Cutting Tools

Iscar and Megatel event

November 30, 2017

Iscar and Megatel held a joint event at Iscar's Oakville, ON facility recently to showcase the latest in machining and cutting strategies.

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Colonial tool

October 24, 2017

by Mackenzie Froats

Why customized indexable tooling may be a good option for your machine shop

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Rigid tapping is an important function on multi-tasking machines, turn/mill lathes, and machining centres alike.  Image: BIG Kaiser

October 24, 2017

by Kip Hanson

To tap, or not to tap? That is the question

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Three generations: From left is Kurt Feigel Sr., son Kurt Feigel and grandson Konrad Feigel.

October 3, 2017

by Mary Scianna

Strategy and hard work a winning combination for growing job shop

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Patrick Kuprowski says IWL can cost effectively meet industrial customers' needs.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

In a tough market, IWL Steel Fabricators sets itself apart by tackling complex jobs

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In business since 1987, OSI Précision has become a Quebec leader in precision machining of small, medium, and large size parts.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Quebec job shop solves a big turning problem by switching to a different cutting tool provider

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MEIC’s Maxia MX-520 five axis machining centre from Elliott Matsuura has been a game changer for the company.

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

This established Ontario machine shop gets a new owner, new equipment, new software, and new opportunities

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Machinist Jordan Court, left, with Adam Zurbrigg. The company has seen significant growth in automation projects with some projects valued at more than $1 million.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

From its inception in a tough climate, Advantage has been increasing its high precision and automation repertoire

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Boring head adjustments can be made directly from the CoroBore+ app on a mobile device.  image: Sandvik Coromant

October 3, 2017

by Kip Hanson

It takes more than sharp edges to maximize cutting tool performance

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Mac Mackenzie is CEO of Epic Tool.

October 3, 2017

by Mac Mackenzie

Carbide inserts with flat bottom configurations can lead to lower machining costs

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Walter USA boring bar

September 29, 2017

Walter has unveiled the Walter Cut G1221-P, a grooving boring bar with precision cooling, designed for recessing and internal grooving.

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Iscar's approach to Industry 4.0

September 12, 2017

Iscar offers several Industry 4.0 standard digital tools, enabling manufacturers to access data for easy to use machining calculations that are readily available, says the company.

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CMTS show

August 30, 2017

SME Canada, the organizer of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) wants to bring attendees an innovative experience like no other in the industry.

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A Doosan twin spindle lathe. Brian Donnelly, Ferro Technique says he's seeing a lot of twin spindle type machines in the auto sector.

August 29, 2017

With all the hoopla over multi-tasking machines and turn/mill centres, it’s easy to overlook the back to basics importance of traditional CNC machine tools.

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Electric drive broaching machines consume less floor space, up to 1,829 mm (72 in.) of stroke, and are effective in cellular manufacturing scenarios.

August 29, 2017

Need to make a million gears?

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Walter's "smear milling" relies on high cutting speeds and feedrates to eliminate the "salt and pepper" porosity that plagues aluminum engine components.

August 29, 2017

by Kip Hanson

Competing in today’s automotive market requires high performance tooling

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Turbine blades and rotor being hoisted into place. Image: John Kirby, Erie Shores Windfarm, Ontario

August 29, 2017

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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Mining accounted for $56 billion of Canada's GDP in 2015.  Image: Salt mine corridor

August 29, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

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Ferro holds machining event with Sandvik Coromant and other partners

August 22, 2017

Local manufacturers had the opportunity to learn about the latest machining innovations at a joint supplier event held at machine tool distributor Ferro Technique's Mississauga, ON, facility.

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