OSG's XOPRO WHO-Ni drill series can handle the heat when processing Nickel Alloy, Inconel 718 and other hardened steels.

The Makino A81M Advantage

Chicopee’s newest Makino machining cell is comprised of two a81M horizontal machining centres with fifth axis rotary tables and a Makino MMC-R robotic fixture plate distribution system. The cell is controlled by a Makino MAS-A5 cell controller.

Machining big parts spells opportunity

By Tim Wilson

Demand from industries that are central to Canada’s industrial and economic growth, such as aerospace and energy, has resulted in innovative new technologies that can machine very big parts.

Siemens to supply Canadian-made turbines for Ontario project

Siemens Canada Ltd., Oakville, ON, will soon be busy building more wind tubines at its Tillsonburg, ON, manufacturing and assembly facility after securing a deal to deliver and install 46 direct drive win turbines to the Cedar Point project in Sarnia, ON.

Distributor hits 1 M+ views on You Tube

An Ontario machine tool distributor has reached a social media milestone by receiving more than 1 million views on its You Tube channel.

Prima Power Customer Profile: Ecco Manufacturing

Fiber laser cutting in action at Calgary, AB, shop.

Multi-Tasking Machines in Gear Milling

by Mike Finn

A viable option for shops that machine more than just gears

Threading, Three Ways

by Kip Hanson

Time-saving alternatives to traditional threading techniques

FIELD NOTES: Circle Segment End Mills

supplier: Emuge Corp.

end user: Calframax Technologies Inc.

Turning, grooving and parting tools for high pressure coolant

The new JET HP line from Iscar, JetCut, tools fo high pressure coolant.

Economical grinding, milling and drilling of tough materials

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

Canadian investment intentions up in 2013

Manufacturers report an intended increase of 2.4%, $20.9 B

Bugatti develops components using additive manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing technology is accelerating industrial development in the automotive sector, as shown by the repeated success of the Bugatti sports car brand in achieving consistent function integration and significant performance optimization of components.

Cutting with Fiber Lasers

Most suppliers now offer fiber laser cutting technology, but are fabricators in Canada using it?

by Mary Scianna

Fiber laser cutting technology made a big splash back in 2010 when this editor first wrote about the technology.

A Mazak multi-tasking turning centre in action

Mazak's HQR-250MSY turning centre goes through its paces.

Association celebrates apprenticeships

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA's Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.

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