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Tooling ExpErT aT Work
The
CTMA view
Winter 2014
Voice of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
Future
Tooling
Expert at
Work Page 10
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Annual General
Meeting &
Dinner
contents
Winter 2014
FEATURES
14 Members Exhibit at CMTS 2013
17 Discussing Worldwide Skills Shortages, Better
Solutions: ISTMA-Americas Secretariat
CTMA HEADLINES
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19 Apprentice Bursary Award Winners
20 Annual General Meeting & Dinner
22 Betting on Canada’s Manufacturing Sector:
FABTECH Canada 2014 Returns to Toronto
22 Congratulations from the CTMA!
MEMBER PROFILE
23 Memex Automation: M2M Platform Leader
UP FRONT
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A Message from the CTMA President
Member Companies
COVER STORY
10 Future Tooling Expert at Work: 3-D Printing &
Additive Manufacturing
IN EVERY ISSUE
25 Chapter News
27 Welcome New Member Companies
28 Calendar of Upcoming Events
29 TOOLS OF THE TRADE
30 ADVERTISERS’ GUIDE
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up front
A Message from the CTMA President
David Glover, President, CTMA
As we press forward
into 2014, I am
excited about the
future...the industry,
as a whole, is rapidly
changing...
Connect with
the CTMA on:
Brrr! Is it summertime yet?
Happy new year, everyone! I hope this year is
a very prosperous one for everybody. At this
time of year, I like to reflect on the past as I
prepare for the future. You know what they
say: “Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.” I don’t know
about you, but I really don’t want to repeat
the past couple of years! The year 2013 was
definitely a busy one for the CTMA, and 2014
is looking to be equally exciting.
We closed out our 2012-2013 fiscal year
with our AGM, which was a huge success,
with over 100 in attendance at the Elm Hurst
Inn. We had two great presentations; one by
Past-President Jamie Bowman on his activities
with the Original Equipment Suppliers
Association (OESA) Tooling Forum; and
the other by Harry Moser on the Reshoring
Initiative that is happening in North America.
We wrapped up the evening with the musical
talents of Ronnie O’Byrne and Barry Powell
of ISCAR Tools Inc. I have to say, the biggest
surprise of the night was the retirement
announcement from everyone’s favorite
executive director, and my personal friend, Les
Payne. After searching for a replacement, I am
pleased to announce that Robert Cattle will
take over the position of Executive Director in
February 2014.
The staff and board of directors have
been hard at work with the application of
not one but two major funding programs
we are hoping to be awarded in 2014.
These multimillion-dollar applications are for
industry-based training for youth under the
Youth Skills Connections Program (Industry
Stream) with Ontario’s Ministry of Economic
Development, Trade & Employment. One
of the program applications was submitted
jointly with three other associations.
I was pleased to represent the CTMA at
the ISTMA-Americas meeting in Miami, FL—
this job does have its perks! Les Payne also
attended and it was hosted by the National
Tooling & Machining Association, which
many of our member companies will know
from their participation in the NTMA Detroit
Chapter meetings and golf tournament.
Closing off the ISTMA-Americas meeting, it
was confirmed that Les and Robert Cattle will
be attending the ISTMA-World Conference
in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2014.
GOA funding is still available for this meeting
if any member companies are interested in
attending; the CTMA office can provide more
information.
The CTMA and member companies were
well-represented at several trade shows and
conferences throughout the past year. I would
like to thank all of the staff and volunteers
who helped manage the booths and work
the showroom floors at events such as the
manufacturing technology shows in Toronto,
Edmonton and Montreal—and we can’t
forget the AAPEX/SEMA show in Las Vegas,
NV.
As we press forward into 2014, I am
excited about the future—not only with the
changing of the guard within the CTMA staff
but with our industry itself. As a whole, the
industry is rapidly changing; with the auto
industry struggling to meet new fuel mileage
requirements, everyone is looking to lighten
vehicles/aircraft. In addition, entire new
technologies and manufacturing practices
have emerged—you don’t have to look
very far to see them. There is also additive
manufacturing; we all fly in aircraft made of
carbon fibre, and cars are being made with
composite materials and aluminum bodies. All
of these technologies, and more, are rapidly
changing the face of manufacturing.
With every change comes
opportunity for new tools, machines
and automation that are needed to
produce the parts. This, combined
with the strengthening US dollar,
puts Canadian companies in a prime
position to prosper and advance in
manufacturing.
I would like to thank the staff at the CTMA
office for their hard work throughout the year,
and I look forward to all of the events, plant
tours and chapter meetings in 2014. To Les
Payne, I would like to extend my most sincere
gratitude for his many years of service—not
only to the CTMA but to the whole tooling
industry. His dedication has been no less
than amazing and I wish him nothing but
the best as he officially starts his retirement.
Remember, from here on out, you will be on
a fixed income—don’t let Ed Glover take too
much money off you on the golf course! ❙❙❙
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Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
up front
Member Companies
A T S, Automation Tooling
Systems Inc.
atsautomation.com
A. Alexanian Engraving &
Labels Ltd.
No Website
A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc.
avgauge.com
Aarkel Tool and Die Inc.
aarkel.com
Accredited Calibration
Services/Marsh Metrology
marshmetrology.com
Accurate Machine & Tool
Ltd.
accuratemachineandtool.com
Advanced Machining
Services Inc.
advancedmachiningservices.com
Airtronic Metal and
Machine Parts Ltd.
airtronic.com
Aluminum Mold and
Pattern Ltd.
seatmold.com
Amerjy Tool and Mould
amerjy.ca
Ammco Industrial
Equipment Ltd.
ammco-ind.com
Anchor Danly
anchordanly.com
Anchor Danly Fabrications
anchordanly.com
Anchor Lamina America Inc.
anchorlamina.com
Anderdon Machine Tool &
Manufacturing Inc.
anderdontool.com
Answer Precision
answerprecision.com
Applied Precision Inc.
appliedprecision.ca
CAP Technologies Inc.
captechnologies.qc.ca
Genius Solutions
geniuserp.com
Megatel Inc.
megatel-inc.com
Castrol Industrial North
America Inc.
castrolindustrial.com
Glider Guard Tool & Die Inc.
gliderguard.com
Memex Automation Inc.
memex.ca
Graff Diamond Products
Ltd.
graffdiamond.com
Metric Mold (1983) Inc.
metricmold.com
CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.
cntrline.com
Century Tools & Machinery
Ltd.
centurytools.com
Cimatron Technologies Inc.
cimatrontech.com
Greenfield Industries Inc.
top-eastern.com
Guhring CORPORATION
guhring.com
Circle 5 Tool & Mold Inc.
circle5tool.com
H D Patterns & Matchplates
Inc.
hdpatterns.com
Clarkson-Osborn Tools Ltd.
clarkson-osborn.com
H. Beck Machinery Ltd.
hbeckmachinery.com
Classic Tool & Die Inc.
classic-tool.com
H. J. Machine & Pattern Ltd.
hjmach.on.ca
Clinton Aluminum of
Canada
clintonaluminum.ca
H. S. Enterprizes
No Website
Comber Tool & Mold Eng.
