Renishaw's additive manufacturing process in action.

 

Perfection Multiplied

by Kip Hanson  | photos by Francis Vachon

Quebec aerospace supplier redefines the standard for machine shop efficiency

20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding

This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.

Mazak Corporation Canada

Mazak Corporation Canada was established in 1987 in Misssissauga, ON.

Multi-Tasking: Is it Right for Your Shop?

For manufacturers looking to achieve that competitive edge, you can do no better than a multi-tasking machine. They eliminate the need for separate milling and turning machines, multiple set-ups and, most importantly, they improve productivity.

7 Amazing CNC machines you should have

See these innovative CNC machines that can enhance your CNC machine shop.

Agri equipment maker improves welder training

ALMACO, a manufacturer of custom built, agricultural equipment such as combines, planters and threshers, uses Miller Electric's LiveArc welding performance management system to improve training while also giving potential and existing employees the skills needed to do the best job for their customers. The system provides immediate feedback during training, allows instructors to customize welding programs to ALMACO’s exact needs, and allows for welding in both simulation and live arc mode.

Mazak adds new Western Canadian distributor

Mazak Corp. has added a new Western Canadian distributor and gone direct in BC as part of a new strategic business move.

Get that new machine up and running

DMG MORI has launched a “blended learning” experience to help machine operators learn to use a new DMG Mori machine in only a few days.

Affordable modular CMM fixturing

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

The future of transportation

Meet the autonomous aerial vehicle – basically a personal helicopter – and some other emerging technologies that could be charting the future  of transportation.

Flexibility of a mini panel bender

Salvagnini's P1 electric panel bender is an alternative to tradtional bending. The company says that thanks to patented kinematics, this mini panel bender can produce a variety of parts and panels.

New machine tool accessories catalogue

Platinum Tooling Technologies, Inc., the exclusive North American importer of standard and custom Live Tools, Angle Heads, and Multiple Spindle Tools manufactured by Heimatec GmbH, has released its new catalog.

Testing Sandvik's new turning grade

Predictable tool wear has become increasingly important in modern turning, especially where there is limited supervision in lights-out production.

A 2 for 1 deal

by Mary Scianna

Punch laser combination machine opens doors to new business

Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Ltd. in Vaughan, ON, has something all custom job shops should have to succeed: owners who consistently invest in technology to diversify and grow.

Shale gas boom good for business: RBC Report

The low cost of natural gas will have a positive impact on manufacturing and create a competitive advantage for Canadian and US companies, according to a report released today by RBC Capital Markets and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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