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DETROIT - Chrysler is recalling about 288,000 older Ram pickup trucks in North America and elsewhere because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off. The recall covers Ram 1500 pickups from the 2005 model year.
TORONTO - Japanese auto parts supplier Yamashita Rubber Co. was fined $4.5 million last week after pleading guilty to participating in an international price-fixing scheme.
Airbus shares have plunged on the Paris stock exchange after Qatar Airways said it would postpone delivery of the first A350 jet "until further notice."
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - An engineer who worked for a defence contractor has been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
HARTFORD, Conn. - United Technologies is bringing back a longtime executive to serve as chief financial officer.
Ottawa has announced a $300-million investment in Pratt and Whitney Canada to help the company develop and build the next generation of jet engines.
Alcoa Inc. is touting a breakthrough in aluminum manufacturing that it says will give the lightweight metal a better chance to replace steel in car doors and fenders.
Canadian drivers looking for a new truck helped push auto sales up 3.6 per cent in November to set a record for the month, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Meanwhile, DesRosiers noted that sales through the first 11 months of the year were just shy of the total sold in all of last year.
AMHERST, N.S. - The manager of the IMP Aerospace manufacturing facility in northern Nova Scotia says one of the area's largest employers is not closing.
On November 26th, the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors' Association held its Annual General Meeting at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont. All indications suggest that it has been a positive year for the industry.
Okuma announces that they have opened an Aerospace Center of Excellence at their facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Aerospace Center of Excellence is open to aerospace manufacturers for use as a testing and proving ground for advanced CNC machining technology to enhance productivity while solving the unique challenges faced by the industry.
Industry Minister James Moore today announced $9 million to support manufacturers in southern Ontario. The announcement was made at the Indalco Alloys headquarters in Mississauga. This investment will help manufacturers do what they do best – innovate, grow, create jobs and compete globally. The federal government is providing funding to the Yves Landry Foundation (YLF) to continue delivering its Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (AIME) Global initiative. Indalco Alloys is a former recipient of support from the Foundation.
OWEN SOUND, ON – Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced a new initiative with BMO Bank of Montreal, providing a high-value manufacturing resource for industry throughout Ontario.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.
Okuma America Corporation hosted more than 500 customers, partners and distributors at its 2014 Technology Showcase event on December 9-10, 2014 in Charlotte N.C. This two-day event featured a wide array of learning opportunities for attendees featuring hands-on demonstrations, App Store and machine demos, a facility tour highlighting titanium machining at the new Aerospace Center for Excellence, and a behind-the-scenes look at Okuma’s electrical and mechanical repair operations.
‘Haas UMC-750 — welcome to the world of full 5-axis machining’ - this was the topic of another Educational Seminar presented by Hass Factory Outlet, A Division of Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd. The seminar, hosted at all four branch locations throughout the year, was attended by over 160 industry professionals.
DMG MORI SEIKI ELLISON Canada Inc. hosted the grand opening of its new showroom at 395 Ambassador Drive in Mississauga, Ont., last week. The event included several Canadian premieres of new DMG MORI machines. See James Stolo introduce the DMU 60 eVo / Linear, which offers higher feed rates and consistent accuracy.
DMG MORI SEIKI ELLISON Canada Inc. hosted the grand opening of its new showroom at 395 Ambassador Drive in Mississauga, Ont., last week. The event included several Canadian premieres of new DMG MORI machines. See Nicholas Piccione introduce the versatile CTX beta 800 TC here.
Hardinge Inc. has announced that Mr. Brooke Sykes, Jr. will join Hardinge as the new Sales & Service Director for the North American Turning & Milling Group. Sykes will report to James P. Langa, President, Turning/Milling Group.
Delcam has announced the opening of Delcam Quebec. By opening this new office, Delcam looks to accelerate its mission to provide products, solutions and services in CADCAM to meet and facilitate the growth of its customer base in Quebec and the whole of French-speaking Canada.
For the third quarter of 2014, Italy's machine tool order index, published by Centro Studi & Cultura di Impresa (Centre for Enterprise Studies & Culture) of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE shows a 7.8% increase against the same period of the previous year.
Okuma America Corporation announces that Edgecam has joined Partners in THINC. As a member of Partners in THINC, Edgecam is dedicated to providing unparalleled automation solutions for the machine tool industry that generate high quality, reliable toolpaths to improve productivity  for Okuma customers.
