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LIVONIA, Mich. - German automotive transmission maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for $11.74 billion, a move that creates the world's second-largest auto supplier.
DETROIT - Toyota is recalling about 140,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.
When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using special advanced automation technology, the result of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the KUKA Systems Aerospace Group.
SKF Canada Ltd and Hofmann Engineering, Australia together with other minority owners, have entered into agreement that SKF acquire Hofmann Engineering North America.
PRAB, Inc. has completed a purchase agreement for ownership of all assets of the Puckmaster company. Since 1986, Puckmaster has manufactured and supported briquetting machines for metal compression and coolant collection. The equipment has also been sold in biomass industries for briquetting woody feedstock.
Global aluminium consumption is growing steadily. Above all the transport sector is driving growth, with CO2 reduction targets in Europe and the US accelerating demand for lightweight base materials. But the construction and packaging sectors are showing excellent growth rates, as well. This increasing demand from all application sectors will also be felt at the industry's largest trade fair worldwide, ALUMINIUM 2014.
MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace says its CSeries commercial jetliner will resume test flights later this month following an "engine incident" that grounded the aircraft in May.
TORONTO - Canadian auto sales continued to accelerate in August, climbing 7.9 per cent to 171,560 with almost a dozen brands at or close to all-time sales record for the month, according to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.
YPSILANTI, Mich. - Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up.
RENO, Nev. - To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.
MONTREAL - Swedish company Braathens Aviation says it no longer wants to be the first recipient of Bombardier's new CSeries commercial passenger jet because of uncertainty surrounding the program.
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday amid data that showed the economy grew more than expected in the second quarter.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.
MEXICO CITY - South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico that is expected to begin production in 2016.
A Hamilton rail car maker is hiring 400 people - but it says about 1,100 turned up for its job fair Saturday.
Watch an introduction to Mazak's new SmoothX controls, which debuted at IMTS in Chicago.
Makino's a61nx 5E is efficient enough that a pallet system adds greater efficiency to its use. See it in action here. Cutting footage provided by Makino.
Okuma's LB4000 EXII introduced at IMTS 2014.
Joe Poulin introduces the new machine and HURCO's new control.
MEMEX Automation's President & CEO, David McPhail, introduces the company's newest innovation at IMTS 2014.
Sandvik Coromant takes another step in the gear milling technology development by introducing the groundbreaking InvoMilling solution for flexible manufacturing of gears and splines on universal five-axes machining centers.
Ron Nater has joined Megatel to represent the company as the area manager / technical sales consultant in the Eastern and Northern part of Ontario plus Markham, Woodbridge, Oakville, Burlington and the Niagara Peninsula.
Hurco has announced that seven finalists have been named for the first ever Chipmaker Challenge Championship to be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Hurco IMTS booth.
HEIDENHAIN Corporation announces the new hire of Jonathan Dougherty as the North American Product Specialist, Automation Division.
Using state-of-the art linear motor and direct drive technology, Doosan introduces the FM 200/5AX Linear full 5-axis machining center.
At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components with multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families on display.
From the job shop to the retrofit operation, moldmakers to mass production departments at the world’s leading auto, aero and medical manufacturers, Siemens continues to serve many companies' CNC technology needs.
At IMTS 2014 in booth W-1564, Seco Tools, LLC will unveil several new milling, turning, threading and tool holding products that were developed with material advancements in mind, including a square shoulder cutter that enhances side-milling operations, a multi-edge system that meets the industry’s demand for narrow cutting-edge grooving and parting-off tools, an insert that provides high-performance threads in a single pass, and toolholders with special vibration damping capabilities.
Inside the Discover More With Mazak booth S-8300 at IMTS 2014 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, manufacturers will find everything from innovative machining technology to digital manufacturing solutions to applications expertise.
Walter's Luke Pollock introduces the newest addition to Walter's drilling line at IMTS 2014.
REGO-FIX's David McHenry explains how the company's new wrench and nut makes changing tools safer.
Emuge's Jose Alvarenga explains how the company's SPEEDSYNCHRO toolholder helps shops reach higher tapping speeds.
BIG Kaiser's Alan Miller demos one of the company's newest products.
Carr Lane Manufacturing is introducing a new system of tooling blocks and fixture plates for quick fixturing change on horizontal machining centers.
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and its founding member, Sandvik Coromant, will join forces to showcase joint research efforts and give a glimpse into the future of manufacturing.
At IMTS this year BIG Kaiser is featuring its second-floor "Productivity Deck," which includes live tech seminars during the day, plus a live New Products presentation every morning at 10am.
