Industry Update

Manufacturing innovation support in Quebec

June 13, 2017

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada want to strengthen Canada's manufacturing sector and are offering a non-repayable contribution of more than $740,000 to Quebec organization Economie du savoir Mauricie (ESM) for two projects to help guide manufacturing SMEs in upgrading their technological innovation and delivering investment and market development projects.

Read more: $740,000+ for Canadian manufacturing innovation

Magna partners with RocketSpace for automotive innovation

June 8, 2017

Tech startups now have a new route to bring their inventions to life in the automotive industry, thanks to a new collaboration between Magna and RocketSpace. 

Read more: Magna partners with RocketSpace for automotive innovation

Lockheed Martin makes first Canadian investment in solar technology

June 8, 2017

George Palikaras founder and CEO of Metalmaterial Technologies demonstrating the companys solar technology

Lockheed Martin has singed a $5.6 million agreement with Metamaterial Technologies (MTI), representing Lockheed Martin's first solar investment in Canada.

MTI is developing a new product called metaSOLARTM, incorporating advanced materials and its proprietary ultra-lightweight, high efficiency NanoWeb technology, suitable for flight.

Read more: Lockheed Martin makes 1st solar investment in Canada

Autonomous cars image NVIDIA

June 2, 2017

The Federal government is investing $11.5 to help Canada's automotive industry develop technologies for cars of the future. Up to 80 skilled jobs will be created in BC, Ontario and Quebec.

Read more: $11.5 M fed funding for cars of the future

Schunk's Co-act Gripper JK1 intelligent gripping module for human/robot collaboration

May 30, 2017

Schunk is the recipient of the Hermes Award, a technology prize for innovation. Schunk received the award during the opening of the Hannover Messe for its Co-act Gripper JK1, an intelligent gripping module for human/robot collaboration.

Read more: Schunk receives innovation award for intelligent gripper

The new generation of automated solutions brings operator control to personal devices. Sandvik Coromants CoroPlus uses Bluetooth to enable an operator to make changes to a boring unit from a PC laptop iPad or smartphone.

May 30, 2017

Canadian manufacturers are embracing digital technologies according to a new Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) study, "Industry 4.0: The New Industrial Revolution - Are Canadian manufacturers ready?"with close to 40 per cent of Canadian manufacturing businesses have started to implement digital projects.

Read more: Canadian manufacturers embracing digital tech

Image: World of Maps

May 29, 2017

Western Canada is finally getting some good economic news: Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to emerge out of recession and lead the provinces in economic growth in 2017, according to the Conference Board of Canada's Provinical Outlook: Spring 2017.

Read more: Western provinces to lead economic growth in 2017

Skills Ontario Competition

May 25, 2017

The Skills Ontario Competition was held May 2 and 3 in Toronto. Secondary and post secondary students competed to be the best of the best in skilled trades, including welding and CNC machining. Read more abou tthe winners here. Here's a look at the winners.

Read more: 2017 Skills Ontario Competition in pictures

University of Waterloo advanced manufacturing lab: Mark Barfoot managing director

May 24, 2017

The University of Waterloo is building one of the largest university-based facilities in the world to advance additive manufacturing (AM) and help companies adopt AM processes for innovative and customized products.

Read more: New university lab for advanced manufacturing

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