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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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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VED slide calibrates video machines

January 5, 2017

Heidenhain offers a video edge detection (VED) calibration slide for calibrating the pixel size of a camera within a video measuring machine.The standard glass calibration slide allows the user to find the pixel size of the current magnification and camera setup and teach it to a controller. This...

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Wireless USB system shares data from PC to machines

January 4, 2017

ShopFloor Automations is developing the WiFi USB Connect, a wireless USB system for the manufacturing shop floor. It emulates a USB stick, allowing the user to share data from a PC to machines without the need for drivers.Data can be stored on a remote PC or locally in the 128-MB device’s...

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Inserts perform grooving and cutoff operations

January 3, 2017

Arno Werkzeuge USA has introduced the SA series of cutting tools and inserts for grooving and part-off or cutoff operations. This modular system uses a single toolholder, which turns into different tool variants by simply changing the support blade and clamp.The line of tools also includes...

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Automatic lathe achieves short cycle times

January 2, 2017

Index Corp. has introduced the new generation of its ABC machine for turning simple to moderately complex parts. It can create cycle times up to 15 per cent faster than the previous generation with rapid spindle acceleration of 8 g, shorter spindle ramp-up times, and higher rapid traverse rates.It...

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Turning centre has new turret design, increased spindle power, new control

December 29, 2016

Mazak’s Quick Turn-250MSY turning centre has several new features, including a new direct-drive turret, higher-torque main spindle, more powerful milling spindle, and the recently introduced Mazatrol SmoothG CNC.The machine has two turning spindles, a rotary tool milling spindle, and Y-axis...

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Drilling inserts fight stress on cutting edges

December 28, 2016

Walter has released cast iron drilling inserts for new diameters in the high-speed Color Select P6005-WKK45C grade for Xtra·tec® B401x point drills.These new inserts are available in diameters up to 37.99 mm. With this expansion, the cast iron tools can now be used to drill all holes...

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