Andy Lau and Steve Sanderson of Aluminum Mold & Pattern at DMG MORI open houseClick image to enlarge

The Joint Open House, an annual event organized by Canadian machine tool distributors, was once again, a big success among manufacturers drawn to the event to see the more than 60 CNC machine tools under power.

The Joint Open House has become a tradition for manufacturers in Southwestern Ontario and even for some from Quebec who attend to see the latest in machining technologies. Now in its 11th year, the participating machine tool suppliers--DMG MORI Canada, Elliott-Matsuura Canada, EMEC Machine Tools, Ferro Technique and SST-Makino--opened their doors to hundreds of manufacturers.

Held April 20 and 21 at the participating company facilities in Mississauga and Oakville, the event also give manufacturers the opportunity to speak to tooling and machining software suppliers also on hand at each of the open houses.

Here's the JOH in pictures.

Marinus Weeda Hydra Dyne Technology with Brendan Cunningham of EMEC Click image to enlarge

Hartford machine at Ferro TechniqueClick image to enlarge

New Hartford Hatrol Plus CNC control Click image to enlarge    Elliott Matsuura open houseClick image to enlarge

SST Makino open houseClick image to enlarge

EMEC open houseClick image to enlarge

DMG MORI open houseClick image to enlarge

Ferro Technique open houseClick image to enlarge

Elliott Matsuura open house Click image to enlarge

A new Zeiss roundness machine on display at Elliott Matsuura's facility, the Rondcom NEXClick image to enlarge


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