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Innovation centre acquires 3D metal printer

Innovation centre acquires 3D metal printer

Mining suppliers use state-of-the-art technology for product design and development ICAMP, a unique innovation centre established at Canadore College’s trade campus in North Bay two years ago, is expanding due to overwhelming support from the manufac
Liquid air –Holy Grail for the mine of the future?

Liquid air –Holy Grail for the mine of the future?

Solution for deep mine cooling and energy storage can also be used to power mobile equipment Sudbury-born mining engineer Daniel Cluff believes he’s found the mining industry equivalent of the Holy Grail – liquid air.
Ultra Deep Mining Network all fired up

Ultra Deep Mining Network all fired up

$46 million R&D initiative gives green light to 28 projects The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation’s (CEMI) Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN) has committed to funding 28 research and development projects to address challenges posed by mini
Second wind for 100-year-old technology

Second wind for 100-year-old technology

MIRARCO demonstrates hydraulic air compressor for deep mine cooling A 100-year-old technology used in Northern Ontario’s Cobalt mining camp to produce compressed air for the area’s then booming silver mines is being reintroduced by MIRARCOMining Inno
NORCAT underground test centre brings world to Sudbury

NORCAT underground test centre brings world to Sudbury

Start-up and multinational companies test prototypes in underground mine A chance is all that is needed for a mining technology company to launch a product or service that will change the industry.

Digital library hailed as virtual gold mine

OneMine affi liation offers CIM membership free access to 150,000 research papers If Googling the Internet for scientific information is like looking for a needle in a haystack, OneMine.

Diesel filter testing shows promise

Underground field trial at Copper Cliff Mine shows 95 to 99 per cent elimination of diesel particulate and noxious gases A filter undergoing field trials on a Caterpillar 1700 LHD at Vale’s Copper Cliff mine is dramatically reducing harmful diesel pa

Canopy shows promise for rapid advance

Temporary protection enables simultaneous drilling, loading and ground support The Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) has completed the first phase of testing for a protective canopy system designed to serve as a key enabler for rapid u

Phytoremediation research nets silver

Sudbury high school students propose novel method of arsenic cleanup Two high school students from Sudbury are bringing attention to phytoremediation as a means of cleaning up an arsenicladen tailings site from a past producing gold mine 25 kilometre
Synthetic ropes seen as alternative to steel

Synthetic ropes seen as alternative to steel

Vale engineer hopes fi bre rope will see widespread use someday The chief engineer for Vale Canada’s hoisting group said he’d like to think that 50 years from now, people will marvel at the fact that steel ropes were ever used to hoist ore out of min