August 26, 2012

New show, conference focused on technologies, strategies to maintain manufacturing competitiveness

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July 19, 2015

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

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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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Guillaume Desrochers in front of the DMG MORI machining cell. The machines are just two of the 25 CNC turning and machining centres in the shop. The company uses CGTech's Vericut machining simulation software, which removes testing and proving in the shop ahead of time, allowing machines to always be in production.

February 18, 2015

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Succeeding in a competitive market
The Solution: Investment in automation, standardized processes

Quebec manufacturer re-engineers thinking to succeed

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Bill Reilly

June 8, 2014

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

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GFMS’s rConnect allows a remote field service engineer to see your machine and current setup.

February 11, 2018

by Kip Hanson

EDM turns to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to increase productivity

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Economic Development for Southern Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear and Airbus Helicopters Canada CEO Romain Trapp inspect a helicopter at the company's Fort Erie, ON, plant.

February 5, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly Eurocopter Canada) is adding a new productin line at its Fort Erie, ON, helicopter manufacturing facility. The expansion will create approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs.

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Magellan Aerospace to manufacture Airbus exhaust system

September 20, 2017

Airbus has selected Magellan Aerospace to produce exhaust systms for the aircraft builder's A320neo PW family of aircraft, and the parts will be designed, developed and manufactured at Magellan's Winnipeg, MB, facility and at the Middeltown, OH plant.

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Magna has developed a new ultralight door module that achieves 42.5 mass savings and can be used on approximately 70 per cent of the current light vehicle market

January 9, 2017

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

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Leon Massa shows a part machined on the Haas five axis machine in his shop.

July 28, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Investing in leading edge machining technology to remain competitive

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John Zaya is product manager, workholding,  with BIG Kaiser.

February 8, 2017

by John Zaya

Effective ways to hold workpieces in multi-axis machining

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October 16, 2012

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA's Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Years in business: 41

Key manufacturing processes: Machining, welding, plating

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Next generation Chevy Volt from GM

January 6, 2015

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) have joined in a collaborative relationship in which they will share common industry initiatives.

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Investing in the latest technology, such as multi-tasking machines, automation and manufacturing cells, has helped GN Corporations gain a competitive edge among domestic companies and among competitors from low-cost manufacturing countries like China, India and Mexico.

February 16, 2016

Photos by Rolland Gombert

The Problem: Improve productivity

The Solution: Multi-tasking automation cells

Alberta manufacturer invests in machining automation for productivity gains

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Anchor Danly's Cambridge operation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Anchor Danly finds the gold in the automotive market

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February 4, 2013

The North American robotics market has recorded its strongest year ever in 2012, according to new statistics from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

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February 17, 2012

By Mary Scianna

Changes at the automotive OEM level impact machine shop suppliers

The automotive industry has undergone some significant upheaval in recent years.

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Automated welding cells help AGS Automotive Systems remain competitive.

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

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