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David Gates is an adrenaline seeker with a great sense of humor and Rainhouse's Electronics lead. David is essential to Rainhouse's Electronics department. With his electronics expertise, he is in charge of scheduling recurring work and ensuring production standards and deadlines are met. He does this...

We strongly believe in collaboration, which is why we take every opportunity to partner with local businesses. Working together, we can strengthen our supply chain and support our local communities. Our first newsletter features a long-time client, Rockland Scientific. Thankfully they exist to provide commercially available high-precision...

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of meeting the University of Victoria's new Engineering and Computer Science Dean, Mina Hoorfar. Meeting her was a refreshing experience. She is very personable, curious, and outgoing, so her visit felt like an old friend coming back to see...

Jake is one of our apprentice machinists. He is creative, dedicated, and always ready to be challenged to create complex parts and machining processes.  As an apprentice machinist, he is responsible for cutting stock materials to size, setting up jobs in the machines, programming tool paths,...

Offshoring is a widespread business practice that surged in part due to globalization. Many companies recognized that outsourcing could significantly reduce production costs and increase access to new technologies and a skilled workforce without investing and maintaining the talent, wages, and in-house skills. As industries started...

Anthony is our Mechanical Engineer and was recently appointed Project Manager within our Research and Development Department. As Rainhouse's Mechanical Engineer, he is responsible for providing engineering expertise and direction to junior engineers, focusing on the role, requirements, and responsibilities of an engineer in the Canadian...

Rainhouse Canada is currently developing an Anti-Vibration Control System (AVCS) that will address undesirable machining conditions by integrating a sensor into machine tools. It is our intention to first develop this system for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. Ideally, we will measure, record, and analyze...

At Rainhouse, we have joined efforts with the National Research Council - Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Center (NRC-AMTC) and key members of the Swedish manufacturing industry to work on the ToolSense project. The ToolSense project aims to develop smart tools for metal and tool cutting by obtaining...

We recently invested in a new CNC drill tap machine to increase our production capacity. This new addition will machine parts faster than the equipment we already have. Our plan for this machine is to automate it using robotics and have it run 24 hours...

KAIZEN: Japanese for “change for the better” or “continuous improvement”, and also known as Lean Manufacturing, is a strategy that uses a systematic approach to reduce or eliminate activities that do not add value to a process. Activities can be evaluated using three main Kaizen/Lean...