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It’s a bit easier to watch when it’s not happening to you. Watch these classic confrontations between metal and machine.

Job Shops Ontario - A Well-Laid Plan

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

Digital Divide

Last fall, I attended two major manufacturing trade shows for North America

Improving productivity with punch/shear combo machine

Grant Metal Products Ltd, Calgary, Alberta. is a long-time Prima Power customer who recently purchased his second Shear Genius punch/shear combination, a Night Train Material Management System, and an Express Bender.

Tips for Siemens NX for sheet metal

Siemens NX software is a flexible integrated solution for design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.

Soft robot inspired by snakeskin

A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin, and made using kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper craft.

Autonomous Living

 

By Mary Scianna

Tech Tips: managing manganese

by Rob Ritchot

Looming regulations on lower limits may pose problems in the welding shop

Makino’s next generation vertical machining centres

Building on its PS-Series product line, Makino has introduced the next generation PS65 and PS105 vertical machining centres. Watch them in action here.

Disney develops acrobatic robot

Robotics has come a long way in a few short years. This new acrobatic robot from Disney could put stunt performers out of work.

New generation turret punch press

Prima Power's Punch Genius is a new generation of servo-electric punching systems with numerically controlled, servo-electric axes.

Made to Measure

Metrology tools for your manufacturing operation

Machined vs. printed rocket fuel injectors

To machine or print, that is the question. To be fair, that has only recently become the question as 3D printed metal parts have started to gain recognition for performance that rivals traditionally machined parts. 

Getting the order

by Tim Wilson

The dark art of job estimating brought to light

Ask someone how he estimates a job and you’ll likely get a wry smile, perhaps a wink.

Robot army welding car frames

We have all heard the jokes about technology taking over the world. Well, they've started with automotive plants.

Time-lapse machine build

If only all machine installations could be this fast.

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