Industry Update

Magna Internatinal image:  Vision systems

May 4, 2017

Magna International wants to make sure it's on the leading edge of technolgoies for the automotive industry and it's setting up a "technology advisory council" to provide direction to the company and help to identify business opportuniities.

Read more: New Magna group to focus on emerging technologies

$2 M fed grant for Manitoba technical college

May 3, 2017

Red River College in Manitoba has received two federal grants totaling nearly $2 million for applied research in aerospace, manufacturing, and sustainable building technology.

Read more: $2 M fed grant for Manitoba technical college

Manufacturing sales highest in six years

May 2, 2017

Canada's manufacturing industry continues to see strong growth and the latest figures from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) shows that the business conditions in the sector have improved at the fastest pace since April 2011.

Read more: Manufacturing in Canada: fastest growth since 2011

Saigopal Nelaturi (Area Manager, Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering) PARC, Janni Weber (Senior Project Manager) Sandvik Coromant, Mats Bergstrom (Managing Director, Global Business Operations and Program Manager for Digital Design and Manufacturing) PARC, Magnus Ekbäck (Vice President and Head of Business Development and Digital Machining) Sandvik Coromant, Tolga Kurtoglu (CEO) PARC, Markus Larsson (Vice President of Global Business Operations) PARC, Mats Allard (Project Manager Virtual Machining) Sandvik Coromant, Michael Waltrip (Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization) PARC.

April 24, 2017

Sandvik Coromant is partnering with PARC, a Xeroc company to strengthen its capabilities in digital manufacturing.

Read more: Sandvik Coromant, Xerox division partner for digital manufacturing

CRIQ and Festo Canada announce creation of Industry 4.0 lab for manufacturers

April 21, 2017

CRIQ and Festo Canada announce creation of Industry 4.0 lab for manufacturers

Quebec manufacturers will soon have access to a real Industry 4.0 style factory of the future following an accouncement by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and Festo Canada of the opening of Canada's first-ever cyber-physical laboratory in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent.

Read more: New Industry 4.0 lab for Quebec manufacturers

Mark Cadogan Tebis America

April 18, 2017

John Kowalczyk Tebis America

Mark Cadogan has joined Tebis America as vice president of sales for North America, and John Kowalczyk has been appointed senior manager, global strategic accounts.

Read more: Mark Cadogan joins Tebis America

Samples of stamped parts from Hamilton Stamping Ltd in Hamilton, ON

April 17, 2017

A new report that states US demand for metal stampings will reach $47.5 billion in 2021 because of continued growth in US production for durable goods, may have a positive impact on Canadian manufacturers and create new opportunities for business.

Read more: US demand will drive metal stampings growth

Salvagnini's panel bender celebrates its 40th anniversary

April 17, 2017

Salvagnini is celeberating the 40th anniversary of its panel bender, the P4.

Read more: Salvagnini celebrates 40th anniversary of its panel bender

Toyoda wins automotive Pace award for gear skiving machining technology

April 14, 2017

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. has won the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its high speed synchronization technology on its GS300 and GS700 gear skiving multi-tasking horizontal machining centres.

Read more: Toyoda wins auto award for machining technology

Augmented reality image from Total Immersion

April 12, 2017

Some manufacturers think augumented reality (AR) has an important role to play in the future and they, in conjunction with AR partners, have released the world's first augmented reality hardware and software functional requirement guidelines to help manufacturers incorporate AR technology into their processes.

Read more: Manufacturers focus on augmented reality

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