Industry Update


December 5, 2017

An interview with Phil Crowther, global product manager, Small Robots, ABB Inc.

Read more: Collaborative robotics: A Q&A

A "wild-looking" EV design from Chris Bangle Associates

December 5, 2017

Chris Bangle is well known among the auto industry for his innovative automotive designs. See his latest "wild-looking" vehicle.

Read more: Auto designer Chris Bangle's wild new EV design

Lincoln Welding Training Center

December 4, 2017

Lincoln Electric will open its new welding technology and training center at its Euclid, Ohio, campus in January, with classes set to begin Jan. 8.

Read more: New welding technology and training center

Steve Devonport

December 4, 2017

Steve Devonport, a long time advertising salesman and publisher of what was then Canadian Machinery and Metalworking and subsequently became Canadian Metalworking, has died.

Read more: In memoriam: Steve Devonport

New Flyer acquires ARBOC

December 4, 2017

 ARBOC low floor bus

Manitoba bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. has acquired ARBOC Specialty Vehicles for US $95 million.

Read more: New Flyer acquires specialty vehicle maker

Ontario, China sign $1 B+ in agreements

December 1, 2017

Ontario needs to build relationships apart from the US, according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, so the province's recent trade mission to China, in which Ontario has secured more than $1 billion in agreements between the two countries, is an important step towards this goal.

Read more: Ontario trade mission to China secures $1 B+

Attendees at the DMG MORI Canada Technology Days

November 30, 2017

DMG MORI Canada held its Technology Days November 29 and 30 at its Mississauga facility.

Read more: DMG MORI Canada holds Technology Days

Iscar and Megatel event

November 30, 2017

Iscar and Megatel held a joint event at Iscar's Oakville, ON facility recently to showcase the latest in machining and cutting strategies.

Read more: Iscar, Megatel event showcases machining, cutting technologies

EMEC's Montreal open house

November 30, 2017

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

Read more: EMEC Montreal open house draws crowds

Aerial view of GM Oshaw South plant: Photo by AJ Green @

November 21, 2017

General Motors Co. plans to perform final assembly of full sized pick trucks in Oshawa, Ont., a big boost to the Oshawa production plant that will lead to production of approximately 60,000 vehicles, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

Read more: GM Oshawa lands pickup truck assembly work

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