Industry Update

TRUMPF new smart factory in Chicago IL

September 15, 2017

TRUMPF celebrated the opening of its smart factory in Chicago, IL, on September 12, 2017. It's the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions. The $15 million, 500,000 sq ft facility is designed for digitally connected production processes.

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DMG MORI and Fuchs news

September 12, 2017

DMG MORI and Fuchs have announced a technology partnership agreement and signed a collaboration contract to work together on innovative product developments for lubricants for machine tools.

Read more: DMG MORI, Fuchs launch partnership for machine tool lubricants

Manufacturing growth in US and Canada

September 11, 2017

US manufacturing technology orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23 per cent from July 2016. The positive news follows recent data from Canada that continues to see upwards growth in this country two. Together, these actitivites are good indicators that 2018 promises to be a better year for manufacturing in North America.

Read more: Upwards growth for US manufacturing good for Canada

Pratt and Whitney engine

September 1, 2017

While the rate of improvement in business conditions lost some momentum in August, Canada's manufacturing industry continued to show signs of modest growth with firms taking on more workers, spurred by further business expansion and rising production, according to the IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).

Read more: More jobs, rising production for Canadian manufacturing

Access Machinery showcases the Baykal fiber laser at multiple open houses

August 28, 2017

Access Machinery held a multi-day open house to showcase the Baykal fiber laser cutting machine. Access Machinery, the Canadian distributor for the Turkish-built machine, debut the technology for the first time in Canada last year.

Read more: Multi-day open house for fiber laser

Mind over Metal welding camps

August 24, 2017

TransCanada Corp. has partnered with the CWA Foundation to support the welding organization's Mind over Metal welding camps for students.

Read more: TransCanada supports welding camps for kids

CenterLine's new plant addition rendering

August 24, 2017

CentreLine (Windsor) Ltd., is expanding its three existing operations in Windsor, ON, with a new 7,897 sq m (85,000 sq ft) greenfield plant.

Read more: CentreLine expands Windsor site with greenfield plant

Ferro holds machining event with Sandvik Coromant and other partners

August 22, 2017

Local manufacturers had the opportunity to learn about the latest machining innovations at a joint supplier event held at machine tool distributor Ferro Technique's Mississauga, ON, facility.

Read more: Getting an educational edge on machining

Michael Roche joins PFERD to handle pipeline sales in Canada, the US

August 21, 2017

Michael Roche has joined PFERD Inc., as account manager, pipeline market. He will be responsible for pipeline channel customers in Canada and the US.

Read more: PFERD new account manager for Canada, US

ESAB initiatives support welding education for students

August 21, 2017

ESAB Welding & Cutting has implemented three initiatives that will help support welding education in schools, including a welding contest open to schools in Canada and the US.

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