The same battery platform planned for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV will be used for the SilveradoClick image to enlargeGeneral Motors will build its first electric pickup truck at it’s new Factory Zero plant in Detroit.

The Chevy Bolt EV sedan, assembled at the same facility, is currently the company’s only electric mass-market vehicle, but an all-electric Hummer SUV is also in development.

President Mark Reuss announced Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be built at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant, formerly named the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

The Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup is designed from the ground up to be an EV, harnessing the best of GM’s Ultium platform and Silverado’s proven capability. The electric Silverado will offer customers a GM-estimated range of more than 400 miles on a full charge.

Retail and fleet versions will offer customers a variety of options and are expected to be in high demand as GM plans to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025 and earn EV market leadership in North America. The company’s Ultium Platform, virtual development tools and technology, GM has reduced vehicle development times by nearly 50 per cent to just 26 months.

CWB Group hosts tenth annual CanWeld Conference

The CWB Group is hosting its tenth annual CanWeld Conference at the Halifax Convention Centre October 9-10, 2019.

Global growth spurt forecast for metal machining sector

UK-based research firm Technavio forecasts the global metal machining market is poised to grow by US$14.76 billion during 2020-2024 at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost four per cent during that period.

Steel used in research to "bend" sound waves

Engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the abilty to control acoustic and elastic sound waves using a single component: steel.

Magellan Aerospace facility to develop, build satellites

Magellan Aerospace and the University of Manitoba have unveiled their new Advanced Satellite Integration Facility (ASIF) at Magellan's plant in Winnipeg, MB. The facility will support research, development, contstruction and testing of satellite systems and components.

Canadian firm focuses on additive manufacturing

Nigel Southway, Norman Holesh and David Slimowitz think they have a solution to help Canadian manufacturers become more globally competitive: additive manufacturing.

Federal Budget 2017: A Lackluster Budget with Some Promise

Anyone looking for specific support for manufacturing in the 2017 Federal Government's Budget will be disappointed. Indeed, there is little mention of manufacturing.

Lincoln Electric featured in new TV series

Lincoln Electric recently provided support during the filming on new series on ABC TV network called "BattleBots."

Welding camp for students in Newfoundland and Labrador

The CWA Foundation has introduced students in Newfoundland and Labrador to the welding profession by funding a Mind Over Metal welding camp in the province.

Federal Budget 2015: $1.5 B+ for manufacturing, research

The Federal government plans to pour more than $1.5 billion into the manufacturing sector to encourage investments and to support innovation via collaborative industry-partnered research, but will this be enough to revive the ailing sector?

Shale gas boom good for business: RBC Report

The low cost of natural gas will have a positive impact on manufacturing and create a competitive advantage for Canadian and US companies, according to a report released today by RBC Capital Markets and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Quebec to purchase 300,000 protective visors from Bauer

The Quebec government is buying 300,000 visors for doctors, nurses and first responders manufactured by Bauer to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, following the hockey gear manufacturer's announcement on March 25 that it planned to retool its operation to start mass production on face shields to address demands for the products amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

Italian machinery outlook brightens

The Italian machine tool, robot and automation industry witnessed a 7.9 per cent growth in 2014 and 2015 will see growth of 5.2 per cent, according to the country's industry association, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.

Hurco acquires Italian machine tool parts business, LCM

Hurco Companies Inc., Indianapolis, IN, has acquired the machine tool component business of LCM Srl, Asti, Italy. LCM, formed in 1986, designs and manufactures mechanical components and accessories for machine tools.

Time to rebuild Canada-U.S. trading relationship: CME

Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential election win will have a significant impact on the Canada-U.S. trading relationship, and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) says that while the new administration will operate with more predictability, Canada will have to work hard to stabilize and improve economic ties with its top trading partner.

This tiny drone with a tiny brain is smart enough to fly itself

Engineers in Europe have built the world’s smallest autonomous rotor drone equipped with a neural network running on just 1/100th of a watt.

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