Inc.
combertool.com
Compact Mould Ltd.
compactmould.com
ComPuTool Gauge & Fixture
Inc.
computoolgauge.com
Concept Tooling and
Manufacturing (798065
Ontario Ltd.)
concepttooling.com
Crest Mold Technology Ltd.
crestmold.com
CVD Diamond Corp.
cvddiamond.com
Dayton Progress Canada
Ltd.
daytonprogress.ca
Delcam
delcam.com
Hallink RSB Inc.
hallink.com
Halton Machining
haltonmachining.com
Harbour Technologies Ltd.
harbouram.com
Hartford Technology Ltd.
hartfordtechnology.ca
Harvan Engineering Ltd.
harvan.com
Hub International Ontario
Ltd.
hubinternational.com
In-House Solutions Inc.
inhousesolutions.com
Inspection Air Gauge Ltd.
inspectionair.com
Integrity Tool and Mold
Inc.
integritytoolandmold.com
Iscar Tools Inc.
iscar.ca
MicroMetric Ltd.
micrometric.net
Modern Tool Ltd.
moderntool.com
NACHI Canada Inc.
nachicanada.com
Narmco Group (The)
narmco.com
New Era Tool & Die Ltd.
neweratool.com
Niagara Tools Ltd.
niagaratools.com
Nickleson Machine & Tool
Inc.
nicklesontool.com
Technicut Tool Inc.
technicuttool.com
Omega Tool Corp.
omegatoolcorp.com
Thames Machine & Tool Ltd.
No Website
Omni Tool Ltd.
omni-tool.com
Thomas Wire Die Ltd.
thomaswiredie.com
Onward Manufacturing
Company Ltd.
omcbbq.com
Tipco Inc.
tipcopunch.com
P. W. Harrison & Son
Insurance
pwharrison.com
Precision Dormer Inc.
precisiondormer.com
Progressive Anodizers Inc.
progressiveanodizers.com
Jancox Stampings
jancoxstampings.com
Atlantic Heat Treating
2001 Ltd.
atlanticheattreat.net
E S S Business Strategies Inc.
essbstrat.com
Javelin Technologies Inc.
javelin-tech.com
Axis Tool & Gauge Inc.
axistool.com
Eagle Press & Equipment
Co. Ltd.
eaglepresses.com
Kapco Tool & Die Ltd.
narmco.com/locations-kapco-tooldie.
php
BDO Canada Ltd.
bdo.ca
Electromac Group (The)
electromac.com
KOMET of Canada, Inc.
komet.com
Böhler-Uddeholm Ltd.
bucanada.ca
Ellwood Specialty Metals
ess.elwd.com
Kytech Machine Works Ltd.
kytechmachine.com
Riverside Brass & Aluminum
Foundry Ltd.
riversidebrass.com
Bolzano Tool & Die
Company Ltd.
No Website
Epic Tool Inc.
epictool.ca; millstarcanada.com
Longterm Technology
Services Inc.
longtermtec.com
Robust Gear & Industries
Inc.
robustgear.com
Lumar Machining &
Manufacturing Ltd.
lumarmachining.com
Russell Tool & Die Ltd.
narmco.com
Cambridge Heat Treating
cambridgeheattreating.com
Canada Mold Technology
Inc.
canada-mold.com
Cana-Datum Moulds Ltd.
cana-datum.com
FGL Precision Works Ltd.
fglmolds.com
G.S. Die & Design Inc.
gsdie.com
Garrtech Inc.
garrtech.com
GE Capital Canada
gecapitalsolutions.com
Manor Tool & Die Ltd.
maxdiegroup.com
Massiv Die-Form (Div. of
Magna)
magnaint.com
Mazak Corp. Canada
mazakcanada.com
McMaster Manufacturing
Research Institute
mmri.mcmaster.ca
Sirco Machinery Company
Ltd.
sircomachinery.com
OMAX Corp.
omax.com
Duradie Technologies Inc.
duradie.com
FBT Inc.
fbtinc.ca
Sigma Engineering
(Windsor) Inc.
maxdiegroup.com
SW Machines
sw-machines.de
ATI Stellram
atistellram.com
Camatech Inc.
camatech.ca
SGS Tool Company
sgstool.com
O S G Canada Ltd.
osgcanada.com
J.P. Bowman Ltd.
jpbowmantool.com
C.M. Morris Design Ltd.
cmmorris.com
Severance Tools of Canada
Ltd.
severancecanada.com
Stema Punch & Die Inc.
stema-punch.com
Die-Tech Inc.
dietechinc.ca
Exco Engineering Ltd.
excoeng.com
Seco Tools Canada Inc.
secotools.com
NTN Bearing Corporation
ntnamericas.com
Armo Tool Ltd.
armotool.com
Burloak Tool & Die Ltd.
burloaktool.com
Sciens Industries Inc.
sciensindustries.com
Special Machining Company
Inc.
smci.ca
Densmore Tool & Die Works
Ltd.
densmoretool.com
Exactatherm Ltd.
exactatherm.com
Schuller Machine and Tool
Ltd.
schullermachine.com
Novacro Machining Inc.
novacromachininginc.com
Appolo Machine Tool Ltd.
appolomachine.com
J & C Tool & Die Ltd.
jctool.com
Schmolz+Bickenbach
Canada Inc.
schmolz-bickenbach.ca
Protectolite Inc.
protectolite.com
Prothane Ltd.
prothane.ca
Ramstar Carbide Tool Inc.
ramstar.net
Redoe Mold Company Ltd.
redoegroup.com
Rice Tool & Manufacturing
Inc.
ricetool.com
Sabre Machine Tool Inc.
sabremachinetool.com
Samco Machinery Ltd.
samco-machinery.com
Sandaka Inc.
sandaka.com
Sandvik Canada Inc. –
Coromant Div.
sandvik.coromant.com
Top Grade Molds Ltd.
topgrademolds.com
True North Molds Ltd.
truenorthmolds.com
Tungaloy America Inc.
tungaloyamerica.com
Tycos Tool & Die
tycostool.com
Ultra Machine Sales Co. Ltd.
sodick.com
Unique Tool & Gauge Inc.
unique-tool.com
University of Windsor
uwindsor.ca
Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.
valiantmachine.com
Walter Canada Inc.
walter-tools.com
Wentworth Mold Ltd.
wentworthmold.com
Whitfield Welding Inc.
whitfieldwelding.com
WindsorEssex Economic
Development Corp.
choosewindsoressex.com
Woodbine Tool & Die
Manufacturing Ltd.
wtd.ca
Xenopus Inc. / Tri-Hawk
trihawk.com
XL Tool Inc.
xltool.com
3i Financial Services Inc.
marektanana.ca
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Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
cover story
Future Tooling
O
nce considered to be in the realm of science fiction, 3-D
printing and additive manufacturing technologies have
garnered a lot of recent media attention, as advances
in printing applications have helped make the process
accessible to a growing market, in many ways beyond
simple rapid prototyping.
