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GE selects Ontario for site of new multi-modal “Brilliant Factory”

Welland, Ont., has been selected as the home of GE Canada’s new multi-modal “Brilliant Factory,” a gas-engine plant that’s being shifted from Wisconsin. The facility will initially manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation, and manufacture components for GE transportation diesel engines. >> Read full article

Manufacturing CEOs report aggressive growth strategies: KPMG

With 74 per cent of manufacturing company CEOs responding to KPMG International’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) reporting growth as a high priority over the next two years, the competition for market share is fierce. And, many are planning rather aggressive strategies in the pursuit of their growth objectives. >> Read full article

Two workers suffer amputations as a result of inadequate machine guarding, training

A meat processing plant in Ajax, Ont., has pleaded guilty and fined $82,500 for two separate incidents in which workers suffered hand injuries. >> Read full article

ST Robotics announces new distribution deals

ST Robotics has announced new distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its ST R Series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across Canada and the United States. >> Read full article

NRCan names 2016 Energy Star Canada award winners

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is congratulating 16 organizations for winning the 2016 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards for advancing energy efficiency. The awards recognize organizations that have “demonstrated excellence in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products and technology available on the market.” >> Read full article

Defeating Muda by leveraging real-time IIoT data collection

Many companies aspire to Lean manufacturing and its power to change the way things are done on the shop floor. In principle, Lean is the reduction of waste and the focus of continuous improvement throughout a product or process’s life cycle. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Airbus APWorks launches Light Rider 3D-printed motorcycle

From robotic parts to aircraft interiors, home decor to medical prosthetics, 3D printing is quickly becoming a manufacturing technology embraced by multiple industries. APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, is just one company that is working to produce bionically optimized metal parts for a range of industries. Its newest creation is what it is calling the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle. >> Learn More…


Entire plant visualization and control

The Pilz Machine Interface (PMI) 6 Control from automation company Pilz combines visualization and control in one package — the operator terminal to be equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. >> Read full article

Machine safety guide for pneumatics

Aventics has published a manual titled “Machine Safety Expertise for Pneumatics” covering topics in the implementation of directives and standards for safety-related pneumatics using examples, circuit diagrams and products. >> Read full article

Laser measure

The Bosch Blaze GLM 20 laser measure is the first laser measure the company is launching under its new Blaze product family, promising to deliver “innovation, size, speed and simplicity.” >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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