Quality Plant Management

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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Starrett AccuBore

March 5, 2018

The 781BXT AccuBore is a new trigger activated two point and three point extended range contact electronic bore gauging system from Starrett.

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August 4, 2013

As machine tool builders and end users continue to push the limit with speeds and feeds, they need a tool to evaluate the dynamic performance of their machine with the ultimate precision and accuracy.

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September 8, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies commemorated the completion of its $30 million, 92,00 sq ft facility in Point-Claire, QC.

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September 10, 2013

Using Lean and Six Sigma to pick more than low-hanging fruit

by Kip Hanson

Maybe you want to implement a quality system.

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December 4, 2011

by Tom Groff , Optical Gaging Products (OGP).

Shop Technology Magazine discusses the merits of off-line measurement with Optical Gaging Products' Tom Goff, and how manufacturers can benefit from the different systems available on the market today.

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May 5, 2013

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arc second, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multi-axis machine tools, mill-turn machines, trunnion tables and spindles.

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