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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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Canada's Gold

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s mining industry has its ups and downs, but a positive value proposition will always bring work

Jeff Krause new head for SME

Jeffrey M. Krause has been named the new executive director and CEO for SME, based in Dearborn, MI.

Five Ways Faster

by Kip Hanson

A Q&A on five axis high speed machining with Andy McNamara, director of sales at Doosan Machine Tools America

Tube measurement software with unique license

Hexagon's much-anticipated update to tube design, analysis and production platform TubeShaper delivers important new functionalities to customers in tube and pipe manufacturing. 

Feds pumping money into apprenticeships to curb skills shortage

With job vacancies at record levels, Ottawa will spend nearly $247 million to create more than 25,000 apprenticeship positions in the skilled trades across Canada.

Auto-Darkening Filters for Welding Helmets

Weldcote’s auto-darkening filters feature clear, true-colour blue, high-definition technology that enhances the visible spectrum for optimal clarity and reduced eye fatigue.


New fiber laser machine OEM in Canada

Rhino Cutting Systems is the latest Canadian company to enter the fiber laser cutting market. The company's made-in-Canada fiber laser cutting machine made its debut at FABTECH 2014 in Atlanta, GA, last November.

Canadian manufacturing leads strong growth

Canada's manufacturing industry grew at its fastest pace in more than two years, another sign that Canada's economy is off to a strong start in 2017.

Manufacturing hits record-high growth: Survey

The manufacturing sector hit record-high levels in June, according to the latest data from the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), registering 57.1, up from 56.2 in May and the highest reading in  more than seven and a half years of data collection.

Héroux-Devtek acquires Alta Précision

Landing gear manufacturer Héroux-Devtek Inc. has concluded the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Montréal-based Alta Précision Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision landing gear components.

Bystronic holds fiber laser learning event in Ontario

Metal fabricators from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and as far away as Sudbury attended a Bystronic “Best Choice” learning event to hear about the economic benefits of fiber laser cutting technology.

3rd year record auto sales for Honda Canada

2016 marked Honda Canada's third consecutive year of record annual automotive sales. The company reported that annual sales increased 5 per cent in 2016 with 186,676 sales versus the previous best annual sales of 177,506 units in 2015.

Down to the wire

Controlling consumable costs in wire EDM

by Jim Barnes

Wire is one of the most visible costs in EDM. As a primary consumable in the process, most owners are interested in reducing their usage of wire. As with any exercise in cost reduction, though, it is important not to confuse price with cost.

New Canadian sales manager for MC Machinery

Chris Harris is the new Canadian Sales Manager for MC Machinery Systems Canada.

Haas donates $65,000 to Ontario skills competition

Haas Automation Inc., through the Gene Haas Foundation, has donated $55,000 US ($65,000 CDN) to Skills Ontario.

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