Machining

May 23, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Quebec mouldmaker embraces five axis technology in a big way

When André Rochette decides to do something, he does it in a big way. As president of Rocand Inc., Sainte-Foy, QC, he was faced with a substantial increase in sales and development activity.

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November 29, 2012

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.

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Founders of Additive Metal Manufacturing from left: Norman Holesh, Nigel Southway and David Slimowitz. Their vision is to make advanced additive manufacturing technologies accessible to Canadian manufacturers and help strengthen the Canadian manufacturing industry.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Additive manufacturing is still relatively new, but will it usher in a new Industrial Revolution?

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Mark Kirby is additive manufacturing business manager with Renishaw Canada.  www.renishaw.com

April 27, 2015

A Q&A with Renishaw Canada’s Mark Kirby about the current state of additive manufacturing

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Drew, far left, Allen, middle, and Terra Hobart by the newest member of Pleasant Manufacturing's shop, the Eurotech mill/turn centre.

July 29, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Ontario shop’s philosophy of ongoing machinery investments pays off

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June 19, 2012

by Mary Scianna

DSA Precision Machining’s workholding investments include the Lang Makro-Grip vises and Quick-Point zero clamping system, and SPD electro-permanent magnetic chucks. The products were all purchased from workholding product distributor, Machine Tool Solutions Ltd., Brampton, ON.

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September 10, 2013

After nearly failing his first test in his grade nine machine shop course, Jerry Bowles wasn’t sure if machining was for him. Indeed, by 16 years of age he had dropped out of school.

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November 6, 2014

New "Smart Helmet" for industrial work enviroments

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June 7, 2012

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

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October 22, 2013

by Mary Scianna

The Problem
Diversify into more complex machining work

The Solution
Purchase high end five axis machining centre

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The Surfox Smart Passivation Tester, made by Walter Surface Technologies, syncs to smartphones and seamlessly uploads test results to the cloud

April 14, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.

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October 22, 2012

Location: Belleville, ON

Years in Business: 24

Key manufacturing processes: Custom machining, fabricating, design, millwrighting

Recent investments: 4,000 sq ft fabrication shop and office expansion

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Tesla electra car factory in Fremont, CA

March 19, 2017

The Tesla Model S is considered the first premium Sedan powered purely by electricity.

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February 28, 2012

Chicopee’s newest Makino machining cell is comprised of two a81M horizontal machining centres with fifth axis rotary tables and a Makino MMC-R robotic fixture plate distribution system. The cell is controlled by a Makino MAS-A5 cell controller.

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February 3, 2012

by Tim Wilson

Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages.  But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.

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August 11, 2013

Automotive manufacturers shift from working harder to working smarter with bigger focus on innovation and technology

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Carmen Goudey, CNC operations manager at  Cap-Thin Molds, says the reason for the merger  was to go after the caps and closures business.

October 14, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build footprint to capture bigger deals in injection mould market

The Solution: Merge two competitors to go after niche global opportunities

Ontario injection mould businesses merge to create stronger company

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Weldco-Beales has invested in Lincoln welding equipment and positioners,

September 7, 2015

by Mary Scianna

imagae by Klint Burton

Western Canadian machinery attachment OEM invests in technology for growth

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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Robots solve low machine utilization and the shortage of skilled labour, says Mark Eddy, president of robot integrator Gosiger Automation. Image: Okuma

November 17, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Justifying robotic automation for your shop

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