Quality Plant Management

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 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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May 23, 2013

Quality & Plant Management

 

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HB400 w Mx Tablet

April 22, 2020

MetLogix Mx200 digital readouts (DRO) from the L.S. Starrett Co., are now available for its broad line of Optical Comparators.

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April 9, 2013

The problem
Managing simultaneous three-spindle operation on a deep hole gun drill machine

The solution 
Retrofitting the deep hole gun drill machine with two new controls

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Renishaw Primo LTS

June 2, 2015

Prim LTS (length tool setter) is a new product from Renishaw. The single-axis tool setter allows users to set tool length, check for breakage and compensate for thermal growth on a CNC machining centre.

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February 3, 2012

Mitutoyo has launched a laser scan micrometer data processing software - LSMPAK V2.0 - that can support multi-channel systems such as the company’s LSM-5200 compact controller.

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Renishaw's RMP60M machine tool probe is helping Tigercat improve machining productivity.

February 19, 2020

Automated workpiece setup boosts forestry equipment manufacturer

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November 27, 2011

Mahr Federal has upgraded its software platform for its surface metrology systems. MarWin 4.5 offers increased functionality and ease of use, a range of new features, and a series of options for specific applications. The new platform is available on new systems and as an upgrade to all MarSurf XR, XC, XCR, and XT instruments.

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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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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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Northern Metalwork's 929 sq m (10,000 sq ft) shop offers a broad range of machining options to meet a diverse range of customer needs.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Ontario job shop redefines itself with OEM products

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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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