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A Saskatoon, SK, machine shop that built an innovative truck to raise funds for a children's hospital is now hoping to raise even more funds when the truck becomes the first ever Canadian charity vehicle to be auctioned off at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AR, in January.

Named the "Snakebit F-100", it made its North American debut at SEMA, the largest automotive aftermarket parts show in the world, held in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this month. The vehicle was displayed at Ford's booth at SEMA. 

Read the story behind the creation of the Snakebit F-100 truck.

 

Jorgensen highlights new machining filtration line at IMTS

Jorgensen Conveyor and Filtration Solutions will spotlight its new FlexFiltration line, including the company's new Flex G Series of modular filtration systems, in Booth 338164 at IMTS 2022.

Electra plans for battery materials park for EVs on schedule

Toronto’s Electra Battery Materials Corp.  says it’s making headway in developing a low carbon, fully-integrated battery materials park for the North American electric vehicle industry.

What’s Thick?

by Kip hanson

Industry experts help to define the term “thick plate” and offer recommendations on how to cut it most effectively 

Small businesses in Canada unprepared for cyber attacks: report

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released polling data on the state of cyber security in Canadian small businesses.

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.

MC Machinery adds Canadian sales rep

Adam Dimitroff has joined MC Machinery as a regional sales representative in Canada for EDM and machining.

Iscar adds to its Canadian presence

Canada’s manufacturers have been running at full capacity despite fears that the manufacturing sector will suffer from the extended economic impacts of a lockdown.

Deposition rates of 60 lb/hr

Lincoln Electric has introduced a self-propelled modular CruiserTractor designed for increased mobility and equipped with operator-friendly features for longitudinal submerged arc welding applications common in bridge and barge decking, large tank fabrication and shipbuilding.

Magna partners with RocketSpace for automotive innovation

Tech startups now have a new route to bring their inventions to life in the automotive industry, thanks to a new collaboration between Magna and RocketSpace. 

Ontario Speech from Throne emphasizes investments in skilled trades and manufacturing

One of out every five job openings in Ontario will be in the skilled trades by 2025 but unless significant actions are taken to boost the size of the labour pool the province’s economy will suffer, the governing Conservatives said in the Speech from the Throne.

Spreading your wings

Canadian manufacturers are in a good position to benefit from changes in the global aerospace sector

OPEN LETTER COVID-19: Impact on the Aerospace Industry

We are at a critical point in the history of our sector and country

Tariff talk – and consequences

U.S. President Trump’s belligerent talk – and action – on tariffs against his country’s North American neighbours has observers warning about the potential economic fallout.

Milling's many paths

"Machining centres are, by definition, milling machines, so they inherently have milling capabilities," says Scott Rathburn, marketing product manager with Haas Automation.

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