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Alberta and B.C. to lead Canada’s economic growth in 2017/2018

Alberta’s economy is set to lead the country this year, with robust economic growth of 6.7 per cent. Next year, however, the province will take a back seat to British Columbia, who will emerge once again as the provincial growth leader, according to a new report.

Rockwell names 2017 manufacturing safety award winners

Rockwell Automation has named automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing and U.K.-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.

FedDev Ontario invests in geo-mapping tool

FedDev Ontario has announced an investment of up to $100,000 in the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing to expand its Geo-Mapping Program (GMP).

Renishaw, Identify3D partner for secure digital manufacturing

Renishaw and Identify3D have announced a collaboration to offer an end-to-end, secure digital manufacturing process.
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Pilkington Automotive sees 17% energy savings with LED upgrade

NSG Group says its Pilkington Automotive facility has seen a major improvement in light levels throughout the plant and enhanced worker safety after switching its conventional HID lamps and linear fluorescents to Dialight’s Vigilant dimmable 18,000 and 26,000 lumen high bays. » Read full article

Add another axis to existing machines

NT Tool says its Angle Heads add a new cutting axis to existing machines, enabling users to machine from additional angles without the need for tilt tables. » Read full article

Self-calibrating temperature sensor

Endress+Hauser has introduced what it says is the world’s first self-calibrating temperature sensor, the iTHERM TrustSens hygienic RTD. » Read full article

General purpose low-voltage drive

ABB is now offering the ACS580 general purpose drive to the North American market, the newest entry in ABB’s low-voltage AC drive portfolio. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
Freepoint Technologies

EMC industry event: Increasing Competitiveness & CI

Location: Owen Sound, Ont.
Date: December 5, 2017
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Additive Manufacturing Americas

Location: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: December 6-8, 2017
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Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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