DMG MORI machine tools for industry 4.0Click image to enlargeDMG MORI machine tools: 60 sensors analyze the processes within the machine tool and deliver detailed information on the current status of the machine and the production process.

CELOS, the user interface from DMG MORI, is as easy to use as your smartphone and networks all machines within a manufacturing organisation. This enables the consistent administration, documentation and visualisation of order, process and machine data.
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KUKA's robotic smart factory of the future

KUKA showcased its vision of the robotic smart factory of the future at the Hannover Fair 2016 in Germany. Visitors had the opportunity to learn about smart factories, connecting robots and other automation equipment to the cloud, the benefits of machine learning and big data for optimized production, new easier robot programming methods, flexible methods of matrixed production, as well as some new KUKA robots and how it all fits into the 4th industrial revolution - Industriy 4.0.

Ted Callighen to head Canadian Tooling & Machining group

Ted Callighen has been named president of the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA). He will hold the position for two years.

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How to succeed in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry

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Lincoln Electric partnered with Fanuc to create the robotic education cell. It serves as a portable training system for classroom use and gives students the opportunity to gain insights into proper programming for operating a robot.

Ontario gets aerospace financial boost, 1,500 jobs

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DiPaolo lands Grob line for Eastern Canada

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Intelligent fiber laser cutting

Mazak Optonics' OptiPlex Fiber II fiber laser cutting machine is now offered in a 6 kW version. The machine offers fabricators "intelligent" processing functions via it's Intelligent Setup system, including auto nozzle changing, auto focus positioning, auto profiler calibration, focus detection, beam diameter control, and auto nozzle cleaning. Pierce, burn and plasma detection functions are also part of the system.

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A robot that works in tight (and nasty) spaces, a rock splitter, a trencher, a tree stripper and some other very tough machines in action.

Ontario-made propellers for US Navy

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Mazak gets connected

First machine tool OEM to adopt MT Connect at its US manufacturing facility

Mazak Corp., Florence, KY, has become the first machine tool OEM to adopt a open communications protocol MT Connect at its manufacturing facility.

Robots producing robots

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

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