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Mazak Corporation encourages those involved in the metalworking industry to attend its DISCOVER 2015 technology and education event, taking place October 27 – 29 and November 3 – 5 in Florence, Kentucky. Here, the machine tool builder plans to spotlight new technologies and trends that will drastically change how part manufacturers operate, including unconventional ways to drive operational efficiency via additive manufacturing, CNC technology and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concept.
Mazak's manufacturing plant and spindle rebuild operations in the U.S. have been recertified ISO 9001:2008 compliant.
Schaumburg, IL — TDM Systems, a software manufacturer, process consultant and leader in electronic management of tools and production equipment has announced the appointment of David Morley as Sales Manager, North America.
Sterling Heights, MI - Performance Machinery, LLC, the source for several MC Machinery Systems products in Michigan and Windsor, Ont., announces the opening of a new, 9,000 square-foot technical center. The recently-purchased facility will host the dealer’s extensive training program.
WFL's Ben Baggerly introduces WFL Millturn Technologies at the Joint Open House in Mississauga. Video footage of the WFL technology courtesy of WFL Millturn Technologies Inc.
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.
Seco Tools, LLC recently named Joel Radner sales manager for its round tools division in North America. Radner brings more than seven years of Seco experience to the position, having previously served as the company’s market segment specialist for aerospace and power generation.    
RÖHM Products of America has opened a new 32,000-square-foot manufacturing and North American headquarters facility in Suwanee, Georgia. Three times larger than the company’s previous location, the facility allows RÖHM to manufacture in the United States for the first time as well as expand the service and support it provides customers.
RÖHM Products of America, provider of clamping and gripping technology, recently promoted Adis Malkoc to service manager. In his new position, Malkoc manages the overall direction and coordination of RÖHM’s service department.
RÖHM Products of America has been named a DMG MORI Qualified Products designer/supplier. The designation indicates that RÖHM provides accessories for DMG MORI machines that have been certified according to rigid performance standards.
In late 2014, to celebrate the launch of its new www.kbctools.com website, KBC Tools and Machinery began a North America-wide contest to determine once and for all who had the biggest toolbox.
Sandvik Coromant and Hanna Tools have signed a cooperation agreement to establish a partnership to strengthen the offer to the global automotive industry.
Morganton, N.C. - Master Workholding, Inc. and Forkardt have established a sales agreement covering North and South America. The representation by Forkardt will expand sales and distribution and provide marketing support for Master Workholding. This agreement will increase the reach of both company’s products further into the Americas.
KOMET of Canada Tooling Solutions ULC has announced the appointment of Steve de Kleine as Technical Specialist.
ELMIRA, NY - Hardinge Inc. has announced faster lead times on TF25 Extended Nose Swiss Collets.
On April 28th, in Cleveland, Ohio, Ingersoll Cutting Tools celebrated its 125th anniversary with its Gold Rush event at the Cleveland Public Auditorium.
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.
Lincoln Electric recently provided support during the filming of ABC TV Network’s newest series, “BattleBots.” 
dmg events (Canada) inc. and CWB Group (CWB) have announced a partnership to develop and organize a new event for industry - CanWeld 2016.
The Lincoln Electric Company announced today that it has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Company (PECo), located in Tipp City, Ohio.
Selecting equipment to provide the highest quality and productivity in a welding operation goes beyond just the power source or welding gun — consumables play an important role as well.
Cleveland – The Lincoln Electric Company is offering technical training in aluminum welding through a selection of upcoming seminars. Aluminum is increasingly prevalent in manufacturing due to its corrosion-resistant properties and improved strength-to-weight ratio over steel.
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.
MC Machinery Systems Inc. announces Shane Herendeen has been promoted to North American Sales Manager for Fabrication.
On Wednesday, June 17th, Amada Canada held the grand opening of its new Toronto Technical Centre. At the same time, it was announced that the new facility would now serve as Amada Canada’s headquarters. Previously, the company’s head office had been in the Montreal area.
LVD Strippit has expanded its Dyna-Press Series of compact, portable, high-speed electric press brakes with two 24 ton models that offer higher capacity and a longer working length.
On June 4th, MC Machinery drew a crowd of close to 100 to its open house in Richmond Hill, Ont., which included the Lumex Avance additive manufacturing system building a part, as well as a variety of other machines under power.
Hypertherm, has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest 2015 CAD/CAM software.
Specifications for flatness on steel plate parts are becoming tighter and more common with the heavy equipment OEM's in the U.S., and O'Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is a leader in meeting those requirements. The company recently received its second ARKU FlatMaster leveler, a model 120-200, at its headquarters plant in Birmingham, Alabama.
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.
The ZEISS Industrial Metrology business group is accelerating its entry into the "Optical 3D Digitization" sector through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH, a company headquartered in Neubeuern near Rosenheim in southern Germany.
After serving Mitutoyo Canada for 27 years, Jay Summers, Executive Vice President, has announced that he will take retirement as of June 30, 2015.
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.
FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear delivered a keynote address last week at the first full-day Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum, co-hosted by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Mohawk College in Hamilton.
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.
The Skills Canada National Competition was held May 27 - 30 in Saskatoon, SK. This year's competition welcomed more than 500 young competitors from all over Canada and thousands of spectators cheering them on. Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Thomas Skinner, contributed to the success of the event. Thomas Skinner, with the support of Haas Automation, provided the machining centres ((2) ST-20s: CNC 2-axis lathes & (2) VF-2s: CNC vertical machining centres) for the competition, as well as the machine used for the Try-A-Trade station (Mini Mill).
Lincoln Electric's Dale Malcolm explains how demonstrations at the SkillsCanada National Skills Competition in Saskatoon are helping to change how young people view the industry.
On May 19th at, CWB Group launched its new Acorn program, aimed at strengthening welding training and assessment throughout the industry, and thereby build a stronger industry.
Haas Automation and Sirco Machinery is a Platinum level sponsor for the Ontario Skills Competition this year. But along with the company providing five machine tools for the Ontario Skills competition, they took their commitment a step further by also rewarding a US$50,000 cheque to Skills Ontario to provide scholarship funding to the winners of the competition at this year's event.
WINDSOR - On Tuesday April 28th, 20 youth graduated from the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association’s 32-week Introductory Trades Training program learning tool, die, mould and machining skills. 
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.

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