Philip Smith RenishawClick image to enlarge

Renishaw (Canada) Ltd. has undergone some management changes. Philip Smith is the new vice president of sales and marketing at Renishaw (Canada) Ltd.

He joined Renishaw in the UK in 1989 and has held various roles in design and product support at Renishaw in the UK, India and Hong Kong.

Renishaw's Jayden RodgersClick image to enlarge

Jayden Rogers is the new technical support manager. He joined the company in 2013 as a MTP retrofit application specialist.

Renishaw's Karim JassirClick image to enlarge

Karim Jassir has joined the company as marketing coordinator and will support Smith in sales and marketing activities.

Heavyweight machining capabilities

The Annihilator from Quickmill. The rigid gantry design, the high speed axis drive system, the heavy duty spindle options, all allow for very fast processing times. The Annihilator is for those who need a lot more than regular performance, it's for those who need heavyweight machining capabilities.

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Mazak smart factory concept exceeds ISO standards

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Machining's hidden sector

The problem
Higher hardness levels difficult to grind on existing grinders

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A viable option for shops that machine more than just gears

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