Quality Plant Management

Creaform and Stratsys form partnership

June 1, 2015


3D printing and additive manufacturing supplier Stratasys Ltd., and Levis, QC-based Creaform, a supplier of portable 3D mesurement solutions, have formed a joint marketing partnership in North America.

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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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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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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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February 24, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Quebec aerospace centre focuses on productivity solutions for SMEs

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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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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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March 3, 2012

by Andrew Milivojevich

Statistical process control (SPC) is a decision tool developed in the 1920's by Walter Shewhart. Walter was a physicist and the father of modern day SPC. His work was motivated by a simple question, “how do we know when a process is behaving abnormally?”

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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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November 6, 2014

New "Smart Helmet" for industrial work enviroments

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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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The Future of Aerospace: Up in the Air

May 24, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

A national strategy of support and investment is critical if Canada’s aerospace industry is to remain globally competitive

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June 7, 2012

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

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February 3, 2012

by Tim Wilson

Tactile coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and vision based non-contact systems each have their advantages.  But combining the two in a single system can provide more measurement data more quickly to improve process control feedback, as well as saving time and cost, compared to measuring parts on several different systems.

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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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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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The road ahead

November 7, 2016

by Mary Scianna

Business Outlook 2017: Cautious optimism replacing uncertainty for 2017

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October 7, 2011

Offer the term “metrology equipment” to a group of industrial or manufacturing engineers in a word-association test and it's highly likely CMM (coordinate measuring machine) would be the response.

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November 8, 2011

by Alan Levine

Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) is a workflow process commonly used in modern manufacturing to produce components on numerically controlled machine tools.

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