Practicing trial surgeries on 3-D printed
hearts, skulls
Since 2007, the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children has been using
cutting-edge 3-D printing technology as a way to provide its cardiac
surgeons with physical models of congenitally malformed hearts.
Doctors are literally able to hold a representation of the heart in
their hands and be able to see which type of operation will be
required.
The materials that the 3-D models are currently being
printed with are somewhat similar in texture to human heart
muscle and have proved invaluable as a visualization tool for
education purposes in understanding the physical structures
prevalent with congenital heart disease prior to surgeons
performing life-saving operations.
As such, the use of these models has allowed surgeons
a more intimate understanding of the surgical anatomy,
helping prevent the unexpected at the time of surgery. In
turn, this has resulted in reduced surgery times, meaning shorter
times for the patient to be under the effects of anesthesia, with the
ultimate consequence of better surgical outcomes.
“The surgery can be more accurate and shortened because of reduced
uncertainty and a need for imagination,” says Cardiac Radiologist Dr.
Shi-Joon Yoo. “This will gradually be a necessary procedure whenever the
anatomy is not completely clear or difficult to understand.”
The medical uses for 3-D printing are constantly expanding as
additional hardware is introduced, as associated costs are lowered and
software programs are improved. Cranial facial surgeons at Toronto Sick
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Javelin Technologies uses 3-D
CAD software to print multiple
materials and colours. Left: A
3-D printed heart. Right: 3-D
printed materials, including
teeth, feet and more.
www.ctma.com
By Paul Adair
Expert at Work:
3-D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
Kids have been able to practice trial surgeries on 3-D printed
skulls, with the divisions of urology, ENT (ear, nose and throat),
plastics and orthopedics all having adopted 3-D printing as part
of their surgical training procedures.
Fastest cost-effective 3-D printing machine on the
market
With nearly five decades in business as a custom moulding
thermoset polyurethane shop, Prothane Inc. remains strong
with new improvements in softer urethanes, CNC machining,
water-jet cutting, moulding techniques and rapid prototyping.
Prothane began purchasing rapid prototype models 10
years ago as a way to manufacture more affordable tooling for
their customers. Three years later, due to the overwhelming
response, the company went ahead and procured the fastest,
most cost-effective 3-D printing machine on the market, the
Z Corp. powder printing machine. Two years ago, Prothane
additionally purchased another rapid prototype machine, OBJET,
allowing for accuracy within 0.001” to 0.002” and for the ability
to produce room temperature urethanes of variable hardness.
“These machines have vastly improved the capabilities
of products we can make,” says Sean McTear, President of
Prothane Inc. “We are taking on much more complicated
jobs—ones that we would have shied away from in the past due
to complexity and tooling costs.”
Nationally, Prothane remains a leader in using 3-D printing
technology in a polyurethane environment. The company is
able to procure business from around the globe with the simple
transfer of an e-mailed part file, using bits and bytes to produce
reality. As 3-D printing technology and understanding of the
process improves, Prothane sees continued opportunities for
strengthening its position in the marketplace.
“The possibilities in the future for rapid prototyping are
endless,” says McTear. “With advancements in materials
that can be used in these machines, we will be able to print
real polyurethane products without the need for tooling,
dramatically improving delivery time and the cost for one-off
jobs.”
EOS direct metal laser sintering technology
Following in its motto, “Inspiration to Innovation,” Kitchener,
ON-based Duron Plastics is a second-generation company
specializing in custom injection moulding and is well-regarded
globally for products such as its Retract-A-Bit range of
screwdrivers.
Duron has invested in fuse deposition modeling and is one
of only 200 companies worldwide to have purchased EOS
Prothane Inc. uses 3-D printing technology in a polyurethane environment.
direct metal laser sintering technology (DMLS). This technology
allows Duron to build extremely complex metal parts directly
off 3-D CAD data—quickly, automatically and without the use
of any tools. When using EOS DMLS, the company is able to
produce prototypes comprised of many differing grades of steel,
including stainless.
“With the DMLS machine, we can make our own metal
prototypes and produce metal prototypes and parts for outside
customers,” says Roger Stanbury, engineering manager
for Duron Plastics. “Some of the cavities and cores for our
moulds are also made this way, as cooling channels can be
incorporated, which could not be done any other way.”
There are still some things that need to improve with
the DMLS technology, such as the surface finish of metal
parts; however, the resolution and accuracy of the process is
constantly improving so that more accurate parts with better
surface finishes can be made.
“It is very difficult to predict the future,” says Stanbury. “But
a metal additive manufacturing machine that can build mould
cores and cavities, which would be as accurate as machined or
EDM and not require any grinding, polishing or finishing, would
change the entire moulding industry.”
3-D printing with multiple materials and colours
From its headquarters based in Oakville, ON, Javelin
Technologies Inc. has been providing SolidWorks, a 3-D
computer-aided design (CAD) software, to Ontario’s
manufacturers since 1997. In that time, the company has
become one of the province’s premiere suppliers of 3-D printing
hardware, training and support.
“Our business is made up of thousands of SolidWorks users,
with SolidWorks being the predominant 3-D CAD software
in the world,” says John Brown, Director of Sales at Javelin.
“With our experience in SolidWorks software, we’re uniquely
positioned to help companies implement 3-D printing and get
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the most out of it because we are driving the technology with
our 3-D CAD software.”
What sets Javelin apart from its competition is the variety of
3-D printers, software and services available, suiting the needs
of consumers and industrial manufacturers alike. As 3-D printing
and additive manufacturing are ever-evolving technologies, the
company has kept pace with advances being made.
“Our Connex printer is currently the only 3-D printer in the
world that can print in multiple materials and colours at the
same time,” says Brown. “This single printer can print over one
hundred different materials and up to 14 different colours in the
same part, whether these materials are hard plastic or soft silicontype materials. If you can name it, we can most likely print it.”
Although 3-D printing is gaining popularity, there are still
limitations in what it can currently accomplish. The process is not
at a point where it can completely substitute more traditional
methods of manufacturing and is seen, instead, as more of a
bridging technology, allowing for a cost-effective method of
manufacturing low-volume orders. However, the technology is
advancing at such a rate that it is not a question of if 3-D printing
will one day replace traditional manufacturing but rather when.
“Our take is that we are just at the tip of the iceberg as
it relates to the potential of 3-D printing,” says Brown. “The
technology is only shooting upward in multiple directions. As
time goes on, people will be discovering more and more uses for
this technology and, eventually, there will not be an industry left
unaffected by the 3-D printing process.” ❙❙❙
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Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
f e at u r e
Members Exhibit
CMTS Highlights
C
• Every two hours, the
flying Festo SmartBird was
demonstrated in the show
hall.
• Emilio Brahmst from
the German Trade &
Investment office in
Chicago informed us that
the German Dual Training
System has been imported
into the Chicago area.
• Two officers from the Ontario
and federal governments
visited our booth separately,
complaining that
manufacturers don’t want
grant money to work on
R&D projects with colleges
or universities. One said he
could get almost all funds for
any project but they must
have industry uptake. We
told them to save the money
and directly fund industry for
apprenticeship training.
