Smart Metal TechnologiesClick image to enlargeSmart Metal Technologies (SMT), Notre Dame de L'ile Perrot, QC, is a new distributor of fabricating and machining equipment.

Formed late last year by Sylvain Martin, the company represents several fabricating and machining equipment and tooling suppliers including Haco, Wilson Tool, Wila Tool, Watts Specialites tube and pipe cutters, Teenking waterjet, Falcon Metal, m&h probing, and CNC machine tools from Juaristi, Hwacheon, and OKK.

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China sets eyes on global leadership for robotics

China is looking to vault into global leadership for robotics, judging by the new 5-year plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in Beijing.

Bank of Canada holds key rate, downgrades economic forecast

The Bank of Canada, citing the sharp drop in oil prices and consequent softness in the economy, is holding its benchmark interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent.

Largely Automated

by Kip Hanson 

When machined parts are the size of locomotives and pickup trucks, finding safe, efficient ways of handling them is critical to the success of any manufacturing company

Emergencies Act invoked as protests continue to disrupt trade

While traffic is flowing again at the busiest commercial crossing between the U.S. and Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, protests elsewhere are still shutting down or impeding traffic at other border crossings across the country. As a result, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has invoked the Emergencies Act for the first time to give the federal government extra powers to bring the anti-vaccine mandate blockades to an end.

Canadian business deploying new measures to attract talent

Canadian businesses continue to struggle with recruiting and retaining staff but the majority are looking to take more proactive measures this year to address the talent shortage, according to the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions.

Precision by Dan’s

by Kip Hanson | photos courtesy of Dan’s Precision

This “typical job shop” in Ontario is anything but 

Live off the Shop Floor

by Noelle Stapinsky

SHOP Metalworking Technology (SMT) spotlights four passionate people and their careers in the skilled trades world 

TRUMPF, partners win research prize for laser technology

TRUMPF, Bosch and the University of Jena have won the German Future Prize for their work on ultra-short pulse lasers for industrial production.

Automation Mindset

Investment in automation forms success for Ontario fabricator

U.S. DoT offers another $69 million to aviation manufacturers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering an additional $69 million in awards provided by the American Rescue Plan to 127 more aviation manufacturing and repair businesses.

Hypertherm opens new waterjet facility

Hypertherm has opened a new 28,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and office in New Brighton, MN, to better service North American customers.

Water boost

Grinding machine maker boosts manufacturing efficiencies, cuts delivery times with new waterjet cutter

by Mary Scianna

The Problem
Improve product delivery times 

Bystronic inks deal to offer nitrogen generation technology

Bystronic Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell MSS Nitrogen Inc. nitrogen generation and mixing products in the North American market.

Best quarter ever for North American robotics

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

Perfection Multiplied

by Kip Hanson  | photos by Francis Vachon

Quebec aerospace supplier redefines the standard for machine shop efficiency

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