Machining

Mazak's VC-500A/5X AM with HWD incorporates Hot Wire additive manufacturing technology Mazak developed with Lincoln Electric

January 4, 2020

Mazak North America and Lincoln Electric partnership: The VC-500A/5X AM with HWD incorporates innovative Hot Wire (HWD) additive manufacturing technology that Mazak developed with Lincoln Electric.

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January 2, 2020

German tooling manufacturer Walter AG has reached an agreement to acquire the Ohio-based Melin Tool Company, a privately-owned manufacturer of solid carbide and HSS end mills, drills and countersinks.

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Sandvik and Renishaw collaborate to qualify new materials for Additive Manufacturing

December 2, 2019

Renishaw is collaborating with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to qualify new additive manufacturing (AM) materials for production applications. This encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions optimized for the laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) process and which provide superior material properties.

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Toyota Lets Talk Science

December 1, 2019

Toyota Canada Foundation has announced a $150,000 investment in STEM education for youth.

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The Mazak Discover Manufacturing event 2019

December 1, 2019

More than 2,000 manufacturers from across North America attended Mazak Corp.’s Discover 2019 event held November 5-7 and 12-13 at the company’s North American manufacturing headquarters in Florence, KY.

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Five axis machining success at Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada

November 20, 2019

A B.C. design and manufacturing company adopted a five axis strategy. Read how Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada is benefiting from its investments.

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Ray Brougham, president of Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd.

November 4, 2019

Story by Kip Hanson  •  Images by Derek Ford

BC design and manufacturing company adopts a five axis machining strategy

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One of URA's specialties is the manufacture of compression moulds for large components, which are produced with 3D machining techniques on a recently acquired Mazak Variaxis i-700T VMC.

November 4, 2019

Quebec shop earns respect and long-term customers one machine at a time

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Industry experts agree: if you’re not on the digital bus within the next few years, your chances of catching up will be slim to  non-existent.  Sandvik Coromant

October 8, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Three industry experts offer insights on our brave new manufacturing world

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This demo part from a recent Okuma open house is an excellent example of what’s possible with a modern bridge mill.  Okuma America

October 8, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Are boring mills becoming obsolete?

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IT-savvy Sullivan Machine Works' owners Noah Wesche, left and Aaron Christensen, right with their Nakamura-Tome machine.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Calgary shop believes big moves make sense while you’re still small

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Amanda, Michael and Stephanie Grieger with the new fiber laser cutting machine.

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Precision metal fabrication is rewarding work, but governments could be helping a lot more

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From left: Robert, James and Michael Pinelli with the Mazak VTC-805G machine.

October 8, 2019

Investing in advanced technology to grow 

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Quality Machining Services (QMS)

October 8, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Poised to grow – but ‘hanging on’ for now

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Paul Kingsley, Okuma senior applications engineer, works on an MU-8000V Laser EX Super Multitasking machine that combines additive and subtractive technologies. Okuma America

August 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Which is the more capable technology, additive manufacturing or subtractive? Invest in one of these machine tools and you’ll never have to decide

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Outlook-Medical Technology Industry

August 29, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national focus on growing Canada’s medical technology manufacturing industry could mean big opportunities for supply chain demand

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Getting coolant to where it's needed

July 30, 2019

After researching and studying the influence of coolant on its inserts, Iscar has launched new and groundbreaking cooling technologies in turning operations.

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Watchmaking is one of the many industries that relies on ultra-small, ultra-precision machined components made with machines such as GF Machining Solutions Microlution laser cutting platforms, seen below.

July 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Success with micromachining needs the right machine tool, the right cutters and a healthy dose of patience.

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As with most of their customers, cutting tool manufacturers are embracing automation to maximize their investments and increase throughput. ANCA CNC Machines

July 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Exploring the impressive grinding technology behind cutting tool manufacturing

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Energy Fix

July 29, 2019

By Noelle Stapinsky

Despite challenges in Canada’s energy and resource sector, future holds opportunities

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