• Renishaw UK displayed
its new metal additive
manufacturing machine,
which sells for approximately
$750,000.
• Robert Taves completed a
membership application for
his company S.W. Machines.
His Guelph, ON-based
company is building vertical
CNC milling machines
with parts from a German
company and supplying them
to Comtech Manufacturing,
a division of Linamar Corp.
He arranged a plant tour for
our Western Ontario Chapter
members.
• There was a good mix of
industry and student visitors
on the last day of the show.
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www.ctma.com
anada’s national manufacturing event returned to the International
Centre near the Toronto airport September 30 to October 3, 2013.
The show included five exhibit halls of manufacturing solutions
featuring the latest in machine tools and fabricating technologies,
along with cutting-edge advancements in automation and plant
management. Prior to the show, there were many people at the
public unveiling of the full scale model of the famous, Canadianbuilt Avro Arrow airplane with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
More than 400 exhibitors and over 8,000 returning
manufacturing professionals (an increase of 22 per cent over 2011) contributed to the
success of the show. To view SME-Canada’s full highlights and the CMTS 2013 post
show report, visit cmts.ca/cmts-2013-a-great-success. The 28 exhibiting CTMA member
companies played their part in taking more floor space in a much improved show, and
the increased attendance certainly added to the overall improvement from many years
of decline while in the downtown location.
The opening keynote presentation by former Ontario Minister Sandra Pupatello on
the value and importance of the manufacturing sector was timely and well received. In
a prearranged meeting
between CTMA and a
delegation from Zibo
City in China took
place during the first
day of the show. One
of our objectives is to
seek the return of the
China Die & Mold
Industry Association
back into ISTMA-World
membership. ❙❙❙
Horst Schmidt, Brian Taylor and Les Payne met with a delegation from Zibo City, China
at CMTS.
CENTURY TOOLS & MACHINERY LTD.
GENIUS SOLUTIONS
By Les Payne, CTMA Executive Director
at CMTS 2013
BDO CANADA
CASTROL INDUSTRIAL NORTH AMERICA
GRAFF DIAMOND PRODUCTS LTD.
GUHRING CORPORATION
IN-HOUSE SOLUTIONS INC.
JAVELIN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
HARTFORD TECHNOLOGY LTD.
KOMET OF CANADA TOOLING SOLUTIONS
DELCAM
CIMATRON TECHNOLOGIES INC.
LONGTERM TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INC.
MAZAK CANADA
Canadian Tooling & Machining Association
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Members
Exhibit at
CMTS 2013
MEGATEL INC.
NACHI CANADA
PRECISION DORMER
PRODUCTO DIEMAKERS SUPPLIES LTD.
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STEMA PUNCH & DIE INC.
www.ctma.com
MEMEX AUTOMATION INC.
OSG CANADA LTD.
MODERN TOOL LTD.
RIVERSIDE BRASS & ALUMINUM FOUNDRY LTD.
SECO TOOLS CANADA INC.
ULTRA MACHINE SALES COMPANY LTD.
SANDVIK COROMANT
SGS TOOL COMPANY
WALTER CANADA
f e at u r e
By Les Payne, CTMA Executive Director
Discussing Worldwide Skills
Shortages, Better Solutions:
ISTMA-Americas Secretariat
ISTMA-Americas Meeting
November 7-8, 2013, Sheraton Hotel
Miami, Florida, USA
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ooling associations from Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, and the United States, along with
guests from Finland and Portugal recently met in
Miami, FL to discuss future plans for the region
and to confirm Dave Tilstone’s appointment as a
candidate for the ISTMA-World President.
Among topics of discussion were the
minutes of the April 4, 2013 meeting held
in Gloucestershire, England; and how to
increase income for the Americas by increased
membership of Chile or other American- or Canadian-based
associations. All four member associations provided an in-depth
review of their own associations’ membership numbers, financial
strength, best practices, affinity programs and events that provide
networking opportunities for the member companies.
Luiz Eduardo Leao and Andre Acetose Nascimento from
Brazil provided information on their National Confederation
called SENAI, which is the Brazilian National Institute for
Industrial Apprenticeship Training, Professional and Technological
Education. SENAI is funded from a one per cent payroll tax.
The July 1, 2013 business conditions survey had contributions
from all four countries, and the next survey will be conducted in
January 2014. Luis Eduardo Albano from Brazil offered to create
a website for the Americas group, which can be found online at
www.istma-americas.org.
Contained within ISTMA-World’s rules and by-laws is a
requirement for each region to provide two directors to govern
CEFAMOL has started work on the creation
of a museum or exhibition that will tell the
history of the development of the mould
making industry in Portugal.
Delegates included Juan Gabriel Molina, Christian Dihlmann, Paulo Sergio Furlan Braga,
Luis Eduardo Albano, Andre Acetose Nasciminto, Luiz Eduardo Leao, David Glover, Leslie
Payne, Herb Homeyer, Dave Tilstone, Jeff Walmsley, Jari Saaranen, Manuel Oliveira (not
pictured above).
the world organization. Dave Tilstone from the United States has
been nominated to stand as ISTMA-World President next year
in South Africa. Juan Molina from Argentina has agreed to join
the World Board; however, there is still the need for the Americas
Region to supply one more director. At this time, the CTMA
in Canada is unable to provide a director due to the pending
replacement of the current Executive Director (Les Payne, who is
retiring).
On Friday, November 8, Manuel Oliveira from Portugal joined
the meeting and provided a brief description of his own role in
Portugal’s association and as general manager of ISTMA-World.
ISTMA Europe
There are 15 member countries within the Europe region
and, as most people know, some European countries are having
a few problems. We have recently lost Spain and Slovenia as
members of ISTMA, and we are trying to encourage Austria to
join.
The region is really pleased to see the Americas expanding
to four countries and suggested that the region continue to
try to get Mexico or other South American countries to join as
members.
CEFAMOL (Portugal)
Manuel has worked 17 years for CEFAMOL—the Portuguese
tooling association; the majority of its members are involved
in the manufacturing of injection mould making. CEFAMOL’s
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annual dues income from their 130
members only makes up 10 to 20 per cent
of the group’s total income; the remainder
comes from CEFAMOL’s trade show
activity, turnkey trade missions, advertisers
and business-type training sessions (the
group had 60 sessions in 2013).
In June 2014, CEFAMOL will host a
mould conference that attracted over
900 participants the last time it was held.
CEFAMOL has started work on the creation
of a museum or exhibition that will tell the
history of the development of the mould
making industry in Portugal.
Manuel provided a brief overview of
the details of the upcoming conference in
South Africa and a little bit of background
on the departure of Asia as a group from
ISTMA. Christian Dihlmann agreed to
communicate with Mr. Yokota Sam in
Japan to encourage him and the Japan
association president to attend the
World Conference in South Africa as a
guest of ISTMA-Americas. At the time
of publication, it has been confirmed
that China will attend the Cape Town
Conference in 2014.
