Image: ESAB Click image to enlargeWelders, pipe fitters and electricians are cited in a Workopolis survey among the high paying jobs in Canada that don't require a university degree.

 "Equipment Operators, Welders, Pipe Fitters, Electricians, Plumbers – all of these trades are in short supply in Canada. Even when working in cities, these roles can start at $80,000 to over $100,000. If you are willing to work remotely – then the salaries can go up exponentially," notes Peter Harris in a February 18 story on Workopolis' web site.

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Canada fights back against US trade practices

Canada has responded to the US use of punitive duties by launching a broad international trade complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Allied Machine donates boring tools to USS Pampanito restoration

Ohio’s Allied Machine and Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tools, recently donated various boring bars and inserts to be used with a 1954 Wohlhaupter boring head on the USS Pampanito restoration project.

Robotic arc welding tracking

 

ABB's WeldGuide is a combined process control and “Through the Arc” adaptive seam tracking system integrated into the robot controller.

10 tips for improving toolholder performance

The four critical requirements for tool holders are clamping force, concentricity, rigidity, and balance for high-spindle speeds. When these factors are dialed in just right, there’s nearly no chance of holder error and considerable cost reduction is achieved thanks to longer tool life and reduction of down-time due to tool changes. 

Feds issue call to action for industrial decarbonization

The federal government has issued a call to action to industry leaders, inviting them to “put forward their most ambitious projects to help Canada meet its climate goals.”

U.S. to cover 50% of eligible U.S. aerospace worker salaries

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a program to pay up to half of the payroll costs for eligible aerospace manufacturing companies, covering a period of sis months.

Biden looking to spur production of EV battery metals

U.S. President Joe Biden is looking to invoke his nation’s Cold War powers to encourage domestic production of critical minerals for electric-vehicle and other types of batteries, Bloomberg is reporting.

A Broader Base

by Andrew Brooks

Process diversification is one way to survive and thrive in a down market

Cycle step process variant for CMT

Fronius has introduced a new cycle step process variant for the CMT (Cold Metal Transfer) welding process that allows users to set both the number of individual droplets and the pause time between cycles.

Ontario firm to develop mobile robotics

Engineering Services Inc., Toronto, ON, is getting close to $1 million from the Federal government to develop a next-generation mobile robotics platform for security applications.

Ontario vs. Michigan: How to catch up

A new study from The Fraser Institute says Ontario’s manufacturing sector could take a growth lesson from its close U.S. neighbour Michigan.

Voestalpine additive manufacturing centre achieves ISO 9001 certification

Voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre Ltd. has achieved certification according to ISO9001:2015 for the design, simulation and production of additive manufactured components for the power generation, oil & gas and other advanced industries.

GM and Posco cathode plant in Quebec starts construction in August

South Korea’s Posco Chemical Company is building a US$327m electric vehicle (EV) battery cathode plant in Quebec City in partnership with General Motors Company.

CWB Association eliminates membership fees

The CWB Association is now offering memberships at no cost to anyone that wishes to join the association.

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.

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