12 insane engineering marvels of the worldClick image to enlarge

Some some of the world's engineering marvels, from Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport.

 

 

Machining a cube in a cube...in a cube, on a lathe

Watch as this machininst produces a three-level cube using only a lathe.

World's steepest funicular rail line in Switzerland

The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright. The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs 110 m (360 ft) over a distance of 100 m at the steepest point.

Welding Titanium

by Shaun Relyea

Know where the difficulties lie and prepare for them

The manufacturing mantra

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

CNC machining at its best

CNC machining is generally pretty satisfying to watch, but we think there’s something especially mesmerizing about these clips.

3D Inspection: Remote Control

by Noelle Stapinsky

Moving automated 3D inspection technology to the shop floor boosts throughput with faster quality control

Punch press tooling efficiency

Mate has developed the MTH-16 Hybrid Multi Tool that allows you to expand a standard indexing D Station to accept 16 mini stations. A typical 20 station punch press now becomes a 35 station press, expanding your capacity very economically.

Earthquake testing metal buildings

See all the action as industry and university researchers team up to find the limits of innovative metal building designs as they are subjected to some of the most extreme earthquake shaking ever recorded.

Shop talk - Purchasing equipment

When you purchase machinery or tooling, what one factor matters most to you and why? 

Growth Potential

by Andrew Brooks

Long-term planning key to future growth of Canada’s mould and die industry 

Federal Budget 2017

Anyone looking for specific support for manufacturing in the 2017 Federal Government’s Budget will be disappointed.

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. 

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.

Collet what you want

This video demonstrates easy tool changes with Haimer Shrink Fit and Duo-Lock Collets.

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