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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.

Economy shrank in Q2, StatsCan says

Following three quarters of post-pandemic expansion, the Canadian economy shrank by 11 per cent between April and June, according to Statistics Canada.

Advancing science with waterjet cutting

Students of the engineering physics program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, are highly focused on advancing science through new, high-tech inventions, and are using an OMAX waterjet technology to fabricate the precision parts that bring student creations to life.

Robot nation: Robotics market hits record orders

The North American robotics market has been on a roll and the first three months of 2016 saw the continuation of that growth. North American companies ordered 7,406 robots in the first quarter of 2016, a new record among opening quarters, growing seven per cent over the same period in 2015 according to figures from the Robotic Industries Association.

Hexagon acquires Vero CAM software business

Hexagon AB has acquired CAM software producer Vero Software.

Canadian industry bullish for 2014: CME Survey

Canada's industrial sector is optimistic about economic growth for 2014 according to results from a year-end survey by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in conjunction with BDO LLP.

 

SME names Robert Willig CEO

SME has named Robert Willig its executive director and CEO. His employment with SME will commence on Jan. 1.

United Grinding names new CEO

Markus Stolmar has been elected as the new president and chief executive officer by the board of directors for United Grinding North America. The appointment is effective immediately.

Universal Robots co-founder and CTO receives Engelberger Robotics Award

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has named Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots the recipient of the Engelberger Robotics Award, known as the Nobel Prize of robotics.

INKAS introduces armoured 2019 Escalade platform

INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has introduced its Armored Cadillac Escalade “Chairman Package” for 2019.

Manufacturing output up sharply in August

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for August shows the strongest uptick in Canadian manufacturing output since December 2010.

Bombardier’s Global Manufacturing Centre on track for 2023

Bombardier has announced that construction of its new manufacturing facility at Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, ON is on track for the planned opening in 2023.

Mazak congratulates Team Penske NASCAR win

Mazak Corp., a Team Penske technical sponsor, congratulates owner Roger Penske, driver Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, securing the team's second Cup Series title.

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.”

DMG Mori's AGV-based factory boost production 30%

DMG MORI has revolutionized the production of its monoBLOCK five-axis machining centres with a new 4,000 square-metre (43055.64 square-foot) Excellence Factory at DECKEL MAHO Pfronten.

Medical device market lucrative for additive manufacturing

Canadian job shops considering investing in additive technology and targeting the medical device sector can look forward to competing in a market that is forecasted to grow by 16.2 per cent per year to 2027, according to a recent report.

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