Shop Technology

September 28, 2013

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machining shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process.

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February 4, 2014

EOS of North America Inc., Nov, MI, and aerospace giant Airbus Group Innovations have partnered together in a study to illustrate the environmental and cost saving benefits of 3D printing in aerospace manufacturing.

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February 26, 2013

The Laser 4000 5Ax is the largest laser texturing machine on the market, according to the company. The five axis machine adds unique and various textures to oversized moulds.

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HSC machines

April 28, 2015

by John Baresic

Why you may want to consider five axis machining for your shop

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October 27, 2014

EuroBLECH, the 23rd international sheet metalworking technology exhibition in Hanover Germany, closed its doors on October 25, bringing together close to 60,000 visitors from around the world.

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March 11, 2012

by Dirk Ott, vice president, Global Plasma Automation, Thermadyne Industries

If you cut the same shape repeatedly, have a high degree of rework, spend a lot of time grinding or need “weld ready” cut parts, it’s time to automate. Here are six tips to facilitate the transition:

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Don Graham

March 27, 2014

by Don Graham

Spotting and preventing common insert failure modes

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May 16, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Punch laser combination machine opens doors to new business

Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Ltd. in Vaughan, ON, has something all custom job shops should have to succeed: owners who consistently invest in technology to diversify and grow.

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Mazak's mutli-tasking Integrex e-420H-Ⅱ

May 26, 2014

High speed machining is making a big impact on the metalworking industry, but there's another technology that's just as important: multi-tasking. The ability to produce complex parts in fewer operations means shops can decrease customer lead-times while increasing product margins.

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March 7, 2012

by Shop MT staff

Alpen Machine & Tool Ltd., Concord, ON, has been in business since 1979 and has continued to grow even through economic downturns because of a focus on technology investments.

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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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April 29, 2012

Will challenges hobble automotive industry’s recovery?

by Jim Barnes

In January, you could almost hear the sigh of relief in the automotive industry.

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April 21, 2012

Automated turning keeps business in Canada

by Ed Robertson

The Problem: Capturing significant manufacturing business migrating overseas.

The Solution: An in-house designed automated turning cell.

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August 2, 2013

White paper illustrates how advanced machines, tooling help machine tool builder improve productivity

This white paper illustrates the immediate productivity gains resulting from the combination of an advanced third-generation machining centre and optimized tooling. The machine is the Mazak Horizontal Centre Nexus (HCN) 8800, a mid-sized horizontal machining centre with a 31.5 in. (800mm) square pallet, and the tooling is from Seco Tools.

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CI Additive Machine

February 25, 2014

Cincinnati Inc. and a US laboratory have signed a partnership agreement to develop a large scale additive manufacturing system capable of printing polymer components up to ten times larger than currently producible, at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing additive machines.

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December 31, 2014

DMG MORI's latest innovation is its hybrid machine tool, Lasertec 65 3D, which combines laser deposition welding with five axis milling, allowing for additive manufacturing of full components with finished part quality.

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November 20, 2011

Productivity and quality start with that first hole

by Jim Barnes

The productivity and quality of a laser cutting operation start with the piercing process.

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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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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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