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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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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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MicroStep fiber laser cutting of plates and pipes

February 10, 2018

The MSF is a laser cutting system for the cutting of materials with a fibre laser, or a combination of fibre laser and plasma. This machine is designed for the production of highly accurate parts at high cutting speeds, and offers low maintenance and operational costs.

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Blackstar

February 6, 2018

According to Top10 Information, these are five of the most secret military aircraft in history.

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Renishaw's non-contact tool setting solutions

February 3, 2018

Building on the proven design of the existing NC4 system, Renishaw has introduced an enhanced solution to satisfy the demands of the rapidly evolving manufacturing environment.

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7 strangest and coolest materials - seen here Gallium metal

January 31, 2018

7 of the most strange materials that actually exist.

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12 insane engineering marvels of the world

January 22, 2018

Some some of the world's engineering marvels, from Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport.

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7 of the world's most expensive cars

January 17, 2018

The Sweptail by Rolls Royce is number one on the list of the seven most expensive cars in the world, at a price tag of $13 million.

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10 structures built underwater

January 10, 2018

Building structures underwater.

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Punch Genius

January 7, 2018

A new-generation turret punch press, the Punch Genius is a versatile system, which allows manual processing from either A- or B- side or automated production cell. New intelligent ram shortens tool changes and increases the number of normal and indexing tools in turret.

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Chevalier FNL 220LSY Multi Axis Turning Milling Machine

December 29, 2017

The Chevalier FNL 220LSY multi-axis turning-milling machine in action. The machine, available in Canada from Heinman Machinery, can turn and mill complex parts in a single machine.

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Shop Talk Jan 4 spotlight on megaprojects

December 28, 2017

A number of truly impressive construction megaprojects are nearing completion or have recently been finished around the 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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Okuma's Winter Showcase 2017

December 16, 2017

Okuma held its Winter Showcase 2017 at its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Hundreds came out to see the latest in machine tools and machining technologies.

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Boston Dynamics's two-legged Atlas robot does backflips

December 10, 2017

What a difference two years make. If you followed the DARPA Challenge back in 2015, you’ll know that humanoid robots have a track record of falling over—a lot.

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KUKA robots producing robots

December 10, 2017

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

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A "wild-looking" EV design from Chris Bangle Associates

December 5, 2017

Chris Bangle is well known among the auto industry for his innovative automotive designs. See his latest "wild-looking" vehicle.

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Micro machining of a watch with Horn tooling

December 3, 2017

Watch how Horn tooling micro machines a watch.

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THE FUTURE OF SPACE Screen Shot 2017 12 01

November 30, 2017

Physicist, engineer and CEO Rob Hoyt delves into the challenges and potential of manufacturing and assembling large systems and structures in space to support exploration and colonization.

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