Machining

November 12, 2013

Eight Elements of a Successful Online Marketing Plan: Book Review

Many small business owners know that they should develop an online presence,but they're unsure of what to do and where to start. Annie Tsai breaks thisprocess down into eight understandable—and doable—elements.

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November 7, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Manufacturers gearing up for growth

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a renaissance.

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November 6, 2013

 

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machine shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of–hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company, based in Conroe, TX, is proof that the dream is achievable for any shop ready to use the talents of today's young automation experts to exploit new technology, like Renishaw's programmable Equator gauge.

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November 6, 2013

 


by Mary Scianna

Ontario firm sets growth sites on additive manufacturing

When Tharwat Fouad decided to expand his manufacturing business in 2012, he investigated many options before finally setting his sites on additive manufacturing.

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November 2, 2013

The Canadian manufacturing continues to grow, hitting the highest level in 2.5 years in October, according to the RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The PMI is a monthy survey that serves as a gauge of manufacturing business conditions. 

After adjusting for seasonal variation, the RBC PMI - a composite indicator designed to provide a single-figure snapshot of the health of the manufacturing sector - rose to its highest level in 30 months during October. At 55.6, up from 54.2 in September and above the series average of 53.3, the RBC PMI indicated a strong improvement in Canadian manufacturing operation conditions.

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October 28, 2013

Pratt & Whitney Canada's $275 million investment gets $19 million support from Quebec government

 

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, QC, is investing $275 million to upgrade its manufacturing operations and it's getting $19 million in financial aid from the Quebec Ministry of Finance and the Economy.

The expansion is expected to created 90 jobs. The multi-million project includes the creation of a world-class centre of excellence for intelligent manufacturing with three automated production lines for critical components of the new generation of Pratt & Whitney USA's PurePower engines.

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October 22, 2013

by Mary Scianna

The Problem
Diversify into more complex machining work

The Solution
Purchase high end five axis machining centre

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October 22, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Double column machining centre opens doors to new markets for Ontario shop

The Problem
Establish competitive niche for large part machining.

The Solution
Purchase a double column, high speed machining centre.

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October 21, 2013

Joey Warren, applications technician with Thomas Skinner, middle, with customers in front of the Haas VF-3 machine at the Calgary facility.

 

Thomas Skinner's recent Haas Factory Outlet DemoDay20 events at its Calgary, AB, and Winnipeg, MB, facilities on October 2 celebrated the two companies' 30 year partnership in Canada.

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October 20, 2013

In 2014, Mazak Corp. will celebrate a milestone: 40 years of manufacturing in North America. The machine tool builder kick-started the celebration early with its "Discover 2013: A Discover More with Mazak" event, which ran October 8 to 16 at the company's North American headquarters in Florence, KY. Close to 3,000 customers attended the event including more than 130 Canadian manufacturers from across the country.

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September 28, 2013

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machining shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process.

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September 10, 2013

ID cylindrical grinder rounds out full service grinding for tooling shop

by Mary Scianna

The Problem
Inability to quote on complex, tighter tolerance work

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September 10, 2013

After nearly failing his first test in his grade nine machine shop course, Jerry Bowles wasn’t sure if machining was for him. Indeed, by 16 years of age he had dropped out of school.

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September 10, 2013

Innovation investments paying off for Canadian die and mould shops

by Tim Wilson

Die and mould shops in Canada are going through changes related to macroeconomic realities and technological advancements.

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September 9, 2013

A Saskatchewan shop builds an innovative truck to raise funds for a children’s hospital

by Mary Scianna

It began as a team building exercise at Industrial Machine & Manufacturing Ltd. (IMM), Saskatoon, SK and ended up becoming a fundraiser to build a long awaited children’s hospital in Saskatoon. 

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September 9, 2013

by Mary Scianna

People working in English dominant countries like Canada and the US take language for granted.

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September 8, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

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September 2, 2013

A Canadian manufacturer has supplied the US Navy with 2 sets of four waterjet impellers. Dominis Engineering, Gloucester, ON, is one of only a few manufacturers in the world capable of machining these large, complex rotating components, says president Bodo Gospodnetic.

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August 28, 2013

Renishaw is contributing its knowledge in additive manufacturing to create prototype parts for a supersonic car, which will attempt to break the 1000 mph speed barrier.

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August 28, 2013

The world's only full scale, one-to-one metal replica of Canada's Avro Arrow RL-203, will be on display at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which runs September 30 to October 3 at The International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

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