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CME and Ontario government launch program to promote local manufacturing

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is launching Ontario Made, a new program to promote goods made across the province.

Much of Ontario to enter Stage 3 of reopening Friday, 10 regions to be held back

Ontario will allow more businesses to reopen, expand access to child care and loosen strict limits on indoor gatherings as it pushes ahead with its pandemic recovery this week.

NGen and industry partners invest $28.8M in new manufacturing technologies

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) announced a collaborative funding effort last week worth $28.8 million to support nine new projects across Canada.

Ficodis Group acquires safety supplier Mackenzie Milne

Ficodis Group has continued its expansion into the Ontario market with the acquisition of Mackenzie Milne, a Sarnia-based supplier of industrial and safety supplies.

Skills Ontario receives $3.5M from province to promote skilled trades

The government of Ontario is investing $3.5 million in Skills Ontario to promote the skilled trades during the 2020-2021 school year to students, educators and parents.

What’s the cost of automation? Find out July 29 with Automate to Innovate

Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Canadian Plastics have partnered to bring industry experts together on Jul. 29 in Automate to Innovate, a FREE virtual summit focused on how automation will prove integral to our “new normal,” how to implement it and its true cost. » Register Now!

How organizations optimize factory productivity with predictive maintenance

Keith Higgins, vice-president of digital transformation at Rockwell Automation, discusses what's held manufacturers back when it comes to predictive maintenance. » Learn more
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The new warehouse worker: OTTO Motors sees growth of mobile robots

An Ontario-based patio door manufacturer realizes cost savings and safety improvements with automated material movement. » Read full article

SPONSORED: How to get your share of $32 billion in grants and other incentives

As we enter the COVID-19 upturn, smart manufacturers are leveraging the full range of government programs to achieve their growth objectives. » Read full article

Taylor Fluid Systems opens proof-of-concept lab for Omron robotics

The new lab features a variety of robotic applications that use advanced technologies designed to help customers improve accuracy and flexibility. » Read full article

NGen and industry invest $10M in manufacture of disinfection robots

NGen is matching $5 million in industry funding for projects leading to the development and production in Canada of automated hands-free disinfection technologies to help stop the spread of COVID-19. » Read full article

Festo focuses on remote capabilities, AI in mid-year update

Festo is focusing on digitalization, machine learning and artificial intelligence applications during the coronavirus crisis, the company said in a financial update. » Read full article

Robots play important role during COVID-19 crisis

It will be a considerable amount of time before manufacturers are able to ramp up to normal volumes again, but automation can fill in some of the gaps when it comes to staffing and production efficiency challenges. » Read full article

Leveraging mobility to ensure worker safety during COVID-19

Situational awareness technologies using hazardous condition sensors, cameras and geo-location will introduce an increased reliance on wireless communications networks, AI and industrial IoT. » Read full article


Machine tending solution for part feeding

CenterLine (Windsor) Limited has launched a configurable new addition to its Configured Product Family to feed parts into robotic lines and cells. » Read full article

Fibre laser for advanced welding

The Coherent HighLight FL4000CSM-ARM fibre laser builds on the Coherent HighLight ARM fibre laser series already qualified for automotive applications. » Read full article

Software for non-circular capabilities in CNC grinding

New software from NUM provides manufacturers of CNC cylindrical grinding machines with a means of adding non-circular grinding capabilities to their products. » Read full article

Automate to Innovate: Virtual Summit

Date: July 29, 2020
Location: Online
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RIA Robotics Week

Date: Sept. 8-11, 2020
Location: Online
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International Robot Safety Conference

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2020
Location: Online
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

Date: Oct. 7-9, 2020
Location: Montreal, Que.
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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Date: Oct. 26-27, 2020
Location: Online
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ISA Automation Expo & Conference 2020

Date: Oct. 27-28, 2020
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
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AI & Smart Automation Conference

Date: Oct. 28-29, 2020
Location: Online
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MCMA Technical Conference

Date: Nov. 9-10, 2020
Location: Online
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SPS 2020

Date: Nov. 24-26, 2020
Location: Nuremberg, Ger.
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Automatica 2020

Date: Dec. 8-11, 2020
Location: Munich, Ger.
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