Industry Update

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December 30, 2016

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

Read more: Titanium products market to boom by 2020

HIWT Next Generation Welder Facility

December 27, 2016

Hobart Institue of Technology (HIWT) in Troy, OH, has opened the "Next Generatin Welder Learning Facility. The (16,000 sq ft) facility began to host classes in late October and is an important addition to the (13-acre) campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders.

Read more: A "next generation" welder facility

Silver Tesla Model 3 front employee party

December 27, 2016


Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO has a vision for the future of the automotive industry, which he unveiled recently. Not surprising, his vision goes beyond simple automonomous vehicles. Here's a look at his "Master Plan Part Deux" which he unveiled in July, 2016 and outlined in an oline column, Teslarati.

Read more: Is Tesla's vision the automotive future?

Kuka Robotics arch welding 2 R270 Sailer 004 RT8

December 21, 2016

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

Read more: KUKA's school of robotics

Automotive manufacturing

December 20, 2016

As Ontario's energy costs continue to rise, more manufacturers are looking outside of the province to invest according to the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers of Ontario.

Read more: Ontario's energy costs driving manufacturers out

TAH's high speed robotic cladding system at NRC in BC

December 20, 2016

A Canadian firm with an innovative high speed robotic weld cladding process has received a Japanese patent and is on its way to obtaining a European patent to expand the use of the process around the globe.

Read more: Canadian firm expands high speed robotic cladding technology

Renishaw additive 1

December 20, 2016

A British group is hoping that additive technology from Renishaw will help it to win the America's Cup, the oldest international trophy in sport, started in the UK but never won by a British team.

Read more: Renishaw's additive technology and America's Cup

TRUMPF opens tech site in Silicon Valley

December 19, 2016

TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser centre in Santa Clara, CA. The company says its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from sectors such as consumer electronics and e-mobility.

Read more: TRUMPF opens technology site in Silicon Valley

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December 8, 2016

Alberta and Saskatchewan expected to grow, albeit at a slow pace in 2017; Quebec seeing economic momentum

Read more: Western Canada easing out of economic doldrums: Report

TM Robotics six axis robot

December 7, 2016

A-Tech Instruments, with operations in Toronto and Montreal, has partnered with TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine to sell and support Toshiba Machine robots in Canada, coast to coast.

Read more: Canadian firm to sell Toshiba industrial robots in Canada

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