Quality Plant Management

winning the game

June 6, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

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The new generation of automated solutions brings operator control to personal devices. Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus uses Bluetooth to enable an operator to make changes to a machine from a PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone

June 1, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing suppliers pave the way for Industry 4.0

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Renishaw's Equator inset and top, which shows a bank of Equator high speed comparative gauges in a machine shop. The flexible system can replace custom gauges that large customers typically use as one-offs, says Renishaw's Dr. David Chang.

May 12, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Portable metrology makes new strides in automation

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Mitutoyo's MiCat Planner, version 1.4 generates CNC CMM measurement programs quickly and easily

April 18, 2017

Mitutoyo has released version 1.4 of its MicCat Planner for CMMs. The software generates CNC CMM measuremennt programs quickly and easily.

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creaform airbus tem certifcation 1

April 18, 2017

Creaform's portable 3D scanner, the HandyScan 3D, has been certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release.

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Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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The Blum-Novotest automated laser tool measuring unit, the Mini-Macro-Nano laser system in a Doosan CNC milling machine.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Precision Resource lives up to its name with automated laser measuring

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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The Mitutoyo QM-Height gauge on the SPC trolley at George Brown College.

February 8, 2017

Story and Images by Andrew Brooks

No hand-me-downs for George Brown College mechanical engineering students

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Zeiss Industrial Metrology opens car body inspection facility

December 3, 2016

Zeiss Industrial Metrology has opened a new facility in Wixom, MI, dedicated to the latest developments for the process chain in car body metrology and automated inspection.

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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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NDT is applied mostly in the field and is critical for pipeline integrity testing. Seen here is Creaform's pipeline integrity assessment solution, which includes software for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage analysis.

October 31, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

NDT comes out of the cold–and cuts data volumes down to size

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Creaform's new headquarters

October 19, 2016

Portable 3D measurement supplier Creaform is moving its global headquarters to a larger facility in Levis, QC, to support growing business.

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Marposs Optoquick L60 automatic loading station. Optoquick is flexible optical technology for use in production environments.

October 4, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

As computing technology becomes more powerful and pervasive, Industry 4.0 moves from sci-fi to reality

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Creaform's robot-mounted optical CMM 3D scanner for automated inspection for fast and accurate quality control as close to the part as possible.

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating inspection processes raises the bar for product quality

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Better by design

July 29, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

People are as important as process when it comes to quality improvement

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Mitutoyo alliance with Mapvision

June 20, 2016

Mitutoyo alliance with TAG Optics

Mitutoyo is expanding its offerings to customers by aligning itself with two companies that will provide technologies to enhance Mitutoyo's current metrology solutions. 

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Mitutoyo's MiCat allows users to create high quality measurement programs consistently.

May 31, 2016

by Peter Diekmeyer

Metrology software advances spurring changes in quality processes

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Creaform expands

May 25, 2016

Creaform, Levis, QC, a metrology and engineering services company that specializes in portable 3D measurement solutions, is expanding its operations and recruiting new people for its worldwide offices in Canada, the US, Europe and India.

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Probing is the best choice over scanning if you have to inspect a part with a limited number of geometrical parameters.

May 4, 2016

by Daniel Brown & Bob cramblitt

New portable 3D scanning and optical CMM technologies allow even novice operators to capture data anywhere

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