Rob Adkins OSG Canada presidentClick image to enlarge

Rob Adkins has been named president of OSG Canada. 

Previously the vice president of the company, he joined the company in 1998 as an application specialist and has held a number of roles at the company in applications, product management and sales.

FABTECH 2020 cancelled

After a long process of watching and waiting, North America’s largest fabricating, forming, welding and finishing event has been cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Machining case study: Ahead of the Curve

by Kip Hanson

Calgary job shop realizes big benefits from its investment in advanced machine tools

Employee anxiety, finances biggest Covid-19 issues: CAMM survey

Employee anxiety is the number one problem reported by respondents of the second industry survey conducted by industry associations CAMM and Automate Canada. Financial concerns and declining sales were a close second to anxiety and protection of employees.

Ontario firm signs North American robot supply deal

I-Cubed Industry Innovators Inc., based in Stoney Creek, ON, has signed an agreement with Yaskawa America through the company's Motoman Robotics Division (Yaskawa Motoman) to supply robots to the North American waterjet market.

A Different Kind of Fast: Multi-Tasking

High speed machining is making a big impact on the metalworking industry, but there's another technology that's just as important: multi-tasking. The ability to produce complex parts in fewer operations means shops can decrease customer lead-times while increasing product margins.

Managing Through Crisis

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, many manufacturers and their suppliers have teamed up to find ways to keep operating during the unprecedented economic crisis.

Trip to India could boost local and Canadian manufacturing

Two agencies in Windsor, ON, say they hope new agreements signed in India will boost the local and Canadian manufacturing industries.

Universal grinder

The Studer favoritCNC universal cylindrical grinder for grinding medium size workpieces in individual and serial productions, comes with options such as in-process gauging, balancing systems, contact detection and length positioning.

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.

Feds invest $49 billion for aerospace innovation

The Federal Government of Canada is investing $49 billion in aerospace innovation to support competitiveness in the sector.

ABB, Fronius to develop robotic welding systems

ABB Robotics and Fronius International plan to develop a fully equipped robotic welding package as part of a global agreement to collaborate and support both new and existing customers with advanced technology.

TRUMPF opens technology site in Silicon Valley

TRUMPF has opened a new technology and laser centre in Santa Clara, CA. The company says its location in Silicon Valley puts the laboratory close to key customers and partners from sectors such as consumer electronics and e-mobility.

Metalworking in space

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 SpaceNews.com.

Lion Electric gets $100M to build Quebec battery plant

Quebec-based electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric is receiving about $100 million to build a highly automated battery-pack assembly plant in Saint–Jérôme, in the Laurentians.

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