Canadian Metalworking

Founded in 1905, Canadian Metalworking is Canada's only national, monthly magazine dedicated to complete coverage of the metalworking industry. Our topnotch editorial covers a wide range of topics, including machine tools, cutting tools, metals, automation, software, quality, and more.

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Photo of drill producing small-diameter, deep holes.

Small Diameter + Deep Hole = Extra Diligence

March 16, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Drilling small-diameter, deep holes calls for added attention to process details from toolholder to tooling selection to clean coolant.

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8 Tips to Beat the Grinder Setup Grind

March 15, 2017

Small changes in setup routines, equipment maintenance, and work flow can make big differences in setup time.

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Aerospace Sector Report: A Jetstream of Trends

March 10, 2017 | By Nate Hendley

New manufacturing trends must compete with political developments to make headlines in the Canadian aerospace sector.

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Alan McGuigan, operations manager at Resistance Welding Products Ltd. in Blenheim, Ont., holds an aluminum arm for a robotic welder. Photo by James Gervais.

RWP’s Components Spark Production

March 2, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

RWP manufactures a diverse range of products, from small, intricate, threaded electrodes to large weld gun arms for some of the largest and most demanding customers in the automotive sector.

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Going Deep

February 27, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

Producing a deep hole with a good finish, accurate diameter, and straightness control is the goal of deep-hole drilling. Hole quality is key to the development of high-quality products.

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ISO 9001 and ERP: A united approach

February 27, 2017 | By Mike Sweet, Steve Pettyjohn

The ultimate measure of a manufacturing project's success is return on investment (ROI).

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Turn to Coatings

February 22, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

As manufacturers begin to machine new materials it pushes cutting tool manufacturers to develop new coatings and new ways to apply coatings to support these demands.

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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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10 Must Dos for Small to Medium-sized Manufacturers

February 2, 2017 | By Adam Grabowski

Whether your company is a medium-size to large manufacturer or a small job shop, performing these 10 common must dos will enable you to cut costs, operate in a lean and efficient manner, and maintain a commitment to excellence.

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The Need for Feed

January 30, 2017 | By Canadian Metalworking

High-feed milling achieves higher metal removal rates, increasing productivity and decreasing machining time regardless of material.

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The Die/Mould Dilemma: Milling Graphite

January 26, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

Graphite typically is the standard electrode material for most electrical discharge machine (EDM) applications because they enable faster roughing cycle times and cost less than copper electrodes.

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Turning photo from Sandvik Coromant.

In search of turning's sweet spot

January 19, 2017 | By Sue Roberts

Manipulating turning speed, feed, and depth of cut can result in higher metal removal rates. High-pressure coolant directed at the cutting zone and high-speed inserts help.

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Gray Tools adds machining capacity

January 10, 2017

Hand tools manufacturer Gray Tools Canada, Brampton, Ont., has acquired a new vertical machining centre to strengthen its ability to produce its product domestically. The commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process that involved countless hours of study,...

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Collaborative robots work safely beside humans

January 6, 2017

The latest evolution of robots, known as collaborative robots, can work side by side with humans to serve their needs and, in doing so, reduce fatigue, improve results, and increase the level of control and process integration. But how is it possible for humans and robots to work together?According...

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The DMG Mori second-generation DMU 210 P allows 5-axis applications with travel distances of up to 2,100 by 2,100 by 1,250 mm.

Technology Spotlight: Large 5-axis Machining

January 5, 2017 | By Joe Thompson

No matter if your work is in tool and mould construction, the aerospace industry, or the energy sector, a clear trend in all of these production environments is the creation of highly complex, high-quality workpieces with large dimensions.

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