Watch Core

  Magnified watch core inner mechanism image appears large on computer screen next to high-tech German produced Leica brand special digital high-tech comparator-microscope at Opti-Tech booth during MMTS at Place Bonaventure. The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) which runs from May 14 through to May 16, 2018 is an annual event organized and put on … Continue reading Watch Core

Hockey Legend

======================================================================================================== Canadian hockey legend Ivan Cournoyer speaks to SME members at private luncheon during 2015 Montreal Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show at Place Bonaventure. Popularly known as the "Road Runner" during his NHL career days playing for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey team Ivan is a successful businessman still involved with his former team and the league. … Continue reading Hockey Legend

Machining Fence

====================================================================================================== This machining fence formed, thick, high-strength, clear plastic door for enclosure of N/C milling machine. The door is mostly  plastic  it does however, have a metal frame, hinges,  and  handle. My picture depicts a machining operation going on with the engineer-operator on the digital controls viewing what is happening ready to stop it all should … Continue reading Machining Fence

Vader Curves

===================================================================================================== Vader's head bust composed of many curves created by an N/C (numerical controlled) milling machine interpreting instructions from sophisticated CAD design software. What you see is the roughed up Darth Vader head bust that an N/C  milling machine created based on instructions interpreted from sophisticated design software into machine code. The other picture, image … Continue reading Vader Curves

Basic G-Code Understanding

===================================================================================================== Basic G-code understanding is very important for expensive sophisticated numerical-controlled manufacturing machinery and a simplified control panel is a wonderful feature to have. Pictured is one of the new style digital control panels employing a simplified graphical interface that this visitor finds quite impressive. It also impressed me a lot when I saw it … Continue reading Basic G-Code Understanding

Orderly Bots Work

======================================================================================================= These orderly bots work tirelessly never taking a coffee break or a half-hour smoke, even legalized "medicinal" weed, and they never ever complain about anything, they are the ideal "rabotnik" or worker every boss can appreciate. I saw these industrial robots and a few more at the recent 2016 SME Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show … Continue reading Orderly Bots Work

Countless Machined

======================================================================================================= Sample of countless machined parts produced by the advanced multi-axis capable N/C machines exhibited at the very recent 2016 SME Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show shown here. This particular show had some of the best and latest machinery by world famous machine manufacturers on display. There were Americans, Europeans and even Asian companies competing for … Continue reading Countless Machined