At IMTS this year, the KOMET GROUP (booth W-2400) demonstrates the advances the company is making. The booth will include live demonstrations in real-life applications, as well as product displays.
The parent company of Techniks announced a name change to Techniks Industries, signifying the commitment to provide customers with new levels of productivity through a wider offering of solutions from both NAP GLADU and Techniks.
Seco Tools, LLC has increased the experience and technical expertise of its product marketing team with the promotion of veteran employee Manfred Lenz from Senior Technical Specialist to Manager–Drilling Products, NAFTA.
SECO Tools recently appointed Simon Mailloux to the role of Lead Technical Specialist for Quebec. He is responsible for directing the sales activities and sales performance of assigned team members under the direction of the Regional Manager, Mac McGaughey.
Steve Burrows recently joined KOMET of Canada as a technical specialist. Burrows has extensive experience in cutting tool sales as well as being an entrepreneur.
Tungaloy has announced Nick Tomac as the new sales representative for Tungaloy in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas.
Blaxx F5055 slitting cutter from Walter, the latest addition to its Blaxx family of high-performance milling cutters, features robust and accurate construction with superior performance and process reliability that characterizes the Blaxx line.
September 2014 marks the 110th anniversary of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products. ESAB’s reach extends to almost every nation in the world, with more than 8,700 employees, and manufacturing facilities across four continents.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced a new telescoping arm as an option on select FILTAIR fume extraction systems.
The Canadian Welding Association’s (CWA) annual Welding Educators Conference was a great success this year as over 50 educators from across Canada participated in the two-day seminar that focused on welding education and standardization of welding curriculum.
Lincoln Electric’s Air Vantage 650 (K2961-1) engine driven welder/generator is equipped with a Tier 4i-compliant Cummins engine. It is a rugged machine designed for welding and gouging needs commonly associated with heavy industrial applications like mining and repair.
Honeywell has launched Build Your Own Hat (, a Web-based application that enables customers and distributors to fully customize hard hats from the complete selection of Fibre-Metal and North brand safety caps. In four steps, visitors can create their signature look by selecting a hat style, colour, suspension and graphic.
Victor Technologies has re-launched its Victor High Purity and Instrumentation (HP&I) range, comprised of specialty, high purity and laboratory gas regulators.
Lincoln Electric introduces a Wireless Pedal that delivers an enhanced level of freedom and mobility for TIG welding applications. The K3127-1 Wireless Pedal reduces clutter and improves workplace safety by eliminating cords that can lead to tripping hazards in the shop environment.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces its LiveArc reality-based training system, designed to recruit, screen, train and manage welding trainee performance — all via a live welding arc. The LiveArc system features advanced motion-tracking technology that provides critical feedback to improve welding skills, providing better, faster and more cost-effective results than traditional training methods.
Victor Technologies has launched a new training site that allows users direct and rapid access to training materials and tools from the company’s website. Content is now available without log in or registration credentials, and it has been optimized for access on mobile devices.
ESAB, a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announces the launch of its newly redesigned website for North America. A fresh design and improved navigation offers visitors to a better user experience.
Lincoln Electric equipment became an integral part of production for the new Need for Speed movie. Los Angeles fabricator Paul Clarke, contracted by Ghostlight, used a host of Lincoln Electric products to help construct more than 22 vehicles used during filming.
Private equity firm Irving Place Capital (IPC) and Victor Technologies announced earlier this month that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Victor to Colfax Corporation, a global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products. The all cash transaction values Victor at approximately $947 million, including the assumption of debt, and is subject to customary closing conditions.
The new MH12 six-axis robot from Yaskawa Motoman provides superior performance in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications. It features a new curved upper arm that enhances its reach and allows a wider range of applications.
Hypertherm, a U.S based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced succession plans for the positions of CEO and Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility.
EXAIR’s new PEEK Pico Super Air Nozzle has been engineered to produce the highest performance attainable from a tiny nozzle. It delivers one of the smallest, most precise blowoffs available with an efficient, high volume, high velocity airflow.
CECOR announces a special F23-S filter for its powerful SA5-175PT Sump Shark specifically for water jet cutting applications.
Gary Norville started at Messer Cuttings Systems Inc. in September 1980 selling and installing cutting machines. During Gary’s career with Messer, he worked in many different departments gaining vast knowledge of the company, working his way up the corporate ladder. Gary became President and CEO of Messer in 2007 and his last day is August 29, 2014.
SigmaTEK Systems LLC announces the kick-off of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators and others within the industry are invited to enter for a chance to win a hunting bow or $500 gift certificate to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World or Cabela’s. 
