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The TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 7000 fiber solid state laser in action.

11 excellent tricks with batteries

Ranging from practical to just fun, these are some pretty neat things you probably didn’t know you could do with batteries.

Canada makes the stuff that makes all the other stuff

We all know that Canada’s manufacturing sector is considered top-notch all over the world, but it’s nice to have a little reminder from Automate Canada.

A Brighter Future

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

Feeding Frenzy

by Kip Hanson

High speed, high feed, high efficiency machining? Whatever you call it, success requires a balanced approach

Bearing Witness

This short video from Wilson tool explains what a witness mark is and why it’s important in achieving a quality punch form.

The wild world of manufacturing

From fancy chairs to flying motorcycles, this YouTube channel is looking at the wacky side of manufacturing. It just goes to show, if a need meets an engineer, anything is possible. 

Automating Saw Operations

by Mike Albrecht

Automation will maximize fabricating efficiencies and reduce operating costsThere is no denying the incredible impact technology has had on our lives over the past two decades -- it has changed the traditional workplace and reshaped business expectations.

Predicting the Future

As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 looms before us,

Retooling for a Rebound

Retooling is a critical practice in manufacturing, usually taking place when producing a new product or after signing a deal with a new customer.

5 Motorcycles of the Future

Want to know what motorcylces will look like in the future? Check out thse designs.

Autonomous Living

 

By Mary Scianna

20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding

This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.

Tech Tips: Smarter drilling

by Sam Matsumoto

Selecting the right drill for stainless steel and titanium

Federal Budget 2014: Is it Enough to Spur Manufacturing Growth?

The 2014 Federal Budget follows up on some of the initiatives outlined in the 2013 budget with more support for apprenticeship training and job creation, additional funding to strengthen the automotive sector and ongoing tax incentives to encourage business investments in the country.

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