Canadian Electronics DPN PIQ
Michael Mai has joined SST Canada to serve as the EDM Technical Sales Representative for Canada. Mai has previous experience with a precision tools company, and has been a business owner outside the metalworking industry.
SST Canada's Michael Mai introduces Makino's EDM technologies during the Joint Open House 2015 event in Mississauga, Ont., the week of April 21st.
“Machine tool apps” are entering manufacturing environments, and they’re proving to be a “fast track” for achieving productivity gains. To help users get started with machine tool apps, Okuma America Corporation has released a series of how-to videos showing step-by-step procedures for downloading, configuring, installing and running apps (available from the Okuma App Store) on Okuma THINC-OSP CNC controls.
Meghan Summers-West has been appointed president of CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools. Former president, now chairman, Mark Summers made the announcement to all 139 employees on Thursday, April 2 at the company’s headquarters in Tolland, Connecticut. Its educational division staff located in Gig Harbor, Washington, participated in the celebratory announcement via teleconference.
Elliott Matsuura Canada recently added Joe Poulin to its team. Poulin will serve as a regional sales manager for the company.
SMTCL-Americas kicked off the beginning of spring earlier this month with a sales training course and open house. SMTCL had a successful two-day event in the City of Industry at the California Technical Center. Providing a sales training day instructed by Chief Operations Officer, Jerry McCarty, eighteen individuals became certified on SMTCL machines. This creates a larger distributor network in North America to better serve potential customers.
On Friday, March 27th, Mazak Canada held a special lunch and learn session on titanium machining. The event included live demonstrations of titanium machining on a variety of Mazak’s machines in their Cambridge, Ont., facility.
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – GF Machining Solutions has appointed Scott Fosdick as its new Head of Market Region Americas. Previously the company’s Segment Manager for Aerospace and Automotive Asia, U.S.-born Fosdick takes over for former region president Glynn Fletcher.
Burlington, ON – Astrix Networks Inc., (operating as "Memex Automation") a leader in the manufacture of Machine to Machine (M2M) productivity software, has qualified for up to $800,000 in Government of Canada funding directed specifically towards the continued development of its flagship product, MERLIN (Manufacturing Enterprise Real-time Lean Information Network) software.
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has expanded its FEELER FT-Series High Performance CNC Turning Centers line with the new FT-250SY. A unique capability in its class, the FT-250SY features a true Y-Axis with 100 mm (+/- 50 mm) of travel, which provides increased rigidity and a more robust machining environment.
3D Systems announced today that it has completed its acquisition of all shares of Cimatron Ltd. for approximately $97 million, inclusive of Cimatron’s net cash.
Schütte introduces its new 325linear machine, a 5-axis CNC grinder with extended x- and y-axis movement plus two auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping and improved grinding wheel guidance over the entire machining envelope.
The metalworking industry, like many other manufacturing market segments, has been forced to scrutinize capital equipment purchases in an effort to squeeze the most from a tight capital project budget with short expected returns. Often, pre-project planning and equipment evaluation do not take into account the long-term operational effects of rugged operating conditions, faster machining times, material alloys with challenging compositions, and varying material quality from global sourcing options.
Modig Machine Tool of Virserum, Sweden, has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with SECO Tools for development of next generation machine tools.
Through its iSMART Factory concept, Mazak Corporation will demonstrate the true power of the MTConnect open communications protocol at the (MC)2 MTConnect Conference.
Seco Tools, LLC recently expanded its Highfeed series of indexable-insert milling cutters to include the Highfeed 2 and 4. The latest cutters feature new insert designs combined with more teeth per diameter to achieve high speeds and feeds when processing hard and tough workpiece materials.
On Wednesday, April 15, Castelar Tool and KOMET of Canada held a grand opening ceremony for their new shared facility in Mississauga, Ont.
KAISER Precision Tooling Ltd has determined to strengthen its partnership with its long-term partner, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co Ltd of Japan, and agreed to become a company of the BIG Daishowa group as of April 15, 2015.
Mississauga, ON – Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, has named Brian Wilson as General Manager for Sandvik Coromant Canada.
Self-Centering ID Clamps from Carr Lane Manufacturing simultaneously locate and clamp from the inside of an existing hole or slot in the part, leaving the entire outer surface clear for machining.
Forkardt announces that Philipp Lopane will join Forkardt as the new Sales Manager for North America. Lopane will report to Chris Brown, General Manager for Forkardt.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling is making dramatic improvements to BIG Profit Maker, KAISER and Unilock repair services at its Illinois facility. These include bringing certain services in house that until recently had to be performed overseas, significant price reductions, eliminating charges for some commodity parts, and the addition of same-day services.
