Quality Plant Management

SFP2 is a new surface finish probe

October 24, 2017

Metrology tools for your manufacturing operation

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A brighter future

October 24, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Despite some uncertainty, prospects for Canadian manufacturing are looking good

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Renishaw is developing Revo as a multi-sensor platform and will include non-contact sensors such as a surface finish probe.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Blum-Novotest’s Digilog probe inspecting a part.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

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Blum-Novotest's Digilog touch probe uses analog contact scanning, accumulating a continuous profile or path while mounted on the production machine.

October 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

3D quality inspection benefits from optical and contact metrology

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Hexagon Manufacturing Leica Absolute Scanner LAS 20 8 scanning with AT960 in the background

September 29, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence recently announced the launch of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960-SR, a lower-budget addition to the AT960 range of laser trackers.

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Marposs NEW

September 21, 2017

Marposs Corp. has updated its Merlin Plus embedded gauge computer, which now features six USB and two ethernet ports enabling connectivity to multiple data collecton devices and the ability to measure up to 250 characteristics.

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Marposss collision monitoring

September 7, 2017

Marposs' new standalone Artis VM-02 features a MEMS or three axis piezoelectric monitoring sensor that measures in-process machine tool acceleration values, helping to minimize damages after a dynamic crash.

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Mahr Micromar40EWRi

August 28, 2017

Mahr's new digital micrometer Micromar 40 EWRi, is now integrated with the company's wireless data transmission capability.

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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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Creaform acquires ISO/IEC accreditation

July 18, 2017

Creaform, a Levis, QC, supplier of portable 3D measurement solutions, has received the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

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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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The new generation of automated solutions brings operator control to personal devices. Sandvik Coromant's CoroPlus uses Bluetooth to enable an operator to make changes to a machine from a PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone

June 1, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Manufacturing suppliers pave the way for Industry 4.0

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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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Mitutoyo's MiCat Planner, version 1.4 generates CNC CMM measurement programs quickly and easily

April 18, 2017

Mitutoyo has released version 1.4 of its MicCat Planner for CMMs. The software generates CNC CMM measuremennt programs quickly and easily.

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creaform airbus tem certifcation 1

April 18, 2017

Creaform's portable 3D scanner, the HandyScan 3D, has been certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release.

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Cover image from April Issue 2017.

April 3, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

Is Canada's automotive manufacturing industry growth sustainable?

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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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A lot of future product development will use additive with substractive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing can pose a challenge when it comes to finished machining.

February 10, 2017

by Andrew Brooks

A low-risk, low-cost way to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing

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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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