Machining

Powerhold locator to clamp

August 11, 2022

Powerhold Inc. has released JDM Clamps, a flexible clamping system designed to reduce machining centre setup time and steps.

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photo by pexels pixabay

August 10, 2022

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.

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From Left to Right: Tejal Mehta, Vice President of Operations; Bill Mara, President; Trevor Smethurst, Vice President of Applications & Engineering. Courtesy EMEC

July 31, 2022

Mississauga, Ont.’s EMEC Machine Tools Inc.  has been selected as Okuma America’s distributor of the year for the 2021 reporting year.

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Though not always thought of as “high-speed,” five-axis machining centres need equivalent or even greater look-ahead and interpolation capabilities than their three-axis counterparts. Image: Ferro Technique

July 28, 2022

by Kip Hanson

Looking for a high-speed machining centre? You won’t have to look far. That’s because, in today’s world, practically all of them qualify as “high speed,” at least by yesterday’s standards. And best of all, they’re only getting faster.

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Inventory levels May 2022

July 14, 2022

Total inventory levels increased 1.6% to $113.9 billion in May, mainly on higher inventories in the machinery (+4.3%), motor vehicle (+13.0%) and petroleum and coal product (+2.9%) industries, according to Statistics Canada.

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Capacity Utilization May 2022 Statistics Canada

July 14, 2022

The capacity utilization rate (not seasonally adjusted) for the total manufacturing sector in Canada decreased from 79.1% in April to 78.0% in May due to lower production, according to Statistics Canada.

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Okuma way lube machining

July 13, 2022

To optimize machine tool performance, uptime, and utilization, having a healthy way lube system is essential.

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camInstructor

June 30, 2022

The technology training experts at camInstructor are offering their Mastercam training courses in both online and hybrid formats.

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Peter Hoecklin

June 29, 2022

Makino Inc., the America’s division of Makino Milling Machine Co., has announced Peter Hoecklin has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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AI Servo Monitor

June 22, 2022

Fanuc has introduced AI Servo Monitor, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) software that uses artificial intelligence to predict possible failures of the drive systems for Fanuc servomotors and spindle motors.

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Precision Machining Index Gardner Media

June 15, 2022

The Gardner Business Intelligence (GBI) Precision Machining Index for the U.S. closed May at 58.7, slightly better than April’s 57.9.

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ETEL TBS Linear Axis

June 14, 2022

ETEL has announced its new TBS Linear Axis offering.

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Fig. 1. Three-flute LOGIQ3CHAM drills provide nearly flat bottom holes.

June 3, 2022

A closer look at the advantages of using Iscar's innovative NeoLogIQ tools and inserts.

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Fastems FPT

May 24, 2022

Fastems LLC will showcase its CNC automation solutions for milling and turning machines at booth 339186 in the South Building at IMTS 2022.

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Eliminating build supports during 3D printing not only reduces waste, it also cuts manufacturing costs.  Image: Materialise

May 24, 2022

by Kip Hanson

How 3D printing is helping to make manufacturing more sustainable

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Elliott Matsuura's Frank Haydar on the critical need to provide prompt customer service and support

May 24, 2022

SHOP: You have been in this industry a long time. What would you say has been the most important change you’ve seen within your customer base?

HAYDAR: They are lot more knowledgeable with respect to the ever changing, complex and improving technology and so they are a lot more demanding. They are also understanding the need for automation and lights out manufacturing. 

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Jig Grinding, photo courtesy Heidenhain Corp

May 19, 2022

A little history on Jig Grinding as paraphrased from Wikipedia: Jig Grinding technology was developed at the end of World War 1 and is used for grinding complex shapes and holes where the highest degrees of accuracy and finish are required.

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Mazak's David Andrews showing the RoboJob Mill Assist automation on a 5-axis Vertical Machining Centre

May 18, 2022

Mazak Corporation Canada held its three-day Open House this week at its Canada Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ont.

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Jorgensen FlexFiltration

May 11, 2022

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.

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Jorgensen full chip processing

April 29, 2022

As a result of its recent partnership with S.F.H., Jorgensen Conveyor and Filtration Solutions now serves as a single source for metalworking chip and coolant processing systems.

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