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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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Alex Carruthers and Jill Merriman

What’s Happening in Our Cities?

August 14, 2014

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Uniquely urban advantages can benefit manufacturers, and with the right attitude and right policies they can be key contributors to sustainable economic growth for Canadian cities.

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Larry Korak

Usability Drives Profitability

August 11, 2014

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Having a powerful, flexible ERP system engages all employees and enables data-driven decision making.

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PCs and PLCs: A Powerful Combination

August 5, 2014

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Using both PLC and PC technology enables manufacturers to get the best of both worlds.

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Carriere Industrial Supply

Excavating Mining Profits

August 5, 2014

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Recent equipment investments have increased production and positioned Carriere Industrial Supply for further growth both within the mining equipment industry and for expansion into new product lines.

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Rotary Broaching: The Hole Thing Takes Shape

July 31, 2014

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Rotary broaching can be used in more than through-hole applications.

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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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Gary Goodyear

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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