Cutting Tools

Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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2019 Business Outlook

October 23, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s manufacturing industry is poised to take business to the next level and step up on the global playing field

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Inserts with through-coolant designs control chip evacuation and heat for longer insert life. Image: Horn

April 27, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Save costs and improve machining performance

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Tungaloy DoPent M Class

March 4, 2014

Tungaloy has expanded its DoPent face milling line with a new cutting edge geometry and grade. The cutter has a 70° lead to enable it to take greater depth of cuts than traditional 45° lead cutters, says the company.

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Don Graham

March 27, 2014

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

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February 24, 2013

Quebec machine shop’s focus on complex, tight tolerance work calls for high-end toolholding

As a shop serving the aerospace, defense and high-tech industries, APN Inc., Quebec City, QC, must provide customers with parts that are as close to perfect as possible. Extremely complex, high precision and difficult-to-machine components are APN’s specialty. Key to producing such parts to the highest industry standards, as well as faster and more accurately than the competition, is the shop’s expertise in high speed, high performance three axis and five axis milling. 

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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September 10, 2013

Cutting tool suppliers do more than sell tools; they help you compete

by John Mitchell

Gone are the days when your competitor was down the street. In today’s fast paced global manufacturing environment our competitors are everywhere. According to China Daily the average wage in China is $6,800 per year or about CDN $3.27 per hour. Canadian machine shops will not be able to compete with that

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August 27, 2012

Growing medical device market may be good for the health of your manufacturing business

by Tim Wilson

To get a handle on Canada's medical industry, it is important to know that Canada has four classes of medical devices.

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Seco's Square T4-08 insert has true 90º so the helix stays true to form throughout the length.

February 15, 2016

by Tim Wilson

Tangential milling brings direct results to roughing applications

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Andrei Petrilin (left) is technical manager of indexable milling tools, and Marcel Elkouby (right) is material sciences R&D manager at Iscar Tools.

March 31, 2018

by Andrei Petrilin & Marcel Elkouby

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Exchanger Industries’ Gavin Exon says the company has been building heat exchangers for more than 55 years. Its machining and drilling centres, such as this Quickmill VMC, can accommodate very large workpieces, as well as the various geometries required for ring grooves and weld preps on tube sheets.  Image: Exchanger Industries

April 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

When drilling thousands of holes in a workpiece, choosing the right drill is critical to success

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A wide variety of vending solutions are available to manage practically any tool or supply item needed on the shop floor. ctms

July 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Making the case for integrated tool vending solutions in small to medium-sized businesses

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Absolute Fabrication and Machining Ltd. remains competitive by investing in equipment that gives the machine shop the ability to provide quality services at competitive pricing.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Striving to be that one stop shop is one small fabrication shop’s secret to its growth

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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April 1, 2012

Iscar’s new adjustable-pocket face mills, the F90LN-AFR CA11 tools, are designed to carry PCD or PCBN tipped inserts for use on cast iron, hardened steel, aluminum or any other non-metallic materials.

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July 9, 2012

Shop Metalworking Technology spoke with Joe Bodorkos, regional manager for Flow Waterjet Americas, about recent developments in waterjet cutting.

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Measuring a part off the GFMS EDM Wire-Cut E350. in B&R Custom Machining's Cambridge, ON, machine shop.

July 30, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing innovation spurs aerospace growth

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Rising Star

May 28, 2018

The aerospace industry faces unprecedented growth–and the challenges that come with it

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BIG Kaiser's Mega Perfect Grip milling chuck has a high clamping force and low runout of less than 0.0102 mm (0.0004 in.) at 4 xD.

July 29, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Meeting the cutting demands for aerospace machining

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