Quality Plant Management

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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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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The SmartBox is the newest addition to Mazak's iSmart factory concept.

April 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Driving out the fear: using shop floor data to produce higher quality parts

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Universal Robots mobile fleet

March 28, 2016

Human robot collaboration

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels increase productivity and worker safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group The fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee. The collaborative robots have optimized production by 20 percent, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs.

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Cloud computing and ERP

March 16, 2016

Cloud computing continues to transform the ERP landscape

By Andrew Brooks

In the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, one of the main complaints customers had was that the sheer scale and complexity of the software made implementation difficult and error-prone. Early failure rates were high. And small to mid-sized enterprises were left out; these costly, massive, one-size fits-all solutions were beyond the reach of all but the largest customers.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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Canada's bedrock

February 16, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Job shops are Canada’s manufacturing stronghold

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An overview of the machine shop at the Valiant Training and Development Centre.

February 15, 2016

Article & photos by Jim Barnes

Introducing tomorrow’s workers to high end machining

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The new CMM is equipped with a Renishaw probe. Frequency of checks is now every fifth, instead of every tenth, because of reduced inspection times.

February 15, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

The Problem: Sourcing parts for an aging CMM

The Solution: Bring a new CMM on board

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This inline multi-gauging system uses a TESA axial and FMS inductive probes for T.I.R. measurement of a shaft.

October 29, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Assessing the best gauges for your inline measurement system

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Dr. Adam Stoehr

October 7, 2015

Dr. Adam Stoehr develops and facilitates leadership, organizational assessment, process improvement, and quality management training for all sectors across Canada.

Training for quality will improve manufacturing efficiencies

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September 4, 2015

Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.

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