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Laser marking systems

Setting the Mark

December 18, 2014

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Laser marking technology offers typically desired process benefits of high speed, high contrast, permanent markings, flexible integration, flexibility for part variations such as curved or non-uniform surfaces, non-contact, high quality and essentially maintenance free.

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Tooling cuts diagram

Machining in 3-D

December 15, 2014

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Getting the best material removal rate (Q) should be the goal of any 3-D milling operation.

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DMG MORI

DMG MORI Showcases Equipment in New Technology Centre in Mississauga

December 11, 2014

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DMG MORI welcomed 500 guests to its new 5,300-sq.-ft. Technology Centre in Mississauga, Ont. during its November open house event. Twelve machines, knowledgeable staff members, and displays from 15 suppliers provided an overview of how machine tool, software, and tooling advancements can increase...

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OMAX 3-D soccer ball

It's In There

December 5, 2014

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Technology tables to bridge software communications gaps and to complete complex computations have been developed to simplify both programming and operations of 3-D cutting.

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Kirk Forbes, president of Brunette Machinery

Chipping Away at Wood Waste

December 5, 2014

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Brunette Machinery Co., Surrey, B.C., designs and builds hogs to grind waste for biomass recovery systems, debarkers, chippers, sweeps, and vibrating conveyors that process rejected wood materials into chips and pellets that can be used in the biomass industry.

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ERP software

Bridging the Gap

December 5, 2014

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New IT technology has more power, flexibility than previous systems.

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MET-TRACK® workstations

FABTECH 2014: Record-breaking Numbers of Exhibitors and Attendees

December 1, 2014

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FABTECH®, North America’s largest annual metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event was held in November at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Co-sponsored by CIM’s educational affiliate, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), the show’s...

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Roller Tables

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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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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Scotchman’s SUP-500 NF

Cutting up Is No Laughing Matter

November 18, 2014

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An upward-trending construction market is calling for more cut-to-length aluminum profiles for the fenestration industry. Shops are creating their own aluminum blanks to feed machining processes. Aluminum components are replacing ferrous parts in a number of industries to reduce the weight...

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Small-diameter drill

Drilling Down

November 18, 2014

Drill design, including polished flutes and coated tips, can have a positive effect on drilling small-diameter holes.

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OEE Software

Your Data: Use It or Lose It

November 11, 2014

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Machine monitoring creates data that can be tracked and used to improve efficiency.

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J/E Bearing and Machine

Bearing Down on Manufacturing

November 11, 2014

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Tillsonburg, Ont., machine shop and custom manufacturer thrives thanks to a love of problem solving and new technology.

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Small ferrous and nonferrous particles

The Foe: Ferrous Metal

October 22, 2014

Fluid filtration using rare-earth magnets can increase fluid life and decrease the chance of damaging a machine.

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