Industry Update

October 24, 2012

GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum

General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Read more: Is magnesium the new metal for lighter weight vehicles?

October 18, 2012

Thomas Skinner's Edmonton location hosted an open house on October 4 to celebrate its 30th anniversary and showcase its new showroom and training facility. 

Read more: Thomas Skinner celebrates 30th anniversary

October 16, 2012

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA's Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.

Read more: Association celebrates apprenticeships

September 16, 2012

The 100,000 people who converged in Chicago, IL, for the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), and the millions of dollars several major machine tool builders and cutting tool suppliers reportedly invested in IMTS, all point to a manufacturing rebound.

Read more: IMTS Post Mortum: A manufacturing revival?

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