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ESAB Color Freezone RGB

April 16, 2015

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is restructuring its operations and will integrate ESAB and Victor regional operations and facilities. The restructuring will be deployed in phases throughout this year and 2016.

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Skills Canada Competition

April 13, 2015

The Ontario govvernment is adding $55 million to apprenticeship training initiatives that will include programs to raise awareness about careers in the skilled trades.

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McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC)

April 13, 2015

Canadian manufacturers have the potential to become world-class leaders in manufacturing if they implement leading edge technologies and digital tools that will enable them to compete effectively.

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Miltera job shop in Kitchener, ON

April 11, 2015

By Tim Wilson

Most companies set their cost targets based on what they’ve done already. There are two problems with this: first, it limits opportunity for improvement; and second, it doesn’t help much with new jobs. As the saying goes: if you look in the rear view mirror, you might drive off a cliff.

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Cami Assembly

April 10, 2015

Record high global car sales with solid gains in North America are spurring growth in the Canadian automotive industry, according to a Scotiabank Global Auto Report released today, April 10.

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Deborah Mates, far left with welding student Matthew Smith, recipient of the Joseph G. Doria Exemplary Student Award, Joseph Doria, and teacher Andrew Barlett

April 7, 2015

Twelve students enrolled at the Western Quebec Career Centre, a vocational school in Gatineau, QC, have received awards from the Canadian Welding Association Foundation.

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Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada and Minister for Democratic Reform, John Oates, President of Skills/Compétences Canada and Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills/Compétences Canada, attended a reception to congratulate the official members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2015.

March 31, 2015

Tyler Magri, Trevor Fandrick and Tommy St-Martin have one thing in common: they'll all be representing Canada in CNC machining and welding at the WorldSkills Competition in August in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

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TRUMPF's TruLaserRobot 5020 with an automatic rotary changer.

March 30, 2015

by Mary Scianna

Laser welding offers many advantages, but is it the right technology for you?

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Robert Fox

March 30, 2015

by Robert Fox

Getting the most out of metal-cored wires: So you’ve switched … now what?

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TRUMPF TruLaserRobot welding aluminum

March 20, 2015

A new report by Frost & Sullivan expects revenuews for the robotic welding market to increase by close to 40 per cent as emerging nations gain awareness of the potential benefit.

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Irving Shipbuilding welding activity

March 5, 2015

The East Coast's manufacturers will soon be gearing up for metal fabrication and welding as work on the long-awaited Navy patrol ships is set to begin in September at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax.

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Conestoga College launches Centre for Smart Manufacturing

March 4, 2015

Conestoga College officially launched its new Centre for Smart Manufacturing located at the Cambridge, ON, campus of the college's Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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Image: Miller Electric

March 3, 2015

The global welding equipment market is forecast to grow 5.34 per cent CAGR (compound annual growth rate), according to a new report from Research and Markets "The Global Welding Equipment Market 2015-2019."

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Image: ESAB

February 24, 2015

Welders, pipe fitters and electricians are cited in a Workopolis survey among the high paying jobs in Canada that don't require a university degree.

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Production ERP

February 20, 2015

Choosing the right ERP system can be tricky

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Guillaume Desrochers in front of the DMG MORI machining cell. The machines are just two of the 25 CNC turning and machining centres in the shop. The company uses CGTech's Vericut machining simulation software, which removes testing and proving in the shop ahead of time, allowing machines to always be in production.

February 18, 2015

by Tim Wilson

The Problem: Succeeding in a competitive market
The Solution: Investment in automation, standardized processes

Quebec manufacturer re-engineers thinking to succeed

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February 18, 2015

by Tim Wilson

A flight path to success in aerospace manufacturing

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February 16, 2015

ESAB demonstrates friction stir welding. Made of four 7000 Series profiles, the telescopic booms are 8.5 m long, have a thickness range of 5 – 10 mm and are welded at speeds up to 1 m/min using Friction Stir Welding (FSW). Note: No audio.

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Tregaskiss TOUGHGUN Robotic MIG Gun

February 15, 2015

Tregaskiss has introduced the third evolution of its Tough Gun robotic air cooled MIG gun product line, the Tough Gun CA3 and Tough Gun TA3.

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Miller LiveArc Vertical Arm App

February 15, 2015

Miller has enhanced its LiveArc reality-based training system with features designed to further advance students’ welding skills—quickly and efficiently.

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