Industry Update

Mazak applications technician Tyler McKenzie at the VC 500A/5X vertical machining centre demo

May 6, 2018

On Friday, April 27 at its head office in Cambridge, ON, Mazak Canada hosted an “Evolution of Digital Machining” lunch and learn demonstration for customers and industry partners.

Read more: Mazak, Sandvik Coromant host digital machining demo

VIA Rail

April 25, 2018

VIA Rail has issued the request for qualifications (RFQ) phase of its search for a supplier to replace the rolling stock on its Quebec-Windsor corridor.

Read more: VIA Rail launches search for fleet replacement

Magellan lands five year agreement for Airbus A330 rib wing contract

April 19, 2018

Magellan Aerospace has secured a five-year agreement with Airbus to supply wing ribs for the A330 aircraft. 

Read more: Magellan Aerospace secures $48 M Airbus A330 wing rib contract

Bell Helicopter's FCX-001 concept

April 18, 2018

The federal government has announced an investment of $49.5 M to support the development of next-generation helicopter technologies and to generate some 300 associated jobs.

Read more: Ottawa commits close to $50 M for aerospace manufacturing

Relaxing at Elliott Matsuura's open house from left: Kevin Hulme, Metric Mold; Jack Chimienti, Advanced EDM; Andy Lombardi, Rova Machine; Joe Poulin, Elliott Matuusra; and Tim Alewick, Metric Mold.

April 12, 2018


The Joint Open House, now in its 13th year, attracts hundreds of manufacturers from the Southwestern Ontario area.

Read more: Shopping for machine tools at the Joint Open House

Waterloo sets up AI Institute

April 8, 2018

The University of Waterloo has launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute, which will pursue numerous new areas of research including manufacturing, autonomous systems and human-machine interaction.

Read more: University of Waterloo launches AI Institute

Atelier Usinage Carignan

April 8, 2018

Six companies in the Lévis, Quebec area have each received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from the Canadian federal government through Canada Economic Development’s Quebec Economic Development program. 

Read more: Six companies receive federal economic development funding

Junkers F 13 photo credit John Morris Aviation Week

April 4, 2018

Ninety-nine years after the maiden flight of the pioneering Junkers F 13 aircraft, a complete reconstruction of the airplane has been certificated for flight, Junkers has announced.

Read more: Historic Junkers aircraft flies again

SLM partners with Spark & Co. to sell its additive machines in Ontario and Quebec

April 4, 2018

SLM Solutions is expanding its additive manufacturing footprint in Canada and is partnering with Spark & Co. to sell its offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

Read more: SLM expands additive offerings in Canada, partners with Spark & Co.

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