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.

EMEC Montreal open house draws crowds

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

Feds invest $200M to build vaccine production plant

The Government of Canada is giving $199.16 million to help Resilience Biotechnologies Inc. expand its vaccine production capacity.

New micro-credential program teaches in-demand skills to address manufacturing workforce gap

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division is partnering with Centennial College in Toronto to support their micro-credential certification program.

Auto sales strong, US protectionism a threat: report

Auto sales growth in 2018 has been led by strong gains in developing economies, but US protectionism may stall further gains, writes Scotiabank economist Juan Manuel Herrera in the July 2018 Global Auto Report.

Supersonic car turns to additive manufacturing for help

Renishaw is contributing its knowledge in additive manufacturing to create prototype parts for a supersonic car, which will attempt to break the 1000 mph speed barrier.

New general manager for Seco Tools in Canada

Brancko Hohnec has been appointed general manager, Canada, for Seco Tools. He joined Seco 11 years ago and most recently was managing director of Seco in Slovenia. He has a background in mechanical engineering. He will be based in Mississauga, ON.

 

 

 

Delcam adds application engineers to team

Delcam has added three application engineers to its customer support team in North America.

Vancouver startup to open electric motorcycle plant in BC

A BC motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to open a plant in Surrey BC dedicated to building electric motorcycles.

Demers launches all-electric ambulance

Québec-based Demers Ambulances, in collaboration with Lion Electric and the Québec government, unveiled its new 100 per cent electric ambulance on October 18.

Pressing issues clouding manufacturing’s future

A host of pressing issues are hampering Canadian manufacturing’s economic recovery and clouding its outlook despite strong demand for goods, according to the results of a national business outlook survey of manufacturing companies released by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) today.

 

Ask the Expert: Shop Floor CMMs

by Kip Hanson 

Coordinate measuring machines are only for the inspection room, right? Maybe not.

Canadian economy on upswing; challenges remain

The Canadian economy is on course for sustainable, balanced growth, following a setback caused by the drop in oil prices, but it continues to face challenges, according to Stephen S. Poloz, Bank of Canada governor, who spoke to the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce on May 19.

GM Oshawa plant reopens

GM Canada has announced the first Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck has rolled off the line at its reopened assembly plant in Oshawa, ON.

CTMA launches new trades mentoring award

Igor Babamov of Advanced Machining Services Inc., Windsor, ON, is the first recipient of a new award that recognizes mentors of skilled trades people.

All Toyota models to have electric versions by 2020-2030

Toyota has announced that it plans to make electrified vehicles available across the entire Toyota and Lexus vehicle lines by around 2025.

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