Industry Update

Canadarm2 catches the Dragon resupply ship

December 18, 2017

New federal investment of $54 million in domestically developed space technology is expected to support more than 175 jobs.  

Read more: Ottawa invests $54 million in space exploration technology

MacDon FD75 Flexdraper

December 14, 2017

Linamar Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity interests of MacDon and its group of companies.

Read more: Linamar to acquire MacDon

Bombardier C series aircraft

December 14, 2017

Bombardier Inc. expects revenue to grow to between US$17 billion and US$17.5 billion next year.

Read more: Bombardier predicts revenue growth

Walter Surface Flexsteel Mustang contest Dec 2017

December 10, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the grand prize winner of its “Test Drive Flexsteel. Take Home a Mustang GT” contest.

Read more: Mustang GT contest winner announced

Made In Space produced these tin-bismuth cast metal pipe fittings to demonstrate the type of components it could produce in orbit. Source: SpaceNews

December 7, 2017

A 3D startup company that has been operating 3D polymer printers on the International Space Station, is developing tools for on-orbit metal manufacturing that could be ready for launch in 2018, according to a report by

Read more: Metalworking in space

Sonaca Line five axis gantry mill

December 5, 2017

Sonaca Montréal, which manufactures large aluminum aerostructure components for commercial and business aviation, has expanded capacity by partnering with Fives Liné Machines for a five-axis gantry mill.

Read more: Five-axis gantry mill expands capacity


December 5, 2017

Creaform's says its new facility at Innoparc Lévis paves the way for expansion and creation of 150 new jobs.

Read more: New HQ in Lévis, Québec for Creaform

December 5, 2017

DMG Mori and HEITEC are joining forces to speed the development of innovative automation solutions.

Read more: New joint venture established for automation solutions


December 5, 2017

An interview with Phil Crowther, global product manager, Small Robots, ABB Inc.

Read more: Collaborative robotics: A Q&A

A "wild-looking" EV design from Chris Bangle Associates

December 5, 2017

Chris Bangle is well known among the auto industry for his innovative automotive designs. See his latest "wild-looking" vehicle.

Read more: Auto designer Chris Bangle's wild new EV design

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