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U.S. steel tariffs result in 40 layoffs at Sault Ste. Marie mill

A manufacturing company is laying off workers in Ontario in response to American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Bosch to sell its packaging business

After considering all its strategic options, Bosch has announced it is looking for a buyer for its packaging machinery business, more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division.

Bank of Canada survey suggests businesses are optimistic

The Bank of Canada’s quarterly business outlook survey signalled widespread business optimism with sales outlooks remaining robust, supported by strong foreign and domestic demand.

JMP Engineering rebrands as JMP Solutions

JMP Engineering announced it will now be called JMP Solutions. The company, an industrial technology partner to the Fortune 1000, says it has expanded its services and coverage area to meet the needs of customers.

AXYZ adds WARDJet waterjet cutting systems to its facilities

AXYZ International recently acquired WARDJet, a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems and custom solutions. Now, AXYZ is installing the WARDJet X-1530 waterjet cutting system in its sales and demonstration facilities in Calgary, Alta., and Burlington, Ont., as well as Anaheim, Calif.

New Festo bionic robot swims like a fish

Festo’s newest bionic innovation – the BionicFinWave underwater robot – borrows nature’s ideal propulsion system for certain types of movement. Festo’s Bionic Learning Network team was inspired by the undulating fin movements executed by marine animals. » Read full article

Compact wearable exoskeleton MATE

Comau unveils MATE, its first innovative wearable exoskeleton at Automatica in Munich, the international trade fair for Automation and Mechatronics. » Read full article
LED Lamps

LED lamps for industrial applications

With its new PODIS LED lamps, Wieland Electric says it offers pluggable, maintenance-free lighting solutions for construction, industrial and machine applications. » Read full article
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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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