Additive manufacturing has a huge role to play in the nuclear industryClick image to enlarge

The U.S. Department of Energy and its national labs are supporting early stage research on additive manufacturing that can ultimately be adopted by industry to drastically reduce the time it takes to design, build and certify nuclear systems.

Seven incredible but useful machines

From a bridge laying behemoth to a real-life hoverbike, we look at seven truly unique machines.

Growth Potential

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada‚Äôs mould and die industry 

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.

A New Kind of Manufacturing

There's a new sector in manufacturing that is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with:

Eyes wide open

Estimating has to be quick and accurate in today's competitive manufacturing environment

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.

Choosing an annular cutter

There is more than one type of annular cutter for different alloys

Top 10 Most Dangerous Airports in the World

Not for those who are afraid of flying: the most dangerous airports in the world.

FIELD NOTES: semi automatic circular cold saw

supplier: Scotchman Industrie
end user: RST Instruments

Cutting pipes and plate on one machine

MicroStep's CombiCut machine combines cutting of pipes and plates on one machine platform. 

Federal Budget 2017: A Lackluster Budget with Some Promise

Anyone looking for specific support for manufacturing in the 2017 Federal Government's Budget will be disappointed. Indeed, there is little mention of manufacturing.

Smarter Manufacturing

by Kristian Hulgard 

Intelligent end-of-arm tooling for better machining

CNC machining guitar pickguards

Sometimes when you are into heavy metal, you have to cut some plastic. Check out this video showing CNC cutting of stacked PVC and plastic to create some pretty sweet looking aftermarket pickguards for your favorite axe.

Prima Power customer profile: The Williams Brothers Corp.

Shaun Doooner, general manager of the Williams Brothers Corp., discusses why the company has invested in Prima Power fiber laser cutting, bending and shearing equipment.

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