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John Dewar has been named sales manager, effective April 2013 for Mitutoyo Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON. He has 25 years of experience in sales of precision measuring equipment in the manufacturing industry. For the last 15 years, he has served as sales and application specialist for Mitutoyo covering the Southern Ontario region. He will report to Peter Detmers, who was named vice president of sales in January 2013.

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DiPaolo lands Grob line for Eastern Canada

DiPaolo Machine Tools, Mississauga, ON, is the new distributor in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick for Grob Systems five axis universal machining centres, high volume production systems and assembly and testing equippment.

Remember Fadal? It's Back

For those who have been in the industry for many years, they'll recognize the name Fadal, a machine tool builder of VMCs, that closed down its US manufacturing operations in 2008.

Wireless rotary axis calibrator

The new Renishaw XR20-W calibration system measures the angular position of rotary axes to within ±1 arc second, wirelessly, for testing the accuracy of lathes, multi-axis machine tools, mill-turn machines, trunnion tables and spindles.

ABB, Fronius to develop robotic welding systems

ABB Robotics and Fronius International plan to develop a fully equipped robotic welding package as part of a global agreement to collaborate and support both new and existing customers with advanced technology.

NAFTA: US pushes for stringent auto content

The Canadian automotive manufacturing industry is concerned about ongoing NAFTA negotiations in light of recent reports that the US is pushing for more stringent US auto content, according to media and industry reports.

Magna forming electric vehicle joint ventures in China

Magna International Inc. has announced that it is forming two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV), China’s biggest electric vehicle manufacturer, to engineer and build EVs in China.

Prima Power and Gasparini sign distribution deal

The Prima Power hP4060 hydraulic press brake

Prima Power has signed an agreement with Gasparini for the distribution of products in the Gasparini range with Prima Power brand and colours.

The Future of Manufacturing

Conference to highlight, plant operation improvement strategies, machining, fabricating technologies

Prima Power opens new plant in Finland

Prima Power has officially opened a new manufacturing plant and tech centre in Seinäjoki in western Finland.

Mazak pushes digital manufacturing envelope

Mazak has a vision for the future of manufacturing that embraces the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and that vision was clearly evident at Discover 2015, an annual multi-day event held at the company's sprawling 800,000 sq ft headquarters and North American manufacturing operations in Florence, KY.

CWB announces online training, education initiative

CWB Group has enacted plans to ensure academic progress of students isn’t affected by Canada’s national lockdown to combat the Covid-19 virus.

Magna lowers production forecast on expected hit from tariffs

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have led Canadian auto parts maker Magna to lower its yearly North American production forecast.

ABB to manufacture robots in US

ABB plans to produce robots in the US, making it the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit and invest in a North American robotics manufacturing operation, according to the company. The new production facility will serve customers in Canada and Mexico, in addition to the US.

Repository aims to ease cost of welding school supplies

The Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation has created an industry repository for welding equipment and materials to ease the financial burden of running secondary school welding programs.

Canadian manufacturing rises: 6th month of consecutive growth

Canada's manufacturing industry continues to perform well with March marking the sixth consecutive month in which production and new orders picked up, while employment hit its highest level in close to five years, according to data from the Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

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