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The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) pulled in more than 4000 manufacturing professionals during the three-day event held May 12-14 at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montreal, QC.

Attendees represented companies that spanned the gamet in size from small sized shops to large OEMs. More than 40 per cent represented companies employing less than 20 people, while 5 per cent of pepople represented companies with more than 2,500 employees. Approximately 35 per cent of attendees identified as company management/corporate executive, owner, quality management or purchasing people, followed closely by 27 per cent who said there involved in the manufacturing production process.

According to a survey MMTS organizer SME conducted, more than 70 per cent of attendees influece equipment purchase decisions in their companies. For attendee Guillaume Delehaye of Bathium Canada, it was an "excellent experience. It allowed me to maintain my technical knowledge of the industry, to expand my network, to establish contact with potential new suppliers. I even started to involve some of them in my company's projects right after the show. It seems to work."

There were 209 exhibiting companies at MMTS 2014.

The next MMTS takes place in 2015.

Haas donates $80,000 for skills training in Canada

The Gene Haas Foundation is donating more than US $80,000 to support skills training in Canada. In Western Canada, the Gene Haas Foundation has donated US $50,000 in scholarship funding to Skills Canada and in Ontario, it has donated US $30,000 ($36,000 CDN) for scholarship funding for students enrolled in Georgian College's Mechanical Technician-Precision Skills program. Earlier this year, the Foundation donated US $50,000 to Ontario Skills for scholarships in CNC technology. To date, just in this year alone, the Gene Haas Foundation has granted $150,000 to three Skills Canada competitions and to scholarships.

Yaskawa Online Robotics Event

Yaskawa Motoman is offering two days of online demos, presentations and Q&A about all things robotics.

OMAX Virtual Trade Show

August 27, 2020, 12 pm EDT.

Waterjet doesn't create heat-affected zone

Jet Edge Inc.'s new Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 cutting machine can cut material up to 1.5 m x 4 m (5 ft x13 ft),  and is sized for fabricators, machine shops and stone and tile shops. It cuts complex parts from virtually any material without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ).

POSTPONED - CTMA Plant Tour: Dajcor Aluminum Ltd.

April 8, 2020

Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., Chatham, Ont. 3 pm to 7 pm

Machining small

by Kip Hanson

Why average sized machining centres provide lower than average results when milling small workpieces

Ways To Keep Your Waterjet Productive

by Jonathan Will

A proactive maintenance program will save you time and money

Smart by Design

by Nestor Gula

CAM software drives your machines–and your business

Emuge industry first: general purpose tap

Calling it an industry first, Emuge's MultiTap is a high performance tap designed for threading a range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze.

Modular Mavens

by Kip Hanson

Software solution providers bring choice and flexibility to the CAD/CAM market

Winds of change

In Canada over the last ten years more wind energy capacity has been built than any other form of electricity generation, says Richard Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

Linamar to buy French aluminum auto parts maker for $1.16 B

Linamar Corp., Guelph, ON, is expanding its presence in Europe with a move to acquire Montupet SA, a French aluminum parts automotive manufacturer based in Clinchy, France.

Going 3D


by Mary Scianna

Ontario firm sets growth sites on additive manufacturing

When Tharwat Fouad decided to expand his manufacturing business in 2012, he investigated many options before finally setting his sites on additive manufacturing.

Five axis for fast bikes

BMW's Berlin motorcyle plant relies on five axis machining, Siemens controls for high quality

BMW motorcycles' reputation for quality, performance and safety is not achieved by chance. BMW's motorcycle plant in Berlin uses around 50 machine tools to create numerous key components on-site, from frames and valve shafts to connecting rods and cylinder heads.

Shop Metalworking Technology Mold Expo

Shop Metalworking Technology Mold Expo

Ciociaro Club, Oldcastle, ON

November 6

Visit Shop Mold Expo online for details.

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