Mazak's VC-500A/5X AM with HWD incorporates Hot Wire additive manufacturing technology Mazak developed with Lincoln ElectricClick image to enlarge

Mazak North America and Lincoln Electric partnership: The VC-500A/5X AM with HWD incorporates innovative Hot Wire (HWD) additive manufacturing technology that Mazak developed with Lincoln Electric.

 

FIELD NOTES Makino V90S Five Axis VMC

supplier: SST-Canada
end user: Toolplas

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by Kip Hanson photos by David Afriat

Quebec manufacturer Usinage DDR rejects the job shop status quo in favour of automation

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.

Prima Power Customer Profile: Siemens

Automating fabrication to increase manufacturing efficiency.

Job Shops - Manitoba & Saskatchewan - Prairie growth

by Tim Wilson

Growing demand in Western Canada

Grinding Know-How

For Mike Truic, CNC grinding operator at Northstar Aerospace, the grinding seminar hosted by United Grinding and its Canadian distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc., is a must-attend event.

Time lapse suspension bridge construction

Time lapse sequences make the construction of this massive suspension bridge – the Osman Gazi bridge over the Gulf of Izmit in Turkey, opened in 2016 – look a lot easier than it actually was.  

Integrated punch/shear cells translate into productivity, cost savings

In this video, see how Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment doubled productivity while saving on power and material costs with the new generation of servo-electric Shear Genius integrated punch/shear cells from Prima Power.

3D printed vehicles you won't believe exist

3D printing has come a long way. Check out these 8 3D printed vehicles to see how 3D printing is changing how we define manufacturing.

Meeting in the Middle

by Kip Hanson

Hybrid machine tools present manufacturers with unique challenges as well as opportunities 

High feed milling cutter with upgraded stability

Walter’s Xtra·tec XT M5008, an indexable high-feed milling cutter handles high-feed-per-tooth processes with low axial depths of cut.

Youth graduate from industry trades training program

Twenty-four youth graduated from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association's 32-week Introductory Trades Training program in November.

New Quebec distributor for fabricating, machining equipment

Smart Metal Technologies (SMT), Notre Dame de L'ile Perrot, QC, is a new distributor of fabricating and machining equipment.

Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.

SMT

5-axis, twin-spindle machining centre

The new twin-spindle DZ Series 22 from Chiron rapidly machines complex, large workpieces, including housings for electric motors and transmissions, oil pumps, chassis components, and more. The company also offers a four axis variant of the Series 22.

Largely Automated

by Kip Hanson 

When machined parts are the size of locomotives and pickup trucks, finding safe, efficient ways of handling them is critical to the success of any manufacturing company

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