Machining

The end-of-arm tooling assembly on this ABB robot shows that custom grippers can be made to handle practically anything.

June 15, 2020

by Kip Hanson

Hang on tight: there’s more to automation than the robot

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Drive Time?

June 15, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

In the face of a global pandemic, the questions facing Canada’s automotive supply sector will shape the industry for years to come

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TM1501, TM2501 and TM3501 cut austenitic stainless steel to high-alloyed, super-duplex stainless steels

June 1, 2020

Seco Tools has released new grades specifically for stainless steel turning featuring the company’s latest Duratomic and its Used-Edge Detection technology. 

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The V2000 vertical machining centre from First uses MEEHANITE cast iron for all major machine parts

June 1, 2020

The V2000 vertical machining centre from First uses MEEHANITE cast iron for all major machine parts and its double column design provides stable conditions for heavy-duty cutting.

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Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America

May 28, 2020

Walter’s Helicheck Plus and Helicheck Pro machines from United Grinding North America now feature new modules for tool cleaning and laser marking. 

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DMG Mori's NXT 3000

May 20, 2020

The NTX 3000 compact turning-milling machine from DMG Mori now has the compactMASTER Turn & Mill spindle, providing maximum productivity when machining large workpieces with a footprint of just 16.5 square metres.

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Unique upside-down machining,has excellent chip fall and reduces the heat load in the component

May 6, 2020

Grob Systems’ new Access Series 5 axis machining centres deliver high machining quality and are rated for optimized reliability, high productivity and modular expandability with automation solutions.

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LaserSmart 510 laser cutting and ablation machine

May 3, 2020

Rollomatic has developed a process that allows sharpening of thick‐film diamond coated cutting tools in a machine that also laser cuts PCD and other super‐hard materials.

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HQ IMG Discmill Cutters Group Image

May 3, 2020

The 335.18 and 335.19 disc mill cutter bodies from Seco Tools outperform high-speed steel alternatives, especially in tough materials like sticky stainless steel, titanium and superalloys.

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Standard looks to automate  wherever possible on all new  projects, says owner  Rolf Gretschmann.

April 30, 2020

by Kip Hanson

According to this Manitoba shop owner, the old ways of doing business are history

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Aerospace Reroutes

April 30, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s aerospace manufacturing industry has been on a growth trajectory, with a strong outlook for 2020. But that was before a global pandemic hit. Now, much like virtually every other industrial sector, aerospace parts manufacturers are adjusting to a new normal.

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Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

April 30, 2020

We are at a critical point in the history of our sector and country

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The new Accure∙tec A3000 anti-vibration boring bar from Walter

April 29, 2020

The new Accure∙tec A3000 anti-vibration boring bar from Walter features a patented vibration damping technology for maximum precision.

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HB400 w Mx Tablet

April 22, 2020

MetLogix Mx200 digital readouts (DRO) from the L.S. Starrett Co., are now available for its broad line of Optical Comparators.

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AFCO HWwasher

April 22, 2020

Automatic Feed Co.’s coil-fed high-pressure hot water washers eliminate oil and contamination on aluminum and various metals that can cause visible part defects during the stamping process. 

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Techniks tool group logo

April 15, 2020

Techniks Tool Group has established a partnership with Mazak USA to offer tooling certificates which are now available as an accessory option with new machine tools.

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5X corner rest machining with HyperMill Cad/Cam software

April 6, 2020

Open Mind Technologies' latest version of hyperMILL 2020.1 increases ease-of-use and overall programming performance in addition to powerful 3D and five axis Machining enhancements for complex part manufacture.

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Gemini Series Machine now offered by Ace Micromatic. PHOTO: Toyoda

April 6, 2020

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance to offer a complete range of high-speed production machines to their customers. JTEKT Toyoda Americas has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive importer of the entire Ace Micromatic machining line.

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Fidelity’s Machine’s U6 Heat wire EDM will soon see some stiff competition, when its newer, faster iteration, the U6 Heat Extreme, is delivered this spring.

March 30, 2020

by kip hanson

Calgary job shop owner attributes his shop's rapid growth to EDM machining capabilities 

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A’s Precision Machining’s six Brother Speedios sit in a corner of the shop “not much larger than our conference room,” says company vice president Gurpreet Badh.

March 30, 2020

by Kip Hanson

THE PROBLEM Meeting a price-conscious OEM’s high production challenge
THE SOLUTION Buy the right machine tool and engineer the heck out of the process

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