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Finding Zen One Book at a Time

February 21, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, author Robert Pirsig describes his 17-day motorcycle ride from Minnesota to California, revealing the many philosophical discussions he had along the way.In some ways the book is an homage to Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery, which...

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Shearing system package introduced

February 21, 2017

COMEQ Inc. has announced the availability of the Primeline shearing system package. Swing-beam shears are available for materials up to ¾ in. thick and 20 ft. long. The shearing system features adjustable rake angle with a low cutting angle for processing thin material. When the operator inputs a...

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Multitasking machine features multilaser deposition technology

February 21, 2017

Mazak has introduced the Integrex i-200S AM (additive manufacturing), a new hybrid multitasking machine technology with a multilaser deposition system, enabling both additive and subtractive capabilities.It performs turning, milling, and drilling, as well as additive manufacturing and laser marking...

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Programmer with Hyperthern nesting software.

Are Your Remnants Trash or Treasure?

February 20, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Getting value from remnants requires nesting software, dedication to a material handling and storage system, and a judgment call as to when a remnant is really scrap.

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Walter-Comara joint venture supports manufacturers with Industry 4.0

February 20, 2017

Walter has joined with long-standing software partner Comara to create a new company under joint leadership. “This is a key step in our drive to provide our customers in North America and around the world with smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 solutions,” said Mirko Merlo, president of Walter...

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Band saw blade with chips.

Control the top 3 areas of band saw frustrations

February 17, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Band saw operators offer tips to reduce difficulties in the three areas identified by fabricators as the most frustrating--machine downtime, blade failure, and operator error.

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Astrex lands funding for lightweight auto parts development

February 17, 2017

Earlier this week, it was announced that Astrex Inc. of Lakeshore (near Windsor) will receive a repayable contribution of up to $17 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency's (FedDev Ontario) Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The investment will enable Astrex, a manufacturer of auto parts,...

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New program intends to enhance regulation of the engineering profession

February 17, 2017

On March 31 Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) will launch a new program to gather information on the practices of each of its 80,000 licence holders and gauge their professional knowledge activities. Under PEO’s Practice Evaluation and Knowledge (PEAK) program, practicing licence holders will...

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Fitz’s Mobile Welding gets new home in Harbour Grace

February 16, 2017 | By Rob Colman

In January, Bay Roberts, N.L.-based Fitz’s Mobile Welding Inc. closed on the purchase of the former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium in Harbour Grace, N.L. Fitz's is a welding and fabrication business that serves the mobile and in-shop service needs of the marine, construction, structural, and...

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Ceramic wheels designed for long life

February 16, 2017

Weiler Abrasives Group has introduced the Tiger® Ceramic line of cutting, grinding, and combination wheels. According to the manufacturer, validated end-user testing shows the products provide 25 to 40 percent longer life than other ceramic products. The ceramic grains use a crystalline structure...

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Mitutoyo Canada Inc. announces new leadership appointments

February 16, 2017

For the past 10 years, Shigeyuki Sasaki has provided leadership as vice president, executive vice president and president of Mitutoyo America. Now as he enters his 40th year with Mitutoyo Corp., he moves to Germany to support Mitutoyo Europe’s operations. The company has appointed Peter Detmers...

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Livingstone announces sale of AMI to ESAB

February 15, 2017

Chicago-based Livingstone, an international midmarket M&A and debt advisory firm, has announced the sale of Los Angeles-based Arc Machines Inc. (AMI), a portfolio company of Marwit Capital, to ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.AMI designs, engineers, and manufactures automated, orbital GTAW equipment...

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Centennial College Instructor Lucian Toma with students and CMM.

Ontario’s Centennial College Transforms Students into Skilled Workers

February 15, 2017 | By Lucian Toma, PhD

Mechanical engineering programs at Centennial College in Ontario are dedicated to continual improvement as well as educating the next- generation industrial workforce.

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Gene Haas Foundation boosts SAIT student success

February 15, 2017

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recently received a U.S.$1million contribution from the Gene Haas Foundation in support of applied education in Alberta. This is the U.S.-based foundation’s largest gift to any Canadian post-secondary institution to date. These major funds will...

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Cladding reimagined at JEBCO

February 14, 2017 | By Rob Colman

JEBCO Industries is a Barrie, Ont.-based fabrication shop that serves the needs of the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, and water treatment industries. Its work on process equipment encompasses design, fabrication, coatings and linings, installation, commissioning, and repair. The area where the...

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