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September 3, 2019
MA Webinar Series

Unifor holds work stoppage over Nemak auto parts plant closure

Union members at Nemak of Canada Corporation held a work stoppage on September 2 to protest the company's decision to close its plant in Windsor, Ontario.

Alberta steel producers receive $5.7M in federal funding for automation, jobs

The federal government has announced over $5.7 million in funding for 10 Alberta steel and aluminum producers to drive greater productivity, adopt new technologies and create jobs.

Supreme Group's Winnipeg steel plant to close in September

Supreme Steel will be shut down Sept. 30 as part of a nationwide restructuring by its parent company, Supreme Group.

Adient to manufacture new Ford product line and add up to 100 jobs

Automotive parts manufacturer Adient will produce a new product line for the Ford F-150 that is projected to create between 70 to 100 jobs at its facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Quebec SMEs to receive over $2.1M in federal funding for automation and jobs

Four Quebec manufacturers in the steel and aluminum sector are receiving over $2.1 million from the federal government to increase productivity and add automated equipment.

Our September 2019 digital edition is now available!

Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s new issue includes an inside look at an Ontario industrial furniture manufacturer, a breakdown of Industry 4.0, a look at forklift connectivity, and more!
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Automation in action: Calstone's custom capabilities

Investments in automation and a smart pivot in positioning have helped Calstone, a Canadian manufacturer of industrial work benches, grow its workforce more than 30 per cent. Read our exclusive story and take a peek into their manufacturing operation. » Read full article

University of Waterloo develops network to enable 5G connectivity for the IoT

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. » Read full article

Exoskeletons: five manufacturing applications

Exoskeletons, or exosuits – wearable IoT devices to be put on a worker's body – have turned out to be irreplaceable helpers in manufacturing. » Read full article

Task force to develop strategy for women in Canada's skilled trades

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is creating a task force to develop a National Strategy for Women in Trades. » Read full article


Proximity sensors for long distances

Omron Automation Americas has added more than 2,500 new models to its E2E NEXT line of proximity sensors. » Read full article

Single-stage helical gear units

The new SK 871.1, SK 971.1 and SK 1071.1 represent the three largest single-stage NORDBLOC gear units manufactured by NORD. » Read full article

Support filament for additive manufacturing

SABIC has released a breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling called AMS31F filament. » Read full article

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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Weidmuller Open House

Location: Markham, Ont.
Date: September 17, 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: Toronto, 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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Automation Fair

Location: Burnaby, B.C.
Date: November 6, 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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