The Archinaut, a space-based 3D printing factoryClick image to enlarge

This floating factory could be used for the 3D printing of heavy equipment and even full satellites in space.

Watch the video here.

Investing in multi-tasking machining automation

Alberta manufacturer invests in Mazak multi-tasking machining automtion for productivity gains. Read the story in the FEBRUARY 2016 issue of Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine.

Identify theft

In the movie “Identity Thief” actor Jason Bateman plays the role of a man whose identity is stolen by a con artist. 

New non-contact tool setting solutions from Renishaw

Building on the proven design of the existing NC4 system, Renishaw has introduced an enhanced solution to satisfy the demands of the rapidly evolving manufacturing environment.

NASA tests 3D-printed rocket part

NASA has successfully hot-fire tested a 3D-printed combustion chamber for a rocket engine. This is the latest in a long series of 3D-printed rocket components that NASA has worked on over the years at its Marshall Space Flight Center.

Making Cutters Clever

by Kip Hanson

It takes more than sharp edges to maximize cutting tool performance

Industry 4.0: Digital Dawn

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing suppliers pave the way for Industry 4.0

Heavy plate fabricating challenges

by Scott Tacheny

Methods to better meet the demands of thick plate fabricating

Okuma insights into the Industrial Internet of Things

These days there’s so much talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0. Is it all just hype, or is it really as revolutionary as they say?

Training for Canada's manufacturers

The work is there, the skilled workers are not

by Tim Wilson

There is good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Quality matters

Dr. Adam Stoehr develops and facilitates leadership, organizational assessment, process improvement, and quality management training for all sectors across Canada.

Training for quality will improve manufacturing efficiencies

Auto designer Chris Bangle's wild new EV design

Chris Bangle is well known among the auto industry for his innovative automotive designs. See his latest "wild-looking" vehicle.

A Few Words to Describe 2020

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During the past eight months I have heard this year described in a vast number of ways. I won’t list them, but a lot of them were fearful, most of them were cautious, many of them colourful and almost all of them decidedly negative. 

DIY welding project: Wagon

Watch Tom Patsis, owner of Cold Hard Art, combine cutting, bending and welding as he explains each step of this project using his Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Dynasty 280DX TIG welder. 

WATCH: A floating robotic factory for space

Made In Space is developing Archinaut, a floating robotic factory designed to 3D print and assemble large structures in space.

Cobot here, cobot there...

Watch to learn how a family-owned machine shop uses a Universal Robots cobot to handle both welding and material handling tasks.

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