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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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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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Steve Zlotnicki

September 4, 2014

by Steve Zlotnick

How to achieve consistent cutting results

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Bending the laws of physics

September 19, 2018

These ten objects seem to defy the laws of physics.

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Time to retire.

April 24, 2014

by Tim Wilson

An exit strategy for all seasons

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Powerful machines

March 6, 2019

A roundup of seven systems that put in some impressive work.

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Sandvik acquires Renishaw AM systems

May 1, 2019

Renishaw has collaborated with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to supply the company with high productivity multi laser RenAM 500Q systems.

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Mary Scianna

October 24, 2017

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

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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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Alan Miller is engineering manager with BIG Kaiser, Hoffman Estates, IL.

February 9, 2015

by Alan Miller

Why pull studs are under more pressure than ever before

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TIG welding power sources allow the operator to adjust the parameters of the pulse to match the material more precisely and reduce distortion in the base material.  IMAGE: Lincoln Electric

October 3, 2017

by Nestor Gula

Getting a grip on pulsed TIG welding

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Peter Visser of Mate Precision Tooling.

June 5, 2017

by Peter Visser

Buying a Laser? Have you also considered a CNC punch press?

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