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May 15, 2019

HP and Siemens strengthen additive manufacturing alliance

Siemens and HP will expand their solution to include overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution, and performance analytics.

Case study: A new language through automation

An automotive supplier turned to a Fanuc system to integrate multiple international machines.

Onex signs agreement to buy WestJet in $5B deal

Under the agreement announced Monday, Onex will pay $31 per share for WestJet, which will continue to operate as a privately held company.

Pratt & Whitney Canada names new president

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., has appointed Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1.

Kruger Products begins construction of Sherbrooke tissue plant

KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. dedicated the construction site of their future Sherbrooke TAD tissue plant on May 13.

GM, Unifor announce investment in Oshawa plant that will save 300 jobs

General Motors Canada announced its Oshawa, Ont., plant, which was slated to close later this year, will be converted to a part-stamping and autonomous vehicle testing facility.
Sponsored Spotlight 
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Model 4.0: SICK's new automation-forward factory

Sensor manufacturer SICK takes us inside its new Industry 4.0 factory in Germany. What does it mean for Canada? » Read full article

ABB opens its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient plant

ABB has opened its first CO2-neutral and energy self-sufficient production site with the commissioning of a solar power plant at a factory in Lüdenscheid, Germany. » Read full article

Manufacturer fined $100K for critical worker injury

Recochem Inc., an Ontario company that produces, packages and distributes chemical, pled guilty to a charge by the province’s Ministry of Labour. » Read full article

Schleuniger partners with IPC on wire processing training

Schleuniger has partnered with global electronics industry association IPC to offer IPC members online training from Schleuniger’s S.University. » Read full article

Rockwell Automation gains new PartnerNetwork members

Rockwell Automation has added five new companies to its PartnerNetwork industrial automation program, and two existing members have expanded to serve the EMEA region. » Read full article


Wireless gap and flush measurement

Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence’s NEXTSENSE CALIPRI C15 rapidly and accurately measures gap and flush, seal gap and feature lines throughout the manufacturing process. » Read full article

Wall-mount air conditioners

Rittal is highlighting its Blue e, wall-mounted, UL listed, Type 3R/4 air conditioning units for indoor or outdoor enclosures ahead of the summer. » Read full article
MA WEbinar - BB3

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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Western Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 4-6, 2019
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PDTA Canadian Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 5-7, 2019
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APMA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2019

Location: Windsor, Ont.
Date: June 12, 2019
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Digital Industry USA

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 10-12, 2019
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EMO Hannover 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: September 16-21, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 30-October 3, 2019
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