Machining

Alta Precision expansion

June 21, 2016

Alta Precision, a Montreal machine shop serving the aerospace manufacturing industry, has doubled its operation to meet growing demand. The modernized $11 million project has seen the CNC manufacturing business go from 40,000 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft. The company held an inauguration on June 21. Alta Precision will be featured in Shop Metalworking Technology's upcoming August issue.

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October 28, 2013

Pratt & Whitney Canada's $275 million investment gets $19 million support from Quebec government

 

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, QC, is investing $275 million to upgrade its manufacturing operations and it's getting $19 million in financial aid from the Quebec Ministry of Finance and the Economy.

The expansion is expected to created 90 jobs. The multi-million project includes the creation of a world-class centre of excellence for intelligent manufacturing with three automated production lines for critical components of the new generation of Pratt & Whitney USA's PurePower engines.

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Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd

January 10, 2017

Newmak product portfolio

Two Windsor manufacturers are the latest recipients in a recent slew of funding announcements by the Federal government. Newmak of Canada Corp. in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., both based in Windsor, ON, have received funding of up to $3 million to support development of stronger engine blocks made of lightweight aluminum.

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NC Checker monthly benchmark screen

May 22, 2018

A manufacturer of gas turbine airfoils has invested more than £2 M (CDN$3.4 M) in Mazak five-axis machining centres equipped with Renishaw probes and infrastructure to machine over 14 new products.

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Image: Farnborough International Airshow

July 12, 2016

A Swedish additive manufacturing company is investing $31 million in a new automated facility in Broisbriand, QC, that will create 106 new jobs over the next three years. Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a subsidiary of Arcam AB, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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$40 billion US industrial robotics market by 2020

January 31, 2015

The global industrial robotics market is expected to exceed USD 40 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.

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$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

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Raufoss Canada's Broisbriand plant

July 21, 2016

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

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Manufacturing investments in Guelph, ON. Image: File Photo

March 16, 2016

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontaro) announces $6.6 million funding for Guelph manufacturers

Guelph, ON, manufacturers Hammond Manufacturing Co. and Ontario Drive and Gear Ltd. will be receiving combined funding of $6.6 million following an annoucement by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The projects are expected to create or maintain up to 165 full time equivalent jobs.

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A view of part of Sonaca Montreal's facility

July 14, 2016

Mecaer America

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

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Manufacturing innovation support in Quebec

June 13, 2017

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada want to strengthen Canada's manufacturing sector and are offering a non-repayable contribution of more than $740,000 to Quebec organization Economie du savoir Mauricie (ESM) for two projects to help guide manufacturing SMEs in upgrading their technological innovation and delivering investment and market development projects.

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Memex Automation receives $800,000 in federal funding

March 19, 2015

Memex Automation, a Canadian supplier of manufacturing M2M productivity software, has received $800,000 funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The repayable loan will allow for accelerated development of the company's flagship product, MERLIN, and create 16 new jobs at the Burlington, ON, company.

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Grinding Symposium 2014 in Thun, Switzerland

June 17, 2014

For the third time, the United Grinding Group held the largest symposium in the international grinding machine industry from 21 to 23 May in Thun, Switzerland.

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November 6, 2013

 

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machine shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of–hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company, based in Conroe, TX, is proof that the dream is achievable for any shop ready to use the talents of today's young automation experts to exploit new technology, like Renishaw's programmable Equator gauge.

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September 28, 2013

Process controlled hard turning cell pays for itself in 18 days for bearing machining shop

Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process.

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October 20, 2013

In 2014, Mazak Corp. will celebrate a milestone: 40 years of manufacturing in North America. The machine tool builder kick-started the celebration early with its "Discover 2013: A Discover More with Mazak" event, which ran October 8 to 16 at the company's North American headquarters in Florence, KY. Close to 3,000 customers attended the event including more than 130 Canadian manufacturers from across the country.

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Pratt and Whitney engine

May 18, 2015

Canadian manufacturing sales jumped an "stronger-than-expected" 2.9 per cent in March, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada and an RBC Economics report. Market expectations were for a 1.0 per cent increase.

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Jop shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

March 30, 2018

by Andrew Brooks

Job shops in Canada discuss challenges and successes

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Rob Titus is the Okuma product grinder specialist.

May 31, 2017

by Rob Titus

How to improve your cylindrical grinding process

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HaasTec 2015

April 3, 2015

Close to 3,300 people attended Haas' four-day open house, HaasTec, held March 17-20 at its Oxnard, CA, headquarters and manufacturing facility.

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