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US manufacturing orders grow

US manufacturing data shows 5.3% growth over 2011

US manufacturing technology orders climbed 5.3 per cent over 2011, a good sign of an economy finally turning the corner, albeit slowly.

Robots producing robots

KUKA robots producing robots together with workers.

New wind turbine manufacturing plant in BC

Endurance Wind Power Inc., Surrey, BC, has opened a new 40,000 sq ft facility to manufacture wind turbines.

Products: mulit-tasking products

DMG

 +/-200 mm Y axis stroke
The CTX gamma 1250 TC offers complete machining with turning and milling.

On-machine tool measurement with non-contact tool setter

Renishaw has launched NC4+ Blue, a new non-contact tool setter for on-machine tool measurement.

How the Porsche 911 is made

There are plenty of robots on hand as the Porsche 911 takes shape – but also plenty of the hands-on human touch points you’d expect to impart the finishing touches to one of the most coveted automobiles ever built. Watch how it happens in this video.

What a ride: manufacturing roller coasters

A roller coaster factory tour in Turkey - complete with a ride on an unfinished ferris wheel

Canada's Gold

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

Advancements in titanium machining

Mazak Canada, Cambridge, ON, is hosting a lunch and learn for manufacturers on March 27 that will focus on techniques for maximizing milling performance in titanium.

$49 M for Quebec car parts maker

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

SW North American opens new NA manufacturing faclity

SW North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, headquartered in Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Germany, celebrated the opening of its new 40,000 square foot, $12 million manufacturing facility in New Hudson, MI, in November.

Making Your Mark

article by Kip Hanson photos by Jim Barnes

Ontario mouldmaker tackles whatever comes its way, and does it faster than the competition

The Problem: Reducing manufacturing lead time from weeks to hours
The Solution: Five axis, high speed universal machining technology

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