Rory Johnston makes the case for $100 oilClick image to enlarge

Scotiabank’s Rory Johnston talks to the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the likelihood of oil reaching the $100 dollar threshold – and what it will take to get there.

Key factors: continuing growth in demand, production shortfalls in traditional producers and challenges facing the US shale patch as it struggles to fill the gap.

Watch the full discussion.

Precision by Dan’s

by Kip Hanson | photos courtesy of Dan’s Precision

This “typical job shop” in Ontario is anything but 

Edmonton school first with new welding program

An Edmonton, AB, high school has become the first one in the country to implement a new welding curriculum created by the Canadian Welding Bureau Intitute's ACORN program, launched earlier this year.

FABTECH 2013

North America's premier event for metal fabricating, forming and welding takes place in Chicago, IL November 18-21

North America's largest event for the metal fabricating and forming industry takes place November 18 to 21 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.

The annual event attracts fabricators from across North America. This year, event organizers are expecting more than 35,000 attendees to visit the 1,500 exhibitors already registered for the event.

This year's events includes an expanded education program with more than 100 sessions, including 64 new courses that have not been offered at previous FABTECH events. New sessions include presentations on trends and advances in laser technology and new workshops about lean manufacturing, workforce development and press brake operation skills.

Special events include a welding competition, new product presentations, a reception for women in manufacturing and a "cocktails and comedy" event on Wednesday, November 20.

For event details and for registration, visit FABTECH online at www.fabtechexpo.com.

SHOW HOURS

Monday, November 18, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Thursday, November 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  •  State of the Industry: Executive Outlook

Open to all attendees, the event takes place Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse.

  • ·      Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipline

Open to all attendees, panel discussion takes place Wednesday, November 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse.

  • ·      Robotic Arc Welding Contents

Robotic welding technicians compete on Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20 in the North Hall, Booth N2099.

  • ·      Cocktails and Comedy

Doors open at 5:00 pm at the FABTECH Theatre, Grand Concourse, on Wednesday, November 20.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS: EDITOR'S PICKS

·      Precision Punch & Cutting Technology 8:00 am - 10:00 am Monday, November 18

·      Automation Solutions for Press Brakes with Tech Tour 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Monday, November 18

·      Welding Disimilar Metals conference 8:15 am - 2:30 pm, Monday, November 18

·      Introduction to Laser Cutting Best Practices 8:00 am - 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 19

·      New Developments in Waterjet Cutting 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, November 19

·      Inspecting and Troubleshooting Welded Tube 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 19

·      Innovations in Plasma Cutting 8:00 am - 10:00 am Wednesday, November 20

·      Game Changing Technology to Increase Productivity 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 20

·      High Energy Density Welding Processes 8:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, November 20

Check event details online at www.fabtechexpo.com/learn#.

 

Zero-emission vehicle sales must reach 70 per cent by 2030: Report

Canada must see a complete transformation of its passenger vehicle market to hit Ottawa’s emissions targets, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

Federal government supports advanced manufacturing

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Siemens are getting a helping hand from the Federal government to support a project for training and certification for youth for careers in advanced manufacturing fields.

Toyoda wins auto award for machining technology

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. has won the 2017 Automotive News PACE Award for its high speed synchronization technology on its GS300 and GS700 gear skiving multi-tasking horizontal machining centres.

Largest naval ship built in Canada in 20 years

Meet the Asterix, the first large naval ship to be built in Canada in more than 20 years. The new ship, built by Davie Shipbuilding, made its debut on July 20, 2017.

TRUMPF Canada expands operations

TRUMPF Canada has strengthened its commitment to the Canadian market by expanding into a facility double the size of its previous operation. The company commemorated the move with a grand opening during which TRUMPF management used TRUMPF power tools to cut a metal ribbon.

Aluminum big part of Magna ultralight door

Magna International Inc., in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5 per cent mass savings compared to an average current production door.

Praxair Canada is now Linde Canada

Linde has announced that its Canadian subsidiary, Praxair Canada Inc., has changed its name to Linde Canada Inc.

Titanium products market to boom by 2020

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

Teradyne invests US$36M in Danish robot hub

Industrial automation giant Teradyne has invested US$36 million to build a new home for its Danish robot builders Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) and Universal Robots (UR).

Near-record growth for MAG: US $1.6 B in 2011

In the ongoing good-news story about the manufacturing sector, MAG's global results indicate that the resurgence isn't just a North American one. MAG IAS (MAG Americas) and MAG Europe reports near-record growth in bookings and sales in 2011 and year-end bookings are expected to reach close to US $1.6 billion for the combined companies.

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.

Loonie drops to two-month low

The Canadian dollar dropped to its lowest level since January 4, falling 0.7 per cent to $1.3439 versus the U.S. dollar and reducing its climb for 2019 to 1.5 per cent.

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