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July 10, 2019

Report: Canada sees continued drop in manufacturing production in June

Canada has seen a sharp decline in production volumes over the past three months, according to IHS Markit’s latest Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report.

Averna names new president and CEO

Averna, provider of automated test and quality solutions for manufacturing, has appointed François Rainville president and CEO of the Montreal-based company.

Feds invest nearly $500K in Alberta machine shop for 3D printing

Apollo-Clad Laser Cladding, a division of Apollo Machine and Welding Ltd., is receiving $447,480 to purchase, modify and install equipment for large-scale 3D printing to increase productivity and capacity.

Canada invests $20M in car-parts manufacturer for jobs, plant upgrades

The federal government has announced an investment of up to $20 million in an Ontario manufacturer of foam polymers and moulding for the automotive sector.

Canadian think tank says AI and automation will not lead to mass unemployment

History and demographics suggest that burgeoning technologies (including automation, artificial intelligence and robotization) will not lead to substantial job losses, finds a new essay series released by the Fraser Institute.

Wi-Fi 6, 5G and your factory

This year, there’s been a lot of talk about Wi-Fi 6 and 5G networks. But if you’ve been wondering what they are (and if they are the same thing), and what impact they will have on your factory environment, you’re not alone. » Read full article

Report: Canadian manufacturers ahead of other industries on digital transformation, automation

Medium-sized manufacturers in Canada are more likely to be further along in their digital transformation than other companies across the country but fall short on integrating cybersecurity and mobility. » Read full article

Canada's best workplaces in manufacturing named for 2019

The 2019 winners of Canada’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have been announced, and they join a number of manufacturers and suppliers on the overall Best Workplaces in Canada list. » Read full article

Yaskawa Motoman announces winner of MotoMini robot contest

The contest, held in conjunction with the launch of Yaskawa Motoman’s Smart Series product line, was promoted at Automate 2019 earlier this year. » Read full article

Nokia's 5G 'Factory of the Future' recognized as advancing Industry 4.0

Nokia's 5G "factory of the future" in Oulu, Finland has been selected by research firm McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse. » Read full article


Sensor device for IIoT data collection and analysis

Bosch, along with its automation arm Bosch Rexroth, has developed the sensor device SCD (Sense Connect Detect) to help Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) specialists improve availability and efficiency on machines and equipment. » Read full article

Media-contacting temperature sensors

Balluff’s newest media-contacting temperature sensors provide continuous monitoring and measuring of process media temperature on machines and equipment. » Read full article

High-speed machining centre

IDEC Corporation has released the HG5G-V 15" human-machine interface (HMI) touch screen, the largest model in its High-Performance family. » Read full article
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Level II Introduction to Robotics – e-Cobra/Viper/Cobot

Location: Ontario (various)
Date: July 9-11; July 16-17, 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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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Location: Louisville, Ken.
Date: September 17, 2019
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International Metrology Congress

Location: Paris, Fra.
Date: September 24-26, 2019
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CMTS: Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

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

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 7-10, 2019
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AUTOMA 2019: Oil & Gas Automation and Digitalization Congress

Location: Zurich, Swi.
Date: October 14-15, 2019
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International Robot Safety Conference

Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: October 15-17, 2019
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15th European Manufacturing Strategies Summit

Location: Berlin, Ger.
Date: November 11-16, 2019
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Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference

Location: San Jose, Calif.
Date: November 12-13, 2019
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