Quality

winning the game

June 6, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

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Mitutoyo's MiCat Planner, version 1.4 generates CNC CMM measurement programs quickly and easily

April 18, 2017

Mitutoyo has released version 1.4 of its MicCat Planner for CMMs. The software generates CNC CMM measuremennt programs quickly and easily.

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creaform airbus tem certifcation 1

April 18, 2017

Creaform's portable 3D scanner, the HandyScan 3D, has been certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release.

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Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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The Blum-Novotest automated laser tool measuring unit, the Mini-Macro-Nano laser system in a Doosan CNC milling machine.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Precision Resource lives up to its name with automated laser measuring

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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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The Mitutoyo QM-Height gauge on the SPC trolley at George Brown College.

February 8, 2017

Story and Images by Andrew Brooks

No hand-me-downs for George Brown College mechanical engineering students

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Marposs Optoquick L60 automatic loading station. Optoquick is flexible optical technology for use in production environments.

October 4, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

As computing technology becomes more powerful and pervasive, Industry 4.0 moves from sci-fi to reality

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Creaform's robot-mounted optical CMM 3D scanner for automated inspection for fast and accurate quality control as close to the part as possible.

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating inspection processes raises the bar for product quality

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Better by design

July 29, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

People are as important as process when it comes to quality improvement

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Mitutoyo's MiCat allows users to create high quality measurement programs consistently.

May 31, 2016

by Peter Diekmeyer

Metrology software advances spurring changes in quality processes

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Probing is the best choice over scanning if you have to inspect a part with a limited number of geometrical parameters.

May 4, 2016

by Daniel Brown & Bob cramblitt

New portable 3D scanning and optical CMM technologies allow even novice operators to capture data anywhere

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Paul Stafiej with one of Sonaca's newest machinery investments. The purchase of the Modig extrusion mill (top and bottom) was part of a strategy to become a one-stop shop for its aerospace customers.

April 5, 2016

Article by Kip Hanson | Photos by Deny Cardinal

Quebec aerospace manufacturer expands aluminum machining capabilities with extrusion mill

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The SmartBox is the newest addition to Mazak's iSmart factory concept.

April 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Driving out the fear: using shop floor data to produce higher quality parts

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Cloud computing and ERP

March 16, 2016

Cloud computing continues to transform the ERP landscape

By Andrew Brooks

In the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, one of the main complaints customers had was that the sheer scale and complexity of the software made implementation difficult and error-prone. Early failure rates were high. And small to mid-sized enterprises were left out; these costly, massive, one-size fits-all solutions were beyond the reach of all but the largest customers.

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Canada's bedrock: Job shops in Canada

February 16, 2016

G B Fabrication
Ghislain Levasseur, a certified truck and car mechanic, and his brother Bruno,

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Canada's bedrock

February 16, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Job shops are Canada’s manufacturing stronghold

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An overview of the machine shop at the Valiant Training and Development Centre.

February 15, 2016

Article & photos by Jim Barnes

Introducing tomorrow’s workers to high end machining

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The new CMM is equipped with a Renishaw probe. Frequency of checks is now every fifth, instead of every tenth, because of reduced inspection times.

February 15, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

The Problem: Sourcing parts for an aging CMM

The Solution: Bring a new CMM on board

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This inline multi-gauging system uses a TESA axial and FMS inductive probes for T.I.R. measurement of a shaft.

October 29, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Assessing the best gauges for your inline measurement system

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