Megatel's new facility in Windsor, ONClick image to enlargeMegatel has opened a new facility in the Windsor area and it's holding a two-day open house to commemorate the opening.

 The two-day open house will be held September 8 and 9 at the Oldcastle, ON, facility to showcase its machine tool offerings and technical services. Visitors will have the opportunity to see multiple machines under power, tour the facility's showroom and technical centre, and have the opportunity to win gifts and prizes. Visit Megatel online for more details.

Burloak buys one of the world's largest additive systems

Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co. Ltd., has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc., to purchase an EBAM 110 Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System.

Manufacturing activity in Canada, US on the rise

Manufacturing activity in Canada and the US increased in August according to the latest information from the RBC purchasing managers' index (PMI) for Canada and from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) index for the US.

Energy markets forecast to grow: report

Despite the continuing upheaval in the oil sector, energy markets as a whole -- wind, solar, hydro and natural gas -- are forecast to grow according to a new report from The National Energy Board (NEB).

Fast changeover multi-spindle lathe

The MS32-6 multi-spindle automatic lathe from Index has a flexible tool slide platform that greatly reduces changeover times. 

High Fidelity

by kip hanson

Calgary job shop owner attributes his shop's rapid growth to EDM machining capabilities 

The ABCs of X, Y, Z (and B & C)

by Ed Robertson

Troubleshooting multi-axis CAM programming

No one ever approached CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) thinking it was going to be easy to implement, but thinking about CAM can be reduced to three primary steps: the first may be called the “pre-processor”—importing digital data models, whether from inside design groups or outside customers and vendors.

CME, NGen amp up online training to fuel recovery

Canadian manufacturers now have access to a number of training options to help master the skills necessary to manage their companies through the recovery phase of the pandemic.

Steve Prahalis new head for SME in Canada

Steve Prahalis has been named the director of Canadian operations for SME.

Sandvik supports Innovative Manufacturing program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Cutting tool and tooling systems provider Sandvik Coromant has announced continued support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Innovative Manufacturing program.

Automotive Manufacturing: Heavy metal

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

Technical school to take over Windsor skills training centre

The Valiant Training & Development Centre is undergoing a change to become the St. Clair College Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre.

Jason Kenney opens Mazak Edmonton Technical Centre

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Mazak Corp.'s Canada  new technical centre in Edmonton, Alta. 

Canadian manufacturing growth in October highest in 2.5 years

The Canadian manufacturing continues to grow, hitting the highest level in 2.5 years in October, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI is a monthy survey that serves as a gauge of manufacturing business conditions. 

After adjusting for seasonal variation, the RBC PMI - a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector - rose to its highest level in 30 months during October. At 55.6, up from 54.2 in September and above the series average of 53.3, the RBC PMI indicated a strong improvement in Canadian manufacturing operation conditions.

Labor shortage placing industry survival at stake: Hasrouny

Never mind Covid-19 restrictions and supply chain disruptions, the biggest challenge the metalworking industry faces over the next decade is finding skilled labor, says Marc Hasrouny and as president of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA) he plans to make addressing this issue his top priority.

New Skilled Trades Training Centre planned for Strathroy, Ont.

The Ontario government is investing over $5.7 million to launch a new Skilled Trades Training Centre in Strathroy, Ont.

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