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Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has partnered with Starrett Kinemetric Engineering USA to supply optical, vision, and force measurement products in Canada.

Elliott Matsuura Canada has broadened its metrology equipment offerings to the Canadian market, said Vince D’Alessio, president of Elliott Matsuura Canada.

“Starrett is excited about our new partnership with Elliott to sell and support Starrett products in Canada,” said Jim VandeHei, Starrett Metrology director of sales. “Their depth of support and experience is a perfect match for our company.”

At the same time Elliott Matsuura has added John Wybenga (pictured) to its Metrology division. Wybenga has 30 years of experience selling and supporting Starrett products directly for Starrett in Canada.

Memex, Caron Engineering partner on machine connectivity

Caron Engineeering and Canadian firm Memex Automation, Burlington, ON, have signed a joint technology and marketing agreement for Memex's real-time machine connectivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics. 

Quebec company to develop device for Elon Musk's SpaceX

The co-founder of a small Quebec company says he's excited about being asked by Elon Musk's SpaceX to design and develop creeper seats to help workers inspect the California-based aerospace manufacturer's Falcon 9 rockets.

Free webinar links CAM software to multi-tasking

Topic: Mazak webinar "Process Planning for Improved Multi-Tasking Machining" 

Date & Time: February 18, 2:00 pm EST

Mazak is holding a free webinar on the role CAM software plays in process planning and optimizing of mill-turn operations. 

Haimer expands Canadian sales, service

Haimer USA is expanding its sales and service support in Canada with the appointment of Matt Seesle, who has joined the company as the dedicated Canadian applications sales specialist.

Praxair Canada is now Linde Canada

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

Hexagon partners with Fujitsu for supercomputer power

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has enlisted the help of Fugaku, the world's fastest supercomputer to demonstrate the power of complex computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations in manufacturing.

Aluminum industry shifting back to value-added as demand returns

Exports of standard commodity aluminium from Canada into the United States have decreased on a monthly basis, according to the Aluminium Association of Canada.

Lincoln Electric and SES to collaborate on metal AM

Lincoln Electric and Stress Engineering Services (SES) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize collaboration in large-format metal additive manufacturing.

UAW joins Canada autoworkers’ call to boycott GM cars made in Mexico

The United Auto Workers has joined autoworkers’ union Unifor in calling on General Motors to keep North American plants running.

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.

Yaskawa, ESAB building robotic welding cells

The ESAB Group Inc. and robot systems manufacturer Yaskawa have partnered to jointly develop and market a line of pre-engineered robotic welding systems.

$62+ M for two Quebec aerospace firms

Two aerospace parts manufacutring companies are investing a combined $62.4 million in upgrading their operations in Quebec.

Linamar closes MacDon acquisition

Linamar Corporation has announced the closing of its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interests of MacDon and its Group of Companies on the terms previously announced on December 14th, 2017.

Bombardier closes sale of Transportation business

Bombardier has closed the sale of its transportation business to Alstom, completing the Montreal-based manufacturer’s move to a “pure-play business jet company.”

Westway Machinery to sell Mazak lasers

Westway Machinery, Mississauga, ON, has formed a partnership with Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, to sell Mazak's laser cutting systems in Eastern Canada.

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