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Mazak runs CNC program challenge to test its Smooth technology

June 21, 2017

Two machines side-by-side. Same part. Same program. Very different results.

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Feats of mechanical engineering

January 30, 2019

Siemens Energy and LMT have a couple of new mechanical engineering ideas. Have a look.

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August 27, 2012

Medical manufacturing

by Tim Wilson

The $7.1 billion medical device manufacturing industry is not as large as the automotive or aerospace manufacturing industries in Canada, but for those companies considering this market or expanding their presence in it, it holds much promise.

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A leg up.

June 5, 2014

by Tim wilson

Prescriptions for success in medical manufacturing

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Blum-Novotest’s Digilog probe inspecting a part.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Blum-Novotest's Digilog touch probe uses analog contact scanning, accumulating a continuous profile or path while mounted on the production machine.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

3D quality inspection benefits from optical and contact metrology

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Luke Pollock Product Manager

March 29, 2019

Luke Pollock, Product Manager

Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine speaks with Walter Tools’ Luke Pollock about advances, cutting strategies and challenges

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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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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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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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Mike Finn is a process development engineer at Mazak Corp.

August 24, 2018

by Mike Finn

A viable option for shops that machine more than just gears

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Makino iGrinder

June 3, 2018

Makino's iGrinder five-axis horizontal machining centre combines grinding, milling, drilling, and tapping, all on the same platform. Watch it in action.

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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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Mining accounted for $56 billion of Canada's GDP in 2015.  Image: Salt mine corridor

August 29, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

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Prima Power's new generation Punch Genius turret punch press

June 9, 2017

Prima Power's Punch Genius is a new generation of servo-electric punching systems with numerically controlled, servo-electric axes.

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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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Lincoln Electric's Torchmate plasma cutting tables

August 9, 2017

The TorchMate 4400 | 4800 CNC plasma cutting systems by Lincoln Electric are designed for the growing fabrication shop. Its design, components, and construction were all single source engineered to deliver exceptional repeatability and performance.

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Stefan Colle is the laser product manager at LVD Strippit.  www.lvdgroup.com

April 27, 2015

by Stefan Colle

Set up your laser machine to reduce piercing times and increase throughput

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Okuma's flat turning for machining polygons

May 19, 2017

A new video from Okuma America Corp. shows how flat turning, a feature on the OSP control, is used for machining polygons. Flat Turning allows for continuous spindle rotation, which reduces both machining time and part cost while eliminating the need for time intensive milling operations.

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