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.

Cavalier acquires Mold Services Intl.

Windsor-based mould maker Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. has acquired Mold Services Intl. (MSI), which makes single material plastic injection molds and SMC compression molds in a facility in Oldcastle, Ont., just outside of Windsor.

Canadians support stimulus for manufacturing, says survey

Canadians overwhelmingly support major stimulus to kick-start the country's economic recovery but want future government spending to be prudent, targeted and focused on initiatives that will grow our economy, according to a recent KPMG in Canada survey.

Robot nation: Robotics market hits record orders

The North American robotics market has been on a roll and the first three months of 2016 saw the continuation of that growth. North American companies ordered 7,406 robots in the first quarter of 2016, a new record among opening quarters, growing seven per cent over the same period in 2015 according to figures from the Robotic Industries Association.

$740,000+ for Canadian manufacturing innovation

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada want to strengthen Canada's manufacturing sector and are offering a non-repayable contribution of more than $740,000 to Quebec organization Economie du savoir Mauricie (ESM) for two projects to help guide manufacturing SMEs in upgrading their technological innovation and delivering investment and market development projects.

Steel tubular product firm helps rebuild trade school in Haiti

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has donated 16 tons of steel hollow structural sections (HSS) to help rebuild L’Ecole Lakay, a trade school located in Haiti that was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

Sandvik to acquire makers of Mastercam

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US-based CNC Software Inc., a provider of CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing industries.

DiPaolo lands Grob line for Eastern Canada

DiPaolo Machine Tools, Mississauga, ON, is the new distributor in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick for Grob Systems five axis universal machining centres, high volume production systems and assembly and testing equippment.

New growth and innovation platform to support Ontario technology cluster

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

Quebec firm offers improved 3D metallic powder production process

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., Montreal, QC, a manufacturer of plasma waste-to-eneergy systems and plasma torch products, has developed a new plasma automization process that will enable the company to produce metallic powders at higher production rates while controlling particle size distribution.

IMTS 2020 is cancelled

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).

Seaspan has doled out $1B in shipbuilding contracts

Seaspan Shipyards has to date awarded more than $1 billion in contracts to 140 Canadian companies supporting design and construction of two Joint Support Ships (JSSs) for the Royal Canadian Navy.

BLM Group announces new sales managers for Canada, U.S. regions

Jon Tibbets (left) and Scott Osborne

BLM Group USA has announced the appointment of two new regional sales managers to help develop sales of the company’s laser tube cutting systems, benders and machining equipment product lines.

Welding group launches post secondary awards program

The CWA Foundation has introduced the Post Secondary School Awards program for Canadian welding students.

SW North American opens new NA manufacturing faclity

SW North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, headquartered in Schramberg-Waldmössingen, Germany, celebrated the opening of its new 40,000 square foot, $12 million manufacturing facility in New Hudson, MI, in November.

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.

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