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Westway Machinery, Mississauga, ON, has formed a partnership with Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, to sell Mazak's laser cutting systems in Eastern Canada.

     "We are excited about our new partnership with Mazak Optonics, says Frank Walter, president of Westway. "The Mazak brand represents a well-known, high quality and innovative laser product that complements our sheet metal expertise."

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Translas partners with Gullco on distribution deal

Translas, a global manufacturer of on- torch fume extraction solutions, has announced a distribution partnership with Gullco International Ltd. Based in Newmarket, Ont., Gullco will be the global distributor of Translas’ newest fume extraction solutions, namely Translas 7XE Semi-Automatic Fume Extraction welding gun and the ClearO2 W-Series hi-vac units, designed and engineered for welding automation.

Riding the Wave

by Mary Scianna

A no-nonsense approach to business spurs growth for Ontario waterjet fabricator

Montreal's Nova Bus wins deal for 600 transit buses

Nova Bus, a Montreal-based transit bus manufacturer has confirmed an order from the Chicago Transit Board to purchase up to 600 new, 40-foot clean-diesel buses.

The Rules of X-Ray Micro CT (and When to Break Them)

Offer the term “metrology equipment” to a group of industrial or manufacturing engineers in a word-association test and it's highly likely CMM (coordinate measuring machine) would be the response.

US demand will drive metal stampings growth

A new report that states US demand for metal stampings will reach $47.5 billion in 2021 because of continued growth in US production for durable goods, may have a positive impact on Canadian manufacturers and create new opportunities for business.

Aluminum industry shifting back to value-added as demand returns

Exports of standard commodity aluminium from Canada into the United States have decreased on a monthly basis, according to the Aluminium Association of Canada.

Absolute gets North American exclusive for Precihole

Absolute Machine Tools, Lorain, OH, has been appointed the exclusive North American (including Canada) importer for deep hole drilling machines from Precihole Machine Tools Ltd., based in Mumbai, India.

Selling Your Family Business

Selling a family business is a major decision that some might be considering as the economy transitions from recession to recovery.

The Way to the Future

by Lincoln Brunner

Connectivity, data management define the future of process improvement

First 3D manufactured bike frame

Renishaw and British bicycle manufacturer Empire Cycles have created what is being called the world's first 3D printed metal bike frame.

Montréal additive metal powder supplier expands operations

AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings is expanding its Greater Montréal operations.

Job Shops Snapshot

by Andrew Brooks

GM caps off a huge year for Canadian auto investment

General Motors has added to a landmark year for Canada’s automotive sector by committing to a CAN$1 billion investment to manufacture an electric delivery van at its struggling CAMI manufacturing facility in Windsor Ont.

Lincoln Electric EVP Blankenship retires

Lincoln Electric’s Executive Vice-President and President of Americas welding segment George D. Blankenship, has retired effective May 31, 2020. 

Stabilizer for tall workpieces

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling’s Unilock Stabilizer 50 system for Uniflex Ball System provides lateral support for tall parts during welding, machining or assembly processes and allows for the transfer of loads to the table or base.

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