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Automated Sheet Metal Vertical Lift

August 4, 2015

Vidir Machine offers an automated sheet metal vertical lift designed for low- to medium-volume sheet metal manufacturers. The unit can be adapted for the storage of sheet metal, barstock, press brake dies, and punches. Designed to feed metal fabricating machinery directly, the lift creates a...

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App Simplifies Punching Calculations

August 3, 2015

TRUMPF’s new PunchGuide app, designed for use with smartphones and tablet PCs, helps punch press users determine calculations. The app offers support for calculating punching force, cutting clearance, prepunching diameters, maximum edge length, stripper selection, and sheet metal thickness and...

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Shimco Plans Relocation of Headquarters

August 2, 2015

Shimco, Markham, Ont., a manufacturer of precision parts and gap management equipment, has broken ground at a new building site in Cambridge, Ont., home of its future headquarters. Relocation is planned for December 2015. The new, 25,000-sq.-ft. facility will house the company’s...

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Hyperlox PVD coating

PVD Coating

July 31, 2015

Ti-Coating has released the Hyperlox PVD coating for indexable and solid- carbide tooling. The AlTiN-based coating provides excellent machining characteristics and extends tool life for numerous applications, including turning, threading, and milling, the company states. Suitable for...

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DGG chipbreaker

DGG Chipbreaker

July 30, 2015

Tungaloy Corp. has released the DGG chipbreaker on its TungCut tools for grooving and parting applications on inserts with two cutting edges. The new chipbreaker, which is sharp and produces low cutting force, is suitable for machining heatresistant alloys and nonferrous metals, which are...

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Vertex 75X II

Vertex 750-5X Vertical Machining Center

July 29, 2015

Mitsui Seiki has updated its Vertex 750-5X line of vertical machining centers with new features, capabilities, options, and configurations. The series, comprising six models, is now called Vertex 75X II. Linear axes (X, Y, Z) strokes are 29.5 by 31.4 by 27.5 in. The machine is now offered...

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Eliminating Muda

July 28, 2015

As CIM—Canadian Industrial Machinery takes a special look at lean manufacturing this month, we look at one of the fundamental principles: reducing the seven wastes (muda). Muda is one of the three categories of waste identified in lean manufacturing. The other two categories, mura (the...

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Advanced MES software

Right Here, Right Now

July 28, 2015

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New software and hardware systems enable manufacturers to track KPIs.

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Haas Bar Feeder

Haas Bar Feeder

July 28, 2015

The new Haas Bar Feeder provides a simple way to automate part production on Haas turning centers. It features a re-engineered, heavy-duty, and yet compact design that boosts productivity and streamlines turning operations. Designed and built exclusively for use on the company’s Haas...

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Mazak Adds Distributor in Western Canada, Goes Direct in B.C.

July 27, 2015

Machine tool manufacturer Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., has added a new Canadian distributor effective Aug. 1. Based in Edmonton, Alb., Moretti Machine Tools Inc. is responsible for serving customers in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta territories. The firm will offer training, conduct machine...

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Dan Mazerolle

Product Support Specialist Hired by Centerline (Windsor)

July 27, 2015

CenterLine (Windsor) has appointed Dan Mazerolle to the new position of product support specialist. Mazerolle has nearly 31 years of industry experience, an extensive technical and manufacturing background, a strong understanding of the North American welding industry, and practical...

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Helido Trigon H690-07 line of tools

Tools for High-efficiency Milling

July 26, 2015

Iscar has introduced the Helido Trigon H690-07 line of tools for the roughing to semifinish milling of cast iron and steel components. Each cutter body has coolant holes directed to the inserts’ cutting edges to provide the most efficient cooling action. These milling cutters have a...

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Jamie King

Blum-Novotest Names New Canadian Regional Manager

July 25, 2015

Jamie King has joined Blum-Novotest as Canadian regional manager. He is responsible for strengthening current business relationships and procuring new business opportunities, with focus on ensuring customer expectations are exceeded. Based in Cambridge, Ont., King takes over management...

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Hurco Announces Acquisition of Two Machine Tool Companies

July 24, 2015

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, a manufacturer of metal cutting machine tools with integrated control technologies, has announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Waconia, Minn.-based Milltronics Mfg. Co. Inc. Milltronics designs and...

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ABB Robots

ABB to Manufacture Robots in the U.S.

July 23, 2015

Robot manufacturer ABB will start producing robots in the U.S. at its new robotics plant in Auburn Hills, Mich. The new plant, the company’s third robotics production facility along with Shanghai and Västerås, Sweden, will manufacture ABB robots and related equipment for the North...

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