SW North America introduces its BA 322 horizontal machining centre. The BA 322 is a compact, twin-spindle horizontal machining centre targeted for 4- or 5-axis machining of small to medium-sized steel, cast iron, and light metal work pieces.
GF Machining Solutions recently received the Golden Micron (Microns d'Or) Award at Micronora 2014, a biennial microtechnology and precision trade show held in Besançon, France. The award program recognizes microtechnology innovations that make their official debut at the show.
Methods Machine Tools' Stephen Previti introduces YASDA's multi-pallet solution for the OEM and job shop markets.
See highlights of four new machines from Doosan on show at IMTS 2014.
Sirco Machinery's HAAS Factory Outlet in Montreal, QC, welcomed a wide variety of current and potential new customers to its open house on October 8th.
One of the headliners at the booth was the new Haas ST-55 heavy-duty, large-bore turning centre. See highlights of the Drill/Mill & Universal 5-Axis Super Speed machines as well.
September U.S. cutting tool consumption totalled $176.5 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 4.6% from August’s total and up 7.7% from September 2013.
Jergens Inc. announces its universal Multi-Axis Rotary Adapters for a range of 3, 4 and 5 axis applications. The two additions, first unveiled at IMTS 2014, are designed with FixturePro QLS mounting system or Jergens Zero Point System (ZPS) which provide easy implantation on a wide range of standard rotary indexers and tables.
Walter has added additional sizes and designs to its Walter Cut-SX single-edged grooving system for grooving and parting. With the expanded line-up of Walter Cut-SX the cutting depth of grooves is no longer limited to the length of the insert, as it had been with double-edged systems. This makes it possible to achieve deeper grooving and parting cuts that are increasingly required in many sectors of industry.
On Friday, October 3rd, Sandvik Coromant Canada hosted a Manufacturing Day event for high school students at its Mississauga, Ont. headquarters.
Rotary tools specialist Dormer presented its new Pramet indexable range at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 in Chicago. With more than 150 years’ collective industry experience Dormer Tools and Pramet Tools have been woven together - under the new corporate name Dormer Pramet - to create a single platform.
BIG Kaiser's smart damper for milling applications can improve depth of cut by six times. Introduced at IMTS 2014.
REGO-FIX recently added two new members to its North American sales and marketing team.
Seco recently released a new version of its workpiece material classification system (SMG) that makes it easier to understand the complicated interactions between cutting tools and workpiece materials during milling, turning and holemaking operations.
New Ingersoll Cutting Tools face milling tools at IMTS 2014.
Brian Flores talks about the Sandvik booth, a new ISO standard for cutting tools, and Sandvik's Adveon online tooling support. 
SECO's Tim Aydt introduces the new LN14 on the IMTS show floor.
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.
Watch Lincoln Electric's Mike Allen introduce the company's aluminum welding package at FABTECH Atlanta.
Hypertherm's Tripp Tuggle explains how the company's new consumables help reach narrow spots that would otherwise be impossible to cut efficiently.
Ryan Lizotte explains the benefits the CA3 platform brings to robotic welding. At Fabtech Atlanta 2014.
Lincoln's Process Z makes an impact in automotive applications - Francis Krivanka explains why here.
ESAB's Ross Fleischmann explains the design changes and added efficiencies involved in creating Tweco's Velocity consumables. 
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces Coreweld C6 LF, a new low manganese emission, high efficiency metal-cored welding wire developed in response to new EPA regulations and guidelines from ACGIH (American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists) for manganese exposure limits.
FABTECH 2014’s educational sessions will feature experts from Lincoln Electric discussing timely topics across the field of welding. This year’s show takes place Nov. 11-13, at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, with Lincoln Electric’s products and technology on display at booths C2022 and C2044.
The inaugural CWA Foundation Mind over Metal welding camp was held August 4-8 and August 11-15 for at-risk students from grades 7-9.
Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, Toronto, was recently recognized for its energy management initiatives and accreditation to the ISO 50001 energy management standard. The standard's procedures help companies better control energy consumption.
Watch welding robots in action at the Yaskawa Motoman IMTS booth.
