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Form-Fitting Bending Cells

February 25, 2015

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Small parts with complex bends are being produced in integrated press brake cells specifically designed to work efficiently with small blanks.

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Technology Jail

Are You Imprisoned by Your Information Technology?

February 20, 2015

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With rapid application deployment platforms, software can be tailored to an individual company's needs in a very short time frame.

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wireless probing system

Technology Spotlight: Machine Tool Probing Bumps Into the Digital World

February 18, 2015

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New technology uses a hybrid of both radio and infrared transmission in part probing.

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Soft wire bends

Cutting High- Taper Angles with Soft Wire

February 18, 2015

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Soft wire bends easier, especially at the wire gauge tangent point, creating higher accuracy and reducing breakage.

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LENOX coolant

Doing The Hard Work

February 11, 2015

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Workhardening or change to the material properties can be a non-issue if the process is handled appropriately and the saw blade digs in to cut, not rub, the material.

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Parting-off rotating a workpiece

Keeping Cool in Parting Operations

February 4, 2015

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Parting operations require inserts with special chipbreakers designed to narrow the chip.

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Pop-Up Store of the Year Award in 2007

Design Is an Obsession

February 4, 2015

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Concord, Ont., shop has increased marketing efforts, added new equipment, and adopted lean manufacturing practices to expand its retail fixture and display marketshare.

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Carol Stubits

The Decision: Buy or Lease?

January 19, 2015

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Buying new equipment requires understanding your shop's overall financial situation.

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welder

Welding News: Welding Industry Looks North

January 17, 2015

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Welding in the Arctic seminar draws large crowds to CWA/IIW event.

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Cutting tools

Going Back to Q School

January 13, 2015

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Chasing higher material removal rates, not tool life, can reduce per-part costs.

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Big Kaiser

Playing the Angles

January 13, 2015

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Angle heads remain relevant in machine shops because of their ability to reach inaccessible areas and fast ROI.

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Multihead waterjet cutting

Pump up Waterjet Production

January 7, 2015

A multihead waterjet table can significantly increase output and lower per piece cost for jobs that involve large quantities of like parts.

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Heather Forbes, president of SuperiorRoads Solutions

Potholes and Debris-Beware!

January 5, 2015

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Regina-based manufacturer is developing a new pothole patcher to meet regulations for oversea sales.

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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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