March 1st CoroMill Plura Heavy Duty (HD) was released to the market. This system offers a completely new solid end milling concept, developed for removing large amounts of metal quickly while providing the reliability needed for heavy roughing.
WTO looks back to a very successful year 2014 with an “18 percent turnover increase in comparison to the previous year despite of an unstable worldwide to invest climate”, reports CEO Sascha Tschiggfrei.
Cutting tool manufacturer NAP GLADU recently announced that Jeannot Perron has assumed the role of General Manager of Canadian Operations, for all locations including Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto.
Techniks SFS12 Modular ShrinkFIT System delivers accuracy and clearance at extended lengths.
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling is celebrating 25 years of North American operations in 2015. Incorporated in the spring of 1990 under the name Kaiser Precision Tooling (KPT), the subsidiary of Switzerland-based Heinz Kaiser AG provided the North American market better access to products and more complete engineering solutions from a worldwide leader in development and manufacturing of precision boring tools and modular boring systems.
QuickFlex is a combination ER collet chuck and quick change system in one toolholder, now available for DMG/MORI SEIKI’s turning centers from Gildemeister with Trifix turret.
KOMET of America, Inc. and CERATIZIT USA have announced a strategic supply chain partnership for the North American KOMET SERVICE network, whereby CERATIZIT will furnish the KOMET SERVICE Partners with reliable, high-grade solid carbide for the custom tools they manufacture.
Scientists around the world are racing to find ways to produce and employ a new material that is flexible, stretchy, hundreds of time stronger than steel and just one atom thick. If they succeed, graphene could transform our world in ways as profound as the introduction of plastic, or even iron.
Milton, ON - CWA Foundation has introduced the Secondary and Post-Secondary Institution Equipment and Funding Support program to improve the quality of welding facilities across Canada.
WINDSOR, Ontario. — Tregaskiss recently partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ontario, to sponsor their robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics tournament on April 2-3. The event featured 48 teams totalling more than 1,000 students.
Twelve deserving Western Quebec Career Centre welding students were presented with awards by the Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWA Foundation) on March 24, 2015 valued at $2,500 each, and one student, Matthew Smith, 17, was awarded the Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award valued at $3,000.
The CWB Group’s Office of Public Safety’s CWB Welding Specialist Mark program is receiving great reviews by industry participants and gaining momentum as the program recently surpassed 300 members.
As with any part of the welding process, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to choosing the right filler metal. Still every welding operation has the same goal: to use a filler metal that promotes consistent quality, productivity and cost savings.
The Office of Public Safety (OPS), a division of the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) recently launched the CWB Welding Specialist Mark (WSM) Program. This program, developed for welding professionals, has since acquired 190 members. The program allows successful individuals to identify themselves as individuals with recognized knowledge of welding.
TORONTO, Canada - Lincoln Electric Canada, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric  Holdings, Inc., announced earlier in January that Joseph G. Doria, retired as President and CEO of Lincoln Electric Canada effective December 31, 2014. Mike Whitehead assumed the role of President of Lincoln Electric Canada effective January 1, 2015.
Milton, ON – CWA Foundation has introduced the Post-Secondary School Awards Program to reward deserving Canadian welding students. Thirty-two successful applicants from post-secondary welding programs across Canada were selected to receive scholarships of $2500.00. Candidates submitted applications in late 2014 and those selected for the scholarship were notified in early January 2015.
Miller Electric's Kenneth Stanzel introduces the Dimension 650 welding machine at FABTECH Atlanta.
Miller introduces its Continuum inverter, with its redesigned user interface and improved feeder system. At Fabtech Atlanta.
ESAB's Martin Brennan explains NASA's use of the company's friction stir welding technology.
Watch Lincoln Electric's Mike Allen introduce the company's aluminum welding package at FABTECH Atlanta.
Hypertherm's Tripp Tuggle explains how the company's new consumables help reach narrow spots that would otherwise be impossible to cut efficiently.
Ryan Lizotte explains the benefits the CA3 platform brings to robotic welding. At Fabtech Atlanta 2014.
Lincoln's Process Z makes an impact in automotive applications - Francis Krivanka explains why here.
When Elliott Matsuura Canada took on the distribution of LVD Strippit products in Canada, the company committed to creating a support staff for the line that would ensure timely response and service across the country from staff who understand the needs of fabricating customers. That team is now in place.
LVD STRIPPIT expands its fiber laser cutting systems product line with the introduction of the Lynx FL, a cost efficient fiber laser cutting system.
