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What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more -- all by themselves.

Take a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti and preview a time when robots and humans will work side-by-side to accomplish things neither could do alone. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

 

 

Canadian Structural Welding Certification

This video offers a glimpse into what a CWB certification test is like, offering some tips along the way.

The manufacturing mantra

by Mary Scianna

Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.

Punch Press Vs Laser: A Business Case

by Peter Visser

Buying a Laser? Have you also considered a CNC punch press?

Punching technology: fast tool setup

TRUMPF's TruPunch 2000 is designed with fast tool setup, rotation of all tools and a rigid punching head for complex jobs. 

Turning, grooving and parting tools for high pressure coolant

The new JET HP line from Iscar, JetCut, tools fo high pressure coolant.

Breathe Easy

by Steve Robertson

Nederman Canada’s Steve Robertson discusses managing welding fumes in the shop

Job Shops Ontario - A Well-Laid Plan

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

Amada FLW series fibre-laser welding

Amada's Fiber Laser Welder (FLW) achieves a high-speed, high-quality weld not possible with a conventional laser welder.

World's fastest trains 2017

Take a look at the top five fastest trains in the world. According to the video, these are official track records. 

Ford's new "employee" KUKA robot arm

Ford Motor Co. is testing KUKA collaborative robots in some of its plants. See how one robot is becoming part of Ford's automotive manufacturing team. It's considered one of the first in the world to work hand-in-hand with people on the assembly line.

What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

Machining complex fuel injection parts from bar stock

Index USA looks at the comon challenges in machining fuel injection parts from bar stock.

Shop thought - Educate your workers

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

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