MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. is preparing to sell its Military Aviation Training unit for C$19.8 million to CAE Inc., a Montreal-based company that specializes in training equipment and services. Among other things, CAE will take over as prime contractor for the NATO Flying Training in Canada, or NFTC, a program that Bombardier has been operating out of Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan and CFB Cold Lake in Alberta.
Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.
OTTAWA - The Conservative government is considering a strong focus on the manufacturing sector in the upcoming budget, part of a general shift in attention towards Ontario and its prospective voters.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is a founding member of the Ontario Manufacturing Learning Consortium (OMLC), along with the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC), the Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI). The OMLC is delivering an innovative new program to train CNC Machinists Level 1 that already has two intakes underway in the Greater Toronto Area. The next intake will start in March 2015 for the Cambridge-Kitchener-Waterloo-Guelph & surrounding areas.
WHITBY, Ont. - General Motors of Canada has been fined $160,000 after a worker was injured at the automaker's Oshawa, Ont., plant by a falling lift table.
Patriot Forge will expand its Brantford facility with the help of an investment of up to $10 million announced today by FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear and Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant.
Ontario's government is providing a $1.5-million grant to auto parts manufacturer Nemak of Canada to expand operations and create 80 new jobs in Windsor over the next four years.
DETROIT - The mood was exuberant at this year's North American International Auto Show. Automakers are flush with profits and the show gleams with performance cars, beefy trucks and exciting experiments, from plug-in hybrids to cars carved by a 3-D printer. Here are some key takeaways from the show.
OTTAWA - The Federal government has signed a contract to build its long-promised Arctic patrol ships, but it had to increase the overall project budget by $400 million in order to do so.
MONTREAL - Bombardier shares slipped to a near six-year low Friday a day after concerns about liquidity and the pausing of a business jet program caused them to fall more than 25 per cent.
OTTAWA - Inside his humming facility on the outskirts of Ottawa, Mark Perry's operation pumps out specialized plastic products - everything from patented storm-drain basins to giant toy guns for water parks.
The Italian industry manufacturing machine tools, robots and automation systems closed 2014 in a positive spot. Production is growing and Italian consumption starts were again registering a double-figure increase and driving the manufacturers' deliveries and imports. Export is stable. The forecasts for 2015 are positive. This was the scenario described by President Luigi Galdabini on the occasion of the year-end press conference of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.
Barrie, Ont. – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Minister Gary Goodyear and North Simcoe MP Bruce Stanton announced today an investment of up to $4,217,500 that will enable Wolf Steel Ltd to expand its manufacturing capacity and create new jobs in Barrie.
GUELPH, Ont. - The federal and Ontario governments will each kick in more than $50 million towards a $500 million expansion by Guelph-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar.
DETROIT - With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors is setting up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own.
Through its iSMART Factory concept, Mazak Corporation will demonstrate the true power of the MTConnect open communications protocol at the (MC)2 MTConnect Conference.
Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, today announced that this month it delivered its 1,500th post processor for GibbsCAM, in support of a growing variety of Multi-Task Machines (MTMs) from 75 manufacturers.
Cambridge, ON. – Mazak Canada will host a lunch and learn for manufacturers on Friday, March 27 from 10:30 am to 2 p.m. that will focus on techniques for maximizing milling performance in titanium. The event will take place at the company’s Technology Centre in Cambridge, Ontario.
Okuma America Corporation has named Brad Klippstein its new Controls Product Specialist. He is responsible for educating and training customers and distributors on the benefits and effectiveness of Okuma’s PC-based, open architecture THINC-OSP CNC control.
This March, Haas Automation, Inc. – America’s leading machine tool builder – will once again open its doors for a massive 4-day open house at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oxnard, CA.
Few companies are able to celebrate a 110 Year Anniversary as Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd. did earlier this month in conjunction with their annual Open House at their Vancouver Branch themed ‘Technology: Past, Present and Future’.
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.
KOMET of America, Inc. and CERATIZIT USA have announced a strategic supply chain partnership for the North American KOMET SERVICE network, whereby CERATIZIT will furnish the KOMET SERVICE Partners with reliable, high-grade solid carbide for the custom tools they manufacture.
Scientists around the world are racing to find ways to produce and employ a new material that is flexible, stretchy, hundreds of time stronger than steel and just one atom thick. If they succeed, graphene could transform our world in ways as profound as the introduction of plastic, or even iron.
Seco Tools, LLC collected 15 percent more used carbide in 2014 than the previous year for its North American Carbide Recycling Program. The company received 350 returns during the year and processed a total of 144,877 pounds (65,715 kg) of used carbide tools.
Seco Tools, LLC in North America has appointed Robert Keenan as the company’s new president effective Jan. 1, 2015. Keenan will succeed current president Kurt Nordlund who will return to Seco Tools AB in Sweden as senior advisor on a global basis.
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.
Milton, ON – CWA Foundation has introduced the Post-Secondary School Awards Program to reward deserving Canadian welding students. Thirty-two successful applicants from post-secondary welding programs across Canada were selected to receive scholarships of $2500.00. Candidates submitted applications in late 2014 and those selected for the scholarship were notified in early January 2015.
Miller Electric's Kenneth Stanzel introduces the Dimension 650 welding machine at FABTECH Atlanta.
Miller introduces its Continuum inverter, with its redesigned user interface and improved feeder system. At Fabtech Atlanta.
ESAB's Martin Brennan explains NASA's use of the company's friction stir welding technology.
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.
Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), the world’s leading developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, today announces that it has acquired Rand Technologies Japan and created a new company, FTI Rand Japan KK. The company will be located in Tokyo, Japan.
Bystronic introduces its latest fiber laser at FABTECH Atlanta. Frank Arteaga explains the advantages that come with the 6 kW machine.
TRUMPF introduces the TruPunch 2000 in the North American market at Fabtech Atlanta.
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, has announced that it has partnered with LVD Strippit to distribute its product line in Canada.
LVD Strippit's Stefan Colle explains how the technology works on the Fabtech Atlanta tradeshow floor.
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.
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!
Mitutoyo: How to...Hands-on: Gauge CalibrationThu Feb 19, 2015 @ 8:30am - 12:00pm
Mitutoyo CMM SeminarThu Feb 26, 2015
HaasTec Open HouseTue Mar 17, 2015
Mazak Canada - Titanium Machining Lunch & LearnFri Mar 27, 2015 @10:30am - 02:00pm
Joint Open House 2015Tue Apr 21, 2015
Okuma Educational Seminar - Thomas SkinnerThu Apr 23, 2015