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  • Team Affinity on July 14, 2016

    Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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  • Learning on the way!

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

    Another fun toolbox talk at Affinity Manufacturing Ltd took place on June 29th. The 20-minute toolbox was about pedestrian safety at work and helped increase worker’s awareness about potential hazards related to forklift operation. The team enjoyed learning new skills and sharing experiences. The toolbox ended with the formal assessment of the content presented.

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  • CNC Precision parts recently machined by Affinity

    Sunday, July 5th, 2015

    Part name: Fuel Cell Parts
    Material: Nickel 200
    Tolerance: +-0.02 mm
    Challenge: Nickel 200 is highly ductile which makes it very hard to machine.

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  • Extremely fragile part to be machined on CNC Lathe & CNC Milling

    Sunday, July 5th, 2015

    Part Name: Sensor Switch
    Material: Turcite
    Tolerance: +-0.01 mm
    Challenge: Extremely fragile part to be machined on CNC Lathe & CNC Milling.

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  • Canadian National Manufacturing Month Concludes with Major Impacts

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

    Through the month of October manufacturing businesses across British Columbia, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and partners in government, education and industry have been celebrating National Manufacturing Month.

    The manufacturing industry is a significant contributor to B.C.’s economy. With approximately 12,000 manufacturing companies, the sector is the fourth largest contributor to our provincial GDP at 7.2%. Manufacturing is the third largest employer, providing British Columbians with almost 400,000 jobs directly and indirectly. Manufacturing jobs pay 15% above average and there are 88,000 new job openings expected by 2020.

    The main goals of the month were to raise awareness about the significant economic contribution manufacturing makes to the provincial economy and to inform job-seekers about the wealth of diverse and rewarding careers available in the manufacturing sector.

    Twelve manufacturing-related associations agreed to work together to form an Alliance for Manufacturing in BC in order to create a stronger and more coordinated, consistent voice on common issues.

    For Full Report, Check this: http://bc.cme-mec.ca/?action=show&lid=C9N38-TKSDV-FRJGR&desc=National-Manufacturing-Month-Closes-with-Impact

    Source: www.bc.cme-mec.ca

  • “MANUFACTURING” IS THE BIGGEST SOURCE OF INNOVATION

    Sunday, October 26th, 2014

    The manufacturing sector is of vital importance in maintaining our innovative capacity. Manufacturers are responsible for more than 70 percent of all R&D business, which ultimately benefits other manufacturing and non-manufacturing activity.

  • Team Affinty at the 2014 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE)

    Sunday, October 5th, 2014

    In August, 2014, Affinity Manufacturing exhibits its wide range of product offerings at Western Canada’s premier aerospace event (ADSE 2014). Here are some of the highlights of the expo at Affinity’s booth.

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  • Team Affinty proudly finished another successful project: Kodak Part

    Sunday, October 5th, 2014

    Description : Service part originally made from casting.
    Replacement part : Machined from billet
    Material : Al 6061
    Size : 410 mm X 250 mm X 200 mm
    Tightest tolerance on bores : 0.009 mm
    Perpendicularity / Parallelism : 0.010 mm
    General tolerances : 0.15 mm
    Machine used : 5 axis vertical machining center.

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  • Team Outing to Harrison Hot Springs

    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

    Last weekend Team Affinity enjoyed an outing to Harrison Hot springs away from work. At Affinity, we arrange these kind of fun events to boost collaboration & unity in the team and to revive the energy of team members.

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  • British Columbia : A hub of Fuel Cell Research

    Monday, March 31st, 2014

    British Columbia, Canada has come a long way in the last three decades. From being only a beautiful tourist spot and most of the population employed in resource based industry, the province is now houses high-technology research and development. One of the areas which has been causing headlines is the focus on developing sources of energy that can minimize the world’s dependence on fossil fuels. BC is spearheading a growth in green alternatives which include wind power, solar energy, harnessing of ocean tides and of course, fuel cells. According to the BC ministry of Jobs, “dozens of fuel-cell companies and research organizations are located in British Columbia. It is home to 22 per cent of the world’s hydrogen and fuel-cell facilities, the largest share of any jurisdiction. In fact, 77 per cent of the world’s fuel-cell research and development expenditure happens in British Columbia.” This is attracting the attention of a lot of scientists, technologists, engineers and chemists. The local industry in areas like electronics, machining, and chemicals is also getting a boost by catering to the requirements of this sector.

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  • Affinity Manufacturing acquires a CNC Horizontal Machining Center

    Monday, March 31st, 2014

    Affinity Manufacturing Ltd. has recently installed a double cell horizontal machining center. The state of the art system manufactured by the Japanese company Hitachi Seiki is equipped with a 60 tools chain-type tool magazine. Both the cells have 20″ x 20″ pallets with a travel range of 26.8″ x 26.8″ x 26.8″ for the X, Y and Z axis. The A-axis or the pallet rotation has full interpolation capability with a resolution of 0.001°. Once the tombstone fixtures are mounted on the pallets, a number of parts can be mounted at the same time. For a production environment , a number of pieces of the same part can be mounted , making it possible to have a lights-out machining ( machining with minimal human intervention). This capability is enhanced by the fact that the machine has a full fledged auto probing system which can monitor tool breakage, tool wear part accuracy and precision. The large number of tools mounted on the machine also makes it possible to have simultaneous set-ups for different parts which can be machined using different work holding techniques like vises, chucks, grid plates, clamps, angle plates etc.. Larger parts weighing up to 1100 lbs( 500 kg) can be mounted directly on the table. The high pressure through-spindle coolant system not only makes the production more efficient , but also improves the surface finish of the parts. The heavy duty chip conveyor takes the swarf out the the way of the working area, thereby providing uninterrupted machining cycles.

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