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During the meeting,
delegates discussed the
worldwide skill shortage and
the need for better solutions.
David Tilstone and Les Payne shared
their last ISTMA-World board meeting
presentation, entitled, What Can I Get?
What Can I Share? What Do I Want
from ISTMA? David asked both Christian
and Juan if they could review the
expectations and comment with their
expectations for ISTMA by January 15,
2014.
World skills certification
During the meeting, delegates
discussed the worldwide skill shortage
and the need for better solutions.
The National Tooling & Machining
Association (NTMA) has two programs—
the NTMA-U, an innovative online
education program that bridges the gap
between traditional degree programs
and skills-based certification curricula;
and National Institute for Metalworking
Skills (NIMS), which is administered and
organized by many United States-based
tooling associations (this doesn’t include
the government but is approved by the
United States Labor Department).
The South African ISTMA member,
TASA, has been graduating students
from this program, truly making it an
international program. It was generally
agreed that it would be beneficial for
ISTMA to officially certify and endorse
this program if agreed by all ISTMA
members, which would also increase
the image and value-added benefits of
ISTMA membership.
Roundtable discussions at all trade
shows and meetings would increase
the networking opportunities for all
members. Christian Dihlmann invited
ISTMA-World to attend the Euromold
Show in Brazil, which is scheduled to
take place this August.
The ISTMA-World annual meeting
will take place in Cape Town, South
Africa from March 11-15, 2014. For
more information on this event, visit
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Apprentice Bursary Award Winners
The winners of the 2013 Apprentice Bursary Awards were
announced at the CTMA’s Annual General Meeting & Dinner held
in September. This program recognizes deserving apprentices and
helps increase the awareness and the value of apprenticeship training. Six apprentices were presented with a $1,000 bursary award and
four days of Mastercam Training (valued at $1,600 each), which was
donated by In-House Solutions Inc.
2013 Apprentice Bursary Winners Front Row: Matthew Ellis, Kapco Tool
& Die; Kelsey Lang, Massiv Die-Form; and Steve DeRepentigny, Advanced Machining
Services. Back Row: Jason Brown, Valiant Machine & Tool; Brad Small, Armo-Tool; and
Dan Gardiner, Answer Precision.
Steve DeRepentigny, Advanced
Machining Services Inc.
Steve is a second-year machinist
apprentice who, according to his
employer, is a dedicated, excellent
apprentice machinist and employee.
Dan Gardiner, Answer Precision
Dan is a third-year tool and die
apprentice who became interested in this
trade during a tour (prior to high school)
of Conestoga College and specifically its
machine shop. Dan was an honourable
mention last year.
Brad Small, Armo-Tool Ltd.
Brad is a first-year millwright (industrial
mechanic) apprentice. He plans to use
the bursary award to help buy more tools
instead of having to borrow them.
Matthew Ellis, Kapco Tool & Die
Ltd.
Matthew is a second-year tool and
die apprentice. Both his grandfather and
great-grandfather worked in the industry
and they told him that it’s a good trade to
enter. We think the Stronicks, Schads and
Hasenfrasses of the world would agree!
Kelsey Lang, Massiv Die-Form
Kelsey is a second-year tool and die
apprentice who has shown exceptional
initiative and a significant amount of skill
development. As the only female tool and
die apprentice at Massiv, she is paving the
way for others to enter the skilled trades
and helping to break down stereotypes.
She has had her eye on a certain disk
grinder for some time now and will use
part of her award to purchase one.
Jason Brown, Valiant Machine
& Tool Inc.
Jason is a third-year machinist
apprentice who, according to his
employer, is very reliable and pays
attention to detail. He’s a great mentor
to the other students in Valiant’s Earn
While You Learn program. Prior to his
current position, he spent five years in the
motorcycle repair trade.
Honorable mentions
The committee has also acknowledged
five other apprentices who will receive a
$100 gift certificate donated by KBC Tools
or one of two HSS drill sets donated by
Guhring Corp. The honorable mentions
were:
• Randy Gregory, a first-year machinist
apprentice at Advanced Machining
Services Inc.;
• Anthony Thompson, a second-year
general machinist apprentice at
Answer Precision.;
• Kyle Tallman, a first-year millwright
apprentice at Armo-Tool Ltd.;
• Christ Gammage, a first-year tool and
die apprentice at Massiv Die-Form;
and
• Nicholas Solcz, a first-year machinist
apprentice at Valiant Machine & Tool
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Thank You Sponsors
Without Your Help, it
Wouldn’t Have Been Possible
The awards were presented
at the AGM by Les Payne, CTMA
Executive Director; Kevin Hesch,
In-House Solutions; and Committee
Members Ryan Wozniak, Anchor
Danly; Ron Spraggett, Tipco Inc.; and
Graham Harding, retired toolmaker.
The CTMA’s Apprentice Bursary
Awards are made possible through
sponsorship donations to the George
H. Shaffer Education Fund, which
was established in 1994. Our thanks
go to all of this year’s sponsors for
their generous contributions (see list
below).
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Advanced Machining Services
Answer Precision
Armo-Tool Ltd.
Canadian PatternModelmakers Association
Densmore Tool & Die Works
Guhring Corporation
H. J. Machine & Pattern Ltd.
Hallink RSB Inc.
Hartford Technology Ltd.
In-House Solutions Inc.
KBC Tools Inc.
Manor Tool & Die Ltd.
Prothane Ltd.
Stema Punch & Die Inc.
Tipco Inc.
Valiant Machine & Tool Inc.
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Annual General Meeting & Dinner
The CTMA’s Annual General Meeting & Dinner
attracted over 100 members to the Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll,
ON in September. CTMA President David Glover highlighted
some of the association’s primary activities and achievements
over the past year and other reports were provided. Association members passed an important special resolution approving
new by-laws and an application for continuance under the new
Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act in 2014. Members also
elected their Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year (see
photo below).
Jamie Bowman of J.P. Bowman Ltd. (and a past-president
of CTMA), provided an update on the Original Equipment
Supplier Association’s Tooling Forum, which provides a means
for toolmakers to discuss industry issues, share best practices and
address issues that affect the entire value chain. Membership
is open to independent companies that manufacture moulds,
stamping dies and/or gauges and fixtures in North America. For
more information, visit www.oesa.org/Councils-Committees/
Tooling-Forum.
Members had the opportunity to network after the meeting
and Ronnie O’Byrne (Iscar Tools Inc.) and friends provided some
lively entertainment before and after dinner. Our thanks go to
Ted Callighen of Schmolz+Bickenbach Canada for chairing the
event. ❙❙❙
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED
Front row (left to right): Horst Just, Treasurer; David Glover, President; Ted Callighen,
Vice-President; and Emerson Suphal, Past-President. Back row (left to right): Directors
Tony Paget, Robert Cattle, Ryan Wozniak, Horst Schmidt and Steve Watson. Missing: Colin
Docherty.
Harry Moser from the Reshoring Initiative in the United
States gave a very interesting presentation highlighting the use
of their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator™, which is
free to use and available on their website, www.reshorenow.
org. Some companies are using the TCO Estimator™ for
better sourcing decisions, while others use it as a sales tool to
convince customers to buy domestically rather than offshore.
