Industry Update

November 16, 2012

Debut technologies aim to equip manufacturers with the tools to better compete in North America

From nesting software, machine controls and cutting systems to punching, forming and welding, three major themes emerged amongst the new technologies that debuted at FABTECH 2012 in Las Vegas, NV: more power, better performance and enhanced productivity.

Read more: The 3 Ps at FABTECH 2012: Power, Performance, Productivity

October 26, 2012

New Flyer Industries Inc., Winnipeg, MB, and its consortium partners are getting $3.4 million from the Federal government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program to further develop rapid-charge battery-electric bus propulsion technology.

Read more: New Flyer gets $3.4 M for battery-electric bus technology

October 24, 2012

GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum

General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Read more: Is magnesium the new metal for lighter weight vehicles?

October 18, 2012

Thomas Skinner's Edmonton location hosted an open house on October 4 to celebrate its 30th anniversary and showcase its new showroom and training facility. 

Read more: Thomas Skinner celebrates 30th anniversary

October 16, 2012

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) awarded its annual Apprentice Bursary Awards to four apprentices this year. The awards were presented at CTMA's Annual General Meeting in September at Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON.

Read more: Association celebrates apprenticeships

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