Siemens supports McMaster engineering students with $480 million software Click image to enlargeStudents enrolled in design and manufacturing programs at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, now have the ability to use the same technology that businesses around the world use thanks to a $458 million software grant from Siemens Canada.

 The in-kind software grant, with a commercial value of more than $458 million, includes Siemens' NX software, Teamcenter portfolio, Tecnomatix portfolio, LMS solutions, the Fibersim portfolio and the Syncrofit portfolio. These software offerings represent a comprehensive set of solutions for computer-aided design and manufacturing, finite element analysis, lifecycle data management, digital manufacturing, systems engineering, simulation/test, and multi-material/composites design optimization. Siemens is a leading global provider of PLM software and services for a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, medical devices, shipbuilding and electronics.

The grant announcement was made during the McMaster Manufacturing Forum, a full-day event held at the McMaster Innovation Park, McMaster Automotive Resource Centre and a number University campus labs, which brought together industry experts, research staff, faculty, students and other stakeholders.

"Our students will now be able to use industry leading design, analysis and manufacturing software to solve real world problems in their design courses," says Stephen Veldhuis, director of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute. "This means they will have the opportunity to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to contribute immediately when they graduate and the solid background needed to support a productive lifelong career in manufacturing."

Engineering students and faculty will use the sophisticated software at the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute, one of the largest institutes of its kind in Canada. The 15,000 sq ft facility is designed to meet the complex needs of leading manufacturers in the polymer, automotive and aerospace industries, as well as the tool, die and mould industry.

The software will help enable students to develop the advanced skills required by the more than 77,000 global customers who already use Siemens' PLM software and technology solutions, including 29 of the world's top 30 automakers and 18 of the top 20 aircraft and engine original equipment manufacturers.

"This grant further strengthens our relationship with McMaster and our commitment to providing today's engineering students with the opportunity to employ these real-world PLM software solutions in their research and academic work. Siemens is on the leading-edge of technology globally, and we are proudly helping to empower the next generation of highly-skilled graduates," says Robert Hardt, president and CEO of Siemens Canada Ltd.

 

Linamar moving into medical devices and components

Linamar Corporation is looking to leverage its capabilities in precision manufacturing to purse opportunities in the medical device and component markets.

Ongoing border blockades crippling Ontario’s automotive sector

The ongoing trucker-led border blockades are now forcing automakers on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border to cut back on their production as they are unable to find parts and components.

Canadian Welding Group expands in Alberta

 Left to right: John Schonewille, Leduc County Councillor, Division 3, MLA George Rogers, Leduc-Beaumont, Doug Luciani, CWB Group President and CEO, Joe Doria, past CWB Group Chairman, MP James Rajotte, Edmonton-Leduc and John Whaley, Leduc County Mayor pose for a picture during CWB Group's ground breaking event for their new facility in Nisku, AB.

 

The Canadian Welding Group (CWB) is expanding its presence in Western Canada with a new 18,000 sq ft facility in Nisku, AB. The CWB held a ground breaking ceremony on November 12 with government dignitaries.

KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

Welding group applauds Ontario budget focus on skilled trades

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA), part of the CWB Group, has applauded Ontario budget's focus on skilled trades training.

Hexagon acquires German firm to expand simulation software offerings

Hexago has acquired VIRES, a German provided of simulation software solutions that support the development, testing and validation of driver assisted and fully autonomous driving technology.

Hurco acquires Milltronics and Takumi

Hurco Companies Inc. has acquired two machine tool builders, Milltronics Manufacturing Co. and Takumi Machinery Co. Ltd.

Manufacturing PMI signals growth for start of 2018

The latest IHS Markit Canada Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), released at the beginning of this month, indicates that 2018 is off to a strong start for Canadian manufacturing.

Canada's defence industry big economic contributor: report

Canada's defence industry is a significant contributor to Canada's economy, representing $6.7 billion GDP, generating $10 billion in revenues, and creating 63,000 jobs in Canada according to a new report by Science, Innovation and Economic Development Canada and Statistics Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).

Ottawa, Ontario invest in next-generation auto tech

Ottawa has announced an investment of $40 million in BlackBerry QNX software for connected autonomous vehicles.

Equispheres and TRUMPF team up to improve production speed for additive manufacturing

TRUMPF has qualified Equispheres AlSi10Mg powders for its TruPrint 3000 series of 3D printing systems.

Magellan invests in satellite R&D at University of Manitoba

Magellan Aerospace is investing $625,000 to establish an Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in satellite development at the University of Manitoba.

Universal Robots co-founder and CTO receives Engelberger Robotics Award

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots the recipient of the Engelberger Robotics Award, known as the Nobel Prize of robotics.

Lion Electric gets $100M to build Quebec battery plant

Quebec-based electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric is receiving about $100 million to build a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint–Jérôme, in the Laurentians.

Koss Aerospace gets $1.9 M for new equipment

Koss Aerospace, Mississauga, ON, is getting $1.9 million in equipment financing from GE Capital Canada to support the purchase of manufacturing equipment for its facility.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn