Quality Plant Management

Universal Robots mobile fleet

March 28, 2016

Human robot collaboration

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels increase productivity and worker safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group The fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee. The collaborative robots have optimized production by 20 percent, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs.

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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2019 Business Outlook

October 23, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s manufacturing industry is poised to take business to the next level and step up on the global playing field

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Blum-Novotest's FormControl. Users import part drawings, point and click on features to inspect to create a probing routine.

August 23, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Moving automated 3D inspection technology to the shop floor boosts throughput with faster quality control

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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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A Lean Culture

August 1, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Simple lean strategies keep small to medium shops flowing and competitive

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May 21, 2013

by Mary Scianna

Multisensor technology gives Ontario blow mouldmaker a competitive edge

Mistakes are costly in manufacturing, and in today's competitive environment, your mistake may mean a new customer for your competitor.

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Absolute Fabrication and Machining Ltd. remains competitive by investing in equipment that gives the machine shop the ability to provide quality services at competitive pricing.

September 25, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Striving to be that one stop shop is one small fabrication shop’s secret to its growth

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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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Rising Star

May 28, 2018

The aerospace industry faces unprecedented growth–and the challenges that come with it

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Bill Reilly

June 8, 2014

by Bill Reilly

How many times have you spent hours struggling with vices, blocks, clamps, and even glue, in an attempt to create some sort of rudimentary CMM fixture to hold the part you need to inspect? If you just rolled your eyes, then read on.

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AGT Robotics partners with Creaform to create new 3D scanning solution

May 27, 2015

Two Quebec businesses are partnering to create a turnkey 3D scanning solution for automated quality control applications.

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August 4, 2012

New technologies available to conserve 40% or more in direct costs

It’s a fact that air gauges are typically not in use approximately 90 per cent or more of the time they’re in your shop or QC department.

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Sheila Selby shows a side view of a contact being measured at 63x magnification at right.

July 28, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Vision system ensures quality on aerospace, military parts

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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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Fidelity's machine shop includes a broad range of equipment, including EDM operations, which has become the company's fastest growing department.

September 25, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

An insistent customer helped Fidelity get used to going above and beyond

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Chris Pinaire, (left) Daniel Carranco (right).

October 23, 2018

by Chris Pinaire, (left) director of new implementations, Global Shop Solutions.
Daniel Carranco, (right) director, continuous improvement, Global Shop Solutions.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software promises end-to-end automation in manufacturing

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Automated welding cells help AGS Automotive Systems remain competitive.

April 23, 2014

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Remaining competitive in a tough global market

The Solution: Innovation and flexiblity

Ontario auto parts stamper knows the road to success

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Scott Lunny, United Steelworkers District 3, speaks at the 2014 Bottom Line conference.

October 14, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Staying safe and sane on the shop floor

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Back to the future

November 17, 2014

by Mary Scianna

Shop Metalworking Technology revisits manufacturers we've profiled in previous issues to see how they're preparing for the future

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