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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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Kristian Hulgard, general manager Americas, OnRobot

November 4, 2019

by Kristian Hulgard 

Intelligent end-of-arm tooling for better machining

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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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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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