Kal Shergill, president of MicroStep Canada, with Tony Leal of ASE. Leal says the plasma machine has helped streamline processes.

February 11, 2018

Supplier: MicroStep Canada

End User: All Seasons Equipment

Read more: FIELD NOTES: Plasma cutter

The TRUMPF fiber laser in Ellis Fabrications' manufacturing facility. Jim Foley, CEO, says the new TRUMPF TruLaser 3060 fiber 2D laser cutting machine has been a "game changer" for the company.

February 11, 2018

Noelle Stapinsky

Innovation drives growth, but having the right tools on the shop floor keeps that momentum rolling and production flowing

Read more: Fabricating: Boosting Efficiencies at Laser Speed

From left:  Ishwar Singh, Mo Elbestawi, the primary force in getting the Learning Factory established, and Dan Centa.

February 11, 2018

Story & Photos by Andrew Brooks

McMaster’s “Smart Factory” lab showcases next-generation manufacturing automation and data collection

Read more: Machine to Machine

CoroDrill 870 with PL geometry

February 11, 2018

Supplier: Sandvik Coromant

End User: Henry Technologies

Read more: FIELD NOTES: CoroDrill 870 with PL geometry

Positive lead angles as shown with Iscar’s Feed Turn should be used whenever possible to prevent cratering at high feedrate. image: Iscar

February 11, 2018

by Kip Hanson

Turning gargantuan parts? Four cutting tool manufacturers weigh in with recommendations

Read more: Go Big, or Go Home

Mazak machine showing a table crash resulting from an incorrect positioning move. Image: CGTECH

February 11, 2018

No matter how easy to operate, few would argue that five axis machining centres are more prone to tool and fixture interference than those limited to three axis work.

Read more: Simulating Five

Trouble Ahead?

February 11, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Uncertainty mars manufacturing outlook

Read more: Trouble Ahead?

Editor, Mary Scianna

February 11, 2018

If you were to grade business investment in Canada in the past 17 years, the country would get a D.

Read more: Why Aren’t Businesses Investing in Canada?

MicroStep fiber laser cutting of plates and pipes

February 10, 2018

The MSF is a laser cutting system for the cutting of materials with a fibre laser, or a combination of fibre laser and plasma. This machine is designed for the production of highly accurate parts at high cutting speeds, and offers low maintenance and operational costs.

Read more: MSF fibre laser for plate and pipe cutting


February 6, 2018

According to Top10 Information, these are five of the most secret military aircraft in history.

Read more: 5 most secret military aircraft that aren't so secret anymore

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