Industry Update

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January 24, 2020

After seven years working at Bystronic, and a career in sheet metal fabrication spanning five decades, Paul LeTang, bending guru and press brake product manager for Bystronic Inc., is set to retire on March 2, 2020.

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January 23, 2020

Emuge Corp. has appointed Scott Lowe as national accounts manager for Canada and the U.S.

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January 23, 2020

Translas, a global manufacturer of on- torch fume extraction solutions, has announced a distribution partnership with Gullco International Ltd. Based in Newmarket, Ont., Gullco will be the global distributor of Translas’ newest fume extraction solutions, namely Translas 7XE Semi-Automatic Fume Extraction welding gun and the ClearO2 W-Series hi-vac units, designed and engineered for welding automation.

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January 15, 2020

Markus Stolmar has been elected as the new president and chief executive officer by the board of directors for United Grinding North America. The appointment is effective immediately.

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January 15, 2020

H.C. Starck Solutions, a manufacturer of products based on refractory metals, has added a powder-bed fusion printing system to its growing list of additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities.

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Metal My Way contents opens January 13, 2020

January 12, 2020

Metal Supermarkets, in partnership with sponsors OMAX Abrasive Waterjets and Cosen Saws, are kicking off the 7th annual "Metal My Way" contest, which gives individuals in the welding and fabricating community an opportunity to show off their metal creations.

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January 12, 2020

Education and welding trades promotion is a crucial, ongoing part of the CWB Group's mandate and last December, CWB held two events to help support the growth of the welding indusstry in Canada.

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Global Metal Machining Market Growth

January 7, 2020

UK-based research firm Technavio forecasts the global metal machining market is poised to grow by US$14.76 billion during 2020-2024 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost four per cent during that period.

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January 5, 2020

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Researchers in the UK have introduced what they say is the first ever friction stir robotic crawler for internal repair and restoration of inaccessible pipelines.

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January 2, 2020

German tooling manufacturer Walter AG has reached an agreement to acquire the Ohio-based Melin Tool Company, a privately-owned manufacturer of solid carbide and HSS end mills, drills and countersinks.

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François Garnier, a faculty researcher and the chairholder of the Safran Industrial Research Chair on the Development of Sustainable Aero Propulsion Systems at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)

December 17, 2019

A Quebec University is partnering with an international aviation, defence and space R&D business on development of sustainable aero-propulsion systems.

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December 17, 2019

Boeing’s announcement that it is suspending production of the 737 Max will impact manufacturers in the U.S. as well as any Canadian shops who provide parts for the aircraft.

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CWB Group launches hydrostatic testing program

December 10, 2019

The CWB Group's education arm (CWB Education) has launched the first Canada-focused Hydrostatic Testing program, beginning in January, 2020.

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Ontario invests in training for advanced manufacturing, automotive

December 10, 2019

Ontario is investing $3 million in training to help workers upskill in the automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors.

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Amada's Carolina Manufacturing Center

December 8, 2019

Amada American celebrated the opening of its latest manufacturing site, a 190,000 sq ft manufacturing plant and 62,000 sq ft technical centre in High Point, NC.

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Leandro Pereira, new service manager for Bystronic Canada

December 8, 2019

Leandro Pereira has joined Bystronic Canada as the new service manager.

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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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