Industry Update

GM and Unifor reach Oshawa agreement

May 8, 2019

GM Canada and Unifor, the union representing workers at GM’s Oshawa assembly plant, have reached an agreement to transition the plant’s vehicle assembly operations to parts manufacturing and advanced vehicle testing.

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This bracket for a truck diesel engine is already in production on the new AM line.

May 6, 2019

A pilot project for automated 3D printing of replacement parts and series-production components has been a huge success for Daimler, the automotive manufacturer says.

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Tejal Mehta, vice president of operations, EMEC Machine Tools, beside the Okuma M460V-5AX that was under power during the open house.

May 5, 2019

EMEC Machine Tools held a two-day open house May 1 and 2 at its Mississauga, ON, facility to showcase multiple machines under power, including the Genos M460V-5AX equipped with Esprit CAM software for five axis machining.

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Quebec Learning Event

May 1, 2019

Bystronic Canada Ltd. is hosting a Quebec Learning Event on May 23.

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Dawn Desjardins, RBC's deputy chief economist

May 1, 2019

Despite recent discouraging signs, the Canadian economy is likely to grow faster later this year, according to an RBC economist.

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Cyber security

May 1, 2019

A senior federal cyber security expert says Canadian manufacturers need to work together to identify and solve problems with cyber security.

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Bill Bossard retires from Salvagnini America

April 22, 2019

Bill Bossard will retire as president of Salvagnini America this year.

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AP&C produces metal powders for AM

April 22, 2019

AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings is expanding its Greater Montréal operations.

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New growth and innovation network

April 17, 2019

The federal government is investing $52.4 million in a growth and innovation platform in the Waterloo–Toronto–Ottawa corridor.

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Index Traub 2019 Open House: looking down the assembly line

April 17, 2019

Index Traub 2019 Open House showcases the latest in turning technologies

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Dynamic bench testing of Bugatti's 3D printed brake caliper

April 13, 2019

High performance vehicle maker Bugatti is employing advanced metal additive manufacturing technology to build automotive components.

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Customers at Ferro Technique's facility

April 12, 2019

Hundreds of manufacturers attended the 14th annual machine tool distributors' Joint Open House in southwestern Ontario in April.

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Zeiss acquires GOM

April 12, 2019

Zeiss has announced that it is acquiring GOM, a provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology.

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Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli will table the Ford government's first budget on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Press

April 10, 2019

The Conservative government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduces its first budget at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

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Dan Benoit

April 7, 2019

BLM Group USA has announced the appointment of Danyel (Dan) Benoit as regional sales manager, Eastern Canada. 

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Canada's tech sector: more protection needed?

April 7, 2019

Two prominent Canadian policymakers – one Conservative and one Liberal – have joined up to call on Ottawa to do more to protect the country’s technology sector.

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Steel surtax to be lifted

April 7, 2019

Ottawa has announced that it will be lifting a surtax imposed on five types of foreign steel last October.

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WMTS 2019

April 7, 2019

Thomas Skinner and Son Ltd. has announced that it will take part in the Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) this year.

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Jon-Michael Raymond

April 2, 2019

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the appointment of Jon-Michael Raymond as director of sales, North America, Industrial Products, effective March 25.

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PMI March 2019

April 1, 2019

Overall business conditions in Canada’s manufacturing sector grew in March – but at the slowest rate in two and a half years.

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