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NORCAT set to expand

The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is expanding again. “The big demand has been for shop space,” said Darryl Lake,..

December 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

NORCAT develops mini coring drill for space

The Sudbury-based Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is midway through the design and development of a mini coring drill that..

September 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

CAMIRO re-invents itself with move to NORCAT

The Sudbury-based mining division of CAMIRO, the Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization, is re-inventing itself to focus more on..

June 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Country music star puts twang in mining

There are all kinds of creative ways to promote the mining industry, but Larry Berrio tops them all. A country music performer from..

March 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

For sale: Simulated moon dirt $40,000/metric tonne

A talent for finding value in rock has never been in short supply in Sudbury, but this instance is lunacy. Literally. A pacesetter in the..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Something to cheer about

Reading this issue of Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal, you’d hardly know the city is in the grip of a strike by 3,100 employees of Vale..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

NORCAT to test rovers for lunar mining

Staff from Sudbury’s Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) will be heading to the 9,000-foot level of Hawaii’s Mono Kea in..

September 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Best practices for commercializing products and services

In most cases, if I ask our SAMSSA (Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association) member companies how they are structuring their..

June 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Technology centre spreads its wings

Space is filling up quickly in the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology’s (NORCAT) new Sudbury facility. Businesses began moving into..

March 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

Micro bolter designed for narrow vein mining

The mining industry has an enviable record of overcoming engineering challenges, but one challenge that has baffled equipment designers and..

March 1, 2009 with 0 Comments
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