Industry Update

Electrameccanica's SOLO all electric vehicle

October 2, 2017

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., an electric car designer and manufacturer based in Vancouver, BC, has signed a manufacturing agreement with Chinese firm Zongshen Industrial Group Ltd., a diversified investment holding group involved in industrial equipment manufacturing, real estate, automobile sales, financial and mining businesses.

Read more: BC electric car maker lands manufacturing deal

Haimer USA Desire Karp

September 29, 2017

Desiré Karp has joined Haimer USA as marketing coordinator. She will be the lead organizer of trade shows, trainings, and events and support marketing efforts in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. She has more than 17 years of experience in trade shows and event marketing, 12 of which were specific to the metalworking sector

Philip Smith Renishaw

September 29, 2017

Renishaw (Canada) Ltd. has undergone some management changes. Philip Smith is the new vice president of sales and marketing at Renishaw (Canada) Ltd.

Read more: Management changes at Renishaw (Canada)

Lincoln education web site

September 29, 2017

Design engineers, corporate trainers, students and educators now have access to a new Lincoln Electric education web site.

Read more: Lincoln launches new education web site

Magellan Aerospace to manufacture Airbus exhaust system

September 20, 2017

Airbus has selected Magellan Aerospace to produce exhaust systms for the aircraft builder's A320neo PW family of aircraft, and the parts will be designed, developed and manufactured at Magellan's Winnipeg, MB, facility and at the Middeltown, OH plant.

Read more: Airbus selects Magellan Winnipeg and US plants for parts

TRUMPF new smart factory in Chicago IL

September 15, 2017

TRUMPF celebrated the opening of its smart factory in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2017. It's the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions. The $15 million, 500,000 sq ft facility is designed for digitally connected production processes.

Read more: TRUMPF opens smart factory in Chicago

DMG MORI and Fuchs news

September 12, 2017

DMG MORI and Fuchs have announced a technology partnership agreement and signed a collaboration contract to work together on innovative product developments for lubricants for machine tools.

Read more: DMG MORI, Fuchs launch partnership for machine tool lubricants

Manufacturing growth in US and Canada

September 11, 2017

US manufacturing technology orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23 per cent from July 2016. The positive news follows recent data from Canada that continues to see upwards growth in this country two. Together, these actitivites are good indicators that 2018 promises to be a better year for manufacturing in North America.

Read more: Upwards growth for US manufacturing good for Canada

Pratt and Whitney engine

September 1, 2017

While the rate of improvement in business conditions lost some momentum in August, Canada's manufacturing industry continued to show signs of modest growth with firms taking on more workers, spurred by further business expansion and rising production, according to the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

Read more: More jobs, rising production for Canadian manufacturing

Access Machinery showcases the Baykal fiber laser at multiple open houses

August 28, 2017

Access Machinery held a multi-day open house to showcase the Baykal fiber laser cutting machine. Access Machinery, the Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built machine, debut the technology for the first time in Canada last year.

Read more: Multi-day open house for fiber laser

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