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ThinkMax - BB1

UBC, KPU expand tech training with province investment

An investment from the British Columbia government will create additional spaces for manufacturing related programs at The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

Procter & Gamble to close Iowa plant, will cut 500 jobs

Procter & Gamble has announced it plans to cut 500 jobs over about two years at an Iowa plant as it shifts production to a new factory in West Virginia.

Accelerating the transformation to Industry 4.0

The theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can we speed up its adoption and what practical tools are available to those who want to establish a factory of the future?

Ford boosts production of two large SUVs at Kentucky plant

Ford Motor Co. is boosting production of its two largest SUVs. The company says demand for the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition is so strong that it now expects to make 25 per cent more of them than initially planned.

Preventative maintenance gets an upgrade with Online Predictive Processing

Many manufacturers struggle to allocate inventories properly to simultaneously meet their master production schedule of finished goods to satisfy new orders and meet service level agreements for spare parts for their customers. This plagues large and small companies alike.
Focus On - BB2


Manufacturing geometries

Best suited for making complex, small-batch products, 3D printing is beginning to move past consumer hype into industrial design and onto the production floor. While it is unlikely 3D printing can predominately replace — or even penetrate — mass production processes in several sectors, the technology holds the potential to touch most any category of discrete manufacturing. » Read full article
Cdn Man Study - BB3


KPI boards help measure performance

Visual Workplace offers a line of customizable Key Performance Indicator boards to support 5S and Lean activities, describing them as “excellent tools” to help track and reach objectives. » Read full article

Fanless IoT gateway Matrix-713

Artila has launched the Matrix-713 gateway system, describing it as a fanless Linux-ready Cortex-A5 industrial box computer suitable for the mobile computing, integration and control needs of smart factories. » Read full article

Incremental and absolute rotary encoders

Posital says its heavy-duty IXARC incremental and absolute rotary encoders are built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions, and are suitable for mines, cranes, wind turbines and other challenging locations. » Read full article
Eptech - BB4

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Location: Cleveland, Ohio.
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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The Vision Show

Location: Boston, Mass.
Date: April 10-12, 2018
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Focus On Manufacturing Security

Location: Mississauga,> Date: April 18, 2018 » More info

Hannover Messe

Location: Hannover, Germany
Date: April 23-27, 2018
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