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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.

 

Mazak smart factory concept exceeds ISO standards

The recent ISO recertification of Mazak Corp.'s Florence, KY, manufacturing operations, comes on the heels of the company's adoption of a new manufacturing concept it calls "iSMART Factory."

Job Shops Quebec - Consistent Growth

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop solves a big turning problem by switching to a different cutting tool provider

Pools, pallets, and productivity

by Kip Hanson

Automation is the key to competitiveness

The Ontario College of Trades has been replaced

The Ontario government is replacing the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) with a new crown agency the provincial government hopes will make Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system more efficient, accessible and easier to navigate.

Slashing cycle times in aerospace machining: The Equipment

The equipment, CNC software and cutting tools used in one of Cyclone Manufacturing's Mississauga, ON, facility.

Read the full story about Cyclone and its productivity achievements.

Clean Cuts

by Jason Schofield 

Extending the life of saw blades

Bystronic: Cutting software for process monitoring

The Plant Manager Cutting (PMC) software module is the most recent addition to the successful suite of Bysoft CAD/CAM software.

Cutting Tools in Israel: Pushing the Innovation Envelope

Iscar customers go behind the scenes to gain insights into cutting tool R&D, manufacturing

If you want to reduce your total production costs, increase your productivity. And the best way to do that is to increase speeds and feeds. Focus on that, and you will cut the cost of production in the first year by 15 to 20 per cent.

Hydraulic workholding reduces machine shop waste

Whether for machining cumbersome workpieces or machining operations that require precision finishing in a production environment or machining centre, hydraulic vises and similar workholding systems offer a flexible and stable fixturing solution that can speed up work cycles and also cut down on waste.

Boosting productivity on mild steel

Imagine a technology that could eliminate—automatically and in real time—the common issues associated with cutting mild steel on a CO2 laser machine: uncontrolled kerf width, dross formation, burning defects and striation drags.

Fabricating insights from Europe

Companies in Belgium and the Netherlands embrace new technologies to enhance their manufacturing throughput

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. 

Cut wood, metal, plastics or...cars!

The L.S. Starrett Co.’s 3X Power Bi-Metal reciprocating saw blades have teeth that cut more efficiently, able to cut up to three times more cuts than conventional blades. They are engineered for use on corded and cordless saws.

Additive manufacturing at BMW Group

 As additive manufacturing continues to grow, many major manufacturers, like BMW Group, continue to incorporate the technology into their product processes. This video demonstrates the use of metal additive manufacturing technology at a BMW Group facility.

Lauak Canada nabs $3M federal loan

Lauak Canada, a subsidiary of Ayherre, France-based aerospace firm Lauak, has received $3 million in repayable loans from the Canadian government.

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