• Alcoa, Baie-Comeau, PQ

    It’s been 15 years since with installed a MultiCam MG Series at Alcoa in Baie-Comeau, PQ.

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  • What To Do When Your CNC Machine Goes Down

    CNC Machine

    It’s your worst nightmare when running your CNC machine. You’re chugging along, happy with your productivity. Maybe even excited because you know you’re going to have something good to show your boss. And then your machine stops doing anything. Or, maybe your CNC machine didn’t even start up in the first place. It happens because […]

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  • CNC Vendors vs. System Partners

    The Difference between CNC Vendors and System Partners

    Sign Media recently posted a great blog for all Sign Makers, in which they go into the key differences between a simple CNC Vendor, and a systems partner. We’ve summarized the article below but feel free to read the whole article here: http://www.signmedia.ca/routers-the-difference-between-cnc-vendors-and-system-partners/2/

    In the sign equipment market, there are vendors and there are system partners. A CNC vendor’s role is to simply supply equipment and parts, however the role of the latter is to work with sign businesses for the greater good of the industry. This is the type of relationship that ideally every sign company should require of their suppliers.

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  • Tool Tip Tuesday: Upcut Vs. Downcut Tooling

    tips on CNC cutting, Upcut vs. Downcut

    Proper tooling choice is crucial to achieving optimal results in CNC cutting. Customers believe selecting the appropriate tooling dimensions is the only important aspect in determining cut edge quality. Unfortunately, tool choice selection is far more complex than a straightforward choice of dimensions. While many factors are involved in tooling choice, the single most important aspect that can significantly alter edge quality is whether an upcut or downcut tool is used for the job.

    The difference between an upcut and downcut tool is simply the direction of the flutes. A flute is the groove that wraps around the tool where the chips are released from the cutting edge. This is an important concept to understand when it comes to tool choice. 

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  • Creating ADA-compliant Braille signage

    Braille is a form of writing composed of raised dots. It allows blind and visually impaired individuals to read with the help of their fingers. Nowadays, Braille is mandatory for almost all signs. To ensure proper Braille implementation, it’s important to comply with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). ADA was created to protect the […]

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  • Picking the Right Cutting Tool for the Job

    Woodworking shop owners may sometimes face a difficult decision on whether to choose diamond, carbide-tipped or insert tooling for their machining operations. In its article – “How to pick the right cutting tool for the job”, Woodworking Network tries to answer this question. All of these tools will do the routing job, but it’s important […]

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  • Proximity Sensors: Where they are and what they do

    Proximity sensor and screw

    We often have customers come to us looking for parts but sometimes they’re not exactly sure what they’re looking for. In an attempt to ease the headaches of so many machine operators or owners, we’re committed to shining light on some of these innocuous little parts that might go unnoticed, that is of course until […]

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  • The 5 Types of Cutting

    In CNC routing there are generally 5 types of cutting: male, female, center, cleanouts, and drilling. It’s important to recognize which category your cut falls into as you will need to indicate the type of cut in the CAD software you are using. Each type of cutting has a specific purpose, requires specific types of drill bits, and the machine operator must take into account certain parameters for the cut to achieve the desired outcome.

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  • Customer Installation: Classic and 3000 Series Routers Installed at Day Nite Neon Signs

    MultiCam Canada is very excited to announce the recent installation of a Classic Series Router at Day Nite Neon Signs in Brampton, Ontario as well as a 3000 Series Router at the company’s Dartmouth, Nova Scotia facility. Day Nite Signs designs, manufactures, and installs signs for customers all across Canada with facilities located in Brampton, Dartmouth, and St. John’s.

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  • Compression Cutters in Sign Making

    In the sign making industry, it is necessary to treat each type of material individually for their specific properties, and selecting the best tool for each material can make a huge difference in your finished product. When selecting the best tool for the job, you can select a flute that is straight, upcut, downcut, or compression.

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