User data suggests that 25 per cent of what has been offshored
should come back to North America if companies use this TCO
estimator instead of simple pricing for their sourcing decisions.
CTMA President David
Glover (left) thanks Harry
Moser of the Reshoring
Initiative (right) for his
presentation at the AGM
& Dinner.
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CTMA Vice-President Ted Callighen (right) thanks Jamie Bowman of J.P. Bowman Ltd.
(left) for his presentation on the OESA Tooling Forum.
The CTMA’s 50th anniversary gift; each person who attended the AGM received a glass
and coaster. Member companies Clinton Aluminum Canada, Schuller Machine & Tool
Ltd., A. Alexanian Engraving & Labels Ltd., Progressive Anodizers Inc. and Micrometric
Ltd. donated time and material to manufacture the coasters.
THANK YOU TO OUR AGM & DINNER SPONSORS!
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CTMA HEADLINES
Betting on Canada’s Manufacturing Sector:
FABTECH Canada 2014 Returns to Toronto
A decision by North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and
finishing event to invest in Canada is a reflection of the country’s growth forecast
The manufacturing industry is abuzz with anticipation for
FABTECH Canada, which is returning to
Toronto in 2014, significantly expanded
in both size and scope.
“The decision to expand the show
is based on the success of the 2012
premiere event, which was the first time
the world-renowned FABTECH brand
launched a show in Canada,” says Janine
Saperson, Show Manager with SME,
which is hosting FABTECH Canada 2014
with other industry leaders the Fabricators
& Manufacturers Association, Int’l; the
American Welding Society; Precision
Metalforming Association; and Chemical
Coaters Association International.
The only event of its kind in this
country, FABTECH Canada, which is set
to take place from March 18 to 20, 2014,
at the newly-renovated Toronto Congress
Centre, is a one-stop, all-encompassing
venue for the latest technologies and
trends in fabricating, welding, metal
forming, stamping, coating and finishing.
With an unmatched reputation in the
industry, FABTECH is the largest event in
this sector in North America.
Included in the 2014 Canadian
expansion is the addition of key
industry partners PMA and CCAI, a
larger conference and welding area,
and brand new finishing and stamping
pavilions that feature a wide-range of
exhibiting companies making a debut
at the show, along with extensive,
interactive educational and networking
opportunities.
“In Canada, there is growing
demand for the technical expertise and
industry insight provided by an event
like FABTECH, which is evident by the
fact that the exhibitor floor is already
80 per cent sold,” says Saperson. “In
Ontario alone, there are 1.7 million
manufacturing professionals—the largest
amount of manufacturing employees of
any jurisdiction in both Canada and the
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Congratulations from the CTMA!
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CTMA Executive Director Les Payne congratulates Mike Dube
on his retirement from the Ontario MEDTE department and
presents him with a beautiful, engraved wooden bowl, handcrafted and donated by former CTMA president Andy McTear,
Prothane Ltd. Mike was instrumental in helping the association
secure funds to implement the recent Advanced Software &
Machine Training Program.
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Valiant Corporation was honoured by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities at the 2013
Minister’s Awards for Apprenticeship Training. Valiant
was selected from hundreds of nominations for their
leadership in training apprentices and promotion of
careers in the skilled trades. Congratulations!
United States—and the show is geared
toward the needs of these employees,
from industries such as automotive
and energy to transportation and
construction, as well as businesses that
either produce or rely on equipment
and machinery in their day-to-day
operations.”
Saperson points to recent reports by
Forbes Magazine and the Economist
Intelligence Unit, which respectively
consider Canada the best place in the
world for businesses to grow and the
best country in the G-7 in which to
do business over the next five years—
another major impetus to the FABTECH
brand’s decision to expand in Canada.
The Canadian show comes on
the heels of the massive FABTECH
2013, which took place in Chicago in
November and drew 35,000 visitors and
1,500 exhibitors. FABTECH expands its
reach in 2014 with shows in Mexico,
India and Atlanta after the Canadian
event.
“Canada is a key market in the
metal forming, fabricating and welding
industry, and the introduction of a major
finishing and coatings component to
the Canadian show is a testament to the
growth of this sector and the increased
need for the latest finishing and coatings
solutions and technologies that will
benefit businesses in both this country
and beyond,” says Anne Goyer, Executive
Director of CCAI.
“The success of the FABTECH brand,
both in Canada and around the world,
is the result of the strong combination of
the five partners, each of whom brings
a slightly different perspective to the
show,” says Mark Hoper, Vice-President
of Expositions of FMA. “Together, we are
excited to bring an expanded event to
such a key market as Canada in 2014.”
For more information or to register
for FABTECH Canada 2014, please visit
www.fabtechcanada.com or call (888)
322-7333, ext. 4447. ❙❙❙
member profile
Memex Automation: M2M Platform Leader
By Paul Adair
Memex Automation began over 20 years ago
with an approach to better the interconnectivity of automated
machine tools on the factory floor. Over the years, this vision
evolved to include the intra-networking of all machine tools, enabling communication bi-directionally between each other and
with managements’ information systems in real-time.
“If you can measure it, you can manage it to be more
efficient,” says David McPhail, President and CEO. “Our offerings
enable manufacturers to improve production and income from
operations through advanced machine monitoring of overall
equipment effectiveness (OEE) and DNC in real-time.”
The Memex productivity approach within the manufacturing
sector uses a backward compatible machine-to-machine
hardware and software solution that operates on multiple
The MERLIN system, which runs on Windows tablets, shows management where
bottlenecks are occurring and why, preventing lost production time.
protocols, including MTConnect standard, OPC, Fanuc,
Focas and others. The MERLIN system shows
management where bottlenecks are occurring
and why, empowering them to react and not lose
production time.
“We offer a solution that measures plant-wide
capacity utilization as OEE, in real-time,” says
McPhail. “It uncovers the hidden plant and shows
manufacturers how to make more production and
income using the same labour, equipment and
time.”
Receiving the 2013 Technology Innovation
Leadership Award for Machine Monitoring
The Memex productivity approach uses a backward compatible
Systems from Frost & Sullivan, MERLIN has
machine-to-machine hardware and software solution that operbeen instrumental in helping companies in the
ates on multiple protocols, including MTConnect standard, OPC,
discrete manufacturing sector realize their full
Fanuc, Focas and others.
profit-potential. In many cases, MERLIN has
increased plant-wide efficiency—as measured by
Memex’s offerings enable manufacturers
OEE—greater than 100 per cent. As an example, at Magellan
to improve production and income from
operations through advanced machine
Aerospace in Kitchener, ON, OEE was increased from 36.9 per
monitoring of overall equipment effectiveness
cent to 85 per cent in a three-machine cell.
in real-time.
