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VC Turbo, Circle Cycle, Liquid Piston… seven of the strangest, most innovative new engines in the world.

Don't do this on your CNC machine

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.

FIELD NOTES: semi automatic circular cold saw

supplier: Scotchman Industrie
end user: RST Instruments

The future of space: Off-world manufacturing

Physicist, engineer and CEO Rob Hoyt delves into the challenges and potential of manufacturing and assembling large systems and structures in space to support exploration and colonization.

Advantages of a through-coolant spindle

Scott and Matt of Haas demonstrate some of the advantages of the Haas TSC system by comparing traditional flood coolant and through-spindle coolant on the same drilling application.

Cool robots with AI

Boston Dynamics is a leader in robotic AI

3D Inspection: Remote Control

by Noelle Stapinsky

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

Automated part positioning with weld verification software

A product overview of Lincoln Electric’s Smart Positioner, which combines automated part positioning with step-by-step software enabled weld verification for control of large, complex weld assemblies.

Robotic/AI lab opens in China’s manufacturing hub

Chinese social media giant Tencent has announced plans to open a manufacturing-oriented robotics/AI development lab in Shenzhen.

Electric panel bender bends in less than 2 seconds

Salvagnini's P1 100 per cent electric panel bender is desgined to bend panels with just 3 kW and is equipped with patented bending kinematics. The machine can make bends in less than two seconds. The bender is a good solution for companies working with cell production. 

Driving Long-Term Growth in Manufacturing

by Robert Cattle

How the Federal government’s fiscal update will impact manufacturing

10 most insane motorcycles in the world

Check out these fast and expensive motorcycles.

Ancient lathe: Was machining being done 500 years ago?

Vertical lathe machining at least five centuries ago? The ancient city of Hampi in India may have the proof.

Job Shops in Canada 2017: Manufacturing Support

by Andrew Brooks

Gauging the pulse of Canada’s job shops and their critical role in manufacturing

CNC plasma/oxy-fuel and flame cutting

Koike Aronson's Mastergraph EX2 metal cutting machine is manufactured in the US and designed to work in challenging environments. The Mastergraph EX2 can be fully customized to fit production needs and increase your productivity. Multiple plasma stations, oxy-fuel stations, oxy-fuel stations, marking options, as well as, full contour plasma beveling, which is controlled through a very easy to use operator interface.

Cobots, workers of the future

Learn how Amazon is using robotics and exploring the use of collaborative robotics to improve efficiency at its fullfilment centres in this video snippet from Vice.

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