Machining mistakes you should avoid: You Tube CNC machining crashes and bloopers

September 4, 2017

Our technology spotlights typically highlight innovative and leading edge technologies that may be useful in your shop. For a change, here's a video about what not to do on your CNC machine.

Read more: Don't do this on your CNC machine

Building the world's most luxurious cruise ship

August 31, 2017

Learn what goes in to plan, design and build one of the world's most luxurious crusie ships.

Read more: Building the world's most luxurious cruise ship

CMTS show

August 30, 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

Read more: CMTS 2017

The S4 punching and shearing machine equipped with an automated material handling tower

August 29, 2017

by Mary Scianna

photos By David Afriat


US HVAC manufacturer invests in Montreal greenfield metal fabrication plant 

Read more: Fabricating case study: Hot and Cold

Today's machines offer fabricators the ability to monitor the health and efficiency if a laser cutting machine in real time.

August 29, 2017

Laser systems run on sophisticated software, many of which are Industry 4.0 ready, able to connect to ERP and other management systems, allowing fabricators to monitor processes remotely.

Read more: Smarter Lasers

Manufacturers like Mazak Optonics have learned how to manipulate the laser beam so that today’s 2 or 3 kW laser beams can now cut thicker materials that would have required a higher power laser cutting machine, says Mazak Optonic's Al Bohlen.

August 29, 2017

by Nestor gula

Technology advances are helping fiber lasers become the cutting technology of choice for metal fabricators 

Read more: Why Lasers Rule

A Doosan twin spindle lathe. Brian Donnelly, Ferro Technique says he's seeing a lot of twin spindle type machines in the auto sector.

August 29, 2017

With all the hoopla over multi-tasking machines and turn/mill centres, it’s easy to overlook the back to basics importance of traditional CNC machine tools.

Read more: Keeping it Simple

Electric drive broaching machines consume less floor space, up to 1,829 mm (72 in.) of stroke, and are effective in cellular manufacturing scenarios.

August 29, 2017

Need to make a million gears?

Read more: Cutting Splines

Walter's "smear milling" relies on high cutting speeds and feedrates to eliminate the "salt and pepper" porosity that plagues aluminum engine components.

August 29, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Competing in today’s automotive market requires high performance tooling

Read more: Automotive Enablers

Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

Read more: Winds of change

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