Quality Plant Management

September 10, 2013

Using Lean and Six Sigma to pick more than low-hanging fruit

by Kip Hanson

Maybe you want to implement a quality system.

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September 8, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

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August 5, 2013

Flexcut Mill Scale is a grinding wheel designed for "hassle-free" mill scale removal, claims Walter Surface Technologies.

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August 5, 2013

The HM-200 series Micro Vickers hardness testing machines incorporate the latest optical systems for measuring identation dimensions and an electromagnetic test-force loading device.

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August 4, 2013

As machine tool builders and end users continue to push the limit with speeds and feeds, they need a tool to evaluate the dynamic performance of their machine with the ultimate precision and accuracy.

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June 16, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Automated vision machines measure parts quickly and accurately

If you have a handful of parts to check, you'll probably pick up a micrometer. If you're going to measure a truckload of them, only an automated solution will do. But measurement systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and offer more options than a new car. Deciding 

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June 13, 2013

Collison Goll, a customized machined products operation based in Mississuaga, ON, manufactures parts with drills. Tolerances are only a few thousandths of an inch.

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May 28, 2013

John Dewar has been named sales manager, effective April 2013 for Mitutoyo Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON.

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May 28, 2013

Total machine vision sales in North America grew ten per cent year-over-year for the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group.

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May 27, 2013

Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has been established since 1973, originating in Montreal and later moving to Mississauga in 1979.

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May 26, 2013

Magnetic filtration solves fine grinding swarf issue at Linamar plant

When driveline and engine component manufacturer Traxle, Guelph, ON, part of Linamar Industries, started to experience surface finish problems during a final valve sealing ring grinding operation, it turned to a magnetic filtration system, the Micromag MM5 supplied by Eclipse Tools North America, Stoney Creek, ON.

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May 26, 2013

DP Technology Corp., a CAM software supplier based in Camarillo, CA, is now a certified "Value-Inspired Parnter" (VIP) with Mazak Corp., Florence, KY (Mazak Canada, Cambridge, ON).

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May 23, 2013

Quality & Plant Management

 

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May 21, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Multisensor technology gives Ontario blow mouldmaker a competitive edge

Mistakes are costly in manufacturing, and in today's competitive environment, your mistake may mean a new customer for your competitor.

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May 5, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arc second, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multi-axis machine tools, mill-turn machines, trunnion tables and spindles.

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April 9, 2013

The problem
Managing simultaneous three-spindle operation on a deep hole gun drill machine

The solution 
Retrofitting the deep hole gun drill machine with two new controls

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February 25, 2013

The Micro Mark is a versatile compact dot peen marker ideal for handheld applications as well as on-machine integration.

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February 25, 2013

The MicroGauge is a two-point gauging system that features a new integral digital readout and is designed for accurate diameter measurement of bores from 1.00 to 6.0 mm. 

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February 24, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Quebec aerospace centre focuses on productivity solutions for SMEs

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January 7, 2013

Renishaw’s new SFP1 probe option for the Revo five axis measurement system is the first to allow surface finish inspection to be fully integrated within coordinate measurement routines.

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