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In the latest issue of Shop Metalworking Technology, three industry experts offer insight on our brave new manufacturing world.

If you’re curious about Industry 4.0, if you want to know what the Industrial Internet of Things is all about, and if you want to know what difference smarter and smarter machines are going to make to the market - and your own business - read all about it here.

Long-time Elliott-Matsuura employee Jack Craig dies

Jack Craig, a long time Elliott-Matsuura Canada employee, has died. He was 91 years old.

Workplace safety milestone for Alberta fabricator

Waiward, an Edmonton, AB, steel fabricator and provider of construction services, has achieved a milestone in workplace safety: one million hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI) at is Edmonton, AB, facility.

Racer Machinery picked for Siemens' control roll-out

Cambridge, Ont.-based Racer Machinery has been chosen to be part of Siemens’ “field experience” phase of its global rollout of Sinumerik One CNC control.

Manufacturing business conditions post best improvement since 2011

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for May reached the highest level in over seven years.

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.

MAG Group gets new owner, Fair Friend Group

MAG Group is now part of the Fair Friend Group. While the purchase price was not disclosed FFG's machine tool division is expected to generate annual sales of more than US $2.3 billion, including MAG Group figures.

Hypertherm opens 160,000 sq ft plant

Hypertherm celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Lebanon, NH.

Ontario, Feds confirm $590M for Ford Oakville investment

The federal and Ontario provincial governments are contributing $295-million each to Ford Motor Co. of Canada's Oakville Assembly Complex investment.

CN to invest $2.5 B in 966 km of new rails, maintenance

CN plans to spend $2.5 billion in 2017 to improve its core infrastructure, which includes replacement of 2.2 million rail ties, installation of more than 966 km (600 miles) of new rail, and work in bridges, branch line upgrades and other general track maintenance.

Manufacturers network at Mold Expo in Windsor, ON

Manufacturers in southwestern Ontario joined Shop Metalworking Technology for the inaugural Mold Expo 2019. 

CWB Group partners with FABTECH Canada

CWB has announced that it will be offering educational support through its Acorn educational program at FABTECH Canada, North America’s largest event dedicated to metal forming, fabrication, welding and finishing.

Canadian manufacturing leads strong growth

Canada's manufacturing industry grew at its fastest pace in more than two years, another sign that Canada's economy is off to a strong start in 2017.

Bombardier's CSeries: Test confirm fuel efficiency claims

Tests on Bombardier Aerospace’s much talked-about CSeries aircraft prove what the company has claimed all along: this new “green” aircraft is indeed a fuel efficient design that offers a 20 per cent fuel burn advantage and significantly reduced emissions.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence chooses Toronto for Canadian HQ

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has selected the Greater Toronto Area for the site of its new Canadian headquarters in Oakville, Ontario.

Lincoln expands automation capabilities with acquisition

LIncoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, has acquired intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo) of Tippo City, OH. The company's Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding and marking systems, will service and support the installed base of PECo laser welding and marketing systems.

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