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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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Laura Rourke

September 2, 2015

Creating a health and safety program that fits your shop’s needs

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plane

September 1, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Getting approval to machine aerospace parts worth the effort

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Sheila Selby shows a side view of a contact being measured at 63x magnification at right.

July 28, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Vision system ensures quality on aerospace, military parts

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Ontario manufacturer Minus Forty

June 5, 2015

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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Jamie King joins Blum-Novotest as Canadian regional manager

June 3, 2015

Jamie King has joined Blum-Novotest as Canadian regional manager.

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Renishaw Primo LTS

June 2, 2015

Prim LTS (length tool setter) is a new product from Renishaw. The single-axis tool setter allows users to set tool length, check for breakage and compensate for thermal growth on a CNC machining centre.

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Software upgrades on the Mitutoyo CMM at Vector's facility have helped the company better manage greater quantities of data.

June 2, 2015

by Jim Barnes

Aerospace shop boosts metrology throughput with upgrades

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Creaform and Stratsys form partnership

June 1, 2015


3D printing and additive manufacturing supplier Stratasys Ltd., and Levis, QC-based Creaform, a supplier of portable 3D mesurement solutions, have formed a joint marketing partnership in North America.

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AGT Robotics partners with Creaform to create new 3D scanning solution

May 27, 2015

Two Quebec businesses are partnering to create a turnkey 3D scanning solution for automated quality control applications.

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Linda Hasenfratz

May 27, 2015

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar Corp., Guelph, ON, is among 65 people competing for a world entrepreneur award. The winner of the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year will be announced on June 6 in Monaco, the event's location.

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Peter Detmers

May 19, 2015

Jay Summers, executive vice president of Mitutoyo Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON, is retiring after 27 years with the company. Peter Detmers, currently vice president of the company, will transition into Summer's role.

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The initial launch of the Memex machine monitoring software started with a handful of machines, including this Mazak five axis machining cell. Koss plans to roll out the software on other machines.

April 27, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Understanding machine efficiency

The Solution: Machine monitoring software

Ontario aerospace shop implements machine tool monitoring system

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