Fabricating

April 9, 2013

by Andrew Brooks

The problem
A new job shop needed to be ready for anything

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Universal Robots mobile fleet

March 28, 2016

Human robot collaboration

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels increase productivity and worker safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group The fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee. The collaborative robots have optimized production by 20 percent, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs.

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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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$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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The $5.96 million rolling mill at CanmetMaterials facility in Hamilton, ON

February 19, 2015

Natural Resources Canada's CanmetMaterials facility in Hamilton, ON, has unveiled a $5.96 million rolling mill that will be used to support manufacturing in Canada.

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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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Patrick Lapoint is vice president, research and development, Walter Surface Technologies.

August 24, 2018

by Patrick Lapointe

A step-by-step guide for the perfect finish

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 Nigel King

October 29, 2015

by Nigel King

Tips on how to use your waterjet more effectively

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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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2019 Business Outlook

October 23, 2018

by Noelle Stapinsky

Canada’s manufacturing industry is poised to take business to the next level and step up on the global playing field

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Digital connectivity in production increases overall productivity, flexibility, and process stability. A view of TRUMPF's assembly hall in Ditzingen.

October 31, 2016

TRUMPF increased sales 3.4 per cent at the end of its 2015/2016 fiscal year, amounting to € 2.81 billion ($414 million CDN).

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Mazak Optonics' Technology Days at its Elgin, IL, facility.

April 16, 2015

More than 300 people attended Mazak Optonics' Technology Days held March 24 and 25 at the company's Elgin, IL, facilty.

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February 4, 2014

EOS of North America Inc., Nov, MI, and aerospace giant Airbus Group Innovations have partnered together in a study to illustrate the environmental and cost saving benefits of 3D printing in aerospace manufacturing.

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April 9, 2013

by Dr. John Olsen

Cutting 2D and 3D parts on the same machine 

While five axis operations such as bevel cutting and other weld-prep-type work have been possible on abrasive waterjet machines for some time, the capability to also process 3D parts such as tubes and pipes on the same machine is relatively new.    

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