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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.

Facing our digital future: Technology adoption in Canada

Automation, digitization, robotics, AI and other technologies are all tools that could prove useful in paving a new pathway to prosperity.

Ontario PPE manufacturer launches automated surgical mask production

The Canadian Shield, a Waterloo, Ontario–based personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, is expanding its production line to include disposable surgical masks.

Artificial intelligence is changing how manufacturers engage with data

Appreciating the impact that AI is already having on manufacturing and understanding the future potential of AI-based technologies begins with recognizing the challenges manufacturers face in implementing AI tools.

Eclipse Automation’s innovation arm receives over $1.4M from Ontario for N95 production

Eclipse Innovations, the incubator launched by Eclipse Automation earlier this year, is receiving over $1.4 million from the Ontario government to scale up its manufacture of N95 masks.
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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
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Join us for Automate to Innovate on Wednesday!

Join Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Canadian Plastics magazines July 29 at 1:00 pm ET for a FREE virtual summit focused on how automation can help SMEs navigate our "new normal.” We’ll be in discussion with a fantastic lineup of industry leaders on the how-tos of automation for SMEs: how to get started with installation on the factory floor, how much it costs, how to access government funding, and how to build resiliency for a potential second wave of coronavirus. » Register Now

Welding automation Q&A with Hubert Bethlehem, IRCO Automation

We talked to IRCO’s president Hubert Bethlehem about big automation builds for heavy industry, how humans work with welding automation and the importance of bringing major projects back to Canada. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

COVID-19 leadership challenge: putting people first

It already feels like a different world than we knew it just a few months ago. Everyone has been forced to slow down because of COVID-19 – people, companies and even fast-paced industries like manufacturing. » Read full article

The Cobot Expo

Date: July 28-30, 2020
Location: Online
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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: Nuremberg, Ger.
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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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