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Five software vendors to check out at IMTS 2018

We’ve rounded up some manufacturing software solutions providers debuting new products at IMTS 2018 in Chicago next week.

VIDEO: Handling Specialty's custom engineering for GE's new Brilliant Factory

Handling Specialty, an Ontario-based custom engineering and material handling specialist, has so far supplied 24 pieces of equipment to the Brilliant Factory, a GE project in Welland, Ontario.

ISA announces Mary Ramsey as new executive director

Mary Ramsey has been appointed the executive director of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

OnRobot acquires Purple Robotics and its dual vacuum gripper for cobots

The Denmark-based cobot technology provider has acquired Purple Robotics, developer of the world's first gripper specifically for cobots.

Micron invests $3B into Virginia plant, adding 1,100 jobs

One of the world's largest semiconductor companies is making a $3-billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.

Beckhoff Automation opens new location in Quebec

Beckhoff Automation has opened its second Canadian location in Laval, Quebec to provide sales and service support in the region.
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Canada invests $9.46M for jobs and training at Automotive Centre of Excellence

The federal government has announced up to $9.46 million in funding to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to support its Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, and to create new research and development jobs in the automotive industry. » Read full article

Antaira Technologies announces new industrial media converters

Antaira Technologies, a manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, has announced the IMP-C100-XX series, part of its industrial networking infrastructure family. » Read full article

Mahr launches new family of Micromar 40EWRi-L digital micrometers

Mahr, a provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has launched a new family of Micromar 40EWRi-L digital micrometers with high-speed measuring spindle positioning. » 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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2018 Ignition Community Conference

Location: Folsom, Calif.
Date: September 17-19, 2018
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Transatlantic Conference: Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting

Location: Hamilton, Ont.
Date: September 24-25, 2018
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Location: Berlin, Ger.
Date: October 1-2, 2018
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Detroit, Mich.
Date: October 9-11, 2018
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Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Location: Halifax, NS.
Date: November 6-7, 2018
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Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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IDTechEx Show!/Printed Electronics USA

Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
Date: November 14-15, 2018
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SPS IPC Drives

Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
Date: November 27-29, 2018
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