Hypertherm has announced two leadership changes. Effective immediately, Aaron Brandt assumes the role of Vice President of Engineering while Hidde van Hoeven becomes Business Team Leader for Mechanized Plasma.
Effective July 1, 2014, Mr. Peter Hoecklin has assumed the role of president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc. In this position he is responsible for all TRUMPF Inc.’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing, engineering, research and development, customer service, technical training, product sales, and applications.
MC Machinery started off summer with a splash, hosting two open houses within a week of one another that featured the latest in EDM, laser, milling, turning, waterjet, and additive manufacturing.
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, announces its July webinar schedule. Shop owners, manufacturers, fabricators, programmers, machine operators, production managers, and anyone charged with improving shop floor efficiency should attend.
Hypertherm has announced ISO 9001:2008 certification of the quality management system for its CNC motion and torch height control products.
With its MicroMAX JetMachining Center, OMAX Corporation brings the speed, versatility and accuracy of abrasive waterjet cutting to the production of parts that are smaller than 300 microns and made from a wide range of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics and glass.
Wilson Tool International celebrates the 20th anniversary of its press brake tooling division in 2014. Launched in 1994, Wilson Tool’s press brake division began by manufacturing a single line of tooling for the press brake. Today, the company offers a comprehensive selection of press brake tooling solutions.
Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division announces the opening of a new facility in Queretaro, Mexico. This is the company’s third location in Mexico. This new 5,000 sq ft facility will house approximately six employees, with the plan to expand the employee base as the company expands its operations.
TRUMPF held an open house last week at its Plymouth Township, MI, facility, where it demonstrated the value its technology can offer the automotive industry. Among other demonstrations running live for the over 150 guests, the company was running parts on its TruLaser Cell 7040 and the TruLaser Cell 3000.
Due to popular response, Mitutoyo has added an afternoon session for Gauge Repair & Maintenance Workshop on May 15, 2014.
Mitutoyo Canada has announced a series of workshops throughout 2014, free of charge, that cover a variety of metrology related topics.
Renishaw’s new SPRINT system incorporates a new generation of on-machine analog scanning technology to allow fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.
Mitutoyo Canada's Peter Detmers reflects on the company's 40th anniversary celebration, and its new Gold Care program.
On October 16 and 17, Mitutoyo Canada hosted an open house to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and the re-opening of its fully renovated head office. On the afternoon of the 16th, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Ward 9 Councillor Pat Satio were on hand for a special reception and ribbon cutting to congratulate the company on its success. McCallion wished the company much success and hoped for further growth in the city.
Erin Farmer introduces the Ko-ga-me measurement system and the new Surftest probe at CMTS 2013.
InspectionXpert introduces its document management tools at the CAMSolutions booth during CMTS 2013.
Zeiss adds efficiency to measuring with its new probe head, on show at CMTS 2013.
Conroe Machine is doing what most machine shops only dream of – hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a "self controlled" process. The company is proof that the dream is achievable for any shop ready to use the talents of today’s young automation experts to exploit new technology, like Renishaw's programmable Equator gage.
Montreal – AV&R Vision & Robotics, a company specializing in robotics for the aerospace industry, and IMAC Automation, a company developing manufacturing automation and die casting equipment, are merging to become AV&R, Quebec’s largest engineering firm specialized in automation.
As machine tool builders and end users continue to push the limit with speeds and feeds, they need a tool to evaluate the dynamic performance of their machine with the ultimate precision and accuracy.
Mitutoyo introduces the SURFTEST PROBE and SURFPAK-SP software allowing surface roughness analysis on a Mitutoyo CNC CMM, eliminating the need for workpiece changeover to a second measurement device.
FARO Technologies, Inc., recently appointed Ed Palmer, P. Eng., as the company's first Canadian Regional Manager.
Alano Flores has been named Mitutoyo Canada's Metrology Service Technician for Western Canada.
William Gilchrist from MC Machinery explains how the Lumex Avance differentiates itself from other additive technologies.
The latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24.
MP&P's sister publication, Manufacturing AUTOMATION, gets a tour of the facility.
Engineering Technology Dean Tony Thoma explains how the centre will benefit both students and industry.
DMG MORI is preparing for the U.S. launch of its latest machine tool models and innovations: for the first time in the company’s history, its 32,600 sq.ft. booth will exclusively feature DMG MORI machines in the new common DMG MORI design. A technological highlight of the show will be CELOS, DMG MORI’s new control platform.
One entrepreneur will win a Hurco CNC mill or lathe at the Hurco booth on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as part of the first ever Chipmaker Challenge contest.
With the Melt Pool Monitoring concept, EOS is developing a high-performance online monitoring solution for additive manufacturing in cooperation with plasmo Industrietechnik, a global high-tech supplier of automated quality assurance systems.
