Quality

Miltera job shop in Kitchener, ON

April 11, 2015

By Tim Wilson

Most companies set their cost targets based on what they’ve done already. There are two problems with this: first, it limits opportunity for improvement; and second, it doesn’t help much with new jobs. As the saying goes: if you look in the rear view mirror, you might drive off a cliff.

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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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May 26, 2013

Magnetic filtration solves fine grinding swarf issue at Linamar plant

When driveline and engine component manufacturer Traxle, Guelph, ON, part of Linamar Industries, started to experience surface finish problems during a final valve sealing ring grinding operation, it turned to a magnetic filtration system, the Micromag MM5 supplied by Eclipse Tools North America, Stoney Creek, ON.

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Brent Trenholm, production manager at Regent Global Machine & Tool, says machining for the energy sector is expected to pick up.

September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Build long term capabilities to serve Alberta's energy sector

The Solution: Cross-train a skilled workforce on advanced machinery

Alberta manufacturer looks to position itself for the future

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September 4, 2014

by Tim Wilson

Seizing opportunities in the energy and resource markets

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October 29, 2011

Renishaw's innovative gauging system, the Equator, launched last year, fills a measurement gap between complex CMMs and fixed or dedicated gauges.

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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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Production ERP

February 20, 2015

Choosing the right ERP system can be tricky

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eyes wide open

October 14, 2014

Estimating has to be quick and accurate in today's competitive manufacturing environment

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FABTECH Canada

May 29, 2018

FABTECH Canada is the country’s premier event for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing

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Renishaw’s AxiSet Check-Up is said to provide fast, automated health checks for multi-axis machine tools.

May 24, 2019

by Kip Hanson | photos courtesy Renishaw

There’s more to machine tool maintenance than topping off the way-lube 

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Fit for Manufacturing

April 28, 2019

by Noelle Stapinsky

How job shops in Canada can remain comepetitve and grow in today's challenging market

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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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plane

March 28, 2014

by Tim Wilson

How to succeed in the aerospace parts manufacturing industry

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Renishaw's Equator gauging system is equipped with an Intelligent Process Control (IPC) feedback system that interfaces with CNC controllers. It allows offset values to be updated.

April 28, 2019

by Andrew Brooks

Advances in automated gauging

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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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Apollo Machine and Welding specializes in downhole drilling equipment for the global oil and gas industry.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Using R&D to go beyond demand to supply future needs 

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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 19, 2012

Booth E-5224

Heidenhain Corp.'s IMTS exhibit "promises to give visitors insight into significant motion control issues" under its show theme them of "The Inside Story."

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