Machining

Though most commonly performed on Swiss-style screw machines, thread whirling is also feasible on mill-turn centres and multitasking lathes.  Image: Horn USA

May 24, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Time-saving alternatives to traditional threading techniques

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Lumar Machining and Manufacturing Ltd. purchased its new Okuma LU4000 EX CNC lathe at IMTS 2018. Image: Lumar Machining

May 24, 2019

by Kip Hanson

Canadians manufacturers are known for their ability to tackle challenges that come their way; for a Canadian machine shop in Alberta and one in  Ontario, the challenges are quite large.

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The Future of Aerospace: Up in the Air

May 24, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national strategy of support and investment is critical if Canada’s aerospace industry is to remain globally competitive

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Schunk AGE-U six axis compensation unit

May 14, 2019

Schunk has introduced the AGE-U six axis compensation unit.

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Heidenhain's TNC 640 CNC is a contouring control for milling and turning operations and also well-suited for high speed milling and five axis machining on machines with up to 18 axes.

April 28, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

CNC controls embrace the future of automation

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Machining technician Jean-François Rivet Gagné setting up an Index G200 CNC turn-mill centre.

April 28, 2019

by Kip Hanson  | photos by Francis Vachon

Quebec aerospace supplier redefines the standard for machine shop efficiency

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Fit for Manufacturing

April 28, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

How job shops in Canada can remain comepetitve and grow in today's challenging market

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Centennial celebrates opening of its Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

April 25, 2019

Centennial College celebrated the opening of its new Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation in Toronto.

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Index Traub 2019 Open House: looking down the assembly line

April 17, 2019

Index Traub 2019 Open House showcases the latest in turning technologies

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Dynamic bench testing of Bugatti's 3D printed brake caliper

April 13, 2019

High performance vehicle maker Bugatti is employing advanced metal additive manufacturing technology to build automotive components.

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Customers at Ferro Technique's facility

April 12, 2019

Hundreds of manufacturers attended the 14th annual machine tool distributors' Joint Open House in southwestern Ontario in April.

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Fig 1 Iscar X-Stream Shrinkin

March 31, 2019

In general, tool holding (tooling) equipment has not undergone any fundamental changes for a long time.

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The toolpaths from this pillar punch were programmed in Mastercam and then brought into CAMplete for verification and additional optimization. image: CAMplete

March 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson

To mould and die shops, CAD/CAM is one piece of the software puzzle

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Left to right: Chris Nelson, Donny Butler and Kevin Butler.

March 29, 2019

FIELD NOTES:

product: DMU 160 P duoBlock and DMC 65 monoBlock machining centres

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Avior automated this Matsuura MX-520 five axis machining centre.

March 29, 2019

by Kip Hanson |  Photos by  David Afriat

Quebec aerospace supplier takes five axis machining to the next level and beyond

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Reshaping the future

March 29, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

Diversification and collaboration keep Canada’s tool, die and mould sector healthy and growing

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 Hurco's BX40Ui, a new double column bridge design five axis machine

March 13, 2019

The Hurco BX40Ui 5-Axis CNC is a new double-column machining center, with trunnion table mounted along the Y-axis.

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Testing the 3D printed brake caliper from Bugatti.

March 13, 2019

Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components.

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Linamar

March 13, 2019

Linamar's fourth quarter results marked the 9th consecutive record breaking year of double digit earning growth.

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Makino’s UP6 Heat  wire EDM is designed for ultra-precision applications.

February 8, 2019

by Kip Hanson

EDM technology gets a little better every day; here are a few of the most recent examples 

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