Quality Plant Management

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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Brent Trenholm, production manager at Regent Global Machine & Tool, says machining for the energy sector is expected to pick up.

September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

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September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Seizing opportunities in the energy and resource markets

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Marcus Carius

August 4, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Shop is the go-to place for weird and difficult work

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A small QMS implementation can be accomplished in as little as 10 to 15 days of billable consulting, about the price of a mid-sized sedan.

August 3, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Software is your best bet for managing shop quality levels

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Bill Reilly

June 8, 2014

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

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A leg up.

June 5, 2014

by Tim wilson

Prescriptions for success in medical manufacturing

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Sheila Selby, CMM programmer at Amphenol Canada Corp., aligns a fixture to the laser location on the Zeiss multi-sensor machine.

May 30, 2014

By Kip Hanson

Using multi-sensor CMMs to measure critical parts pays off for two Canadian manufacturers

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Martin Picard

April 23, 2014

by Jim Barnes

The Problem: Wasteful quality control process

The Solution: On-machine verification

In-line measurement tools slash part handling time for Quebec mouldmaker

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Automated welding cells help AGS Automotive Systems remain competitive.

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

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Beating Back

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Competitive pressures in the automotive sector

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plane

March 28, 2014

by Tim Wilson

How to succeed in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry

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A Nikkon Metrology laser scanner on a CMM scans a turbine blade.

March 27, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Is your coordinate measuring machine up to snuff?

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A landing gear side brace assembly spindle connection pin on the QTN 450MY-2000. Image: CFN Precision

March 27, 2014

The Problem: Diversify beyond landing gears to withstand market volatility

The Solution: 5 axis VMC and multi-tasking machines

Ontario landing gear manufacturer readies for competition with $1 M+ machinery investments

 

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Mitutoyo's Mississauga, ON, facility

March 5, 2014

Mitutoyo Canada, Mississauga, ON, is offering a series of metrology workshops, free of charge, throughout 2014.

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Zeiss CALYPSO pg40

February 3, 2014

Knowledge is just as important as the program when measuring with an automated CMM

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Heidenhain EIB 742 external interface box

January 27, 2014

Heidenhain now offers a new EIB 742 external interface box for position measurement. 

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November 7, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Manufacturers gearing up for growth

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a renaissance.

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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.

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