Industry Update

Made In Space produced these tin-bismuth cast metal pipe fittings to demonstrate the type of components it could produce in orbit. Source: SpaceNews

December 7, 2017

A 3D startup company that has been operating 3D polymer printers on the International Space Station, is developing tools for on-orbit metal manufacturing that could be ready for launch in 2018, according to a report by

Read more: Metalworking in space

Sonaca Line five axis gantry mill

December 5, 2017

Sonaca Montréal, which manufactures large aluminum aerostructure components for commercial and business aviation, has expanded capacity by partnering with Fives Liné Machines for a five-axis gantry mill.

Read more: Five-axis gantry mill expands capacity


December 5, 2017

Creaform's says its new facility at Innoparc Lévis paves the way for expansion and creation of 150 new jobs.

Read more: New HQ in Lévis, Québec for Creaform

December 5, 2017

DMG Mori and HEITEC are joining forces to speed the development of innovative automation solutions.

Read more: New joint venture established for automation solutions


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+

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