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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.

Sandvik to acquire makers of Mastercam

Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire US-based CNC Software Inc., a provider of CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing industries.

A matter of form

by Kip Hanson

Gear milling is a timesaving alternative to hobbing

Bystronic names Landmark Western Canadian distributor

Bystronic Canada Ltd. has named Landmark Solutions as the exclusive distributor of Bystronic products in Alberta and British Columbia.

Natural Talents

by Andrew Brooks

Canada’s strength in natural resources is being matched by its winning hand in renewable energy

Economy shrank in Q2, StatsCan says

Following three quarters of post-pandemic expansion, the Canadian economy shrank by 11 per cent between April and June, according to Statistics Canada.

Magellan signs long-term agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand

Magellan Aerospace has signed a long term agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a UTC Aerospace Systems Company, to manufacture complex magnesium and aluminium castings for various military and commercial aerospace platforms. 

Novarc Technologies makes Globe & Mail top growth list

Vancouver BC-based robotics company Novarc Technologies Inc. has been listed as one of Canada’s top growing companies by the Globe & Mail for the second year in a row.

Trump tariffs tipping us toward a recession: Linamar CEO

In an opinion piece featured in the Globe and Mail, Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz warns that US President Donald Trump’s newly levied tariffs on Canadian goods coming into the country could have a catastrophic economic impact.

Ontario trade mission to China secures $1 B+

Ontario needs to build relationships apart from the US, according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, so the province's recent trade mission to China, in which Ontario has secured more than $1 billion in agreements between the two countries, is an important step towards this goal.

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

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

Auto sales strong, US protectionism a threat: report

Auto sales growth in 2018 has been led by strong gains in developing economies, but US protectionism may stall further gains, writes Scotiabank economist Juan Manuel Herrera in the July 2018 Global Auto Report.

Quebec firm wins Fanuc innovation award

Quebec-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.

Canadian economy posts “stellar” results in first half

Employment increases and sustained wage growth marked the first half of 2019 as the Canadian economy posted the best first half since 2010.

Kapp Niles founder Bernhard Kapp was leader in gear, machine tool industry

Dr.-Ing. E.H. Bernhard Kapp, founder of the Kapp Group has died. He was 93.

He founded Kapp & Co. in 1953  in Coburg, Germany and today, the company is among the leading manufacturers of machine tools for hard and soft finishing of gears and profiles with facilities in Germany, US, Brazil, Japan and China. He was board of several organizations, including the German Trade Fair and Exhibition AG, Gildemeister, Fiat, Krupp Hoesch, Iveco, Internazionale Holding Fiat, Werner & Pfleiderer, TRUMPF, the Ifo Institute, the Fraunhofer Society and the University of Coburg.

The company continues to operated under Kapp's son, Martin Kapp.

Kapp Niles

FABTECH Canada 2020 to host CanWeld Conference

FABTECH Canada – Canada’s exclusive metal fabricating, forming, and welding event – and the CWB Group have partnered to co-locate the CWB Group’s CanWeld Conference at FABTECH 2020.

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