Quality Plant Management

NDT is applied mostly in the field and is critical for pipeline integrity testing. Seen here is Creaform's pipeline integrity assessment solution, which includes software for pipeline corrosion and mechanical damage analysis.

October 31, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

NDT comes out of the cold–and cuts data volumes down to size

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winning the game

June 6, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Innovation support, skilled labour top the list of challenges for mouldmakers

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Heindenhain POSITIP 8016

May 22, 2019

Heidenhain has announced the new POSITIP (PT) 8016 digital readout (DRO) with touch screen for manual machine tool applications. 

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August 3, 2012

Optical Gaging Products (OGP), a division of Quality Vision International Inc. (QVI), high accuracy SmartScope Quest dimensional measurement systems provides the most precise three-dimensional measurement available from OGP.

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May 26, 2013

DP Technology Corp., a CAM software supplier based in Camarillo, CA, is now a certified "Value-Inspired Parnter" (VIP) with Mazak Corp., Florence, KY (Mazak Canada, Cambridge, ON).

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Mitutoyo's MiCat allows users to create high quality measurement programs consistently.

May 31, 2016

by Peter Diekmeyer

Metrology software advances spurring changes in quality processes

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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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Okuma Connect Plan

January 9, 2019

Okuma America Corp. has released Connect Plan, a software-based system for collecting and measuring data to adjust processes for increased productivity.

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September 4, 2015

Renishaw demonstrates its Sprint verification of on-machine capability, performed in less than one minute.

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June 13, 2013

Collison Goll, a customized machined products operation based in Mississuaga, ON, manufactures parts with drills. Tolerances are only a few thousandths of an inch.

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