Clarence, NY — Dynabrade, Inc., the industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of National Detroit, Inc., located in Rockford, IL, a manufacturer of pneumatic abrasive power tools.
The laser manufacturer SPI Lasers, a member of the TRUMPF Group, is to acquire the company JK Lasers with effect from April 15, 2015. With almost 100 employees and annual sales of 17.6 million euros, JK Lasers is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-power fiber lasers for industrial use.
FARMINGTON, Conn. – Effective April 1, 2015, Stefan Fickenscher becomes Managing Director of TRUMPF Canada.
Mazak Optonics Corp. welcomed over 300 guests for their Laser Technology Days event held on March 24 & 25 at their facility in Elgin, Illinois.
Flow International Corp., developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has announced the appointment of David Crewe as senior vice president of engineering reporting to Waterjet Holdings president & CEO David Savage.
On March 10th, TRUMPF Canada, manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers, celebrated the grand opening of its relocated office in Mississauga, Ont. Boasting 50 per cent more space, the new facility shows off a wider range of fabricating solutions, and can stock a larger selection of spare parts.
Bystronic Inc. introduces the new Xpert 40, a compact portable high-speed press brake that is “moveable on demand” to where you need it, when you need it.
On Wednesday, March 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., TRUMPF Canada will introduce customers to its new facility at 3755 Laird Road, Unit 1, in Mississauga, Ontario.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of magnetic products, recently announced that 2014 set another record for the company's sales. This marks its 5th consecutive year, and its 14th year out of the past 15, for revenue gains.
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. has entered into a multi-year, definitive agreement with AKS Cutting Systems of Cleveland, Ohio to license, manufacture, market and distribute the MC Machinery waterjet product line throughout North America. The MITSUBISHI Board of Directors has approved the licensing agreement.
Wilson Tool International announced the return of Ron Palick as the organization’s new director of sales for North America. In his new position, Palick will be responsible for building and leading Wilson Tool’s industry presence through strategic sales development initiatives throughout North America.
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), the world’s leading developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, today announces that it has acquired Rand Technologies Japan and created a new company, FTI Rand Japan KK. The company will be located in Tokyo, Japan.
Bystronic introduces its latest fiber laser at FABTECH Atlanta. Frank Arteaga explains the advantages that come with the 6 kW machine.
Renishaw recently announced the appointment of Maxime Viau as an application specialist for machine tools.
Mitutoyo Canada has announced an important development for current and future Mitutoyo CNC CMM users that will change the relationship between people and precision measurement with one click.
Mitutoyo Canada's latest QM‐Height Series high performance height gauges feature best‐in‐class accuracy of ±(2.4 + 2.1/600)μm for superior precision measurement confidence.
Due to popular response, Mitutoyo has added an afternoon session for Gauge Repair & Maintenance Workshop on May 15, 2014.
Mitutoyo Canada has announced a series of workshops throughout 2014, free of charge, that cover a variety of metrology related topics.
Renishaw’s new SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine analog scanning technology to allow fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.
Mitutoyo Canada's Peter Detmers reflects on the company's 40th anniversary celebration, and its new Gold Care program.
On October 16 and 17, Mitutoyo Canada hosted an open house to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and the re-opening of its fully renovated head office. On the afternoon of the 16th, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ward 9 Councillor Pat Satio were on hand for a special reception and ribbon cutting to congratulate the company on its success. McCallion wished the company much success and hoped for further growth in the city.
Erin Farmer introduces the Ko-ga-me measurement system and the new Surftest probe at CMTS 2013.
InspectionXpert introduces its document management tools at the CAMSolutions booth during CMTS 2013.
Zeiss adds efficiency to measuring with its new probe head, on show at CMTS 2013.
Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company is proof that the dream is achievable for any shop ready to use the talents of today’s young automation experts to exploit new technology, like Renishaw's programmable Equator gage.
Montreal – AV&R Vision & Robotics, a company specializing in robotics for the aerospace industry, and IMAC Automation, a company developing manufacturing automation and die casting equipment, are merging to become AV&R, Quebec’s largest engineering firm specialized in automation.
As machine tool builders and end users continue to push the limit with speeds and feeds, they need a tool to evaluate the dynamic performance of their machine with the ultimate precision and accuracy.
Mitutoyo introduces the SURFTEST PROBE and SURFPAK-SP software allowing surface roughness analysis on a Mitutoyo CNC CMM, eliminating the need for workpiece changeover to a second measurement device.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions provider EOS has announced that Glynn Fletcher has been named president of EOS of North America, Inc.
