Suspension bridge time lapseClick image to enlarge

Time lapse sequences make the construction of this massive suspension bridge – the Osman Gazi bridge over the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey, opened in 2016 – look a lot easier than it actually was.  

Robots vs Music

Give a listen as Kuka robots take on original rock music - as performers.

4 Technology Predictions

After attending two major industry trade shows−IMTS in Chicago, IL, and BI-MU in Milan, Italy−and seeing the degree of technology changes emerging in manufacturing, I began to think about how these technologies will evolve in the future.

A Foreign Affair

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is a sensitive topic for many people involved in the manufacturing sector. And no wonder.

MSF fibre laser for plate and pipe cutting

The MSF is a laser cutting system for the cutting of materials with a fibre laser, or a combination of fibre laser and plasma. This machine is designed for the production of highly accurate parts at high cutting speeds, and offers low maintenance and operational costs.

2018 SHOP TALK

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

Spindle fix

Maintenance, repair and rebuild tips for machine spindles

by Kevin Sekerak

Top 10 Biggest Design Errors Engineers & Architects Made

A top ten countdown of bizarre and noteworthy errors made by engineers and architects.

Live tooling

by Preben Hansen

Consider your options if working with driven tools

New chipformers for efficient steel chip removal

Iscar's three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: R3P, M3P and F3P.  The chipbreakers are designed to decrease the volume of chips removed from the workpiece during the machining process for efficient chip removal.

Building the fastest high speed train in the world

Building high speed trains that run more than 300 km/hour. Every year, French high speed train manufacturer Alstom uses more than 22,000 sq m of sheet metal, enough to cover three and a half football fields, to build the trains. The newest trains feature all-aluminum body shells.

Seven incredible but useful machines

From a bridge laying behemoth to a real-life hoverbike, we look at seven truly unique machines.

Keeping the doctor away

Creating a health and safety program that fits your shop’s needs

Fiber laser/punch combination

Amada’s ACIES AJ series fiber laser/punch combination machine in action.

Welding tech tips: fume extraction

by Etienne Blouin & Jim Dileo

Fume extraction welding guns remove harmful welding fumes efficiently

Service Oriented

Elliott Matsuura's Frank Haydar on the critical need to provide prompt customer service and support

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