October 7, 2011

by Mary Scianna

Whatever your machining process, external or internal threading is likely a part of your manufacturing process.

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Tim Caron

August 21, 2017

Tim Caron has joined EMEC Machine Tools as area sales manager for Windsor, ON, and the surrounding area.

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Tim Scoffield, regional sales manager, Western Canada DMG MORI

February 18, 2014

Tim Scoffield has joined DMG Mori Seiki Ellison Technologies in Canada as regional sales manager for Western Canada.

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Mathew Stoer with a part machined on the new wire EDM. Stoer continues to find new uses for the EDM, and is considering the purchase of a second one.

June 2, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Outsourced wire EDM work increases costs and lead-time

The Solution: Invest in EDM technology

Ontario mouldmaker takes a lesson on wire EDM

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Gas phase titanium crystals image from

December 30, 2016

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

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David Laflamme, president of Précicut, says the Walter tool grinder was essential to meet growing customer needs and adds he plans to purchase a second Walter CNC tool grinder for future growth needs.

September 2, 2016

Quebec shop's fast growth spurs investment in new CNC tool grinding technology

THE PROBLEM: Inability to meet growing tool regrinding demand
THE SOLUTION: A five axis CNC tool grinder

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March 4, 2012

Tool clamping for high speed
Emuge Corp.’s tool clamping system, the PGR, is designed for carbide and HSS cutting tools, taps, thread mills, and end mills.

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Surviving in Canada’s competitive job shops market

March 30, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Surviving in Canada’s competitive job shops market

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Toyoda wins automotive Pace award for gear skiving machining technology

April 14, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. has won the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its high speed synchronization technology on its GS300 and GS700 gear skiving multi-tasking horizontal machining centres.

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Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

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Mazak Mega Turn machine

July 29, 2016

Mazak's Mega Turn 500MS is designed for industries that require heavy metal removal in large part production environments.

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April 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Energy saving options on turning machines are cost saving advantages for manufacturers

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October 22, 2012

Loyalist manufacturing program coordinator John Poste estimates that students receive approximately 25 per cent in-class theory and 75 per cent in-shop training.

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Smarter turning is about machine design and software. Image: Mazak's QTN turning machine.

April 24, 2014

by Mary Scianna

How far can advances in "intelligent machining" for turning go?

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August 18, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Windsor developers deliver engines with twice the power and half the weight of traditional designs

Vengeance Power Inc., Windsor ON, has come up with a new engine design that promises to revolutionize low rpm, high torque engines

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Keith Clausen with his Haas five axis machine.

May 2, 2016

The Problem: Breaking the machine shop status quo without breaking the bank

The Solution: A universal machining centre

Western Canada job shop embraces a new vision with five axis machining technology from Haas

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DMG MOIR Ultrasonic technology for grinding, milling and drilling of complex parts

November 6, 2016

The Ultrasonic technology from DMG MORI enables the economical machining of complex workpiece geometries in demanding high-tech materials like e. g. ceramics, glass, corundum, tungsten carbide or even composites.

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Chrysler invests $2 B in Windsor minivan plant

January 13, 2015

Chrysler's announcement that it's investing $2 billion in its Windsor, ON, minivan plant was welcome news by workers in the automotive industry.

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October 26, 2011

Mazak's Orbitec 20 is a unique machine originally developed as a customized solution for a customer application.

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Snakebit F-100

November 14, 2013

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.


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