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Samuel, Son & Co. invests in automotive metals processing facility

Samuel, Son & Co., a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, announced an $18-million investment in its Brantford, Ont., automotive metal processing centre. The expansion is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018, ramping to full production in early 2019.

EMC names Sue Elliott Nova Scotia field service advisor

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced the retirement of Glenn Durnford, field service advisor for Nova Scotia. Succeeding Durnford is Sue Elliott, an Operational Management Specialist.

Tesla cuts 9% of workforce in bid to post a profit

Electric car maker Tesla is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year.

Magna partners with Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles

Auto parts supplier Magna International is partnering with a Michigan startup to retrofit self-driving shuttles for service in the United States.

Siemens and Covestro strengthen strategic partnership

Siemens AG and Covestro Deutschland AG have concluded a joint business development plan to provide further strategic reinforcement of their partnership, particularly in the field of digitalization. The variety of topics extends from the continuous development of production technologies, to piloting new ideas designed to contribute to the digital landscape.
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Five risks impacting manufacturing plant operations

While manufacturers around the world have reached new heights in technology adoption and equipment innovation, there are still many pain points that hinder optimization, efficiency and even safety on the plant floor. » Read full article

Printed circuit boards

Weidmuller announces the expansion of its line of Omnimate Power Printed Circuit Board (PCB) terminals with the new Omnimate Power LUF and LUFS 10.00. » Read full article

Non-contact RFID safety guard locking switch

Balluff continues the expansion of its safety product line with the release of its new non-contact, RFID safety guard locking switch. The safety guard locking switch combines non-contact, coded-transponder safety technology with a mechanical solenoid locking function to create a high-capability solution. » Read full article
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Location: Munich, Germany
Date: June 19-22, 2018
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 10-15, 2018
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AI Manufacturing

Location: Oak Brook, Ill.
Date: September 12-13, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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