Industry Update

Rego-Fix opens new facility in the US

May 11, 2017

Rego-Fix Tool Corp. opened its new 1,858 sq m (20,000  sq ft) facility in Whitestown, IN, on May 5. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new operation is designed to strengthen customer support in North America.

Read more: Rego-Fix opens new US facility

From left: Lou Dropka, CNC contest technical committee chair and instructor at Conestoga College; Dan Ferko, president of Sirco Machinery – Haas Factory Outlet; David Morley, Skills Ontario board director and VP business strategy and communications at Infrastructure Ontario; and Barry Harrison, director of competitions, Skills Ontario.

May 9, 2017

Haas is a long-time supporter of skills training in North America and this year was no exception with the company donating $50,000 to Skills Ontario during the Skills Ontario competition in May, held at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Read more: Haas donates $50,000 to Skills Ontario organization

I-Cubed signs deal to supply Yaskawa Motoman robots for waterjet machines in North America

May 9, 2017

I-Cubed Industry Innovators Inc., based in Stoney Creek, ON, has signed an agreement with Yaskawa America through the company's Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman) to supply robots to the North American waterjet market.

Read more: Ontario firm signs North American robot supply deal

Magna Internatinal image:  Vision systems

May 4, 2017

Magna International wants to make sure it's on the leading edge of technolgoies for the automotive industry and it's setting up a "technology advisory council" to provide direction to the company and help to identify business opportuniities.

Read more: New Magna group to focus on emerging technologies

$2 M fed grant for Manitoba technical college

May 3, 2017

Red River College in Manitoba has received two federal grants totaling nearly $2 million for applied research in aerospace, manufacturing, and sustainable building technology.

Read more: $2 M fed grant for Manitoba technical college

Manufacturing sales highest in six years

May 2, 2017

Canada's manufacturing industry continues to see strong growth and the latest figures from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) shows that the business conditions in the sector have improved at the fastest pace since April 2011.

Read more: Manufacturing in Canada: fastest growth since 2011

Saigopal Nelaturi (Area Manager, Computation for Automation in Systems Engineering) PARC, Janni Weber (Senior Project Manager) Sandvik Coromant, Mats Bergstrom (Managing Director, Global Business Operations and Program Manager for Digital Design and Manufacturing) PARC, Magnus Ekbäck (Vice President and Head of Business Development and Digital Machining) Sandvik Coromant, Tolga Kurtoglu (CEO) PARC, Markus Larsson (Vice President of Global Business Operations) PARC, Mats Allard (Project Manager Virtual Machining) Sandvik Coromant, Michael Waltrip (Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization) PARC.

April 24, 2017

Sandvik Coromant is partnering with PARC, a Xeroc company to strengthen its capabilities in digital manufacturing.

Read more: Sandvik Coromant, Xerox division partner for digital manufacturing

CRIQ and Festo Canada announce creation of Industry 4.0 lab for manufacturers

April 21, 2017

CRIQ and Festo Canada announce creation of Industry 4.0 lab for manufacturers

Quebec manufacturers will soon have access to a real Industry 4.0 style factory of the future following an accouncement by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and Festo Canada of the opening of Canada's first-ever cyber-physical laboratory in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent.

Read more: New Industry 4.0 lab for Quebec manufacturers

Mark Cadogan Tebis America

April 18, 2017

John Kowalczyk Tebis America

Mark Cadogan has joined Tebis America as vice president of sales for North America, and John Kowalczyk has been appointed senior manager, global strategic accounts.

Read more: Mark Cadogan joins Tebis America

Samples of stamped parts from Hamilton Stamping Ltd in Hamilton, ON

April 17, 2017

A new report that states US demand for metal stampings will reach $47.5 billion in 2021 because of continued growth in US production for durable goods, may have a positive impact on Canadian manufacturers and create new opportunities for business.

Read more: US demand will drive metal stampings growth

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