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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,”

Fab Shop Remake

By Mary Scianna

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

Shop Thought

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

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.

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.

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.

Growth Strategies

By Ed Robertson

The problem
Repositioning job shop business

The solution
Investing in new equipment, technical know-how

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.

Beating Vibration

By Jim Barnes

Dampening vibration in extended reach toolholders boosts productivity

Extended-reach tooling can provide significant  productivity benefits through reductions in setup times.

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.

Welding Metaltech Report

Lincoln Electric
Travel carriage  delivers 60 lb/hr  deposition rates
Lincoln Electric’s self-propelled modular Cruiser Tractor brings increased mobility and operator-friendly features to longitudinal submerged arc welding applications common in bridge and barge decking, large tank fabrication and shipbuilding. 

Learning Lessons from Large Parts

By Ed Robertson

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

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.

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.

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.

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