Following review at the International Manufacturing
manufacturing productivity. Memex also actively supports its
Technology Show (ITMS) 2012, Microsoft chose and endorsed
employees in the giving of their time, talent and money in
MERLIN as its connectivity solution between the factory floor
various charitable activities.
and its enterprise resource planning suite of business intelligence
“Our team is dynamic at work and in their communities,
tools.
and we fully support them in all endeavours,” says McPhail. “I
“Microsoft completed a thorough review at IMTS. Then, our
think by doing so, it leads to more meaningful work and better
team did an integration of MERLIN into Microsoft Dynamics
retention.”
management and planning software in two weeks, which blew
Memex values its membership with the CTMA, crediting
them away,” says McPhail. “The Microsoft leadership team told
the organization with helping the company better educate
us we had done in two weeks what other solution teams hadn’t
manufacturers in the use of their products and allowing them to
done in two years.”
compete within global markets.
Memex’s facilities measure over 4,100 square feet and the
“It is our view that Canadian-based technologies, such as
company presently employs 21 workers. After raising $1.35
MERLIN, explained through organizations like the CTMA, build
million in cash from its recent public listing (TSXV: OEE), the
a more prosperous manufacturing base,” says McPhail. “We
company has structured itself to address the global market of
view our CTMA membership as pivotal to our broader inclusion
machine-to-machine and machine-to-management (M2M)
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in CTMA-like organizations globally, where we can contribute to
a better understanding of the power of productivity solutions,
the role productivity plays in viable manufacturing, and the role
manufacturing plays in a viable economy.”
As manufacturers hunt for new efficiencies to maintain a
competitive advantage, Memex’s vision and solution seem
prophetic. The company has done its homework, understands its
global market niche and has written both strategic and business
plans to deliver MERLIN as the M2M communication platform of
choice.
“The global market is very large,” says McPhail. “According to
best estimates, there are 16 million machine tools installed globally
that are islands of technology, cut off from management and
their business intelligence tools. Our vision is to be the cell phone
equivalent platform of that installed base, and to be the numberone bi-directional manufacturing productivity solution.” ❙❙❙
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Memex Automation Inc.
3425 Harvester Road, Suite 200
Burlington, ON L7N 3N1
Tel: (905) 635-1540
Toll-Free: (866) 573-3895
Fax: (905) 631-9640
www.memex.ca
[email protected]
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Western Ontario Chapter
On October 24, 2013, members
toured Duron Plastics in Kitchener, ON.
Duron has a unique 43,000 sq. ft. plastic
injection facility in which they have
invested in Fused Deposition Modeling
(3D printing) and recently became one of
only 200 companies globally to purchase
an EOS Direct Metal Laser Sintering
machine. It was interesting to see how
metal compounds can now be used in a
3-D printer type of operation. They also
have 16 injection moulding machines,
from a fractional-ounce to 53-ounce shot
size, with 28 500-ton presses that run 24
hours per day, five days per week. The
company has its own tool shop, which
is fully CNC-driven and provides other
services such as in-house engineering,
design and quality control.
Members were also impressed with
the design and manufacturing of Duron’s
full line of Retract-A-Bit screwdrivers. CEO
Gary Cluthe provided members with
his personal reflections on building a
successful consumer product that is being
manufactured in Canada and successfully
sold worldwide. Each attendee received a
complimentary Retract-A-Bit screwdriver.
Dinner followed at Moxie’s Grill & Bar,
where members enjoyed a great meal
and some valuable networking time. For
more information about Duron Plastics,
visit www.duronplastics.com.
Machines. Members then went to the
Holiday Inn & Conference Centre for
networking, dinner and a presentation
by Reiner Fries, General Manager of
Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen
GmbH. Fries talked about efficiency as
it relates to electricity and compressed
air consumption in modern milling
machines. It was interesting to hear
about the strides that are being taken to
conserve electricity while maintaining
optimum run times with multiple
spindles. For more information, visit
www.sw-machines.com.
CTMA Western Ontario Chapter members watch an EOS
Direct Metal Laser Sintering machine at work during a
tour of Duron Plastics. Photo credit: Rob Colman, MP&P
Magazine. Photo has been reprinted with permission.
On December 5, 2013, the Western
Ontario Chapter members also visited
Linamar’s Comtech Manufacturing
facility, a high volume automotive parts
manufacturer, in Guelph, ON. Members
had the opportunity to see the latest
high-tech milling machines with the
highest efficiency and productivity
available today, as demonstrated by SW
Ryan Wozniak, Western Ontario Chapter Chair (centre),
thanks Reiner Fries (left) and Rob Taves (right) for
the demonstration of the SW Machines at Comtech
Manufacturing.
provides SolidWorks mechanical and
electrical design software, but they are
also a Canada-wide provider of Stratasys
3-D Printers, which make 3-D printed
solid objects of virtually any shape
from a digital model. This process is
also known as additive manufacturing.
The tour featured an overview of 3-D
printing technologies and strategies,
as well as new technologies for tooling
Toronto Chapter
On November 20, 2013, the
Toronto Chapter hosted an event at
Javelin Technologies; it was one of the
most interesting events in quite some
time. Javelin Technologies not only
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CTMA thanks tour host and speakers after a very interesting Toronto Chapter event. Left to right: John Carlan, Javelin
Technologies; Dr. Mac Quantz, Quantz Medicine; Paul Carlson, Stratasys; Steve Watson, CTMA Toronto Chapter Chair; and
Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo, Hospital for Sick Children.
and machining companies. Members
were also fascinated by their experience
in Javelin’s Virtual 3-D Theatre. For more
information, visit www.javelin-tech.com
or read our article on 3-D Printing &
Additive Manufacturing on page 10 of this
magazine.
Paul Carlson from Stratasys provided
information on the current trends in 3-D
Printing, which could have a significant
business improvement impact to Canadian
tooling and machining companies. He
also provided an update on new methods,
new materials and new processes, along
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with other industry trends and customer
case studies.
Of significant interest was the keynote
presentation by Dr. Shi-Joon Yoo from
Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
Dr. Yoo has implemented a Stratasys
3-D Printer from Javelin to support new
cardiac care methods and procedures.
Dr. Yoo talked about his project and how
this technology is changing the way
surgeons do procedures in cardiac care.
He is adopting this technology to improve
how services are delivered and even how
medical students are trained. Members
were amazed with the fact that this type
of manufacturing is gaining popularity in
the medical industry and they were left
with the impression that the possibilities
for this technology are endless. To see
what Dr. Yoo is doing with this technology
in more detail, visit www.youtube.com/
watch?v=bE77jDJPNFs.
Dr. Mackenzie Quantz of Quantz
Medicine Professional Corp. also provided
an excellent presentation that gave
members a better understanding of how
this technology is used when training
surgeons. He clearly demonstrated that
the benefits of repetitive training using a
3-D printed model for practicing surgical
procedures certainly outweigh those of
more conventional methods of training.
As Dr. Quantz experiments with new
materials, he hopes to perfect the feel of
human tissue; then, the possibilities will,
indeed, be endless.
Networking and an on-site dinner
followed the tour of Javelin and the
presentations. The event exceeded all
expectations and, as a result, enabled the
Toronto Chapter to make a donation to
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CTMA Welcomes New Member Companies
PROGRESSIVE
ANODIZERS INC.
