DMG MORI Ultrasonic grinding milling and drillingClick image to enlarge

DMG MORI's Ultrasonic technology enables manufacturers to machine complex workpiece geometries in demanding high tech materials economically, claims the company.

The kinematic overlapping of the tool rotation with an additional oscillation effects a reduction of the process forces by up to 40 % in comparison to conventional machining. Depending on the workpiece requirements, this allows higher feed and infeed, longer tool life or significantly better surface finishes of up to Ra smaller than 0.1 µm. Based on a consequent development of the technology according to the markets requirements, the 2nd generation machine now is able to cover ultrasonic-assisted milling of hard to machine metal alloys or fibre reinforced materials with defined cutting edge.

Time for school

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Outsourced wire EDM work increases costs and lead-time

The Solution: Invest in EDM technology

Ontario mouldmaker takes a lesson on wire EDM

Amada's robotic bending solution benefits job shop

How a job shop benefitted from Amada’s automated, high precision, high speed compact robotic bending solution, the EG 6013 AR.

Go big or go home

by Mary Scianna

Double column machining centre opens doors to new markets for Ontario shop

The Problem
Establish competitive niche for large part machining.

The Solution
Purchase a double column, high speed machining centre.

Manufacturing activity improves

RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI points to strengthening activity in June

An increase in June manufacturing activity more than reversed the modest declines experienced in May and April in Canada, according to the latest figures from the RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI.

Mazak pushes digital manufacturing envelope

Mazak has a vision for the future of manufacturing that embraces the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and that vision was clearly evident at Discover 2015, an annual multi-day event held at the company's sprawling 800,000 sq ft headquarters and North American manufacturing operations in Florence, KY.

New automotive wireless detection technology

New wireless pedestrian detection technology moves cars closer to “computer on wheels”

General Motors is developing a driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility conditions.

EMEC Montreal open house draws crowds

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

Hybrid 3D printer, 5 axis mill makes incredible octopus

There's not a lot of demand in the industrial market for a large, solid metal octopus.

Energizing a business

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

Motion feedback controler

Heidenhain’s new high accuracy motion feedback encoder can now be used for absolute positioning in machines in the semiconductor, metrology and robotic industries. 

Making it in Canada

by Mary Scianna

Can Canada's manufacturing industry compete on the world stage?

Let's set the record straight: Canada never has, nor will it ever be, a manufacturing powerhouse like China and India.

Making Your Mark

article by Kip Hanson photos by Jim Barnes

Ontario mouldmaker tackles whatever comes its way, and does it faster than the competition

The Problem: Reducing manufacturing lead time from weeks to hours
The Solution: Five axis, high speed universal machining technology

Cutting time to save money

The problem
Time-consuming set-ups on multiple machines for complex parts

The solution
Five axis turn/mill machine to reduce part set-ups and potential for errors

Gearing up

by Kip Hanson

Why you should ditch those old hobs for modern gear-making methods

Walter Tools acquires U.S. business Melin Tool Company

German tooling manufacturer Walter AG has reached an agreement to acquire the Ohio-based Melin Tool Company, a privately-owned manufacturer of solid carbide and HSS end mills, drills and countersinks.

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