Quality Plant Management

A landing gear side brace assembly spindle connection pin on the QTN 450MY-2000. Image: CFN Precision

March 27, 2014

The Problem: Diversify beyond landing gears to withstand market volatility

The Solution: 5 axis VMC and multi-tasking machines

Ontario landing gear manufacturer readies for competition with $1 M+ machinery investments


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Stephen Bellmore and Fred Wawok, CNC lathe operators and Swiss turn specialists.

September 4, 2014

by Jim Barnes

History of lean builds corporate culture of waste reduction for Ontario machine shop

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November 28, 2012

by Tim Wilson

It's not about making people work harder or cutting jobs; it's about reducing waste

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The initial launch of the Memex machine monitoring software started with a handful of machines, including this Mazak five axis machining cell. Koss plans to roll out the software on other machines.

April 27, 2015

by Kip Hanson

The Problem: Understanding machine efficiency

The Solution: Machine monitoring software

Ontario aerospace shop implements machine tool monitoring system

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Linda Hasenfratz

May 27, 2015

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar Corp., Guelph, ON, is among 65 people competing for a world entrepreneur award. The winner of the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year will be announced on June 6 in Monaco, the event's location.

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August 4, 2012

Heidenhain’s new LC 200 linear scale sets new standards in linear measurement on long machine-tool axes. 

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June 16, 2013

by Kip Hanson

Automated vision machines measure parts quickly and accurately

If you have a handful of parts to check, you'll probably pick up a micrometer. If you're going to measure a truckload of them, only an automated solution will do. But measurement systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and offer more options than a new car. Deciding 

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A Nikkon Metrology laser scanner on a CMM scans a turbine blade.

March 27, 2014

by Kip Hanson

Is your coordinate measuring machine up to snuff?

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From left:  Ishwar Singh, Mo Elbestawi, the primary force in getting the Learning Factory established, and Dan Centa.

February 11, 2018

Story & Photos by Andrew Brooks

McMaster’s “Smart Factory” lab showcases next-generation manufacturing automation and data collection

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May 28, 2013

Total machine vision sales in North America grew ten per cent year-over-year for the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry’s trade group.

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Creaform's robot-mounted optical CMM 3D scanner for automated inspection for fast and accurate quality control as close to the part as possible.

September 2, 2016

by Andrew Brooks

Automating inspection processes raises the bar for product quality

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The Blum-Novotest automated laser tool measuring unit, the Mini-Macro-Nano laser system in a Doosan CNC milling machine.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Precision Resource lives up to its name with automated laser measuring

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SFP2 is a new surface finish probe

October 24, 2017

Metrology tools for your manufacturing operation

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Creaform expands

May 25, 2016

Creaform, Levis, QC, a metrology and engineering services company that specializes in portable 3D measurement solutions, is expanding its operations and recruiting new people for its worldwide offices in Canada, the US, Europe and India.

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Blum-Novotest's Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control TMAC 3.0 monitors tool wear and breakage and sends a notification or stops the machine if necessary.IMAGE: Blum-Novotest

September 25, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Automation continues to make quality management more efficient and cost effective 

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August 24, 2018

IMTS is North America’s premier manufacturing event

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Ontario manufacturer Minus Forty

June 5, 2015

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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October 22, 2012

Ontario technical college invests in manufacturing technology

In May 2012, Ranbir Ajji, took home the gold medal at the Skills Canada-Ontario Technological Skills Competition for precision machining.

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Mark Cadogan

December 14, 2018

Effective January 2019, Mark Cadogan is joining Renishaw (Canada) Limited as machine tool product business manager. Mark has long experience in manufacturing, specifically in CAD/CAM. Although based in Windsor, Mark will be responsible for managing the Renishaw machine tool probing business throughout the whole country.

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