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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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Milwaukee Tools supports BC firefighters in Nepal

May 13, 2015

Milwaukee Tool, Toronto, is supporting Burnaby Firefighters Local 323, who were among the first responders supporting the rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake that hit the area in April.

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Advanced Manufacturing Canada is a new trade show

May 13, 2015

The Canadian manufacturing industry will have a new trade show to attend this year: Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC), which takes place in Montreal November 18-19.

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May 12, 2015

by Tim Wilson

There’s a lot of talk these days about the need for Canada to educate more skilled tradespeople, and the role that individual businesses can play. The criticism is often that business doesn’t invest enough, but part of the problem is that they don’t know how to proceed. Assessment, after all, is crucial, yet metalworking shops have varying degrees of competency.

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May 9, 2015

The Strippit PX-Series from LVD Strippit offers the flexibility to punch, form, bend and tap on a single machine.
Efficiently and cost-effectively complete multiple processes, including the processing of complex, three-dimensional parts.

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Production manager Brian Fella (L) and leveler operator Randy Duckworth (R) check flatness on a batch of parts processed on the ARKU FlatMaster 120. A typical flatness requirement is 0.07 in. across a 60 in. diameter.

May 9, 2015

A US shop has installed what is considered the largest parts leveler in North America, capable of leveling parts up to 43 mm (1.675 in.) thick and 1,981 mm (78 in.) wide.

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Key components made at the plant include sub-assemblies, full seat adjusters and back frame structures.

April 28, 2015

by Tim Wilson

City supports company's $170 M investments

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Driving change

April 28, 2015

by Tim Wilson

Market shifts hold the future for auto manufacturing

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The new Salvagnini panel bender can perform complex bends on large parts.

April 28, 2015

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Produce complex bends

The Solution: New panel bender

Ontario refrigeration systems maker invests in panel bender to increase fabrication capabilities

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The Behringer saw at Tri-Alta's facility has cut scrap rates significantly and reduced man hours by half.

April 27, 2015

by Mary Scianna

The Problem: Operator error, lost productivity

The Solution: Horizontal saw to eliminate human error, improve productivity

Alberta oilfield pump manufacturer’s investment in a horizontal saw results in dramatic production efficiencies

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Stefan Colle is the laser product manager at LVD Strippit.  www.lvdgroup.com

April 27, 2015

by Stefan Colle

Set up your laser machine to reduce piercing times and increase throughput

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JOH DMG MORI Ellison

April 27, 2015

The machine tool distributors' Joint Open House (JOH) in Southwestern Ontario celebrated its 10th anniversary, and hundreds of manufacturers from Ontario and Quebec attended the three-day event.

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Mazak Optonics' Technology Days at its Elgin, IL, facility.

April 16, 2015

More than 300 people attended Mazak Optonics' Technology Days held March 24 and 25 at the company's Elgin, IL, facilty.

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ESAB Color Freezone RGB

April 16, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is restructuring its operations and will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities. The restructuring will be deployed in phases throughout this year and 2016.

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TRUMPF acquires JK Lasers in Rugby, UK

April 16, 2015

SPI Lasers, a member of the TRUMPF Group, is acquiring UK-based JK Lasers, a manufacturer of high power fiber lasers.

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Skills Canada Competition

April 13, 2015

The Ontario govvernment is adding $55 million to apprenticeship training initiatives that will include programs to raise awareness about careers in the skilled trades.

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McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC)

April 13, 2015

Canadian manufacturers have the potential to become world-class leaders in manufacturing if they implement leading edge technologies and digital tools that will enable them to compete effectively.

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Miltera job shop in Kitchener, ON

April 11, 2015

By Tim Wilson

Most companies set their cost targets based on what they’ve done already. There are two problems with this: first, it limits opportunity for improvement; and second, it doesn’t help much with new jobs. As the saying goes: if you look in the rear view mirror, you might drive off a cliff.

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