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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.

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.

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

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.

Lasers MetalTech Report

Bystronic
High quality cutting
Integral to the high efficiencies achievable with the BySpeed 3015 state-of-the-art laser cutting system, is the ByLaser 6000 W resonator, a power package that delivers up to a steady 6 kW to the cutting head, ensuring consistently high quality cutting across a broad range of materials.

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,”

Learning Lessons from Large Parts

By Ed Robertson

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

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.

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.

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 - 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?

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.

Fab Shop Remake

By Mary Scianna

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

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