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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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The DoveLock™ DT20

Put Your Workpiece on a Pedestal

October 22, 2014

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Producing five machined sides in one operation requires flexibility between the tool, the fixture, and the workpiece. The workpiece needs to be secured in a way that provides clearance for movements of the spindle housing, the worktable, and the part itself, without creating interference areas.

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Integrated Cutting System Helps Deliver Orders Faster

October 14, 2014

Custom metal fabricating company Metal Corbert, Shawinigan, Que., improved cut quality, eliminated a bottleneck, expanded capacity, and brought outsourced production back in-house.

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Chip Breaking: Learn From Your Chips

October 9, 2014

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The macro geometry of carbide inserts can help break chips, reducing the chances of birdnesting.

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Jon Goldman

For Your Eyes Only … About Your Sales

October 8, 2014

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Identifying key performance indicators (KPIs) is only the first step in achieving business goals.

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Intercontinental Truck Body

It's a Snap

October 6, 2014

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The family-run business handles the body construction, interior finishing, interior and exterior furnishing, electrical outfitting, component installation, and exterior finishing for the units.

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Measure, Slow Down, and Cut More

September 12, 2014

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Better sawing occurs following continual measurement that provides data for smarter, more predictive operations management, proactive maintenance of saws and blades, and on-going operator training.

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Try a Close Shave

September 11, 2014

A two-step punch and shave operation can produce a hole with straight walls and leave the walls with formability properties close to those of the material before the cold-forming punch process.

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Getting the Most out of Robotic Welding

September 9, 2014

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In the course of automating the welding operation, manufacturers must evaluate more than just the upfront price of the equipment.

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Steel framing and fire-resistant PVC

Safety First

September 9, 2014

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Particulates and toxins need to be removed from the air before recirculation can occur.

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WhiteWater West CEO, Geoff Chutter

A Serious Side to Creating Fun

September 3, 2014

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WhiteWater West Industries, Richmond, B.C., is the world’s leading water park manufacturer. It designs and manufactures waterslides, wave pools, and interactive playgrounds from two plants in the Vancouver area.

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Overcoming the Fear of Feedback

September 3, 2014

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Creating an inclusive environment can speed the implementation of productivity-enhancing changes.

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Let Your TMS and Machine Tools Talk Amongst Themselves

August 30, 2014

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Tool management system software paired with advanced presetters can add to a shop’s bottom line by reducing setup time, increasing productivity, eliminating tool setup error, and building a tool library specific to any facility.

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Cutting Clean With 1-micron Laser Optics

August 23, 2014

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The high-brightness 1-micron cutting laser is redefining productivity in metal fabrication. The laser’s good absorption helps it cut faster with less power. It also means that keeping optics clean and dust-free is essential.

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Hard Turning Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

August 18, 2014

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Hard turning is replacing grinding operations in some shops thanks to CBN tooling.

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