Boeing creates lightest metal ever using additive manufacturingClick image to enlargeMicrolattice 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 athttp://www.boeing.com/innovation/

Magellan, ABB win Moon exploration tech deals

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded seven contracts totalling $4.36 million to five manufacturing and tech companies to develop moon exploration technology.

Advances in CNC machine tool controls

by Kip Hanson

Smart CNCs bring efficiency, predictability, and greater control to shops of all sizes

Tool grinder with flexibility

Rollomatic’s new GrindSmart six axis 630XW tool grinding machine with six‐station wheel/nozzle changer is easily adapted for individual boring bar designs, both for short and long runs.

Manufacturing an ABB robotic welding cell

Timelapse of a FlexArc robotic welding cell being built -- the FlexArc standardized robotic welding cells built and tested in one of ABB's global facilities in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

New Flyer acquires specialty vehicle maker

 

Manitoba bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has acquired ARBOC Specialty Vehicles for US $95 million.

Die & Mould Sector Report 2017: Winning the Game

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

Ottawa announces support for automotive R&D

The Government of Canada has announced up to $9.46 million in funding to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to enhance its Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, and to create new research and development jobs in the automotive industry.

Leader of the pack

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Staying competitive

The Solution: Purchasing machining cell automation

Auto parts makers respond to tariffs, NAFTA uncertainty

A recent Globe and Mail report (“Location, location, Michigan: Canadian auto-parts maker develops tech near Detroit”) explores the motives behind one auto parts supplier in consolidating some of its operations in the US.

Marc-André Aubé new head of Walter Surface Technologies

Marc-André Aubé is the new president and COO of Walter Surface Technologies, based in Pointe-Claire, QC.

Canadian employment continues to climb: Stats Can

Canadian employment rose for the second consecutive month, up 43,000 in October, pushing the unemployment rate down to 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 per cent, the lowest rate since November 2008, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

Lincoln expands automation capabilities with acquisition

LIncoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has acquired intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo) of Tippo City, OH. The company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding and marking systems, will service and support the installed base of PECo laser welding and marketing systems.

More government money for aerospace manufacturing: $3 M for Ontario firm

The Canadian government continues its ongoing funding contributions to aerospace manufacturers, with the recent being a $3 million repayable contribution to an Ontario precision machining supplier to the aerospace industry.

Laser welding for everybody

TRUMPF's TruLaser Cell 5030 is the ideal entry machine for laser welding large 3D components. Watch how the BrightLine weld option gives low-spatter laser welding and the highest weld seam quality.

Don't do this on your CNC machine

Our technology spotlights typically highlight innovative and leading edge technologies that may be useful in your shop. For a change, here's a video about what not to do on your CNC machine.

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