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The future of manufacturing – Manufacturing 4.0, AI, Big Data – and lessons from automation at a Toyota forklift plant in Sweden, presented by futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about teams of people working together in very precise ways, integrated together with the very best of technology to do amazing things.”

Your Business: Keeping the Best

Retaining your highly valued employees

by Tim Wilson

We hear a lot about the difficulty in finding good people. However, the flip side of this reality is mentioned less often: how to retain those high value employees after you've hired them.

Ancient lathe: Was machining being done 500 years ago?

Vertical lathe machining at least five centuries ago? The ancient city of Hampi in India may have the proof.

Machining Stainless Steel

by Dan Cormier

What you need to know when drilling, milling, turning or tapping

Takes One to Know One

by Michael Ouellette, editor

Fabricating Tech Tips: 3 Ways to reduce material handling

by Josh Hill

Move parts through welding stations more efficiently

3D printed vehicles you won't believe exist

3D printing has come a long way. Check out these 8 3D printed vehicles to see how 3D printing is changing how we define manufacturing.

High performance plasma/fiber laser cutting

The MetalMaster Xcel high performance plasma/fiber laser machine from Messer Cutting Systems features state-of-the-art industry leading traversing speeds of 3000 IPM, robust design, high acceleration drives, along with multi-tool capability including plasma beveling, oxyfuel cutting, combination plasma/fiber laser combination cutting and drilling coupled with OmniWin software.

The thinking robot

In the 2015 British science fiction thriller Ex Machina, a programmer who works for the world’s most popular search engine is asked by the company’s eccentric CEO to administer the Turing test to a humanoid robot he has created, called Ava.

AVT Beckett Elevator: Customer Profile

Canadian elevator manufacturer discusses benefits of Prima Power Platino laser cutting.

Perseverance Pays Off

By Michael Ouellette

Robotic programming for welding and plasma cutting

A case study on Quebec fabricator Groupe Gravel. How Hypertherm's Robotmaster helped the company get setup for robotic programming for cutting and welding and the benefits the company achieved.

High performance milling cutter with five cutting edges

Walter's Prototyp Milling: the Protomax ST high performance milling cutter designed with five cutting edges. Designed for machining steel substrates.

Trouble Ahead?

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

The Liberal take on Canadian manufacturing

by Mary Scianna

The Liberal Party won a clear majority in the election, taking 54 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons.

Sandvik attempts to 3D print a smash-proof guitar

Some of the most iconic moments in rock and roll involve bands destroying their gear on stage after a set.

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