Quality

SFP2 is a new surface finish probe

October 24, 2017

Metrology tools for your manufacturing operation

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Renishaw is developing Revo as a multi-sensor platform and will include non-contact sensors such as a surface finish probe.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Blum-Novotest’s Digilog probe inspecting a part.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Blum-Novotest's Digilog touch probe uses analog contact scanning, accumulating a continuous profile or path while mounted on the production machine.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

3D quality inspection benefits from optical and contact metrology

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Exchanger Industries is among only a few companies with experience making three heat exchanger-related product lines.

July 28, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Lean manufacturing drives quality and process improvements at Exchanger Industries  

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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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