Hurco Companies, manufacturer of interactive computer controls, software and computerized machine tools, announced the company recently filed a U.S. patent application for new technology combining 3D printing and CNC machining.
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has tasked Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) with managing the SCC mirror committee SMC/ISO/TC 261 on additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Canada is one of 18 countries involved with the ISO/TC 261 international standardization committee on additive manufacturing set up in 2011 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
TRUMPF has entered a joint venture in additive manufacturing with Italy's biggest laser manufacturer SISMA S.p.A. Both partners bring expertise, human resources and capital to the joint venture. SISMA has a 45-percent stake in the new enterprise while TRUMPF has a 55-percent interest.
Canada's fastest-growing manufacturing sector will get a boost this fall when RAPID Canada, the country's first comprehensive additive manufacturing / 3D printing tradeshow and conference makes its debut in Toronto. SME has announced that the RAPID conference and exhibition will come to Canada as a dynamic additive manufacturing / 3D printing pavilion that will be featured from September 23-24 at The International Centre as part of Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo), which launched in 2000.
Renishaw, the UK’s only manufacturer of metal-based additive manufacturing machines, has collaborated with a leading British bicycle company to create the world’s first 3D-printed metal bike frame. Empire Cycles, located in Northwest England, designed the mountain bike to be stronger and lighter, using a process called topological optimization and employing Renishaw’s AM250 additive manufacturing system.
At DMG MORI's recent open house in Pfronten, Germany, the company highlighted a number of new technologies, including its additive manufacturing technology, CELOS and its CTX Beta TC turning and milling solution. See the video highlights here.
Lincoln Electric and a group of partners have been awarded funding by America Makes to benchmark metal-layering technology, using a Lincoln Electric-developed, laser-assisted, wire-based additive process, versus conventional additive-manufacturing technologies.
MP&P's annual Top 20 Under 40 program is closing soon. Nominate your top young performers today.
This year's SkillsCompetences Canada national event took place last week at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The facility was humming with the energy and enthusiasm of the excellent competitors from across Canada. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
Learn more about the CNC machining competition at Skills Canada, held June 5-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
In late March, the Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board held their annual Regional Skills Competition at Conestoga College's Doon Campus.
Recently, Grade 7 and 8 students from the Halton Hills Christian School's (HHCS) Exploratories Program received hands on experience in the trade of welding at the CWB Group’s headquarters in Milton, ON. The initiative was a partnership between the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and HHCS.
Students, educators, industry leaders, and business leaders recently joined Hurco and Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis to commemorate Manufacturing Day with the grand opening of the Hurco CNC Technology Center at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus. Todd Clark, Indianapolis Campus President of Lincoln College of Technology, cut the ribbon to officially unveil the 5,000 square foot CNC machining center equipped with 10 brand-new Hurco CNC machining centers and turning centers.
A few of this year’s winners talk about the importance of the award to them, and what they feel the industry's needs are to thrive in the future.
On Tuesday, October 1st, MP&P hosted a luncheon and awards presentation ceremony at CMTS 2013 to honour this year's MP&P Top 20 Under 40 awards recipients. Of the 20 honourees, 14 were able to attend the awards ceremony. Representatives of the award sponsors - title sponsor Sandvik Coromant, Mazak Canada, Mitutoyo Canada and SME - were also on hand to congratulate the winners.
Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Thomas Skinner, was honoured to have contributed to the success of the Skills Canada National Competition held June 5-8, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Canada’s top skilled trade and technology students came together to compete for gold, silver and bronze at the Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology event.
Help us celebrate your top talent with the MP&P Top 20 Under 40 program. To learn more, watch this video
MP&P magazine announces the details of its Top 20 Under 40 contest, which is now accepting nominations. Get your next gen leader profiled in MP&P!
In collaboration with several of it supplier partners, Mazak Corporation Canada is hosting new “Discover More Technology Lunch and Learn Sessions” at its Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario. The first session, taking place on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, will involve Sandvik Coromant and the use of its Silent Tools on the latest Mazak machines.
Congratulations! You have just made a major investment in modern equipment for your shop. Committing to and investing money in a piece of equipment that you hope will bring your business to the next level can be both exciting and scary. Since your machine purchase includes training, it is important to make sure you get what you need to maximize on the potential of your machine. This can be as critical to your future success as the specifications and features of the machine.
In line with Mazak Corporation’s dedication to always provide on-going training for customers as well as its own company associates, Mazak Canada recently conducted its third annual “training the trainers” event at the company’s Canada Headquarters and Technology Center located in Cambridge, Ontario.