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.

Bridge machining centre

The Annihilator B from Quickmill is a bridge machining centre with 25-35 hp geared spindle.

Being 'cavalier' with capital equipment

Join Brian Bendig, the president of Cavalier Tool as he explains how his company’s equipment makes Cavalier more streamlined and efficient.

$800,000 in Fed funding for Memex Automation

Memex Automation, a Canadian supplier of manufacturing M2M productivity software, has received $800,000 funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The repayable loan will allow for accelerated development of the company's flagship product, MERLIN, and create 16 new jobs at the Burlington, ON, company.

Programming Tools

by Kip Hanson

To mould and die shops, CAD/CAM is one piece of the software puzzle

$3 M for Windsor automotive manufacturers

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

Tool change on the Makino V80S VMC

The V80S five axis vertical machining centre designed for large die/mould part machining.

Solid carbide routers for carbon-based materials

Kennametal has introduced a new line of solid carbide routers for carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) parts.

Ottawa invests $9 M for skills training in Ontario

The Federal government has committed $9 million to help support skills training in manufacturing in southern Ontario.

Nice Wheels

by Kip Hanson

Grinding is becoming increasingly high-tech, automated and multi-functional

DARPA's reconfigurable wheels change into triangular tracks

DARPA, the agency that brought us the Internet, has developed vehicle wheels that can switch into tank-like treads while in motion.

Machine tool distributor celebrates new facility

Machine Tool Systems celebrated the opening of a new facility -- and a new chapter in its history -- with an open house for customers and industry colleagues. The machine tool distributor recently announced it had become the exclusive Canadian distributor for GF Machining Solutions.

The additive way

A Q&A with Renishaw Canada’s Mark Kirby about the current state of additive manufacturing

Haas donates $50,000 to Ontario Skills Competition

Haas Automation, a long time supporter of the Skills Competitions in Canada, donated $50,000 to the Ontario Technological Skills organization to support ongoing training for skilled trades. The donation came through the Gene Haas Foundation, which supports skills training in North America.

Holemaking MetalTech Report: Drilling for dollars

New chip breaking technology
The new Rekord DZBF series taps eliminate the formation of long continuous chips that commonly occur when tapping carbon steels, alloy steels, and austenitic stainless steels. 

Toolholders boost rigidity, repeatability

Tungaloy Corp.'s new interchangeable PSC standard series of toolholders for flexible machines and turning centres, the TungCap Tooling System, has been created to increase the rigidity and repeatability of turning, milling and drilling toolholders.

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