Quality Plant Management

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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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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