DSCF2102Click image to enlargeThe 2015 Ontario Technological Skills Competiton took place May 4-6 and the results are in.

 In CNC Machining, post secondary, Alexander Bozinovski from Sherdan won gold, Cameron Medri from George Bronw, won Silver and Zane Wein from George Brown won Bronze.

In Welding, post secondary, the winners were Donald from MTCU-Western 1, who won Gold, Blake of Durham Colledge who won Silver and Daneil of Ironworkers Local 721, who won Bronze. 

At the secondary level for welding, the winners were Elija, of DSB Niagara, Jonatan of CSC des Grandes Rivieres and Riley of Limestone DSB, with Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.

Saskatchewan native Al Hunter was foundry industry pioneer

William Allen, president of Hunter Automated, Schaumberg, IL, and a pioneer in the machine foundry industry, has died.

Ensuring weld quality

Welding inspectors use many tools and processes to ensure weld quality

As anyone in the fabricating and welding business knows, process and part inspection is a critical component of a successful business.

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.

Five Axis Advances

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product: DMU 160 P duoBlock and DMC 65 monoBlock machining centres

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.

Get off the island

by Kip Hanson

Why smart shops need to get their data-driven manufacturing house in order

TransCanada supports welding camps for kids

TransCanada Corp. has partnered with the CWA Foundation to support the welding organization's Mind over Metal welding camps for students.

Dot.com-ing your business

Eight Elements of a Successful Online Marketing Plan: Book Review

Many small business owners know that they should develop an online presence, but they're unsure of what to do and where to start. Annie Tsai breaks this process down into eight understandable—and doable—elements.

Buffalo opens web shop for Canadian customers

Buffalo Precision Products has expanded the Buffalo Precision web shop for precision flat ground stock and drill rod steels for Canadian customers.

Beaming with Efficiency

Noelle Stapinsky

Laser welding applications deliver undeniable productivity gains for shops with high throughput demand

Canadian association launches additive manufacturing network

The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched a new web site and resource for Canadian manufacturers for additive manufacturing.

Plant tour promotes women’s participation in manufacturing

This week 100 young women aged 14 and 15 visited the Algoma Steel and Tenaris’s AlgomaTubes plants in Sault Ste. Marie Ont. as part of a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative to encourage more women to choose a manufacturing career.

TIG welding thin aluminum

Thin aluminum can be difficult to weld, but with the proper settings and procedure your TIG welds will turn out perfectly. In this video, Wyatt Swaim from Lincoln Electric shows you how to weld 6061 aluminum using a Lincoln Electric Invertex V205-T.

18-Day Automation Pay-Back

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machining shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process.

EXSYS strengthens customer service in Canada

EXSYS Canada Ltd., Brampton, ON, has added to its Canadian service team.

Lisa Medica is the new office managr and Kelly Bruce is the new inside sales representative.

EXSYS Tool Inc. opened its Canadian facility in 2013 and warehouses all of the company's leading toolholding system product lines there. The location allows EXSYS to work more closely with customers and major machine tool OEMs with operations in Canada. The facility also supports shipping and logistics as EXSYS ships its toolholding products to customers directly from the warehouse.

EXSYS Canada

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