Industry Update

Image: Lincoln Electric Company

December 5, 2019

The CWB Group and the Immigrant Employment Council of British Colombia (IEC-BC) have partnered to support skilled welding professionals in Canada.

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Sandvik and Renishaw collaborate to qualify new materials for Additive Manufacturing

December 2, 2019

Renishaw is collaborating with Sandvik Additive Manufacturing to qualify new additive manufacturing (AM) materials for production applications. This encompasses a broad range of metal powders, including new alloy compositions optimized for the laser powder-bed fusion (LPBF) process and which provide superior material properties.

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Modest growth for manufacturing in Canada: PMI

December 2, 2019

Canadian manufacturers signalled an improvement in their overall business conditions during November, which marked three months of sustained recovery, according to data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI.

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Toyota Lets Talk Science

December 1, 2019

Toyota Canada Foundation has announced a $150,000 investment in STEM education for youth.

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The Mazak Discover Manufacturing event 2019

December 1, 2019

More than 2,000 manufacturers from across North America attended Mazak Corp.’s Discover 2019 event held November 5-7 and 12-13 at the company’s North American manufacturing headquarters in Florence, KY.

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The Orangeville District Secondary School Mind Over Metal camp with participating grade 8 students and teachers Richard Alexander front left and Rachel Taylor front right

November 29, 2019

 

Grade eight students in Orangeville had the opportunity to get some hands-on welding experience during a Mind Over Metal welding camp at Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS).

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Loonie steadies against US dollar

November 26, 2019

After declining last week against the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar steadied this week as wholesale trade provided an added boost to the numbers.

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Visual machine robot integration

November 26, 2019

B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, has announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio.

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Five axis machining success at Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada

November 20, 2019

A B.C. design and manufacturing company adopted a five axis strategy. Read how Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada is benefiting from its investments.

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November 20, 2019

Despite the economic uncertainty in industry, an online story in the Financial Post says Canada’s financial system is in a relatively good place to weather any potential storms generated by a weakening global economy and the U.S.-China trade war.

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FABTECH 2019

November 13, 2019

FABTECH 2019

From virtual reality glasses that place you inside a machine to examine it in detail to purchasing a press brake directly on the Internet, FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, IL, took attendees on a journey into the future of metal fabricating and welding. 

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Mold Expo 2019

November 13, 2019

Manufacturers in southwestern Ontario joined Shop Metalworking Technology for the inaugural Mold Expo 2019. 

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Photo: Skills Canada Alberta

November 10, 2019

The Alberta and Ontario governments have announced new investments to promote careers and training in the trades.

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Fraser Institute study suggests Ontario could learn from Michigan

November 9, 2019

A new study from The Fraser Institute says Ontario’s manufacturing sector could take a growth lesson from its close U.S. neighbour Michigan.

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Assembly work at Viscor. Photo: Viscor

November 5, 2019

Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer, Toronto-based Viscor, has been acquired by Leviton, a diversified U.S. lighting, energy management and engineering company.

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FABTECH Canada 2020 to host CanWeld Conference

November 5, 2019

FABTECH Canada – Canada’s exclusive metal fabricating, forming, and welding event – and the CWB Group have partnered to co-locate the CWB Group’s CanWeld Conference at FABTECH 2020.

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Toyota Canada RAV4 Hybrid sales were up 95.5 per cent in October. Photo: Toyota Canada

November 3, 2019

Toyota Canada (TCI) says it is continuing to build on its annual electrified vehicle sales record with 3,498 units sold, up 56 per cent in October compared to the same period last year, setting a new record for the month.

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IHS Markit PMI

November 2, 2019

A sustained rebound in output and new business levels continued in October, with a modest improvement in business conditions in Canadian manufacturing, according to the IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), released November 1.

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Matt Voyles

October 30, 2019

Matt Voyles has been hired as the new service manager for Index in the U.S. and Canada.

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The new GFMS facility in Vaughan, Ont. will open next spring

October 30, 2019

GF Machining Solutions has held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the announcement of an expansion in Canada.

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