Industry Update

Heller Machine Tools' factory of the future

December 3, 2016

Heller Machine Tools has embraced the Factory of the Future and is setting an example of how manufacturers can do the same. The company is one of several machine tool builders (i.e. Mazak's iSmart factory) in recent years that has embraced digital manufacturing concepts in their facilities. 

Read more: A machine tool builder's approach to Industry 4.0

November 25, 2016

If anyone had any doubts about where the metal fabrication industry is heading in the future, FABTECH 2016 held recently in Las Vegas, NV, put those doubts to rest.

Read more: The factory of the future at FABTECH 2016

EuroBLECH 2016 in Hanover, Germany

November 11, 2016

The interest in digital manufacturing continues to grow, a trend reflected at EuroBLECH 2016, the world's largest event for the sheet metal fabricating industry. The 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition was held October 25-29 and welcomed more than 60,000 visitors from around the globe.

Read more: Digital manufacturing big focus at EuroBLECH

OMAX Gen ll MicroMax abrasive waterjet a finalist in R&D Magazine 100 Awards

October 31, 2016

OMAX's MicroMax JetMachining Center is a finalist in the R&D Magazine 100 Awards. The company's abrasive waterjet machine is nominated in the field of mechanical/materials.

Read more: OMAX waterjet finalist in "Oscars of Invention" awards

Digital connectivity in production increases overall productivity, flexibility, and process stability. A view of TRUMPF's assembly hall in Ditzingen.

October 31, 2016

TRUMPF increased sales 3.4 per cent at the end of its 2015/2016 fiscal year, amounting to € 2.81 billion ($414 million CDN).

Read more: 3.4% sales growth for TRUMPF

Photo from The Canadian Press: From left Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan Julie Dabrusin MP for Toronto Danforth B. Mario Pinto NSERC president Dr. Mohamed Lachemi interim president Ryerson University Dr. Bala Venkatesh with the Centre for Urban Energy and Birendra Singh, Centre for Urban Energy, Ryerson University

October 20, 2016

The Federal government is investing close to $22 million for four research networks that encourage industrial partnerships between scientists and business leaders to tackle pollution and explore enhanced manufacturing technologies.

Read more: Federal government invests $22 M in research for cleantech, advanced manufacturing

Creaform's new headquarters

October 19, 2016

Portable 3D measurement supplier Creaform is moving its global headquarters to a larger facility in Levis, QC, to support growing business.

Read more: Creaform expands with new facility

CanWeld 2016. Image courtesy of St Joe's Welding

October 16, 2016

CanWeld 2016

CanWeld 2016 opened its doors to industry October 4 and 5 in Edmonton, AB, to welcome members of the Canadian metal fabricating and welding communities from across the country.

Read more: CanWeld 2016 celebrates industry contributors

Salvagnini's Gianfranco Gotter with Canadian delegates

October 14, 2016

Salvagnini opens its Sarego, Italy doors to Canadian manufacturers

Several Canadian manufacturers recently had an opportunity to tour the facility of Italian metal fabricating equipment manufacturer Salvagnini during their visit to BI-MU, the country's largest trade show for machine tools.

Read more: Metal forming and fabricating in Italy

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