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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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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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