February 19, 2012

by John Mitchell

You’ve invested heavily in your new CNC machine.

Read more: Listen to your cutting tool supplier

November 23, 2011

By Mary Scianna

There’s a saying that it takes a village to raise a child.

Read more: Reshoring: Home for the holidays or home for good?

November 1, 2011

Far too often, Canadian industry tends to take a wait and see approach instead of delving first into new technologies.

Read more: Shop View: Robotics, yes; robotic thinking, no

October 22, 2011

Much has been written about how North American manufacturing has flowed to the Far East, followed closely behind by service sectors, such as IT and graphic design.

Read more: Shop View: China and India: Friend or foe for Canadian manufacturing?

October 15, 2011

Wednesday, October 12 is a day that will stay with me for many years.

Why? It was the day Shop Metalworking Technology's web site was set to go live.

Read more: Shop View: Can smart technology be stupid?

October 10, 2011

Why can't governments make decisions without hiring consultants?

More importantly, why must governments pay astronomical daily fees for expert advice from consultants, such as our esteemed Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty did when he hired management consulting firm Deloitte Inc., to advise the cabinet and senior officials on how to erase the federal deficit by 2014-15?

Read more: Shop View: Governing the Government

October 9, 2011

Coolant can be an effective way to cool a cutting tool, help expel the chip and prevent built up edge.

Read more: Cutting Tool Tips: When to Use Coolants

October 8, 2011

In September, GM announced it would convert part of a Tennessee plant into a flexible operation. The announcement is the latest by the Detroit Three who in the past decade have spent billions to upgrade assembly plants and create more flexible manufacturing operations that can build and assemble multiple body styles from one or two basic platforms.

Read more: Flexible Manufacturing: The Holy Grail? by Mary Scianna

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