November 2, 2011

Despite recent concerns about an economic slowdown, car sales continue to climb according to Scotiabank’s Global Auto Report.

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Automotive transformation

May 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Market changes creating opportunities for automotive manufacturing in Canada

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Back to the future

November 17, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology revisits manufacturers we've profiled in previous issues to see how they're preparing for the future

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Beating Back

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Competitive pressures in the automotive sector

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Leo Chang is senior application engineer  with Hartford.

May 2, 2016

by Leo Chang

How to increase machining productivity

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July 31, 2012

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

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The part machining bay at Omega's facility. The shop produces plastic injection, compression, R.I.M and die cast moulds primarily for the automotive industry.

October 5, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

In a demanding industry, survival and success require constant improvement

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Hand scraping of way surfaces and critical machine components is a tedious but necessary part of machine tool accuracy. image: Mitsui Seiki

November 2, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Fast spindle speeds are but a small part of high speed machining success

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March 28, 2013

A US manufacturer has installed the largest machine tool of its kind in the country. Merrill Tool & Machine, Merrill, MI, has installed the Mazak Versatech V-140N five axis milling machine.

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December 18, 2011

In yet another sign that the manufacturing industry is in revival mode, 300 people attended an open house at Thomas Skinner's Vancouver, BC, branch, "the best turn-out in years," says Don Babineau, vice president of operations.

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April 15, 2013

Kappius Components uses laser sintering for trailblazing bike hub/drive assembly

About four years ago, Russell Kappius—mountain-bike enthusiast, winner of six Masters racing titles, and a research geophysicist/software developer—became obsessed with bicycle hubs.

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Boeing creates lightest metal ever using additive manufacturing

October 10, 2015

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99 per cent air, it's light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles. Learn more about Boeing Innovations at

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July 7, 2012

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

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AME tombstone system helps Bombardier cut set up times and increase cycle times

May 3, 2014

A tombstone application at Bombardier Aerospace's Witchita, KS, plant has helped the manufacturer rack up savings in set up time and reduce cycle times significantly.

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October 8, 2011

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

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November 2, 2011

Tests on Bombardier Aerospace’s much talked-about CSeries aircraft prove what the company has claimed all along: this new “green” aircraft is indeed a fuel efficient design that offers a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage and significantly reduced emissions.

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A  Lincoln Electric additive manufacturing system from its Wolf Robotics division.

February 10, 2017

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

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The Makino a61nx HMC equipped with a FCS modular workholding system has helped the company to slash setup times and increase machining efficiencies.

February 15, 2016

Production-oriented mindset at mould shop increases efficiencies

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December 20, 2014

Brian Donnelly has been named president of Ferro Technique Ltd., effective January 1, 2015.Brian Donnelly

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Quickmill's Annihilator

April 29, 2014

The Annihilator B from Quickmill is a bridge machining centre with 25-35 hp geared spindle.

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