Quality Plant Management

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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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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