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Renishaw's Equator inset and top, which shows a bank of Equator high speed comparative gauges in a machine shop. The flexible system can replace custom gauges that large customers typically use as one-offs, says Renishaw's Dr. David Chang.

May 12, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Portable metrology makes new strides in automation

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Zeiss Industrial Metrology opens car body inspection facility

December 3, 2016

Zeiss Industrial Metrology has opened a new facility in Wixom, MI, dedicated to the latest developments for the process chain in car body metrology and automated inspection.

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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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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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Creaform's new headquarters

October 19, 2016

Portable 3D measurement supplier Creaform is moving its global headquarters to a larger facility in Levis, QC, to support growing business.

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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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Mitutoyo alliance with Mapvision

June 20, 2016

Mitutoyo alliance with TAG Optics

Mitutoyo is expanding its offerings to customers by aligning itself with two companies that will provide technologies to enhance Mitutoyo's current metrology solutions. 

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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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Probing is the best choice over scanning if you have to inspect a part with a limited number of geometrical parameters.

May 4, 2016

by Daniel Brown & Bob cramblitt

New portable 3D scanning and optical CMM technologies allow even novice operators to capture data anywhere

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The SmartBox is the newest addition to Mazak's iSmart factory concept.

April 5, 2016

by Kip Hanson

Driving out the fear: using shop floor data to produce higher quality parts

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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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September 4, 2015

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

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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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Jamie King joins Blum-Novotest as Canadian regional manager

June 3, 2015

Jamie King has joined Blum-Novotest as Canadian regional manager.

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Software upgrades on the Mitutoyo CMM at Vector's facility have helped the company better manage greater quantities of data.

June 2, 2015

by Jim Barnes

Aerospace shop boosts metrology throughput with upgrades

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Creaform and Stratsys form partnership

June 1, 2015

3D printing and additive manufacturing supplier Stratasys Ltd., and Levis, QC-based Creaform, a supplier of portable 3D mesurement solutions, have formed a joint marketing partnership in North America.

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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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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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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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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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