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.

Steel tubular product firm helps rebuild trade school in Haiti

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L’Ecole Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

Enterprising Solutions that Click

by Noelle Stapinsky

The Problem
A dated process tracking system

The Solution
Company culture that champions an ERP solution

Brand neutral manufacturing resource platform

A new online manufacturing resource platform called “A Faster Horse” has launched.

B.C. firm starts work on USMC aircraft MRO contract

Cascade Aerospace, an Abbotsford, B.C. division of Aerospace & Defence, has received its first US Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130J aircraft as part of a contract to support the United States Navy (USN) global C-130 platform.

Modig, Seco sign development partnership

Modig Machine Tool, Virserum, Sweden, has signed a multi-year agreement with Seco Tools, Fagersta, Sweden, for development of next generation machine tools. 

CMTS keynote: Why Canada is a great place to grow a manufacturing business

Canadian manufacturers can compete and win on a global scale if they devote themselves to innovation in their products and processes, and efficiency in their operations. That’s the message from the keynote speaker at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) Linda Hasenfratz, CEO Linamar Corp.

Kapp Niles founder Bernhard Kapp was leader in gear, machine tool industry

Dr.-Ing. E.H. Bernhard Kapp, founder of the Kapp Group has died. He was 93.

He founded Kapp & Co. in 1953  in Coburg, Germany and today, the company is among the leading manufacturers of machine tools for hard and soft finishing of gears and profiles with facilities in Germany, US, Brazil, Japan and China. He was board of several organizations, including the German Trade Fair and Exhibition AG, Gildemeister, Fiat, Krupp Hoesch, Iveco, Internazionale Holding Fiat, Werner & Pfleiderer, TRUMPF, the Ifo Institute, the Fraunhofer Society and the University of Coburg.

The company continues to operated under Kapp's son, Martin Kapp.

Kapp Niles

The multisensor advantage

by Tim Wilson

Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages.  But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.

Manitoba economic leader in 2015 and 2016: Report

Manitoba will be one of the leading provincial economies in both 2015 and 2016, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook-Winter 2015.

Factory operations and machining control software

Okuma America Corp. has released Connect Plan, a software-based system for collecting and measuring data to adjust processes for increased productivity.

Manufacturing accelerates at fastest pace in seven months

In September, Canadian manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in seven months as new orders and production picked up.

Loonie steadies, wholesale trade boosts economy

After declining last week against the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar steadied this week as wholesale trade provided an added boost to the numbers.

Tim Caron joins EMEC Machine Tools

Tim Caron has joined EMEC Machine Tools as area sales manager for Windsor, ON, and the surrounding area.

$11.5 M fed funding for cars of the future

The Federal government is investing $11.5 to help Canada's automotive industry develop technologies for cars of the future. Up to 80 skilled jobs will be created in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

Compact five axis VMC

Doosan's new DNM 200/5AX is a compact five axis vertical machining centre designed with an affordable price point for manufacturers machining complex prismatic parts.

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