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Social Media Your Business

September 11, 2015

Can social media add value to your manufacturing operation?

by Tim Wilson

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Soft robot inspired by snakeskin

April 18, 2018

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin, and made using kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper craft.

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TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 7000

September 9, 2018

The TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 7000 fiber solid state laser in action.

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June 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Mining asteroids—rich in iron, nickel, rare platinum group metals and water—is a smart idea and one that may open the doors to a new manufacturing sector in the future.

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Kevin Sekerak

March 27, 2014

Maintenance, repair and rebuild tips for machine spindles

by Kevin Sekerak

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by Nicholas J. Korfias

October 14, 2014

by Nicholas J. Korfias

8 tips to maintain toolholder-machine spindle interface accuracy

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Frank Babish is an application specialist for Exaton, an ESAB brand.

February 8, 2019

by Frank Babish 

Selecting and using the right filler metal

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Lincoln Electric Pantheon S

January 13, 2019

How a BC manufacturer improved productivity with Lincoln Electric’s Pantheon S submerged arc welding manipulator.

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Chuck Colonair

April 24, 2014

by Charles Colonair

Hard milling materials up to 66 HRC requires the right techniques

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June 19, 2012

by Tim Wilson 

Solar power, once considered an impractical energy source in Canada’s northern climate, is beginning to hit its stride.

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Iscar's drill chip splitter geometry for deep hole drilling

July 31, 2017

Iscar's new chip splitter geometry for deep hole drilling explained. Iscar has designed the new geometry for two deep hole drillling lines: TriDeep and SumoGun. 

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March 1, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Paul Ellery, owner of Ellery Manufacturing, a 34-year-old Surrey, BC, machine shop has had so much trouble finding good skilled machinists for his CNC shop that he’s hired head hunting companies in Toronto, the UK and the Philippines.

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Face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas

May 5, 2019

Tech Talk from Iscar: face and shoulder milling in narrow and confined areas with Multi Master Face Milling Heads.

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Jack Pennuto Jr.

February 15, 2016

by Jack Pennuto Jr.

Roll forming machines impact process quality

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Rob Ritchot is district sales manager for Manitoba/Saskatchewan for Lincoln Electric Company of Canada.

February 15, 2016

by Rob Ritchot

Looming regulations on lower limits may pose problems in the welding shop

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Sam Matsumoto

February 15, 2016

by Sam Matsumoto

Selecting the right drill for stainless steel and titanium

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Stefan Gruber

February 15, 2016

by Stefan Gruber

Avoid unsafe clamping issues

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Massive machinery

July 4, 2018

Here’s a look at some impressive technology, from a huge horizontal grinder to a massive machine that replaces rails, ties and gravel track beds at the same time.

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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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