Arthur (Art) Leal was
happy to receive his
company’s membership plaque at his
shop in Scarborough, ON.
A. ALEXANIAN ENGRAVING & LABELS LTD.
Suzy Alexanian was very pleased to receive her
company’s membership plaque just in time for
Christmas!
ROBUST GEAR AND
INDUSTRIES INC.
Anjan Tak (right)
receives his company’s membership
plaque from Steve
Watson, CTMA
Toronto Chapter
Chairman, at the
Javelin tour and dinner in December.
CASTROL INDUSTRIAL NORTH AMERICA INC.
David Toomey (left) is pleased to receive his company’s membership plaque from Ted Callighen, CTMA
Vice-President.
EPIC TOOL INC.
Chris Fleurie (left) receives a CTMA membership plaque
from Ryan Wozniak, CTMA Western Ontario Chapter
Chairman.
GARRTECH INC.
Tony Paget (left) was pleased to receive his company’s
membership plaque from CTMA Vice-President Ted Callighen at the AGM in September. Tony was subsequently
elected to the Board of Directors.
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Calendar of
Upcoming
Events
JANUARY 2, 2014
WAGE & BUSINESS SURVEY
RESULTS RELEASED
ctma.com/initiatives/wageand-business-survey
JANUARY 15, 2014
CTMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Cambridge, Ontario
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JANUARY 29, 2014
TORONTO CHAPTER TOUR & DINNER
MEETING
Lynch Fluid Controls Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario
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MARCH 11-16, 2014
ISTMA-WORLD CONFERENCE
Cape Town, South Africa
www.sbs.co.za/istma2014
MARCH 18-20, 2014
FABTECH-CANADA
Toronto, Ontario
www.fabtechcanada.com
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APRIL 16, 2014
CTMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Cambridge, Ontario
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MAY 12-14, 2014
MONTREAL MANUFACTURING
TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Montreal, Quebec
www.mmts.ca
JUNE 3, 2014
CTMA’S 16TH ANNUAL SHOTGUN GOLF
TOURNAMENT
Dorchester, Ontario
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tools of the trade
VariBend™ Performs 90° Bends on Punch Press
Mate’s VariBend is a flexible, multi-purpose tool that bends sheet metal
tabs at any angle up to 90°. It eliminates time-consuming secondary
operations usually performed on a press brake. VariBend’s bending angle
is adjustable in one-degree increments and will produce form heights of
approximately 0.300 inch to 0.700 inch (7.60mm -17.75mm). VariBend
operates with CNC punch press accuracy and little or no sheet marking. It is
well-suited for punch presses with upforming capabilities and machines with
stroke control. VariBend is available in many tooling styles and station sizes.
Custom Engineered Workholding
Improves Machining Throughput,
Decreases Costs
New machining projects and ones requiring
improved throughput can benefit from a Custom
Engineered Workholding system. The benefits
include high precision and repeatable part clamping;
high density, flexible clamping of a family of parts on
the same fixture; high rigidity; and automated high
productivity/output.
By maximizing the productive capacity of today’s
machining centers, a Kurt Custom Engineered
Workholding system will increase part output while
lowering costs, which is accomplished with highdensity workholding designs and fast load/unload
features.
By first analyzing the possible use of its standard
vise products, Kurt ensures the overall lowest
workholding cost. By using standard products in
conjunction with custom modifications, upfront costs
and future maintenance can be greatly reduced. Kurt
controls the manufacturing of both the standard
product and custom fixture, ensuring the new
workholding setup is matched dimensionally.
Kurt’s custom workholding engineers have built
an industry-leading reputation assisting automotive,
aerospace and other metalworking intensive
industries to improve quality and reduce cycle times,
and the Custom Engineered Workholding includes
options for hydraulics, air sensing, prox switches
and part gaging to accommodate various part sizes
within a family of parts.
By integrating robot arms into fixtures,
productivity can be greatly increased allowing
automated part loading, machining on all sides
of parts and unloading and stacking of finished
machined parts. Systems also can include automated
part gaging for quality and real-time process control
with complete part traceability. These custom
systems can be designed for a single machining
center or to automate an entire cell of dozens of
machining centers and support systems.
www.kurtworkholding.com
Premia™ Sharpening System for Automated, Precision
Sharpening
Mate’s Premia™ is the ultimate automated tool sharpening system,
featuring an innovative touch screen interface that simplifies all tool setup
and maintenance operations. There are three programs for small, medium
and large tools, plus two that are customizable, ensuring sharpening
consistency, plus Premia has a manual mode. The software interface is easily
updatable via a USB port or SD card.
Premia has a universal fixture that accommodates popular tooling styles
including thick turret, Trumpf style, Murata Wiedemann, Multi Tool, thin
turret, XMT and Salvagnini. The operator inserts the tool in the universal
fixture, selects the program, presses “Start” and Premia sharpens the tool
without assistance; software provides an estimated time to completion and
automatic shut-off.
Trumpf Special Application and Shape Tooling
Mate’s innovative support for forming applications and special shape
tooling provides complete set-up and Trutops programming information
for special shapes and forming applications. This product enhancement is
automatic and provided at no added cost.
The information allows customers to securely access drawings of special
shapes and assemblies ordered from Mate, downloading files from their
secure my.mate account. Customers signed up for Trumpf files eNotification
have the files e-mailed to them while Mate is still producing the tool.
Mate will be attending FABTECH Canada 2014.
www.mate.com ❙❙❙
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ADVERTISERS’ GUIDE
The advertisers with this logo beside their name are members of the CTMA.
CAD/CAM Software
Cimatron Technologies Inc.......... 12
Compressors & Pumps
Kaeser Compressors.......................28
Cutting Tools – Carbide &
High-Speed Steel
Guhring Corp..............................27
Iscar Tools Inc..............................6
Micro 100 Tool Corp........................ 24
North American Tool Corp...............25
Precision Dormer LLC...................3
ROTEM Industrial Products Inc........ 13
Sandvik Canada Inc......................4
Seco Tools........... inside back cover
Superior Tool Service......................30
Wetmore Cutting Tools....................21
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Die Casting – Moulds & Tooling
Anchor Danly.............................. 13
Moeller Precision
Tool Inc.................. inside front cover
Rocklin Manufacturing Co............... 13
Machine Tools & Supplies
Optodyne Inc.................................. 24
Techna-Tool Inc...............................21
W. Service & Design Inc.................. 12
Walter Canada Ltd........................8
Electrical Discharge Machines
EDM Network Inc............................25
Oil Skimmers
Wayne Products..............................21
Heat Treating
Cambridge Heat Treating Inc....... 12
Prototyping & Product
Development
Integra Castings Inc........................ 18
Laser Welding
Phoenix Laser Solutions.................. 24
Machine Tool Distributors
DiPaolo Machine
Tools Ltd.............. outside back cover
Modern Tool Ltd.........................26
Tool Management Software
PQ Systems Inc...............................28
Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems
and Aqueous Cleaners
Miraclean........................................ 24