The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality



October 2007

Editor -
Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Thursday, October 18, 2007



Foo Ho Chinese Cuisine, 348 Plains Rd East, Burlington
(See map below)



6:00 pm Cash Bar, Networking and Registration
7:00 pm Buffet Dinner

8:00 pm

Welcoming and Presentation

Charge: $30 includes Dinner and Presentation.  $10 for Presentation only.

Non-member guests are welcome

Topic: What's New in CMM & Laser Scanning Technology

FARO Technologies, Inc., based in Lake Mary, Florida, designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized measurement devices and software used to create digital models – or to perform evaluations against an existing model – for anything requiring highly detailed 3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging from surveying, recreating accident sites and crime scenes to digitally preserving historical sites.

FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered.

The speaker will discuss portable Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMMs) and Laser Scanner technology. An equipment  demonstration and educational session will discuss the use of this technology in dimensional inspection and reverse engineering in various manufacturing applications.

The demonstration will cover the basics of this technology, but the specific topics covered will be open to the individual needs and wishes of the audience. Typical discussions might include, but are not limited to:

-          What is available in the area of portable dimensional measurement and how it differs from conventional CMMs,

-          How this technology can eliminate the need for and improve upon conventional hand-tools such as calipers, micrometers, and height gages,

-          How tough dimensional measurements that can not be done easily with hand tools take just seconds to complete,

-          How others are facing and solving issues in dimensional measurement,

-          How products such as these are helping reduce costs and increase productivity.


Speaker: Marty Cornacchi, FaroArm Account Manager, 

FARO Technologies

Marty is responsible for the Ontario and western New York area, and specializes in reverse engineering and inspection.  He has his Honors B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, and has over five years of experience in the CAD/CAM and inspection industry. He has been with FARO for almost a year and has had great success in that time. Marty enjoys working closely with his customers to help resolve their metrology needs.







Meeting Location:

Foo Ho Chinese Cuisine,
348 Plains Rd East,


For catering purposes, if attending the dinner, it is important 
that you e-mail Olga Delvecchio at
by noon on Friday, October 12, 2007
and provide your name and phone number.

Plant Tour

Dofasco Inc - #2 Coupled Pickle Line & Cold Mill,
Meet at Main Office, 1330 Burlington St.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 –  4:00 pm

Dofasco’s # 2 Coupled Pickle Line & Cold Mill combines two previously separate operations into one modern, efficient and streamlined process. The process begins with hot band steel coils moving onto an automatic loading system which debands, measures and preps the coil. The coil is then loaded onto one of two Payoff Mandrels, unwound to a state-of-the-art Laser Welder and then welded to the previous coil. In the process section, the strip is leveled, pickled using a shallow tank turbulent pickling bath of hot 18% Hydrochloric Acid, then rinsed and dried.

After an in-line automated inspection station, the steel strip enters a 5-Stand, 4 high Cold Rolling Mill, which reduces the strip thickness while maintaining strip flatness. Coils are then rewound on a Carousel Reel with a rapid cut transfer system. A fully automated exit coil handling system bands, weighs, marks and labels the coils. An offline Inspection Station is used to inspect surface quality and surface roughness prior to further processing at the Galvanizing Lines.

Safety Rules for Tour Participants

Long sleeved shirts, legs completely covered and hard soled shoes with enclosed toes must be worn – no running shoes. Hard hats, safety goggles and ear protection will be provided. 
NOTE: Much of the tour takes place on an elevated catwalk so it would not be suitable for people who are uncomfortable with heights. Tour is not suitable for people with pacemakers.

The section will be charging a $20 fee for this tour. 


Sign up with your $20 fee - cash or cheque only - at the October 18 membership meeting at Foo Ho Chinese Cuisine. There is a group size limit of 24 for this tour. Priority will be given to attending ASQ Hamilton Section members. 
Absentee sign-ups permitted if accompanied by the fee. 
Non-Hamilton Section members and non-ASQ members may also sign up on a waiting list.

Jobs and Ads Web Page

Check out our Jobs & Ads web page - link on side bar - for employment opportunities in the quality field.  
ASQ Hamilton members seeking employment or a career change can also have their resumes posted in the Classified section of our Jobs and Ads web page. There is no charge for this service to our members. Resumes (MS Word preferred) should be sent to the Webmaster at

Other Upcoming Events


Location Date Details:

From Vision to Reality: The Innovation Process - Michael Stanleigh, 
Business Improvement Architects

ASQ Toronto

Oct 10, 2007
National Quality Institute 2007 Performance Excellence Summit & 2007 Canada Awards for Excellence Metro Toronto Convention Centre Oct 24, 2007


How to Sell Six Sigma to Management - Carlos Davila, 
Industrial Quality Management
ASQ Toronto Nov 14, 2007


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Vacancies for Audit Division Regional Councilor and Deputy Regional Councilor,
Canadian Region

The Audit Division Regional Councilor functions as the primary interface between the memberships located in specific geographic regions and the Division senior management.  S/he provides leadership and overall field management and coordination to ensure that the defined goals of the Division are met. Other activities may be assigned by the Division Management Committee (DMC) or ASQ headquarters. 

The Audit Division Deputy Regional Councilor assists the Regional Councilor as the primary interface between the memberships located in their specific geographic regions and the Division senior management.  S/he provides leadership and overall field management and coordination as assigned by the Regional Councilor, to ensure that the defined goals of the Division are met. 

For more information on qualifications, accountability and where to apply, please click here.

Certification Study Materials Available for Loan

The Hamilton Section Executive is pleased to make Certification Examination preparation materials available to our membership.  Section members can sign-out these resources, free of charge. Resources include study materials for:  CQT, CQM, CQA, CQIA, CRE, CMI, and CSQ.  These are not the ASQ's latest versions of the certification body of knowledge, but they will serve to give a good overview of the material and help members determine the scope and focus of each certification.  (Members are encouraged to obtain the latest versions prior to completing their studies in order to ensure that they are completely up-to-date.)

To borrow these materials, please contact Jane Devries  The materials will be available for 3-month loans on a first come, first served basis, and can be picked up at section meetings.

If you have materials that you would like to offer for the Section library, please also contact Jane.