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Automation X Engineers named new rep for SignalFire in Canada

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry says it has contracted manufacturer rep Automation X Engineers (AXE) to represent its wireless remote monitoring and control solutions in Ontario and Quebec. >> Read full article

Kepware donation encourages robotics learning at Maine elementary school

Students at Acton Elementary School in Acton, Maine, are enjoying a $10,000 boost to its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cirriculum, thanks to a donation from Kepware Technologies, a software development business focused on industrial connectivity. >> Read full article

SUNY New Paltz 3D printing “superlab” to support student education and business community

The Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) at The State University of New York at New Paltz has opened an additive manufacturing “superlab,” which has received Stratasys designation as a “SMART lab.” >> Read full article

248,000 industrial robots sold in 2015: IFR

The International Federation of Robotics found the worldwide sales of industrial robots reached a record 248,000 units in 2015, a 12-per-cent increase from 2014. >> Read full article

Siemens donates 230 refurbished laptops to Syrian refugees in Calgary

Decommissioned laptops received a second life thanks to Siemens Canada and three charities working to ease the transition to Canadian life for Syrian refugees in Calgary, Alta. >> Read full article

Rockwell suggests five-step approach in wake of global skills shortage

Rockwell Automation’s new white paper details a five-step approach to help organizations better prepare their operations and empower workers as employees retire and new technologies redefine roles. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

Berker cuts prototype testing time by 85% with 3D printing injection molds

German switch manufacturer Berker says it has “significantly reduced” its production costs and time for testing electrical component prototypes by using Stratasys 3D printed injection molds. Injection molding, the process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity, is a widely used manufacturing processes. Stratasys 3D printed injection molds are used to create prototype parts in order to detect issues in the part’s form, fit and function in the actual final material. >> Learn More…


Diagnostic Communication System boasts higher customer uptime

Fives Machining Systems is introducing a remote diagnostics capability that allows machine operators to connect with Fives Cincinnati and Fives Giddings & Lewis experts through CNC screen sharing to “diagnose and overcome many stoppages within minutes.” >> Read full article

14359 Class 2 transformer

The model 14359 UL/C-UL Listed Class 2 transformer from Foster Transformer accepts line voltages of 120, 208, 240, and 480 V, 50/60 Hz, “allowing near universal application,” it says. >> Read full article

High-current spring cage terminal block

Phoenix Contact says the PTPOWER high-current spring-cage terminal blocks with Power-Turn connection technology offer the “fastest and most user-friendly connection option for wiring large conductors.” >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA WEBINAR - The Shop Floor: Practical Solutions to Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Manufacturing

Location: Webinar
Date: July 19, 2016 >> More Info

International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

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

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: October 4-5, 2016 >> More Info

Advanced Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 2-3, 2016 >> More Info

Pack Expo

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: November 6-9, 2016 >> More Info