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters British Columbia and Canada Makes agreed to a new partnership agreement on additive manufacturing with Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s Material Matters. The announcement was made at the 3D Printing Forum held at Emily Carr University Jan 29.
Renishaw has unveiled the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw and reflects the company’s 40 years of experience in supplying high quality equipment to demanding global manufacturing businesses.
Mazak Corporation has unveiled its new INTEGREX i-400AM (additive manufacturing) HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine. As a fusion of additive technology and Mazak’s most advanced Multi-Tasking capabilities, the machine will significantly reduce part cycle times while providing high-efficiency Done-In-One processing.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched www.canadamakes.ca, a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. 
Dr. Gregory Hyatt explains how DMG MORI's additive / subtractive machining hybrid system is penetrating the market, and how the company is helping its clients adapt to the technology.
Company president Greg Volovic explains how HURCO is pushing into additive manufacturing technology.
William Gilchrist from MC Machinery explains how the Lumex Avance differentiates itself from other additive technologies.
The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24.
MP&P's sister publication, Manufacturing AUTOMATION, gets a tour of the facility.
Engineering Technology Dean Tony Thoma explains how the centre will benefit both students and industry.
DMG MORI is preparing for the U.S. launch of its latest machine tool models and innovations: for the first time in the company’s history, its 32,600 sq.ft. booth will exclusively feature DMG MORI machines in the new common DMG MORI design. A technological highlight of the show will be CELOS, DMG MORI’s new control platform.
One entrepreneur will win a Hurco CNC mill or lathe at the Hurco booth on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as part of the first ever Chipmaker Challenge contest.
With the Melt Pool Monitoring concept, EOS is developing a high-performance online monitoring solution for additive manufacturing in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems.
Hurco Companies, manufacturer of interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools, announced the company recently filed a U.S. patent application for new technology combining 3D printing and CNC machining.
MP&P's Top 20 Under 40 recipients were celebrated at a luncheon during AMExpo this year. MP&P caught up with a few of the recipients and attendees during the event.
On September 24th, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) held its annual general meeting in Ingersoll, Ontario. On the top of the agenda was training, and how the CTMA hopes to support training in the years to come.
On Wednesday, September 24th, MP&P’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 recipients were honoured during a luncheon at the AMExpo show in Toronto. Of the Top 20 Under 40 recipients, 14 were able to attend. Also in attendance were title sponsor Sandvik Coromant Canada, and program sponsors Mitutoyo Canada and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
At the recent Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto, the organization's CEO Shaun Thorson talked about inspiring young people into pursuing careers in trades and technology – and how industry can work with educators to ensure that their curriculum properly prepares students.Visit Skills Canada website
MP&P's annual Top 20 Under 40 program is closing soon. Nominate your top young performers today.
This year's SkillsCompetences Canada national event took place last week at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The facility was humming with the energy and enthusiasm of the excellent competitors from across Canada. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
Learn more about the CNC machining competition at Skills Canada, held June 5-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
In late March, the Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board held their annual Regional Skills Competition at Conestoga College's Doon Campus.
Recently, Grade 7 and 8 students from the Halton Hills Christian School's (HHCS) Exploratories Program received hands on experience in the trade of welding at the CWB Group’s headquarters in Milton, ON. The initiative was a partnership between the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and HHCS.
Students, educators, industry leaders, and business leaders recently joined Hurco and Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis to commemorate Manufacturing Day with the grand opening of the Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus. Todd Clark, Indianapolis Campus President of Lincoln College of Technology, cut the ribbon to officially unveil the 5,000 square foot CNC machining center equipped with 10 brand-new Hurco CNC machining centers and turning centers.
A few of this year’s winners talk about the importance of the award to them, and what they feel the industry's needs are to thrive in the future.
On Tuesday, October 1st, MP&P hosted a luncheon and awards presentation ceremony at CMTS 2013 to honour this year's MP&P Top 20 Under 40 awards recipients. Of the 20 honourees, 14 were able to attend the awards ceremony. Representatives of the award sponsors - title sponsor Sandvik Coromant, Mazak Canada, Mitutoyo Canada and SME - were also on hand to congratulate the winners.
Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Thomas Skinner, was honoured to have contributed to the success of the Skills Canada National Competition held June 5-8, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Canada’s top skilled trade and technology students came together to compete for gold, silver and bronze at the Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event.
Help us celebrate your top talent with the MP&P Top 20 Under 40 program. To learn more, watch this video introduction.www.metalworkingcanada.com/top-20-under-40
MP&P magazine announces the details of its Top 20 Under 40 contest, which is now accepting nominations. Get your next gen leader profiled in MP&P!