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Engineering Services Inc., Toronto, ON, is getting close to $1 million from the Federal government to develop a next-generation mobile robotics platform for security applications.

The government has awarded ESI $778,800 in a repayble government contribution through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) to support the robotics project.

ESI, which builds automated robotic products that combine mechanical systems, electronics and computer software, will collaborate with University of Toronto faculty and graduate students. This project will expand the use of robotics and automation in other Canadian companies and among supply chain partners. It will increase reliability insecurity-related work by introducing robots to perform repetitive tasks.

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Canadian economy can weather the economic storm: Financial Post

Despite the economic uncertainty in industry, an online story in the Financial Post says Canada’s financial system is in a relatively good place to weather any potential storms generated by a weakening global economy and the U.S.-China trade war.

Bombardier forecast: 24,000 deliveries; $626 B revenue

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

Zoller hosts Zollerfest 2019

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KUKA's school of robotics

KUKA Canada is once again offering its KUKA Canada College in 2017. Courses will be offered in January, February and March.

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.

Montreal engineering firm becomes largest in world for aerospace robotics

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The additive way

A Q&A with Renishaw Canada’s Mark Kirby about the current state of additive manufacturing

Embracing Big

by Kip Hanson

There’s a wealth of data sitting on the factory floor, information that can make your shop faster, smarter, and far more profitable. Are you capturing it? 

TechFab, Komet celebrate partnership

TechFab, Montreal, QC, which recently joined cutting tool supplier Komet's Service network, celebrated the official partnership with an open house on December 17, 2013.

KPU welding instructor awarded for teaching excellence

Al Azadwinder Singh Sumal, a welding instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), has been named the 2018 Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award recipient by the American Welding Society.

Terry Yamazaki In His Own Words by Ray Chalmers

In October 2011, I became aware of Terry Yamazaki's death. The chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Corp., his obituary (he died September 15, 2011, at the age of 82) was carried on Mazak's website and in the October issues of many North American metalworking magazines.

Tech Tips: Machine effects on a formed section

by Jack Pennuto Jr.

Roll forming machines impact process quality

Bridge-type CMM for precision scanning

Carl Zeiss' Micura coordinate measuring machine is a high precision, compact, bridge-type CMM featuring precision scanning technology with the VAST XT gold active scanning sensor.

GE Canada investing $238 M in automation at Quebec plant

GE Canada has announced it plans to invest $238 million in its Quebec subsidiary, GE Aviation, to modernize its plant in Bromont, QC.

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