Machining

Silvano Bressan, owner of Brematech, believes in investing in technology to grow his business. This year alone, he's purchased four machine tools and upgraded the quality department.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Growing with its customers is Brematech’s main focus

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Machining sleeves in an internal control valve at Martime Industrial Machining's shop.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Old school manual rules allow an east coast machine shop to maintain its quality standards

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Doosan's DBC 160 is a multi-purpose, high speed and high precision horizontal boring mill.

September 25, 2018

by Kip Hanson 

When machined parts are the size of locomotives and pickup trucks, finding safe, efficient ways of handling them is critical to the success of any manufacturing company

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By Ryan Funk (left) & Eric Krueger (right), UNISIG

September 25, 2018

by Ryan Funk (left) & Eric Krueger (right), UNISIG

Gundrills are excellent candidates for re-sharpening

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Robotics is one primary way manufacturers will become more efficient in the face of overseas competition.

September 25, 2018

by Kip Hanson | photos courtesy of NRC

Navigating today’s technology filled manufacturing environment is hard work; fortunately, there’s no need to go it alone 

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Mike Finn is a process development engineer at Mazak Corp.

August 24, 2018

by Mike Finn

A viable option for shops that machine more than just gears

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August 24, 2018

IMTS is North America’s premier manufacturing event

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Here’s Grimsmo, clowning around in front of his Nakamura-Tome AS200 Y axis mill-turn lathe.

August 23, 2018

by Kip Hanson | all photos courtesy Grimsmo Knives

Grimsmo Knives turns a commodity item into a labour of love, passion and machine tool technology

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Robotic-operated 3D printing cells like this one may soon be common in the aerospace and automotive industries.  Courtesy: Stratasys

August 23, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Three surprising examples of how 3D printing is changing the world of manufacturing

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Seco and MachineMetrics

August 10, 2018

Seco Tools has announced a partnership with MachineMetrics to offer manufacturing analytics.

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The ease of use of the Heidenhain control on this Mikron UCP 600 Vario is one of the reasons Daniel Surprenant is a GF Machining customer.

August 1, 2018

by Kip Hanson | photos courtesy of Dan’s Precision

This “typical job shop” in Ontario is anything but 

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Robotic part loading and unloading allows unattended machine operation.

August 1, 2018

by Kip Hanson | photos by David Afriat

Quebec cutting tool manufacturer achieves new levels of precision and productivity

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Elliott Matsuura and Excetek

July 26, 2018

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Excetek Technologies Co. Ltd., to suppy sinker, drill and large wire EDM machines in Canada.

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FABTECH Canada

May 29, 2018

FABTECH Canada is the country’s premier event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing

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Bottom row left to right: Devin Rumley, Brent Hale, Kevin Krmpotich, Chris Edwards, and Nicholas Piccione.   Top row: Rob Lavereau, Chris Holsgrove and Tyler Rose. The part machined on the DMU 340P machine is half of a mould used to make aerospace interior parts.

May 28, 2018

Ontario manufacturer continues a legacy of investment in high quality machine tool technology 

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Additive manufacturing is now an integral part of Exco's offering. The process has produced parts with three times the life of conventionally machined ones. The EOS machine was purchased from distributor Machine Tool Systems.

May 28, 2018

by Kip Hanson

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With HSK tooling, tool monitoring, and perhaps the largest tool storage system in the world, this machining cell has revolutionized the way Exco does business.

May 28, 2018

Toronto die manufacturer sets aside a 50-year legacy to make a fresh start 

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Rising Star

May 28, 2018

The aerospace industry faces unprecedented growth–and the challenges that come with it

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NC Checker monthly benchmark screen

May 22, 2018

A manufacturer of gas turbine airfoils has invested more than £2 M (CDN$3.4 M) in Mazak five-axis machining centres equipped with Renishaw probes and infrastructure to machine over 14 new products.

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A wide array of zero-point components are available for virtually all machine tools and workpiece configurations. IMAGE: SCHUNK

April 28, 2018

by Kip Hanson

What are you waiting for? It’s time to transform your shop with zero-point workholding 

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