Industry Update

Preben Eckart Hansen and Luke James Hansen

December 3, 2021

Preben Eckart Hansen (r) and his son Luke James Hansen

The Hansen family is about to celebrate its 100th year in business.

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Victor Castela (left) receives the 2021 Trades Ambassador of the Year Award from Chris Hergott, CTMA president and chair of the Western Ontario chapter

December 3, 2021

Victor Castela has received the 2021 Trades Ambassador of the Year Award from the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA).

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Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. renames to Big Daishowa Inc.

December 1, 2021

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. will change its name to Big Daishowa Inc. effective January 1, 2022. 

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December 1, 2021

Canadian manufacturing’s expansion remains robust, according to data released today from IHS Markit Canada’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).

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Demand is high yet labour shortages and other issues clouding manufacturing's outlook

November 30, 2021

A host of pressing issues are hampering Canadian manufacturing’s economic recovery and clouding its outlook despite strong demand for goods, according to the results of a national business outlook survey of manufacturing companies released by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) today.

 

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CTMA logo on white

November 26, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many surprises with it, most of them rather nasty. But the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) shared a pleasant one during its Annual General Meeting in London last night.

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Sandvik acquires ICAM Technologies

November 26, 2021

Sandvik Coromant has signed an agreement to acquire Canadian company ICAM Technologies Corp., a developer of software that translates CAM data into optimized coding for guiding CNC machining operations.

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Paul Maietta

November 24, 2021

Tube and flat sheet processing solutions manufacturer BLM Group USA has appointed Paul Maietta as regional sales manager for Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Prima Additive 150 machine interface 3D printing software

November 24, 2021

Additive manufacturing systems manufacturer Prima Additive and 3D printing specialist Materialise have announced they are stepping up their collaboration in optimizing metal additive manufacturing systems.

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3D scanners can take well over one million measurements per second

November 23, 2021

The need to accurately measure things is as old as civilization itself – the first such known tool, the Egyptian royal cubit, dates back to 3000 BC and was a granite rod setting the standard by which measurements were to be taken. But as we continue to evolve new methods to produce increasingly complex products, measurement tools also need to evolve.

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November 23, 2021

Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions builds large metal parts – including a hollow blade propeller five feet in diameter and large automotive stamping dies and molds -- using its inhouse wire-based metal additive manufacturing technology. While using its 3D printing technology improved lead times, the size of the parts it was dealing with and the complexity of some of the designs created measurement challenges.

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Walter president Richard Harris and GWS Tool Group president Rick McIntyre

November 23, 2021

Walter has signed an agreement to acquire GWS Tool Group, which manufactures solid carbide endmills and drills as well as HSS taps and PCD products.

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Nicolas Gaube

November 22, 2021

Nicolas Gaube has started a new position as technical sales representative at Schunk Intec Corp. in Mississauga, ON.

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November 19, 2021

If the global automotive industry and its suppliers are to satisfy changing market demands for a complex blend of powertrain options over the coming years, they will need to adopt a more flexible manufacturing model.

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EV powertrain production forecasts by region to 2035

November 19, 2021

Global electric vehicle production will increase almost tenfold by 2035, overtaking the production of vehicles with traditional internal combustion engines within the next decade, according to the experts speaking on a webinar about automotive industry trends, hosted by ABB Automotive.

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Schunk boosts automation collaboration with new CoLab. Photo: Schunk

November 17, 2021

Schunk has opened a new Collaborative Customer Workspace, or “CoLab,” at its facilities in Morrisville, NC.

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First Silverado rolls off the line at GM Canada's reopened Oshawa plant. Photo GM Canada

November 17, 2021

GM Canada has announced the first Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck has rolled off the line at its reopened assembly plant in Oshawa, ON.

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David Andrews named Mazak Canada general manager

November 12, 2021

Mazak Corporation has announced that David Andrews will be joining the Mazak Canada Group in the role of general manager.

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Mazak's Brian Papke wins Al Moore Award for lifetime industry contributions

November 10, 2021

Brian Papke, former chairman and current executive advisor to the board of Mazak Corp., has received the prestigious Al Moore Award for his lifetime of dedication to the manufacturing industry.

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Héroux Devtec gets six-year extension on 777/777X work

November 9, 2021

Aerospace manufacturer Héroux-Devtek Inc. has announced a six-year extension of its landing gear contract with Boeing.

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