Wilson Villamizar, Application and Training Manager at Bystronic CanadaClick image to enlargeBystronic Canada has appointed Wilson Villamizar as Application and Training Manager.

He will oversee the company’s Experience Center and Training Academy operations.

Villamizar brings 12 years of experience providing technical support and training in diverse technologies including laser cutting machines, punching machines, press brakes, robotics, CAD/CAM and metalworking processes.

Lincoln expands automation capabilities with acquisition

LIncoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has acquired intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo) of Tippo City, OH. The company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding and marking systems, will service and support the installed base of PECo laser welding and marketing systems.

Will Bombardier's Airbus deal resolve Boeing trade issue?

In a somewhat of a surprise but bold move, Bombardier has partnered with Airbus on its CSeries aircraft program to help resolve the current trade issue with competitor Boeing.

Kitagawa NorthTech acquires Tecnaras product lines

Workholding products manufacturer Kitagawa NorthTech has acquired two core product lines from tooling distributor Tecnara Tooling Systems.

Haas record: $1 B revenue, 14,000 machines

Haas Automation, Oxnard, CA, reached a milestone in 2014: revenue exceeded $1 billion US, an 11 per cent increase over 2013, and machines built numbered more than 14,000, a 22 per cent increase over 2013.

Provincial governments invest in apprenticeship, skilled trades

The Alberta and Ontario governments have announced new investments to promote careers and training in the trades.

CenterLine Best Managed Company-again

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has achieved the Gold Standad winner status of the Best Managed Companies program. It retained its status after becoming the winner in 2013.

Bystronic Canada Quebec Learning Event

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

Economic news brightens for Canada

A rising Canadian dollar and a new report by the Conference Board of Canada are the most recent indicators that Canada's economy is turning around, albeit slowly.

Ottawa invests $54 million in space exploration technology

New federal investment of $54 million in domestically developed space technology is expected to support more than 175 jobs.  

SLM expands additive offerings in Canada, partners with Spark & Co.

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

Steve de Kleine joints Komet in Canada

Steve de Kleine has joined Komet of Canada Tooling Solutions, Mississauga, ON, as technical specialist.

Welding in the arctic

By Billing Canning, CWB Group

The first joint Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) CanWeld Conference 2014 was a great success. The conference's theme was "Welding in the Arctic" focusing on the best welding applications and advanced research topics associated with welding in sub-arctic climates.

Ontario launches next round of $10M O-AMP program

Ontario has launched its next round of applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

Op-Ed: We need more women in the trades

This op-ed was contributed by Jill Dunlop, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues and Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

New president for Sandvik Coromant MAA

Eduardo Martin is the new president of Market Area Americas (MAA) for Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, NJ. The MAA region includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the US. He previously lead Sandvik Coromant in Italy and succeeds John Israelsson, who is now the president of Sandvik Hyperion. Martin began his career with Sandvik more than 25 years ago and started as a machinist.

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