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.

A machine tool builder's approach to Industry 4.0

Heller Machine Tools has embraced the Factory of the Future and is setting an example of how manufacturers can do the same. The company is one of several machine tool builders (i.e. Mazak's iSmart factory) in recent years that has embraced digital manufacturing concepts in their facilities. 

Leandro Pereira new service manager for Bystronic Canada

Leandro Pereira has joined Bystronic Canada as the new service manager.

New B axis milling head with 250° swivel range

DMG MORI has introduced its 4th generation DMC 80 U duoBlock and DMC 80 FD duoBlock universal machine centres that feature a new B axis milling head with an extended swivel range of 250° with a swivel of 70° in the negative direction.

Additive Test Bed

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

NAFTA worries spoiling the upbeat mood?

Despite good economic news, uncertainty around NAFTA and other issues has Canadian businesses worried about the future, says a Globe and Mail report filed on Canada Day.

GM Oshawa lands pickup truck assembly work

General Motors Co. plans to perform final assembly of full sized pick trucks in Oshawa, Ont., a big boost to the Oshawa production plant that will lead to production of approximately 60,000 vehicles, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

New distributor focuses on large part machining

Natex Machinery Group Co., Mississauga, ON, is a new Canadian distributor in Canada focused on machinery for large part machining.

GM caps off a huge year for Canadian auto investment

General Motors has added to a landmark year for Canada’s automotive sector by committing to a CAN$1 billion investment to manufacture an electric delivery van at its struggling CAMI manufacturing facility in Windsor Ont.

Pressure tactics

Is ultra-high pressure waterjet cutting right for you?

by Jim Barnes

Since its introduction in the early 1970s, waterjet cutting has seen steady increases in pressure. Conventional systems today typically run at 60,000 psi, and many users are adopting ultra-high pressure systems running at 90,000 psi and more. How much pressure is enough?

Sohail Naroo joins Bystronic Canada sales team

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has announced the addition of Sohail Naroo to its Canadian division as direct sales engineer.

Canada announces Industry Strategy Council

The Government of Canada has struck a committee to develop expertise from key industries inform government actions to promote innovation, economic inclusion and growth as the economy limps back to life after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Job Shops - British Columbia - Small size, big service

by Kip Hanson

Shop is the go-to place for weird and difficult work

NRC Canada to advance cold spray additive manufacturing

The National Research Council of Canada has partnered with PolyControls to improve accessibility of cold spray additive manufacturing technology for manufacturers.

AK Motor reaches out to partners for Canadian EV

As AK Motor International develops its plans for the Canadian Maple Majestic Canadian all-electric vehicle (EV) the company is now reaching out to recruit parts suppliers and technology developers.

EXRO building new EV parts plant in Calgary

Exro Technologies Inc., a Calgary-based clean technology company, is building a new facility in Calgary which will be equipped for automotive-class manufacturing.

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