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Learning Lessons from Large Parts

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Improve machining tolerances on large parts and maintain competitive edge.

Training for Canada's manufacturers

The work is there, the skilled workers are not

by Tim Wilson

There is good news for Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Climbing out of the pit

by Jim Barnes

While recent resurging North American auto sales have led some to celebrate, it may be more of a reprieve for the Canadian automotive industry than anything else. 

Fab Shop Remake

By Mary Scianna

Automation isn’t for every shop, or is it?

Tackling challenges

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology’s 2nd annual Job Shops Roundtable sheds light on the highs and lows of operating a manufacturing business in Canada

Why invest in automation

By Mary Scianna

ABC Metal Fabricators (a fictitious company) set up shop last year with the intention of automating down the road when business picked up. The company purchased a laser cutting machine and hired an operator to load and unload the system.

Turning tools - MetalTech Report

Iscar
Deeper face grooving and turning
Iscar has expanded its Minicut line of inserts and cutting tools for deeper and wider face grooving and turning.

Rock hard

New generation of tougher cutting tools for hard metals

by Tim Wilson

In the world of cutting tools, hard metals don’t have to be hard-to-cut metals.

4 Steps to better machining

CAM software enhancements offer machining benefits

by John Welch

“In the Ontario market we have seen a high surge of CNC multi-axis machinery being shipped out to various types of manufacturing outfits,”

Hard metals metaltech report

Emuge
Solid carbide thread mills
Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of solid carbide thread mills in its Threads-All program.

Waterjet MetalTech Report

Bystronic
High efficiency pump

Bystronic says it’s ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system is economically priced to acquire and maintain, and the customer benefits from a low purchase price and from reduced operating costs. 

Tapping into an Untapped Market

By Mary Scianna

Paul Ellery, owner of Ellery Manufacturing, a 34-year-old Surrey, BC, machine shop has had so much trouble finding good skilled machinists for his CNC shop that he’s hired head hunting companies in Toronto, the UK and the Philippines.

Choosing the right CMM

By Jeff Bourque

Assessing the CMM that will work best for your shop

As many manufacturers know, a coordinate measuring machine (or CMM) is a three dimensional device for measuring the physical characteristics of an object.

Shop Thought

Have you had trouble finding skilled trade workers for your manufacturing operation? If so, how have you addressed the issue?

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