Industry Update

Prima Power hP4060 hydraulic press brake

May 14, 2019

The Prima Power hP4060 hydraulic press brake

Prima Power has signed an agreement with Gasparini for the distribution of products in the Gasparini range with Prima Power brand and colours.

Read more: Prima Power and Gasparini sign distribution deal

Titanium tubular components are positioned on the Laserdyne 430BD’s horizontally mounted rotary table. Table features a through-bore chuck to accurately locate and hold the titanium tubes for cutting to the correct angled shape.

May 14, 2019

Helix Labs Inc. of Toronto, maker of what it says is the most compact, lightest and safest folding bike available, recently decided to automate its manufacturing facilities to meet demand for cost savings, quality and consistency.

Read more: Innovative Toronto bicycle manufacturer adopts automated manufacturing

Bill Bossard

May 12, 2019

Bill Bossard will retire as president of Salvagnini America this year.

Read more: Bossard steps down at Salvagnini America

Students win 20K manufacturing scholarships

May 8, 2019

Ten university, college and secondary students in southwestern Ontario have been awarded scholarships to build their careers in manufacturing.

Read more: Students win $20K manufacturing scholarships.

GM and Unifor reach Oshawa agreement

May 8, 2019

GM Canada and Unifor, the union representing workers at GM’s Oshawa assembly plant, have reached an agreement to transition the plant’s vehicle assembly operations to parts manufacturing and advanced vehicle testing.

Read more: GM Canada and Unifor reach “transformation agreement” on Oshawa

This bracket for a truck diesel engine is already in production on the new AM line.

May 6, 2019

A pilot project for automated 3D printing of replacement parts and series-production components has been a huge success for Daimler, the automotive manufacturer says.

Read more: Daimler dives deeper into AM

Tejal Mehta, vice president of operations, EMEC Machine Tools, beside the Okuma M460V-5AX that was under power during the open house.

May 5, 2019

EMEC Machine Tools held a two-day open house May 1 and 2 at its Mississauga, ON, facility to showcase multiple machines under power, including the Genos M460V-5AX equipped with Esprit CAM software for five axis machining.

Read more: EMEC Machine Tools showcases technologies at open house

Quebec Learning Event

May 1, 2019

Bystronic Canada Ltd. is hosting a Quebec Learning Event on May 23.

Read more: Bystronic Canada Quebec Learning Event

Dawn Desjardins, RBC's deputy chief economist

May 1, 2019

Despite recent discouraging signs, the Canadian economy is likely to grow faster later this year, according to an RBC economist.

Read more: WATCH: Canadian economic momentum to increase in 2019: RBC

Cyber security

May 1, 2019

A senior federal cyber security expert says Canadian manufacturers need to work together to identify and solve problems with cyber security.

Read more: Canadian manufacturers should collaborate on cyber security

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