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Bystronic Canada has appointed David Golls as direct sales engineer for Alberta and British Columbia.

A resident of Edmonton, Golls brings over 10 years of extensive manufacturing, engineering, technical and sales management experience to Bystronic.

Federal Election 2019: Where the parties stand

With the 2019 federal election only days away, where do the parties stand on issues that matter to industry – and to your business?

PFERD new account manager for Canada, US

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

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.

Job Shops Alberta - Growth by Design

by Mary Scianna

Strategy and hard work a winning combination for growing job shop

Productivity gains for Canada

Increased activity in manufacturing spurs real GDP of goods-producing businesses

by Shop MT staff

The latest economic data from Statistics Canada, while modest, points to an improving economy.

Autodesk completes Delcam acquisition

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, CA, has completed its acquisition of Delcam, the Birmingham, England CAM software supplier. (Delcam Canada is based in Windsor, ON.)

Autodesk announced its intent to acquire Delcam last November.

"The acquisition of Delcam is an important step in Autodesk's continued expansion into manufacturing and fabrication and beyond our roots in design. Together with Delcam we look forward to accelerating the development of a more comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution and delivering a better manufacturing experience," says Buzz Kross, senior vice president for Design, Lifecycle and Simulation products. "We welcome the Delcam employees, customers, partners and community to Autodesk."

Business Outlook

This transaction is expected to have no impact on Autodesk's guidance issued on November 26, 2013. Autodesk expects this transaction to be dilutive to its non-GAAP earnings in fiscal 2015 and accretive to its non-GAAP earnings in fiscal 2016.

Autodesk

Steven Baier to head sales for Haimer USA

Steven Baier has been named national sales manager for Haimer USA and will oversee sales in Canada and the US.

“Steven’s extensive experience in tool holding and machine tool accessory sales makes him an ideal fit for our organization, and we are thrilled to have him here at Haimer to help lead our sales team,” says Brendt Holden, president of Haimer USA. Baier was previously with Lyndex Nikken for 12 years, where he served as the midwest regional sales manager.

Punch Press Vs Laser: A Business Case

by Peter Visser

Buying a Laser? Have you also considered a CNC punch press?

Record attendance at DMG/Mori Seiki USA event

More than 3200 visitors from more than 10 countries attended the DMG/Mori Seiki USA Innovation Days May 7-10, held at the company's US headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Quebec firm wins Fanuc innovation award

Quebec-based industrial automation company AV&R has won the Innovatve System Award presented at the FANUC Annual Integrators Conference in April. The company won the award for its jet engine blades weld blending and profiling system.

Filing profits

The Problem: Turret punch press' inability to produce new line of parts

The Solution: Servo-electric turret punch press with lights out capability

Quebec office product manufacturer's investment in servo electric technology boosts productivity

New wind turbine manufacturing plant in BC

Endurance Wind Power Inc., Surrey, BC, has opened a new 40,000 sq ft facility to manufacture wind turbines.

"Future-proof" technology

by Andrew Brooks

The problem
A new job shop needed to be ready for anything

6 kW fiber laser cutter in action

Prima Power's Laser Genius is the fiber laser cutting machine which simplifies your work and improves your profit. It is the ideal tool to reach maximum productivity in the cutting of medium-thin sheet metal, claims the company.

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