Quality

CNC

April 20, 2022

As Canada’s aerospace industry starts its path to rebounding, there are opportunities for small and medium-sized shops looking to get in the game

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3D metal printer

March 21, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

3D printing important part of options available to Aarkel

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Are you ready for the future?

February 18, 2022

by Noelle Stapinsky

What Canada’s auto industry, and the shops supplying it, must do to become a fiercely innovative, advanced manufacturing powerhouse for electric vehicles

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3D scanners can take well over one million measurements per second

November 23, 2021

The need to accurately measure things is as old as civilization itself – the first such known tool, the Egyptian royal cubit, dates back to 3000 BC and was a granite rod setting the standard by which measurements were to be taken. But as we continue to evolve new methods to produce increasingly complex products, measurement tools also need to evolve.

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November 23, 2021

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions builds large metal parts – including a hollow blade propeller five feet in diameter and large automotive stamping dies and molds -- using its inhouse wire-based metal additive manufacturing technology. While using its 3D printing technology improved lead times, the size of the parts it was dealing with and the complexity of some of the designs created measurement challenges.

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

“Slightly optimistic” might be one way to describe the results of our Business Outlook 2021 reader survey. Most respondents seem to expect a continued but gradual economic recovery, with a modest uptick in positive indicators.

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Path to Prosperity

October 22, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

How the pandemic has disrupted the economy with unforeseen challenges and unexpected opportunities

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 “If there’s any part you can’t find, I’ll make it”—Craig Campbell in his Blenheim, ON shop.

October 11, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

SHOP Metalworking Technology (SMT) spotlights four passionate people and their careers in the skilled trades world 

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L.S. Starrett's DataSure 4.0.

April 29, 2021

by staff writer

Advances in Industry 4.0 technology make it easier for smaller shops to get on board

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More than meets the eye

March 27, 2021

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian job shops remain resilient and poised for new growth and opportunity

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Rhonda Barnet, chair of Canadian Manufacturing  and Exporters’ national board,  is also president and COO  of Peterborough, Ont.-based  AVIT Manufacturing, which designs and builds  custom automation  for manufacturers.

October 11, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canadian manufacturers need to diversify to answer the need for more skilled workers

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L.S. Starrett Co.'s AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System is equipped with the M3 software package from MetLogix

September 2, 2020

Dual optical systems and touch-probe capability help the AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System from L.S. Starrett Co., measure parts with a diverse range of feature sizes and geometries.

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Cavalier reinvented its digital library to support new tool design.

August 31, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s tool, die and mould sector has again proven its resilience in the face of an economic meltdown

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Inspection requires no workpiece teaching and finds items based on color and size information input by the operator

August 26, 2020

OnRobot is launching a software update for its 2.5D camera-based Eyes vision system to empower manufacturers to gain even greater productivity increases from their automation.

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Fueling Future  Demand

August 4, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Will pent-up demand give a spark to the energy and resources value chain?

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ABB's 3DQI inspector

July 29, 2020

Capable of detecting defects of less than half the width of a human hair—imperceptible to the naked eye—ABB’s new 3D quality inspection (3DQI) robot cell will provide fast, accurate testing to make metrology easier and less time consuming. 

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Fringe Probe 2 from Rennishaw

June 3, 2020

Renishaw Inc.’s  RFP fringe probe increases the multi-sensor capability of the Revo system by adding non-contact structured light inspection to the existing product range.

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Aerospace Reroutes

April 30, 2020

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s aerospace manufacturing industry has been on a growth trajectory, with a strong outlook for 2020. But that was before a global pandemic hit. Now, much like virtually every other industrial sector, aerospace parts manufacturers are adjusting to a new normal.

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Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada

April 30, 2020

We are at a critical point in the history of our sector and country

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HB400 w Mx Tablet

April 22, 2020

MetLogix Mx200 digital readouts (DRO) from the L.S. Starrett Co., are now available for its broad line of Optical Comparators.

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