High speed machining of Mathews bow quiver components on a Makino 51nx horizontal machining centre.

Boeing creates lightest metal ever using additive manufacturing

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99 per cent air, it's light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles. Learn more about Boeing Innovations athttp://www.boeing.com/innovation/

Submerged arc welding manipulator

How a BC manufacturer improved productivity with Lincoln Electric’s Pantheon S submerged arc welding manipulator.

Job Shops Quebec - Consistent Growth

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop solves a big turning problem by switching to a different cutting tool provider

Machining & Automation: Speedy Separation

by Kip Hanson

Ontario-based food processing equipment manufacturer realizes big benefits after bringing its work in-house

Sustainable metalworking

by Doug Watts

Why aren’t more manufacturers using minimum quantity lubrication?

Metalworking operations have an obligation to develop sustainable manufacturing solutions.

Cutting aluminum with waterjet

OMAX abrasive waterjet systems in action cutting aluminum. OMAX says its waterjet systems cut aluminum with ease without any thermal distortion.

Important Conversations

by Kip Hanson

The things your machines can teach you

Versatile five axis machining for small and heavier workpieces

Heller Machine Tool's HF series five axis horizontal machine centres are designed for machining complex prismatic parts from lighter, smaller workpieces to heavier parts with a table load of up to 363 kg (800 lb).

Parting-off techniques

CoroCut QD is a new generation of cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant for parting and grooving of larger diameter bars. The company says these new tools optimize cuts that require longer tool overhang.

Mazak plays host to 2500 manufacturers

If you think manufacturing is in a downturn, think again, says Brian Papke, president of Mazak Corp., Florence, KY.

Waterjet MetalTech Report

Bystronic
High efficiency pump

Bystronic says it’s ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system is economically priced to acquire and maintain, and the customer benefits from a low purchase price and from reduced operating costs. 

Maintaining your MIG gun and welding costs, by Grant Peppers

Selecting the right MIG gun for your welding application, and maintaining it properly, is just as important to your overall productivity as any other part of the welding operation.

Double column VMC

The V2000 vertical machining centre from First uses MEEHANITE cast iron for all major machine parts and its double column design provides stable conditions for heavy-duty cutting.

Maintenance and ERP

Using ERP for preventative maintenance means you can easily track and schedule maintenance for your machines and equipment, so it doesn't cut into valuable production time.

Liquid metal lattice moves like a human hand

Pu Zhang, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has developed what he calls the first liquid metal lattice in the world, which is made from Field's alloy, a mix of bismuth, indium and tin.

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