Motoman shows off flexible robotic welding programming on the IMTS 2014 show floor.
Watch how the different technologies purchased by Lincoln in the past couple of years work together in this automated cell.
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.
Scotchman's Jerry Kroetch introduces two new saws from the Fabtech Atlanta tradeshow floor.
Prima Power's Mike Millette introduces the Platino Fiber 2.0 series, which includes high pressure pierce technology and software enhancements.
A pioneer of all-electric tube bending machines, Unison Ltd of Scarborough UK, has appointed Innovative Tube Equipment Corp. (ITEC) as its new sales and service partner in Canada.
The UW 1200, Universal 3 to 5 Axis Workstation is ideal for precision 2D and 3D laser processing of parts up to 50 lb (incl. fixture). The compact footprint work cell for cutting, welding, and surface treatment applications uses ROFIN’s Fiber Laser powers from 500W—6000W. Learn more from the Fabtech Atlanta 2014 show floor.
TRUMPF's Brett Thompson explains how new tech on the 5030 further improves cuts in both thick and thin material.
MC Machinery's Douglas Conroy explains how MC's Remote 360 aims to help customers more effectively by tapping directly into machines on the shop floor remotely.
Amada's Timothy Brady introduces the LC 2515 C1 AJ on the show floor at FABTECH Atlanta 2014.
KOIKE ARONSON's Versagraph Extreme in action at Fabtech Atlanta 2014.
Frank Arteaga explains how Bystronic's ByOptimizer uses the power of cloud computing to increase sheet use by more than 10 percent and speed up cutting processes.
Amada's Jason Hillenbrand explains how Amada's innovative fiber laser - for cutting thick and thin sheet - has been further refined for delivery to customers. At FABTECH Atlanta 2014.
Hougen Manufacturing has added the first ever pilot light to the magnet of their new models of drills. The three new models of magnetic drills, the two speed HMD905, the heavy duty two speed HMD917, the two speed power feed HMD927 plus the redesigned HMD904, all include an LED light in the magnet.
Prima Power Laserdyne announced that it will significantly increase production of its LASERDYNE 430BD laser systems in 2015 as a result of recent sales of the new system and of buying interest generated at the IMTS (USA) and EuroBLECH (Europe) exhibitions over the past two months.
Cincinnati Incorporated announced that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Carey Chen as the company’s next president and chief executive officer (CEO). Chen will also serve as a member of the board of directors. He will join the company in early January 2015, succeeding Andrew Jamison who will be retiring.
Virtek Vision International has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Baykal Machinery for the Virtek LaserQC inspection system. Baykal is a manufacturer and global supplier of sheet metal fabrication machinery, specializing in press brakes, shears, notchers, punching machines, laser cutting systems, plasma cutting machines, waterjet cutting and vertical machining centers.
Mitutoyo Canada's latest QM‐Height Series high performance height gauges feature best‐in‐class accuracy of ±(2.4 + 2.1/600)μm for superior precision measurement confidence.
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.
Mazak Corporation has unveiled its new INTEGREX i-400AM (additive manufacturing) HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine. As a fusion of additive technology and Mazak’s most advanced Multi-Tasking capabilities, the machine will significantly reduce part cycle times while providing high-efficiency Done-In-One processing.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched www.canadamakes.ca, a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. 
Dr. Gregory Hyatt explains how DMG MORI's additive / subtractive machining hybrid system is penetrating the market, and how the company is helping its clients adapt to the technology.
Company president Greg Volovic explains how HURCO is pushing into additive manufacturing technology.
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.
On September 24th, the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) held its annual general meeting in Ingersoll, Ontario. On the top of the agenda was training, and how the CTMA hopes to support training in the years to come.
On Wednesday, September 24th, MP&P’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 recipients were honoured during a luncheon at the AMExpo show in Toronto. Of the Top 20 Under 40 recipients, 14 were able to attend. Also in attendance were title sponsor Sandvik Coromant Canada, and program sponsors Mitutoyo Canada and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
At the recent Skills Canada National Competition in Toronto, the organization's CEO Shaun Thorson talked about inspiring young people into pursuing careers in trades and technology – and how industry can work with educators to ensure that their curriculum properly prepares students.Visit Skills Canada website
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 introduction.www.metalworkingcanada.com/top-20-under-40
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!

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