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September 18, 2019

Ontario and APMA launch funding program for automotive parts manufacturers

Under the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP), manufacturing companies apply to receive up to $100,000 to match investments for projects that will take less than two years to complete.

Canadian manufacturers keeping close eye on GM strike as it enters day two

Industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers said Tuesday that integrated supply chains mean that some Canadian manufacturers will likely already be feeling the effects, though much will depend on how long the strike stretches on.

Unifor president says GM could face strike in Canada if trust is not restored

The massive employee strike that hit General Motors in the U.S. on Monday could migrate to Canada next year if trust is not restored, said Unifor president Jerry Dias.

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent in July

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $57.2 billion in July as sales in the primary metal and motor vehicle industries moved lower.

Beckhoff Automation opens two new U.S. locations

Beckhoff Automation has opened two new U.S. offices in Greater Boston and Philadelphia.

Report: Automotive manufacturers behind the curve in scaling IIoT investments

North American manufacturers in the automotive and heavy industry sectors say in a new report that they are unable to scale their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) investments across their enterprises.
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Redefining success in manufacturing

How do you view success in your organization? Paul Hogendoorn of Freepoint Technologies discusses what metrics should be measured in his new Industry Watch column. » Read full article

Connectivity manufacturer fined $70K for critical worker injury

A manufacturer of connectivity and networking products in Cobourg, Ontario, has been fined $70,000 by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after a worker was critically injured in operating machinery at its facility. » Read full article

Cognibox to deliver more training courses in maintenance, safety

Cognibox clients in Canada will now have access to a portion of Vector Solutions’ Convergence Training catalogue, with more than 300 courses in health and safety and industrial maintenance to choose from. » Read full article

Blueprint launches additive manufacturing transformation program

Blueprint, a Stratasys-owned additive manufacturing consultancy, has launched a program to help businesses embrace additive manufacturing throughout their organizations. » Read full article

Matrox Vision Academy fall 2019 registration open

Starting October 23, Matrox Imaging will offer its next series of classroom training events on machine vision. » Read full article

Building a digital twin using PLM software

Manufacturers can initiate their digital transformation by using enterprise software to develop “digital twins” that mirror their physical assets. » Read full article


Cobot for heavy-duty payloads

Universal Robots (UR) has developed a new collaborative robot, the UR16e, for heavy-duty payloads up to 16 kg (35 lbs). » Read full article

Cloud solution for manufacturing

Salesforce has released the Manufacturing Cloud, a new industry-specific product for manufacturers that delivers visibility into both sales and operations. » Read full article

High-force single cylinder actuator

Kyntronics has released the patent-pending high-speed, high-force single cylinder all-in-one actuator as a scaleable, modular machine platform. » Read full article

EMO Hannover 2019

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: September 16-21, 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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