Fabricating

Craig Fehr and wife Nancy, right, invested in the LVD Strippit CNC turret punch machine during the economic slowdown, but the new machine opened the doors to new opportunities for growth.

July 28, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Photos by Rolland Gombert

Investing in new equipment in economic downturn pays off for Alberta fabrication company

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Image: Bombardier

July 24, 2015

The Federal government is investing more than $2 million in two projects in Victoria, BC, to support the advanced manufacturing and aeropace sectors in that region.

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Amada's new Toronto Technical Centre

June 26, 2015

Amada Canada Ltd. has opened a new technical centre to better service Canadian customers.

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June 24, 2015

Prima Power's 15 Shelf Compact Loading System (Compact Tower): Material flow can be arranged in flexible ways to transfer parts directly to automatic bending, balance the different time requirements of bending and punching/shearing, to exit material from the system and to bring new material into it.The flexible and versatile buffering function ensures that optimum operation in terms of manufacturing cost and throughput time can always be chosen,whatever the manufacturing task at hand.

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Peter Burrell new COO for Amada Canada

June 24, 2015

Peter Burrell has been appointed chief operations officer (COO) for Amada Canada Ltd., Mississauga, ON.

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Kevin Jordan VP of North American sales for Mate Precision Tooling

June 24, 2015

Kevin Jordan has joined Mate Precision Tooling as vice president of North American sales.

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GM CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario

June 10, 2015

The Federal and Ontario governments have created a sub-committee under the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to promote investments in automotive manufacturing in Ontario.

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ABB robot IRB6400

June 10, 2015

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Siemens are getting a helping hand from the Federal government to support a project for training and certification for youth for careers in advanced manufacturing fields.

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Ontario manufacturer Minus Forty

June 5, 2015

A surge in employment in the manufacturing sector helped Canada's economy gain 58,000 jobs in May, the biggest gain in employment in seven months, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.

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From left: Jaco Wall, owner of Hoover Enterprise, a fabrication shop, son Ricky Wall, and Issac Martin, scheduling manager.

June 4, 2015

MC Machinery opened its doors to customers on June 4 to showcase its wide range of machining and fabricating technologies, including a metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine and fiber laser cutting technology.

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Energy shift

June 2, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Manufacturers look to diversify amidst weakening oil and gas market

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Jet Edge machinist Brian Wallace operating Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 five axis waterjet system, capable of cutting 3D parts from virtually any material.

June 2, 2015

by Kip Hanson

Smart CAM systems make waterjet fast and efficient

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June 1, 2015

Amada's EG 6013 AR bending cell (a servo-electric press brake) uses the world's first dual servo-electric drive, allowing for high speed and high precision. Combined with a bending robot, the EG AR bends small parts, eliminating the need for human operation and reducing the risk of danger when dealing with small, difficult-to-handle parts.

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LISI invests $12 million plus in new plant

June 1, 2015

LISI Aeorspace, Montreal, QC, is investing more than $12 million in a new production line that will make titanium assembly components for the global aerospace industry.

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Cy-Laser opens US tech centre for Canada and US

May 26, 2015

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L. of Schio, Italy, has opened a Technology Center in Sterling Heights, MI, to service customers in North America.

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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz

May 20, 2015

The Canadian economy is on course for sustainable, balanced growth, following a setback caused by the drop in oil prices, but it continues to face challenges, according to Stephen S. Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, who spoke to the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce on May 19.

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Students at Western Technical Commercial High School review Acorn welding program literature

May 19, 2015

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has launched a national welding program to standardize welding education in Canada and help to fill the skilled trades gap by developing a new generation of highly skilled welders.

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Skills Canada Alberta Precision Machining

May 19, 2015

People in Ontario like the idea of a public register to verify skilled tradepeople's qualifications, according to a poll conducted for the Ontario College of Trades.

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Pratt and Whitney engine

May 18, 2015

Canadian manufacturing sales jumped an "stronger-than-expected" 2.9 per cent in March, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada and an RBC Economics report. Market expectations were for a 1.0 per cent increase.

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SigmaDek invest $15 million in new production plant in Quebec

May 18, 2015

An Alberta aluminum deck manufacturer is investing $15 million to build a new production plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint Jean, Quebec.

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