Quality Plant Management
October 31, 2013
By Kip Hanson
Ever since that big investment firm acquired us last year, Spacely's Space Sprockets has been struggling. I can't blame the investors. They provided an infusion of much needed cash, brought in a pair of high-tech, multi-axis machining centres, and agreed to replace our aging ERP system. At their request, we'd even brought in an efficiency expert to help us implement Six Sigma best practices.
October 20, 2013
Mitutoyo Canada, Mississauga, ON, celebrated its 40th anniversary in October and to commemorate the occasion, it held a two-day event October 16 and 17 that included a ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries and Mitutoyo management from Canada, the US and Japan, and a second full day of technical presentations for customers.
September 8, 2013
Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.
June 16, 2013
by Kip Hanson
Automated vision machines measure parts quickly and accurately
If you have a handful of parts to check, you'll probably pick up a micrometer. If you're going to measure a truckload of them, only an automated solution will do. But measurement systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and offer more options than a new car. Deciding
May 26, 2013
Magnetic filtration solves fine grinding swarf issue at Linamar plant
When driveline and engine component manufacturer Traxle, Guelph, ON, part of Linamar Industries, started to experience surface finish problems during a final valve sealing ring grinding operation, it turned to a magnetic filtration system, the Micromag MM5 supplied by Eclipse Tools North America, Stoney Creek, ON.