Industry Update

From left: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, Peter Liu, OMAX; SBA Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation Mark Walsh

January 23, 2017


OMAX's MicroMax JetMachining abrasive waterjet machine

OMAX has received an innovation award for its micro abrasive waterjet technology used for its MicroMax JetMachining waterjet centre.

Read more: OMAX wins award for micro abrasive waterjet technology

Hannover Messe Industrial Automation Show 2016 file photo

January 18, 2017

CMTS 2015 file photo

Hannover Messe is expanding its presence and its brand in Canada and will co-locate with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2017, September 25-28, at The International Centre in Misssissauga, near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Read more: German trade show firm expands to Canada at CMTS

Technology trends in the machine vision industry that will impact manufacturing: BitFlow

January 18, 2017

Five key machine vision technology trends are poised to impact the manufacturing industry significantly in 2017, and even disrupt processes, according to BitFlow, a machine vision technology provider.

Read more: 5 machine vision technology trends for 2017

ABB to make a $90 million innovation investment in Canada

January 18, 2017

Canadians will develop next-generation solutions for electric vehicles as a result of a $90 million investment by Swiss engineering firm ABB, which is establishing a new headquarters and research and development centre in Montréal.

Read more: ABB invests $90 M in R&D site in Montreal

chart up

January 17, 2017

2017 is looking good for Canada's economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada, "Canadian Outlook: Winter 2017" with growth expected to accelerate to 1.9 per cent this year.

Read more: Stronger Canadian economy in 2017: Report

Image: Calgary Aluminum

January 12, 2017

The Aluminum Association of Canada says the US filing at the WTO regarding Chinese subsidies to its aluminum industry is "a positive step."

Read more: US, Canada address China aluminum overcapacity issue

Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd

January 10, 2017

Newmak product portfolio

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

Read more: $3 M for Windsor automotive manufacturers

Honda Canada Alliston plant

January 9, 2017

Honda Canada plans to invest $492 million in its Ontario manufacturing plants over the next three years to modernize is operations.

Read more: Honda to invest $492 M in Ontario manufacturing plants

Magna has developed a new ultralight door module that achieves 42.5 mass savings and can be used on approximately 70 per cent of the current light vehicle market

January 9, 2017

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

Read more: Aluminum big part of Magna ultralight door

Honda Canada Civic Sedan

January 4, 2017

2016 marked Honda Canada's third consecutive year of record annual automotive sales. The company reported that annual sales increased 5 per cent in 2016 with 186,676 sales versus the previous best annual sales of 177,506 units in 2015.

Read more: 3rd year record auto sales for Honda Canada

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