AV&R wins FANUC Innovative System Award. Left to right: Mick Estes, FANUC; Guillaume Couture Armand, AV&R; Lou Finazzo, FANUC America; Raad Asmaro, FANUC America; Brian McHugh, AV&R; Wes Garrett, FANUCClick image to enlargeQuebec-based industrial automation company AV&R has won the Innovatve System Award presented at the FANUC Annual Integrators Conference in April. The company won the award for its jet engine blades weld blending and profiling system.

 AV&R was selected as four of the finalists among 21 participants. The four finalists presented their innovation systems in front of a crowd of 330 people during the conference, held April 21 in Orlando, FL.

175 FANUC integrators voted to select the winner.

AV&R

MSC Industrial to service customers in Canada

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Melville, NY, is entering the Canadian market with its acquisition of Barnes Distribution North America.

Ferro Technique, Windsor University collaborate

Machine tool distributor Ferro Technique and the University of Windsor's Engineering deparment are holding a "Research Showcase" on April 13 in Windsor that will highlight the collaborative efforts between the two groups.

Advanced manufacturing event expands with 3D

Canadian manufacturers interested in advanced manufacturing technologies can now attend a newly expanded biennial trade show and conference

CWB Group donates $250,000 to hospital expansion

The Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) has donated $250,000 to support the expansion of a Milton, ON, hopsital.

Getting "the whole picture" on drilling

Sandvik Coromant Canada’s cutting tool suppliers were the first to experience the company’s latest “smart” event about drilling technologies—“See the whole picture.”

Job shops Ontario - Made to Measure

by Andrew Brooks

From its inception in a tough climate, Advantage has been increasing its high precision and automation repertoire

Advancements in titanium machining

Mazak Canada, Cambridge, ON, is hosting a lunch and learn for manufacturers on March 27 that will focus on techniques for maximizing milling performance in titanium.

Mazak webinar about MTConnect

Mazak webinar on MTConnect applications and uses. June 17, 2014.

Register for the online event.

DMG MORI's digital manufacturing for Porsche

Porsche owes part of its success in racing to DMG MORI, the machine tool builder that is the car manufacturer's technology partner and supplies the Porsche race team with manufacturing technology and machined parts via the Porsche Motorsport CNC Competence Centre at Deckel Maho Seebach in Germany.

Kitamura, CAMplete partner for five axis verification software

Kitamura Machinery is partnering with CAMplete Solutions to provide an integrated suite of post processing, verification and optimization software tools for its five axis machining centres.

Linamar cites supply chain pinch in Q2 update

Supply chain issues continue to hamper the manufacturing sector, with the latest report from Linamar Corp. confirming the impact on its key target markets, Access, Agriculture and Automotive markets.

Italian trade group seeks manufacturers for trade show delegation

The Italian Trade Commission is seeking Canadian metal products manufacturers interested in attending one of Italy's largest trade shows for the metalworking industry, BIMU-SFORTEC 2016.

Association celebrates apprenticeships

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.

Bumper to bumper

by Kip Hanson

No job too big or too small for Ontario welding shop

Singh finds uncertainty in Canadian manufacturing sector


Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, visited Windsor recently to find out how tariffs and changes to the free trade agreement could affect companies in the region’s large US-facing manufacturing sector.

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