Quality Plant Management

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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Miltera job shop in Kitchener, ON

April 11, 2015

By Tim Wilson

Most companies set their cost targets based on what they’ve done already. There are two problems with this: first, it limits opportunity for improvement; and second, it doesn’t help much with new jobs. As the saying goes: if you look in the rear view mirror, you might drive off a cliff.

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Testing aircraft components in the Non-Destructive Testing department at IMP Aerospace and Defence's facility

March 30, 2015

by Mary Del Ciancio

Eliminate errors and ensure safety with these tips for non-destructive testing in aerospace

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Production ERP

February 20, 2015

Choosing the right ERP system can be tricky

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Zeiss Contura

February 17, 2015

Zeiss Industrial Metrology introduced its new Zeiss Contura CMM at IMTS in 2014 and has now expanded the range of models for the measurement of larger workpieces.

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Lincoln Orbital MIG Welding

February 12, 2015

Lincoln Electric Co. has introduced an orbital MIG welding system for industries where orbital welds are subject to high standards, such as pipeline, construction or process piping.

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The Collision Safeguard option from Makino can read in tools, workpiece and fixture directly from CGTech's Vericut project files. The image depicts a Makino 5 axis milling machine in Vericut version 7.3.

February 9, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Adaptive machining technologies are changing the way we make parts

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Mitutoyo's new Legex ultra high accuracy CMM

January 4, 2015

Mitutoyo's latest Legex ultra high accuracy CMM achieves measuring accuracy of 0.28 μm.

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Back to the future

November 17, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology revisits manufacturers we've profiled in previous issues to see how they're preparing for the future

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Hexagon Metrology has a line of CMMs engineered to survive in harsh shop floor environments, such as this model above, the 4.5.4 SF.

November 11, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Is shop floor measuring a good option for you?

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November 6, 2014

New "Smart Helmet" for industrial work enviroments

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Mitutoyo MiCAT Planner software for CNC CMM users

November 3, 2014

Mituotyo's MiCAT Planner is new software which automatically generates part programs for inspection for CNC CMM users.

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Mental Health Commission of Canada

October 14, 2014

The Mental Health Commission of Canada Standard lists the following factors as critical to an organization's mental health and psychological safety.

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Scott Lunny, United Steelworkers District 3, speaks at the 2014 Bottom Line conference.

October 14, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Staying safe and sane on the shop floor

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eyes wide open

October 14, 2014

Estimating has to be quick and accurate in today's competitive manufacturing environment

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Carmen Goudey, CNC operations manager at  Cap-Thin Molds, says the reason for the merger  was to go after the caps and closures business.

October 14, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build footprint to capture bigger deals in injection mould market

The Solution: Merge two competitors to go after niche global opportunities

Ontario injection mould businesses merge to create stronger company

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October 14, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Canada's die and mould industry is on an upswing

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Stephen Bellmore and Fred Wawok, CNC lathe operators and Swiss turn specialists.

September 4, 2014

by Jim Barnes

History of lean builds corporate culture of waste reduction for Ontario machine shop

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