Quality Plant Management

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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October 27, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Machine all the parts you want: you still have to inspect them  

Much of today’s manufacturing environment calls for low volume orders of complex parts.

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October 20, 2013

Mitutoyo Canada, Mississauga, ON, celebrated its 40th anniversary in October and to commemorate the occasion, it held a two-day event October 16 and 17 that included a ribbon cutting ceremony with local dignitaries and Mitutoyo management from Canada, the US and Japan, and a second full day of technical presentations for customers.

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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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