Sandvik high feed milling with CoroMill 316Click image to enlarge

Titanium is increasingly prevalent in aerospace components, driving demand for optimized tools.

The Sandvik Coromant CoroMill 316 exchangeable-head end mill is optimized for high feed side milling of titanium alloys.

Fiber laser/punch combination

Amada’s ACIES AJ series fiber laser/punch combination machine in action.

Creating Value

by Michael Ouellette

I have been covering Canada’s manufacturing sector for a long time—about 20 years—and have been witness to an incredible amount of change in that time.

Virtual showroom, real life improvement

EMEC has put a lot of work into showing us what their machines can do in a virtual way, and this Milltronics machine video is a good example.

Chip formation in indexable drilling

Effective chip control is the most important factor in indexable insert drilling operations and is essential for quality hole making.

Up and running wins the race

A proactive approach to maintenance can deliver long-term benefits

by Tim Wilson

Shop floor maintenance often gets short shrift: when business is good there isn’t time; and when things are slow the money’s too tight.

Time-lapse machine build

If only all machine installations could be this fast.

Machine Tool Maintenance

by Douglas Rizzo

Your machine tool can last decades if you take care of it

Machining case study: Ahead of the Curve

by Kip Hanson

Calgary job shop realizes big benefits from its investment in advanced machine tools

Shop thought - Educate your workers

To learn about new manufacturing technologies and educate your shop floor workers, does your company prefer to use online resources such as webinars, or does it send people off site to trade shows, conferences and seminars?

Canada's Carrots

by Mary Scianna, Editor

Growth in the manufacturing industry in Canada occurs in two ways—through domestic companies and foreign direct investments.

Exceptional contraptions

A top-10 rundown of strange and bizarre machines.

New EMEC video series: a little help from your friends

Everyone needs a little expert application assistance once in a while, and with EMEC’s newest video series Learn with EMEC, help is easy to find.

Most amazing shipping container homes

Looking for an inexpensive home? Have you considered a shipping container? Check out these shipping container homes.

Live Tooling Productivity

Getting the most from your lathe live tooling

Hybrid multi-tasking from Mazak

The VTC-300C FSW hybrid multi-tasking machining centre adds friction stir welding to the spindle, which uses frictional heat and forging pressure to create full-penetration, defect-free welded joints.

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