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November 17, 2017

SW North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, headquartered in Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Germany, celebrated the opening of its new 40,000 square foot, $12 million manufacturing facility in New Hudson, MI, in November.

Read more: SW North American opens new NA manufacturing faclity

Bombardier to hire 1,000 as part of plan to ramp up production of its Global 7000 business jet

November 17, 2017

Bombardier Inc. is planning to hire about 1,000 people as part of its production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source.

Read more: Bombardier ramps up Montreal production, hiring 1,000

Abicor Binzel forms North American sales agreement with Canadian robotics company

November 11, 2017

Abicor Binzel and Canadian robotics company Novarc Technologies, based in Vancouver, BC, have formed a North American sales agreement.

Read more: Abicor Binzel forms NA agreement with Canadian robotics firm

The interior of 247 Tailor Steel’s factory during a productive day.

November 11, 2017

Companies in Belgium and the Netherlands embrace new technologies to enhance their manufacturing throughput

Read more: Fabricating insights from Europe

SST opens largest EDM consumables facility in North America

November 9, 2017

SST is opening what the company says is the largest North American EDM consumables facility in New Britain, CT. The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1. The facility is set to open November 18.

Read more: SST opens largest NA EDM consumables facility

Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

November 9, 2017

Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

Mazak and MachiningCloud have partnered together to bring enhanced data management to machine shop floors.

Read more: Mazak partners with MachiningCloud

CGTech and 3D Hybrid Solutions join forces on additive manufacturing

November 3, 2017

CGTech amd 3D-Hybrid Solutions have joined forces to bring new additive manufacturing solutions to customers.

Read more: CGTech, 3D-Hybrid Solutions join forces on additive

Iscar, Megatel form partnership

November 3, 2017

Iscar Tools and Megatel have formed a partnership and plan to hold a technical machining presentation November 29 at Iscar's Oakville, ON, facility.

Read more: Iscar, Megatel partner on machining event

1 Edmonton site robotics

November 1, 2017

The pace of growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector slowed to a nine-month low in October according to the latest data from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers index (PMI). The report attributes the slow down to businesses' supply chain disruption caused by a hurricane in the U.S.  which saw export orders contract.

Read more: Canadian manufacturing growth slows down: PMI Report

Toyoda tackling EV battery issues

October 29, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. is tackling outstanding issues with its all solid-state battery for electric vehicles as it races to commercialize what many are calling breakthrough technology for EVs.

Read more: Toyoda tackling EV battery challenges

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