Michael MaiClick image to enlargeMichael Mai has joined SST-Canada as the EDM technical sales representative to help SST-Canada's parent company, Makino, increase EDM market share in Canada.

He will be responsible for all of Canada, except BC. Formerly with Forward Precision Tools + Machinery, he has four years of experience in machinery sales and experience running his own business in the geothermal market.

Thomas Skinner celebrates 30th anniversary

Thomas Skinner's Edmonton location hosted an open house on October 4 to celebrate its 30th anniversary and showcase its new showroom and training facility. 

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. 

Bombardier to boost rail building division

Bombardier has announced that it is investing Cdn$330-396 million this year in its train building operations.

CGTech, 3D-Hybrid Solutions join forces on additive

CGTech amd 3D-Hybrid Solutions have joined forces to bring new additive manufacturing solutions to customers.

Aluminum welding training

For those interested in brushing up on their aluminum welding knowledge, The Lincoln Electric Co. is offering technical training through a selection of upcoming seminars.

US firm to acquire Canadian aerospace parts maker General Donlee Canada

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, PA, plans to acquire General Donlee Canada Inc., Toronto, a Canadian manufacturer of flight critical complex machined components for $110 million in cash to acquire outstanding equity and retire the Canadian company's existing debt.

Manufacturing leads August jobs rebound

Employment rose by 246,000 in August, compared with 419,000 in July, according to the latest jobs data from Statistics Canada.

Sandvik Coromant, Xerox division partner for digital manufacturing

Sandvik Coromant is partnering with PARC, a Xeroc company to strengthen its capabilities in digital manufacturing.

Grinding Know-How

For Mike Truic, CNC grinding operator at Northstar Aerospace, the grinding seminar hosted by United Grinding and its Canadian distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc., is a must-attend event.

Titanium products market to boom by 2020

Use of titanium, already a well-known material among the metal product manufacturing sector, is expected to boom by 2020 according to a new research report by Persistence Market Research. 

Robert Cattle new head for tooling, machining group

Robert Cattle has been named executive director for the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA). He succeeds Les Payne, who has served as a volunteer director, president (2002-2004) and executive director for the past 30 years.

Don Zazula new head at YG-1 Canada Group

Don Zazula has joined YG-1 Canada Group as president.

Scotchman celebrates 50th anniversary

Scotchman Industries Inc. is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing metal fabricating equipment in the US.

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.

Metals firm turns to Renishaw for powder-bed fusion

H.C. Starck Solutions, a manufacturer of products based on refractory metals, has added a powder-bed fusion printing system to its growing list of additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities.

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