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Private helicopters?

May 2, 2018

Meet the autonomous aerial vehicle – basically a personal helicopter – and some other emerging technologies that could be charting the future  of transportation.

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Incredible inventions of AI

September 28, 2017

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves.

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Mary Sciannaa, editor

February 15, 2016

by Mary Scianna

The Liberal Party won a clear majority in the election, taking 54 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons.

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August 11, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

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Most extreme bridges on earth

June 8, 2017

Here are some of the world's most dangerous and tallest bridges ever built and naturally formed like the Immortal Bridge in China.

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October 23, 2012

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose 

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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February 21, 2013

The government has announced it’s revamping its immigration rules to increase the speed of skilled trades immigrants into Canada.

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Amada's BI (Bend Indicator) sensors use probe and laser technology to help maintain bend accuray while processing materials that vary in thickness and grain direction. The BI-S, seen at top, is a probe-type sensor. Bend angles can be adjusted on the fly.

February 11, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Measuring technology and offline programming are fundamental for press brake operators to maintain consistent angular accuracy

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October 23, 2012

Finding opportunity in Canada’s aerospace industry

by Tim Wilson

As Canadian job shops read the sobering tea leaves on the ups and downs of the manufacturing sector, here are some stats that might make them tipsy: in the next twenty years the big aircraft manufacturers are expecting $4 trillion in global orders from 34,000 new aircraft.

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Mary Scianna

September 5, 2015

In the 2015 British science fiction thriller Ex Machina, a programmer who works for the world’s most popular search engine is asked by the company’s eccentric CEO to administer the Turing test to a humanoid robot he has created, called Ava.

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3D printed electric car

July 2, 2018

The LSEV, manufactured in China entirely through 3D printing, will hit the market next April. It already has 7000 orders from European customers.

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Airbus drone-car hybrid

October 15, 2018

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled a driverless drone-car hybrid that could deliver a fully automated ‘taxi’ service combining road and air travel (maybe rail too) in a single trip.

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Almotive

July 12, 2018

This Hungary based autonomous vehicle company believes self driving cars can navigate with regular cameras.

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Robots with Allen keys

April 25, 2018

It may not sound like much, but as Fast Company editor Marcus Baram explains, acquiring the ability to assemble an IKEA chair may represent a tipping point for robotics technology.

Watch the video here.

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The Humanium Project

June 20, 2018

The Humanium Project uses metal from melted guns to make watches - and to bring attention to the global problem of armed violence.

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by Donald Halas

November 4, 2019

by Donald Halas

Increasing threading productivity

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Rigid tapping is an important function on multi-tasking machines, turn/mill lathes, and machining centres alike.  Image: BIG Kaiser

October 24, 2017

by Kip Hanson

To tap, or not to tap? That is the question

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How to build a barge in five minutes

November 14, 2018

This time lapse video shows the fabrication of an ATB Tank Barge by Harvest at Vigor in Portland, Oregon.

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Suspension bridge time lapse

September 3, 2018

Time lapse sequences make the construction of this massive suspension bridge – the Osman Gazi bridge over the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey, opened in 2016 – look a lot easier than it actually was.  

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Though not yet in micro territory, Kyocera is working to develop smaller versions of its coolant fed, double margin Hydros series drills, designed for “no peck” drilling of difficult materials. IMAGE: Kyocera

May 15, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Micro drill manufacturers achieve Lilliputian dimensions, solving big problems for their customers

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