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U.S. aluminum tariffs ‘unjustified and unnecessary’

Canadian manufacturers are deeply frustrated by the U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum.

Five steps to plan and pay for automation

How to finance robotics and automation when cash flow is low during the COVID era.

Linamar helped by ventilator contracts as automobile sales dropped

Making ventilators for COVID-19 relief is just one way the manufacturing company is overcoming low sales.

Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP): Up to $100K in grants

Find out if your projects are eligible to qualify for up to $100K in government funding.
MA On the Air 

PODCAST: COVID-19 puts pressure on digital transformation timelines

In our latest episode, we dive into the concept of digital transformation, what it means and how manufacturers can plan for new technology adoption. » Read full article

Canada calls for ventilators ahead of potential wave two

Production needs to ramp up in order to meet the feds’ spring order of 40,000 ventilators. » Read full article

Motion Industries finalizes double acquisition

The U.S.–based automation company picked up a Canadian industrial supplier in the deal. » Read full article

‘Never again’: 3M deal brings more N95 production to Canada

How the mask-maker will increase capacity at its Brockville, Ont. Plant to produce up to 100 million N95s. » Read full article

GM ramps up 3D printing in response to COVID-19

General Motors is investing in additive manufacturing to help optimize production. » Read full article

Manufacturers plan for COVID-19 rebound

Automate Canada’s recent survey showed what Ontario manufacturers are prioritizing this fall on the road to recovery. » Read full article

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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Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference

Date: Oct. 26-27, 2020
Location: Online
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