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    Christie lights up projection technology

    December 19, 2008 by Noelle Stapinsky

    Influenced by Toyota, Christie implemented one-piece flow for its cinema projection assembly line by replacing moveable carts with a u-shaped line of roller conveyors with fixed stations. Photo: Rodney Daw It’s not just about brightness; it’s about being the brightest.

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    Combilift strikes a new balance

    December 19, 2008 by Joe Terrett

    Combilift Ltd. has been helping companies move loads in and out of tight spots for 10 years now, and to mark its first decade of operation, the Irish forklift manufacturer has introduced a new counterbalance truck called the Combi-CB. This

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    Alberta-bound through Thunder Bay

    December 1, 2008 by Deborah Aarts

    Ship-mounted cranes lower the 1.3 million-pound reactor off the M/V Daniella at the Port of Thunder Bay. As an oil company operating in Northeastern Alberta, you may be in the market for a big-ticket capital item. There’s likely a manufacturer

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    Integran’s “nanovation”

    November 27, 2008 by Ron Richardson

    Rich Emrich, Integran Technologies’ program manager, business development, and Jonathan McCrea (foreground), principal nanomaterials engineer, display a piece of carbon fibre after an application of Nanovate-NV.Photos: Stephen Uhraney In the rarefied and complex world of nanometallurgy, reducing the grain in

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    Monitor pipe corrosion in real time

    November 27, 2008 by Luke Miller

    A Pepperl+Fuchs CorrTran corrosion detection transmitter installed on a pipeline, providing general and local corrosion rates, as well as conductivity, via a two-wire loop powered 4-20 mA signal with HART protocol. Oil and gas recovery systems vary around the world,

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    SRP applies 3D heat to its design

    November 27, 2008 by Luigi Benetton

    A Superior Radiant Products operator spot-welds sheet metal parts to produce an enclosure for a gas-fired, infrared patio heater at the company’s Stoney Creek, Ont. plant.Photo: SRP Patio lizards who pursue their outdoor socializing late into the fall tend to

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    SkyHook: Handling the heavy lifting

    November 1, 2008 by Noelle Stapinsky

    SkyHook’s JHL-40, a new aerospace innovation, makes remote oil and mining projects accessible and could create more jobs in Alberta. Photo: SkyHook Why didn’t I think of that? It’s the question many people have asked since Calgary-based entrepreneur Peter Jess

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    3D digital modelling drives design innovation

    October 6, 2008 by Luigi Benetton

    Use of 3D digital models represents the future of manufacturing product lifecycle management. This TMT Observatory Corp. graphic shows a 3D model of the 30-metre telescope enclosure, telescope and support facility superimposed on a photo of the Cerro Armazones summit

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    NDI simplifies its process

    August 8, 2008 by Corinne Lynds

    NDI’s Spectra Optical Tracking System measures 3D positions of active or massive markers affixed to application-specific tools. Using this information each Polaris system determines position and orientation of tools.Photo: NDI When rapid growth and aging technology threatened to stand in

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    Seeing more with SR3D

    August 8, 2008 by Corinne Lynds

    Robots equipped with Surround 3D capture different views and more detailed part information. Photo: iStockphoto Less than a decade ago, giving industrial robots vision capabilities was the equivalent of giving a blind man the gift of sight. They were no