Industry Update

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June 24, 2020

Mazak has launched a three-pronged holistic digital customer experience.

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Dormer Pramet acquires Miranda Tooling

June 24, 2020

Dormer Pramet has inked a deal to acquire Mumbai-based Miranda Tools, a manufacturer of high-speed steel (HSS) and solid carbide cutting tools.

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ABB has identified long-term growth opportunity by investing in innovation for underserved robotics sectors. PHOTO: ABB

June 17, 2020

Industrial automation giant ABB has been named a winner in the 2020 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards by Robotics Business Review.

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Find the CTMA Machine Outsourcing tool under the Members Area on the CTMA website.

June 17, 2020

If there is one certainty about the COVID-19 virus lockdowns, it's that some job shops have more work than they can handle, while others have lost mandates and have more capacity than they need.

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IMTS 2018

June 9, 2020

The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has claimed yet another event. The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has cancelled the manufacturing sector’s flagship event, The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

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Lincoln Electric’s Executive Vice-President and President of Americas welding segment George D. Blankenship

June 7, 2020

Lincoln Electric’s Executive Vice-President and President of Americas welding segment George D. Blankenship, has retired effective May 31, 2020. 

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Welder qualifications (tickets) will be considered valid for six months beyond the stated expiry date

June 7, 2020

Good news: if your welding certification is set to expire during the COVID-19 lockdown, there’s a good chance you will be granted an extension, and so will your consumables.

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CTMA awards poster

June 7, 2020

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association's (CTMA) Annual Apprentice Awards will continue in 2020, despite the COVID-19 lockdown.

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doug ford covid announcement

June 3, 2020

Ontario has been investing in local manufacturers in order to keep frontline workers and communities safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, and more of these innovative businesses are receiving financial support through the Ontario Together Fund to re-tool their processes and increase their capacity to make personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Emuge 100 Anniversary Tool

June 3, 2020

Emuge-Franken a leading manufacturer of rotary cutting tools, is celebrating its centennial.

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Healthcare workers at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio are among the recipients of face shields manufactured at Honda Engineering North America, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. PHOTO: Honda

June 1, 2020

Honda worked with two manufacturers seeking to quickly expand their ability to produce face shields.

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Cavalier Tool

June 1, 2020

Manufacturers are a focused bunch, with their attention firmly placed on producing high quality products at the best possible margins.

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doug ford covid announcement

May 28, 2020

As the world licks its wounds and begins planning a return to work, the province of Ontario is looking at manufacturing to be its ace in the hole.

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March was the first month containing data on COVID-19 impacts

May 28, 2020

Statistics Canada has offered up the first glimpse of the COVID-19’s economic impact on Canada’s manufacturing sector as the data agency released figures for the March Manufacturing Survey.

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StarFish leads the Canadian Emergency Ventilators project, part of the Canadian Government’s plan to mobilize industry to fight COVID-19.

May 20, 2020

Celestica Inc. has won a program to build 7,500 ventilators for StarFish Medical Inc., a Canadian medical device company, at Celestica’s operation in Newmarket, Ont. 

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employmentsurveymay2020

May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has not dented Canadians' outlook about the future or their confidence in their ability to bounce back quickly after hard times, even as the pandemic's effects on employment started to pile up, according to the results of a recent survey.

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Fritz Althoff, sales professional for Ferro Technique in Mississauga, Ont., passed in April 2020

May 13, 2020

On April 16, 2020, the machine tool community and manufacturing sector as a whole lost an highly respected member with the passing of Fritz Althoff at the age of 86.

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Mitsubishi's SR-F fiber laser

May 13, 2020

Mill Finish Industries, a metal fabricator in Brampton, Ont., has pivoted its operations to produce sneeze guards, social distancing signs and medical-grade stainless-steel tanks.

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Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains

May 10, 2020

The Government of Canada has struck a committee to develop expertise from key industries inform government actions to promote innovation, economic inclusion and growth as the economy limps back to life after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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May 10, 2020

Akhurst Machinery has been announced as the new Western Canadian dealer for MC Machinery Systems lasers, laser automation, press brakes and shears.

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