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Mazak's Mega Turn 500MS is designed for industries that require heavy metal removal in large part production environments.

 

What if 3D printing was 100 times faster?

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveiled a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

CNC machining guitar pickguards

Sometimes when you are into heavy metal, you have to cut some plastic. Check out this video showing CNC cutting of stacked PVC and plastic to create some pretty sweet looking aftermarket pickguards for your favorite axe.

HyperMill CAD/CAM cuts corners

OPEN MIND Technologies AG focused on cutting corners with its latest version of hyperMILL CAD/CAM software, adding key new automation and additive manufacturing strategies along with powerful 3D and five axis machining enhancements.

German trade show firm expands to Canada at CMTS

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Robot dog 'Fluffy' patrols Ford transmission plant

It's a dog's life at Ford Motor Co.'s Van Dyk transmission plant in Sterling heights, Mich. 

Swiss choice

Turning microparts demands the most productive machine tools possible

by Jim Barnes

Bombardier forecast: 24,000 deliveries; $626 B revenue

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

Magellan signs $250 M deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Magellan Aerospace has signed a ten-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada, a deal valued at $250 million that will see the aerospace OEM producing magnesium and aluminum castings for the engine maker's products.

DIY welding project: Wagon

Watch Tom Patsis, owner of Cold Hard Art, combine cutting, bending and welding as he explains each step of this project using his Millermatic 211 MIG welder and Dynasty 280DX TIG welder. 

Crunching the Numbers: Automating job estimation

by Andrew Brooks

Automating job estimation makes the process faster and more accurate – and keeps costs on a tight leash

Fanuc adds 5-axis to CNC training module

FANUC’s Machining Simulation for Workforce Development provides training for controls operation and part programming in a virtual environment.

Ontario gives Sheridan College $550k for skills training

Sheridan’s Davis Campus has been handed $559,837 in funding from the province for its Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.

Handmade dream car

An electrical engineer builds his childhood-dream sports car 

Fast 3D laser for automotive production

Prima Power's Laser Next is the new generation of 3D laser cutting systems for automotive production.

The power of one

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build footprint to capture bigger deals in injection mould market

The Solution: Merge two competitors to go after niche global opportunities

Ontario injection mould businesses merge to create stronger company

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