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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.
OTTAWA - A Japanese manufacturer of motor vehicle components has been fined almost $2.5 million after pleading guilty to three counts of bid-rigging under the Canada's Competition Act.
DETROIT - When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.
DETROIT - Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.
NEW YORK - General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Your next commuter car might have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.
DETROIT - Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they're parked.
The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. (Yaskawa Motoman), a leading robotics company in the Americas, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. The company, previously known as Motoman Inc., was formally incorporated on July 18, 1989 as a 50/50 joint venture between Hobart Brothers Company and Yaskawa Electric America, and began operations as a stand-alone entity in August 1989.
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories increased in June, led by demand for aircraft, industrial machinery and computers and electronics.
DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators are investigating two reports of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles.
During the upcoming IMTS 2014 show and the Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials (TRAM) Conference, Boeing and Okuma will share their experiences in technology leadership with a new implementation of the STEP-NC ISO standard.
MONTREAL - Aerospace manufacturer Heroux-Devtek is deepening its relationship with Boeing after being awarded a multi-year contract to produce components for its 787 Dreamliner.
AURORA, Ont. - Magna International Inc. says profits rose more than expected in the second quarter, and the auto parts maker is raising its full-year sales forecasts on growth in North America and Europe.
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.
Astrix Networks Inc., operating under the trade name Memex Automation Inc., has announced that they have joined AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Memex Automation, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, specializes in networking machine tools to management information systems.
HURON's KX50 introduced on the MMTS show floor.
CANTON, Mich. – SW North America, Inc., manufacturer of precision metalworking production machines, has opened its new North American sales and technical center to better serve and support its customers.
MultiCam, a CNC cutting solutions manufacturer, was acquired by Rosewood Private Investments on May 12, 2014. Rosewood will partner with the current leadership team to accelerate organic growth and pursue strategic acquisitions of complementary businesses.
Makino's a61nx-5E is a “right-sized” 5-axis horizontal machining center for complex aluminum aerospace parts. As aerospace manufacturing continues to ramp up in North America, the a61nx-5E offers a unique and appropriately sized design for small components featuring 3-D contours, without compromising the highly productive spindle performance and 5-axis capabilities of larger aerospace machines.
PRAB’s Dualpak Briquetter adds value to scrap, reduces volumes and transportation costs, and helps manufacturers comply with EPA regulations by removing hazardous cutting fluid from material. It also helps recapture coolant and lubricant.
On May 28th, Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Sirco Machinery Company, Ltd., hosted its Toronto Open House, welcoming close to 200 customers and hosting a wide variety of suppliers.
Okuma America Corporation announces the promotion of Julie Murphy to Director of Marketing. She will be responsible for marketing activities in the Western Hemisphere including strategic development to meet the corporate sales, market share and profitability objectives, in addition to working with the global marketing team to ensure worldwide brand consistency.
Gleason Corporation today announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY. Distech is a leader in the design and manufacture of factory automation systems, serving a variety of customers in the automotive and other industries.
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.
Since its launch in 2013, Kennametal’s NOVO digital tool and process planning application has continued growing by adding process capability constantly. Now, NOVO Version 1.3 is connecting via the cloud to tool management, e-commerce, and other shop systems, reducing data errors and making non-value-added data-transfer efforts things of the past.
Few machine tools are acquired direct from the manufacturer as a complete, turnkey package. For this reason it’s easy for customers to overlook the issue of tooling, a factor that could easily hamper the transition time from machine delivery to full production. To address this problem, Sandvik Coromant offers a range of start-up toolkits designed to get new machines up and running immediately.
Carl Figgins has joined the REGO-FIX OEM technical support team. A 20-year veteran in the toolholding industry, Figgins brings extensive experience to REGO-FIX and will boost the company’s support of its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.
Emuge Corp. announced they have appointed Tom Medici to the newly created position of OEM Sales Manager.
Hard Jaws from Dillon Manufacturing, Inc., feature diamond shaped serrations for increased pull down effect which reduce part slippage and push back from using a bar feeder. These will be among the items featured in MMTS booth #300.
The CoroMill 172 and 171 disc cutting concepts adapted for gears, splines and racks enables gear profile manufacturing on most types of CNC machines. A primary benefit of the cutter is single setup machining: using one machine for many operations and one cutter body for different insert types. This significantly reduces setup time, machine down times or the need to outsource the gear profiling operation due to lack of dedicated machines.
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.
Hobart Brothers Company has released two new product catalogs, detailing its extensive line of filler metal solutions.
Lincoln Electric introduces a mobile application designed to be a practical and time-saving tool for users to tap into the company’s welding resources. Created to provide a seamless user experience, the Lincoln Library mobile application will provide welders of all skill levels with the most current welding and cutting information.
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.
Parts leveling can't free you from the stress caused by a missed shipping date, but it can relieve your production frustrations caused by metal components loaded with internal stresses that are released during welding, laser cutting, punching or bending.
Eriez Bi-Polar Lifting Magnets enable users to safely lift and move steel without direct attachment by slings, hooks or cables. These magnets, available with a wide range of optional pole-plate configurations, are specifically designed to provide greater contact and holding strength for pipe, rounds, bundles, angles and shapes.
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.
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.
At the SolidWorks 2014 launch event presented by CAD MicroSolutions in Toronto, James Janeteas, president of Cimetrix Solutions, leaders in 3D printing in Canada, talks about the hype surrounding additive manufacturing, and the opportunities available to manufacturers today.
Mark Kirby recently joined Renishaw Canada as the company's Additive Business Manager. Mark brings a wealth of technical knowledge and many years of manufacturing experience to this business.
BRISTOL, UK – Renishaw is contributing its knowledge in additive manufacturing to create key prototype parts for the BLOODHOUND supersonic car, which will attempt to break the 1,000 mph speed barrier during Summer 2015.
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.