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Midea makes $5.2B offer for robot maker Kuka

Chinese appliance maker Midea made a $5.2 billion takeover offer last week for German industrial robot maker Kuka, a move that it says would help it capture a larger share of the “future service robots market.” >> Read full article

Trudeau makes investment pitch to Japanese automakers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally invited Japanese auto executives yesterday in Tokyo to invest more in Canada. But it’s unclear whether he will secure concrete commitments from the companies on his first trip to Japan since taking office last fall. >> Read full article

SPEC-OPS smart manufacturing project wins DMDII R&D award

Itamco, Palo Alto Research Center, MTConnect Institute and System Insights have received an Applied Research and Development award from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). The award-winning project aims to make smart manufacturing a reality by connecting and configuring diverse machine tools, PLCs, sensors and devices on the shop floor by “validating, integrating and enhancing” five major standards. >> Read full article

Arcam to invest in new powder manufacturing plant in Quebec

AP&C, the Canadian powder manufacturing subsidiary of Arcam, will be building a new powder manufacturing plant in Montreal, Que. The new facility, according to the company, will provide “short-term capacity increase and long-term expansion capability.” >> Read full article

Ontario company wins Sales Leadership Award from Fanuc

Congratulations to Orangeville, Ont.-based Innovative Finishing Solutions for winning the Sales Leadership Award for a second consecutive year at the Fanuc America 2016 Authorized System Integrator Conference. >> Read full article

How to attract millennials and simultaneously boost your business

Millennials — they were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, and they are admittedly different from previous generations as employees, consumers and innovators. Today, they are an active part of the North American workforce. In fact, the Pew Research Center says they currently make up nearly 1 in 3 workers, and there are more to come. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Aveva develops digital walk-through for Eaton’s experience centre in Houston

A recent collaboration with power management company Eaton and engineering software provider Aveva aims to improve the visitor experience at Eaton’s Experience Center in Houston, Texas. Aveva and its subsidiary company, LFM Software, created a Digital Asset of the facility, which it says enables visitors to “easily access” information about Eaton’s solutions in each application environment through a digital walk-through. >> Learn More…


Dual-purpose security router for industrial networks

Belden says its Magnum 5RX Fixed Configuration security router is designed to help companies meet the demands of harsh industrial settings and applications, “ensuring reliable network performance and reliability while offering best-in-class security.” >> Read full article

ERP solution with Protected Flow Manufacturing

LillyWorks says its new Cloud-based software solution with Protected Flow Manufacturing was developed to help manufacturing companies streamline their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) processes. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Increasing Safety with Sensing Devices webinar

Location: Webinar
Date: May 26, 2016 >> More Info

Skills Canada National Competition

Location: Moncton, N.B.
Date: June 5-8, 2016 >> More Info

Automatica 2016

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 21-24, 2016 >> More Info

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 12-17, 2016 >> More Info