, medicine, engineering and more. Why hasn’t it taken over the world?

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Mary Scianna

March 27, 2014

India has a problem and it's looking at manufacturing to fix it. The country's services sector, which has driven economic growth in that country for years, is shrinking and some are proposing India refocus its efforts on manufacturing

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Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Mary Scianna

October 23, 2018

Recently in conversations with some individuals, I learned about two programs for women, one an organization for female-owned businesses, and another, an educational one that encourages young girls in grades 9 to 12 to consider technology and skilled trades careers. 

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August 17, 2017

Take a look at the top five fastest trains in the world. According to the video, these are official track records. 

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Engineering marvels

April 12, 2018

The engineering wonders of the modern world

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Worldl's steepest funicular rail line in Switzerland

December 17, 2017

The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright. The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs 110 m (360 ft) over a distance of 100 m at the steepest point.

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Mary Sciannaa

April 5, 2016

When people think about the old adage

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September 1, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Getting approval to machine aerospace parts worth the effort

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