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Seven incredible machines

August 29, 2018

From a bridge laying behemoth to a real-life hoverbike, we look at seven truly unique machines.

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Transforming vehicles

June 14, 2018

Here's a look at seven "transformers" that actually exist.

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Strange new engine designs

December 3, 2018

VC Turbo, Circle Cycle, Liquid Piston… seven of the strangest, most innovative new engines in the world.

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February 18, 2013

Do you welcome apprentices from apprenticeship training programs in your shop? Why or why not?

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November 27, 2012

When you purchase machinery or tooling, what one factor matters most to you and why? 

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June 19, 2012

What is the biggest challenge you face running a manufacturing business in Canada?

The biggest challenge is finding skilled help.

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June 16, 2013

What one factor would help your manufacturing business become more competitive and why?

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March 1, 2012

Have you had trouble finding skilled trade workers for your manufacturing operation? If so, how have you addressed the issue?

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April 26, 2012

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

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October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12 is a day that will stay with me for many years.

Why? It was the day Shop Metalworking Technology's web site was set to go live.

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October 22, 2011

Much has been written about how North American manufacturing has flowed to the Far East, followed closely behind by service sectors, such as IT and graphic design.

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November 1, 2011

Far too often, Canadian industry tends to take a wait and see approach instead of delving first into new technologies.

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Brian MacNeil

July 29, 2016

by Brian MacNeil

Even simple shoulder milling can become a problem if you don’t follow the rules

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DMG MORI's simplified automation for turning

October 2, 2017

DMG MORI's Robo2Go simplified automation is a new flexible automation solution for turning machines.

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Mazak machine showing a table crash resulting from an incorrect positioning move. Image: CGTECH

February 11, 2018

No matter how easy to operate, few would argue that five axis machining centres are more prone to tool and fixture interference than those limited to three axis work.

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The NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology was named in recognition of a $2 million donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada.

March 27, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Technical schools rising to the challenge of skills training for the future

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May 12, 2015

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

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May 19, 2013

The Federal government spends nearly $2.5 billion for skills training in Canada via training transfers to provincial governments and territories.

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Raoul Rapke

October 31, 2016

by Raoul Rapke

Advanced vending systems can help achieve higher productivity

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Kenneth Alrick is senior welding product manager, ESAB Welding and Cutting Products.

July 28, 2015

by Kenneth Alrick

Advanced controls improve AC GTAW aluminum results

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