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7 future cool gadgets and inventions that really exist

November 17, 2017

Check out how some manufacturers are creating innovative gadgets of the future.

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20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding

November 12, 2017

This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.

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5 future motorcycles

November 9, 2017

Want to know what motorcylces will look like in the future? Check out thse designs.

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Iscar TechTalk: Machining aluminum

October 30, 2017

Iscar's TechTalk looks at techniques and tooling for optimum machining of aluminum.

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Building space stations

October 30, 2017

Want to build a space station? Here's what you need to know.

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Renishaw Canada's Solution Centre for Additive Manufacturing

October 28, 2017

Renishaw Canada's Solutions Centre for Additive Manufacturing is located in Kitchener, ON. The centre, which opened in 2017, provides insights into additive manufacturing technologies. View the video to learn more.

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Funniest engineering fails

October 27, 2017

WATCH: World's funniest engineering fails. Who approved these blue prints?

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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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There are many options for automating you saw, from bar feeders to advanced robots.

October 24, 2017

by Mike Albrecht

Automation will maximize fabricating efficiencies and reduce operating costsThere is no denying the incredible impact technology has had on our lives over the past two decades -- it has changed the traditional workplace and reshaped business expectations.

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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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Colonial tool

October 24, 2017

by Mackenzie Froats

Why customized indexable tooling may be a good option for your machine shop

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SFP2 is a new surface finish probe

October 24, 2017

Metrology tools for your manufacturing operation

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Rigid tapping is an important function on multi-tasking machines, turn/mill lathes, and machining centres alike.  Image: BIG Kaiser

October 24, 2017

by Kip Hanson

To tap, or not to tap? That is the question

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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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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Mary Scianna

October 24, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 looms before us,

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Extreme machines building extreme bridges

October 19, 2017

What how some of the most innovative machines in the world build impressive bridges.

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Amazing shipping container homes

October 12, 2017

Looking for an inexpensive home? Have you considered a shipping container? Check out these shipping container homes.

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Universal Robot's robots at Voodoo Manufacturing

October 5, 2017

Universal Robots’ UR10 handles the “harvesting” - loading and unloading plates in 3D printers - at Voodoo Manufacturing. Deploying the cobot has tripled production output and will help the Brooklyn startup cut costs by 90 percent. The company chose the UR robot due to its quick integration with peripheral systems enabled through the UR+ platform.

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