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A new reality

Will challenges hobble automotive industry’s recovery?

by Jim Barnes

In January, you could almost hear the sigh of relief in the automotive industry.

Toolholders MetalTech Report

Emuge
Tool clamping for high speed
Emuge Corp.’s tool clamping system, the PGR, is designed for carbide and HSS cutting tools, taps, thread mills, and end mills.

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. 

Spindle connections

A strong spindle connection is key to machining titanium

by Keith Wiggins

Building today’s modern aircraft, many engineers are switching to high strength lighter alloys like titanium for component materials to increase fuel efficiencies.

Canada's Carrots

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Growth in the manufacturing industry in Canada occurs in two ways—through domestic companies and foreign direct investments.

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.

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.

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.

Fab Shop Remake

By Mary Scianna

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

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.

Growth Strategies

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Repositioning job shop business

The solution
Investing in new equipment, technical know-how

CMM checklist

To decide on a CMM for your operations, a quick run through a checklist will help you find the best one for your applications.

Holemaking MetalTech Report

Emuge
Multi-purpose tap
Emuge Corp.’s MultiTap is what the company describes as the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze.

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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