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EMAG Adds New Canadian Sales Representation

November 28, 2014

EMAG, Farmington Hills, Mich., has added Jeff Moore to its team to represent the Canadian market as regional sales manager. Moore is a manufacturing engineering technology graduate from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, with specialized training in computer-integrated...

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They Said It: Ed Youdell, president, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.

November 27, 2014

Manufacturing Day has come and gone. Did your company open its doors to students, educators, and the community to share the story of modern manufacturing? In October 34 events were held in British Columbia and Ontario to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation of the manufacturing professionals...

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Universal Milling System

November 26, 2014

Walter has introduced the M4000 universal milling system, which comprises three different cutter bodies and four indexable inserts. It can be used for numerous milling applications, including face milling, shoulder milling, and chamfering. These tools are suitable for steel and cast-iron...

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CWA Foundation Brings Welding to Summer Camp

November 26, 2014

Summer camp students at St. Joseph High School, Edmonton, may have been apprehensive at first, but in short order excitement took over, while their imaginations ran wild with all of the possibilities of turning metal into something cool. The inaugural CWA Foundation Mind over Metal welding...

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Surface Preparation Garners Unexpected Benefits

November 26, 2014

Steelway upgraded its surface preparation operations for structural components by switching from a manual process to an automatic shot blasting equipment from Wheelabrator Group to improve paint adhesion.

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Deep-hole Drilling System

November 25, 2014

Sandvik Coromant has launched Coro-Drill® 808 deep-hole machining tool for its single tube system (STS). This tool is equipped with an optimized pad design for good hole finish, unique edge preparation for better chip breaking, and a reinforced periphery insert corner for added security...

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Building a Case for Skills Training

November 25, 2014

A business case can be made for employers supporting investment in essential skills training for the skilled trades, according to a report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum— Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA). The first study of its kind in Canada, CAF-FCA conducted a...

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Haas Automation

Haas Automation Donates New Equipment to NAIT

November 24, 2014

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, with the support of machine tool builder Haas Automation and its local Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) Thomas Skinner & Son, the western Canadian Haas distributor, has completed a large-scale expansion to support an increased volume...

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Plate Bending

Improving Plate Bending Throughput

November 24, 2014

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As fabricators experience increased demand for heavy-plate forming services for the shipbuilding, structural steel, and heavy equipment industries, they need to improve thick-plate bending throughput. For a long time fabricators created these forms made from high-tensile-strength materials...

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Globe

Outsourced E-Distribution Reduces Traditional Distribution Costs

November 24, 2014

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New distribution model allows manufacturers to focus on manufacturing.

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DoveIQTurn

Tooling System for Rough Turning

November 24, 2014

Iscar has introduced the DoveIQTurn, a tooling system with a new dovetail pocket design combined with a lever clamping mechanism, which enable firm and rigid insert clamping and eliminate the need for the top clamp, which can interfere with chip flow. With a dovetail clamping system, there...

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WMTS

June 15-17, 2015
  • Edmonton EXPO Centre
  • Edmonton, AB
  • 7515-118 Avenue
  • True to its name, WMTS targets the specific needs of manufacturers in Western Canada. Ever-evolving technology, unique economic challenges, and the heavy influence of the oil and gas industry present a diverse mix of circumstances — and WMTS is up to the task of meeting them.

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    Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface

    New Functions for Operator Interface

    November 23, 2014

    Siemens has added three new functions to the Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface (GUI) to make it easier to operate turning and milling machines. A new program management system, plain text reading in the high-speed setting cycle, and new retraction function help operators during...

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    L50 electronic lock

    Electronic Lock

    November 23, 2014

    Rousseau Metal’s new L50 electronic lock provides quick access to the contents of drawers without needing a key. Removing keys from the equation also removes the risk of keys being stolen or lost. If employees leave the company or change role, only a code needs to be changed or deleted,...

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    TNC 640 milling machine control

    Control for Milling and Turning Machines

    November 22, 2014

    Heidenhain has released the TNC 640 milling machine control that has optional turning functions. With this control, turning operations can be performed on a milling machine, allowing operators to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations are...

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