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October 28, 2017

Renishaw Canada's Solutions Centre for Additive Manufacturing is designed to providing leading edge solutions on a disruptive tecnhology that's changing the world of manufacturing. And to showcase its offerings, the company has released a video.

Read more: Renishaw showcases additive capabilities

McMaster University's Hatch Centre "innovation playground" for engineering

October 21, 2017

McMaster University's Faculty of Engineering has opened a 28,000 sq ft student centre for hands-on learning.

Read more: McMaster opens $11 M engineering hands-on learning centre

CanWeld 2017 in Montreal, QC

October 20, 2017

More than 1,800 people attended CanWeld 2017 in Montreal, QC. Held at Place Bonaventure September 12 and 13, the event included the welding industry's well-known CanWeld conference with 346 attendees and a trade show featuring close to 50 exhibiting companies.

Read more: 1,800+ attend first Montreal CanWeld event

Bombardier CSeries

October 17, 2017

In a somewhat of a surprise but bold move, Bombardier has partnered with Airbus on its CSeries aircraft program to help resolve the current trade issue with competitor Boeing.

Read more: Will Bombardier's Airbus deal resolve Boeing trade issue?

High electrical costs driving Ontario manufacturers out of the province

October 17, 2017

It will come as no surprise to anyone involved in manufacturing in Ontario, but a new Fraser Institute report confirms what many already know: high electrical costs have driven thousands of manufacturing jobs out of the province.

Read more: Ontario's high electrical costs to blame for manufacturing job losses: report

Hurco's Mike Cope published book about five axis machining technology

October 15, 2017

Hurco's Mike Cope

Mike Cope, a machinist and a product technical specialist at Hurco, has published a book about five axis machining technology. The Power of FIVE: The Definitive Guide to 5-Axis Machining book was officially released this month at an industry conference, Top Shops, in Indianapolis, IN. 

Read more: Hurco machinist publishes 5 axis book

Robbie Duncan and Deborah Mates of the CWA Foundation

October 13, 2017

Robbie Duncan is the recipient of the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation's Exceptional Educator Award in the post secondary category. Duncan was on hand to receive his award during the CanWeld conference and expo in Montreal, in September.

Read more: Ontario college welding professor wins CWA award

Government set to give $950 to manufacturers and other Canadian businesses

October 10, 2017

Nine industry consortiums may receive $950 million from the Federal government under the Liberal Party's innovationn initiative known as its "superclusters" program according to report in The Globe and Mail.

Read more: Feds set to give $950 M for innovation to industries

Automotive sector benefiting as a whole from NAFTA

October 7, 2017

The Canadian automotive manufacturing industry is concerned about ongoing NAFTA negotiations in light of recent reports that the US is pushing for more stringent US auto content, according to media and industry reports.

Read more: NAFTA: US pushes for stringent auto content

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