Smart Metal TechnologiesClick image to enlargeSmart Metal Technologies (SMT), Notre Dame de L'ile Perrot, QC, is a new distributor of fabricating and machining equipment.

Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.

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Fiber Lasers: Guided by the Light

Choosing the right fiber laser is not just about power, but rather what a shop’s goal is for productivity throughput

Mark Cadogan joins Renishaw Canada as machine tool product business manager

Effective January 2019, Mark Cadogan is joining Renishaw (Canada) Limited as machine tool product business manager. Mark has long experience in manufacturing, specifically in CAD/CAM. Although based in Windsor, Mark will be responsible for managing the Renishaw machine tool probing business throughout the whole country.

Op-Ed: We need more women in the trades

This op-ed was contributed by Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Perfection Multiplied

by Kip Hanson  | photos by Francis Vachon

Quebec aerospace supplier redefines the standard for machine shop efficiency

Cy-Laser opens tech centre for Canada, US customers

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L. of Schio, Italy, has opened a Technology Center in Sterling Heights, MI, to service customers in North America.

Tube benders speed construction of subsea wellhead trees

A manufacturer of subsea tree hydrualic control systems for wellheads has slashed build times and multiplied its manufacturing capacity with the use of all electric tube bending machines from Unison.

Magna CEO Don Walker on COVID-19 response

Magna International CEO Don Walker spoke to BNN about the company's strategy for dealing with COVID-19 and how he plans to get his company back to work safely, and how Magna will fit into the post-coronavirus supply chain.

Canadian manufacturing rises: 6th month of consecutive growth

Canada's manufacturing industry continues to perform well with March marking the sixth consecutive month in which production and new orders picked up, while employment hit its highest level in close to five years, according to data from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

$3 M for Windsor automotive manufacturers

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

Vertical automation for fabricating

Mazak Optonic Corp.'s Hi-Speed Modular Vertical Automation system designed for job shops, OEMs or production facilities. Suction cups and forks work independently to reduce cycle times.

Flexibility of a mini panel bender

Salvagnini's P1 electric panel bender is an alternative to tradtional bending. The company says that thanks to patented kinematics, this mini panel bender can produce a variety of parts and panels.

LVD opens new "Experience Centre"

 

LVD Group wants to connect its customers to leading edge, advanced fabricating technologies and it plans to do that via its new "Experience Centre (XP)" that recently opened in Belgium, global corporate headquarters for the company.

High speed laser cutting for tube and pipe

Mazak Optoincis Tube Gear laser for high speed cutting in tube and pipe applications.

Simultaneous five axis with a range of features

The Methods MB 450U Bridge-Type machining centre from Methods Machine Tools Inc., is a Taiwanese made model that offers five axis simultaneous machining. The Fanuc 31i-MB5 control enables full five axis precision machining of challenging parts, significantly reducing the need for multiple setups.

The Future of Aerospace: Up in the Air

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national strategy of support and investment is critical if Canada’s aerospace industry is to remain globally competitive

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