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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.

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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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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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Top 10 big mistakes

October 24, 2018

A top ten countdown of bizarre and noteworthy errors made by engineers and architects.

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Top 10 biggest vehicles

June 10, 2018

From the largest earth mover in the world to a rail-mounted cannon that could fire seven-tonne shells 30 miles, here’s a look at the ten biggest vehicles of all time.

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Most dangerous airports

August 21, 2018

Not for those who are afraid of flying: the most dangerous airports in the world.

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Spotlight Top 10 Ridiculously Fast Cars

February 28, 2018

Speed isn't everything, but sometimes it can be pretty impressive. Here's a list of the top ten "ridiculously fast" cars.

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Mary Scianna

September 4, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Here's a surefire way to dampen customer confidence in a brand: have recalls, lots of them.

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April 26, 2012

The work is there, the skilled workers are not

by Tim Wilson

There is good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector.

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Andy Monk

April 24, 2014

By Andy Monk

Overcoming common problems and consumables issues

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To reduce Built-Up Edge (BUE), reduce the pressure or the heat, advises Scientific Cutting Tools.

May 2, 2016

by Ruth Christopher and Harvey Patterson

Misdiagnosis can lead to tool failure and costly downtime

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Mary Scianna

March 30, 2018

 by Mary Scianna

Countries implement tariffs on imports to protect domestic interests.

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Mary Scianna, Editor

April 3, 2017

Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States.

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Andrew Petrilin

September 4, 2014

by Andrei Petrilin

How turn-milling can increase cutting efficiency

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Custom forging presses

May 30, 2018

Two friends who share a passion for metalworking have teamed up to build custom forging presses.

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