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Vertical Integration Is a Risk That Pays Off

July 27, 2014

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Losing vertical integration within a company separates a manufacturer from the end user of the product and, in turn, adversely affects the company’s ability to innovate and expand.

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Building Ontario’s Manufacturing Base

July 27, 2014

Ontario manufacturers need to take advantage of government programs.

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Gaining Financial Support

July 25, 2014

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Programs exist for manufacturing SMEs in need of funding.

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Hyphen Services Management

Speed to Market One Layer at a Time

July 16, 2014

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Multiple additive manufacturing processes, rather than being tied to a single process, can encourage innovation and efficiency in part development and design.

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Integrated E-commerce Platforms: A New Model

July 10, 2014

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Early adopters of e-commerce will benefit the most.

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Measure Parts Closely

July 3, 2014

Adding measuring machines directly to the shop floor can speed part changes, but they must be able to withstand the harsh environment.

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A Perfect Pair: New-generation CNCs and Custom Tooling

June 26, 2014

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Quality tooling is a critical part of optimizing performance of any machine tool, and some jobs warrant investing time and funds in special tooling.

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Laser Cutting on the Level

June 24, 2014

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A laser cutting machine doesn’t care how hard or soft a metal is, but the material’s flatness matters immensely. That’s why so many service centers are investing in leveling processes that aim to equalize stresses, ensuring sheet metal stays flat after being cut.

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Don’t Blame It on the Tap!

June 16, 2014

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Factors such as tool holding, workholding, machine condition, and lubrication can have a significant effect on a tapping operation.

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D&R Custom Steel Fabrication Management

Open Atmosphere, Kith and Kin Secure Company Future

June 16, 2014

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Significant investments in new equipment, safety programs and employee education keep D&R Custom Steel Fabrication, Pickering, Ont., competitive in the environmental equipment industry.

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Technology Spotlight: Automated Deburring Comes of Age

June 5, 2014

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Automated deburring brings high tolerances and repeatability to manufactured parts.

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Weld Cleanup Poses Challenges for Oilfield Workers

May 23, 2014

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Attention to proper weld cleaning is especially critical in field applications.

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Management Metalcraft Technology

New Machine, Same Tooling

May 21, 2014

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In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

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Pairing Metal-cored Wires with Robotic Welding

May 20, 2014

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Numerous factors affect the ROI of a robotic welding cell, including the choice of filler metal used with the system.

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Boost Business: Market Clean Surfaces

May 19, 2014

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Adding value means performing the correct cleaning procedures at the right places and times before shipping a product.

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