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December 11, 2019

ABB Canada names new country managing director

ABB Canada has appointed Eric Deschenes as country managing director and head of the electrification business, effective January 1, 2020.

Ontario invests $3M in training for automotive and advanced manufacturing workers

The province’s new Rapid Skills pilot will provide short-duration training. It is designed to help workers who are unemployed, underutilized, or at-risk of being laid off.

X Tronics now representing Nidec-Avtron Encoders in Canada

Nidec-Avtron manufactures a line of encoders from light mill duty to severe duty applications.

Philips automates its grinding process with razor-sharp precision

An automation solution for a grinding machine at a Philips electronics plant employs robotics and tooling to improve accuracy and production cycle times.

Zund America opens new North American headquarters

Zund America opened its new North American headquarters in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a ribbon cutting that took place on November 15.

Toyota invests $2.1M in automotive engineering at University of Waterloo

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is investing $2.1 million in an undergraduate engineering initiative at the University of Waterloo.

When hackers eye the factory floor

A new technology called flash-to-cloud can protect your industrial cyber infrastructure from advanced persistent attacks. » Read full article

Power to the process engineer

Practical use of self-service data analytics makes process engineers more effective at improving operational performance. » Read full article

Linamar to manufacture medical devices for Toronto company

Linamar Corporation has entered into an exclusive agreement with Synaptive Medical to manufacture Synaptive’s patented Modus V and Evry products. » Read full article

Ontario invests $20M in training partnership program for skilled trades

The government of Ontario’s is investing $20 million in training partnerships to bolster the Skills Catalyst Fund, which connects job seekers with potential employers. » Read full article

Bombardier to build flagship jetliner in new $350 million plant at Pearson airport

Bombardier Inc. has secured a long-term lease from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for space to build its flagship business jet at Pearson airport. » Read full article

Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the U.S. economy?

Defying fears and predictions, the U.S. economy is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade conflicts. » Read full article
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Free-standing and wall-mount plastic enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing has announced its new 1557 family of plastic enclosures, initially available in four plan sizes, each in two heights. » Read full article

Double-deck push-button terminal block

WAGO has introduced a double-deck push-button terminal block with 15-degree vertical conductor entry, called the TOPJOB S 2202 series. » Read full article

Low-profile voice-coil positioning stage

H2W Technologies has introduced a high-acceleration, voice coil–driven, XY-theta positioning stage with a precision bearing system. » Read full article
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ARC Industry Forum 2020

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 3-7, 2020
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RoboDEX/Smart Factory Expo

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: February 12-14, 2020
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Manufacturing Automation Asia

Location: Singapore
Date: February 20-21, 2020
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Automation Technology Expo 2020

Location: Cairo, Egy.
Date: March 14-16, 2020
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Hannover Messe 2020

Location: Hannover, Ger.
Date: April 20-25, 2020
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Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show

Location: Montreal
Date: May 11-14, 2020
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