From left: Jaco Wall, owner of Hoover Enterprise, a fabrication shop, son Ricky Wall, and Issac Martin, scheduling manager.Click image to enlarge

MC Machinery opened its doors to customers on June 4 to showcase its wide range of machining and fabricating technologies, including a metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine and fiber laser cutting technology.

Paul Shin, president of Paragon Systems, forefront, with vice president Don Ham examine parts machined on the Matsuura hybrid milling/additive machine, the Lumex-Avance 25.Click image to enlarge

Paul Shin, president of Paragon Systems in Concord, ON, and Don Ham, vice president at the company, were interested in the hybrid additive machine, the Lumex Avance 25 from Matsuura Machinery Corp. The hybrid machine integrates metal laser sintering, an additive manufacturing process, with a milling machine in a single platform. Shin says the technology could be a good fit for his company, which specializes in low volume protoype manufacturing, product design and manufacturing of testing equipment.Jai Nandrashad, EDM manager for Exco Engineering, examines a part machined on the Mitsubishi EDMClick image to enlarge

Patrick MacGillivray, a project engineer with Samuels Son & Co., says his company is interested in laser cutting technology, in particular, the benefits of fiber laser cutting.Patrick MacGillivray of Samuels Son & Co., far right in interested in laser cutting technology.Click image to enlarge

Other key technologies on display included MC Machinery's line of milling machines, EDM technology and press brakes.

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