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Manufacturers hopeful COVID-19 will force a rethink of Canada’s supply chains

Manufacturers such as 3M are hoping that the past year has convinced Canadian policy makers, taxpayers and buyers to support local assembly lines.

Magna subsidiary fined $70K after worker struck by truck frame

An Ontario manufacturer has been fined after pleading guilty to an involving a worker injury.

Feds invest $3.9M for two Ont. manufacturers to adopt automation

The federal government is investing $3.9 million for the scale-up and automation of production processes.

PPE manufacturer launches medical mask automation and vision systems

The Canadian Shield has developed medical mask manufacturing lines and vision systems to sell to other producers around the world.
Sponsored Spotlight 

IIoT-Ready Controllers with Built-in Fiber Optic Ports

WAGO is adding three new IIoT-enabled Generation 2 PFC200 controllers to their 750 Series. One for standard applications and two for extreme environments (XTR) are equipped with two RJ45 Ethernet Ports along with two 100 Mbit/s SFP slots for fiber optic modules. These ports help with distance networking and where high electromagnetic interference is a concern. » See the products

Canada must improve automation and robotics adoption to grow: NGen report

Outside of automotive, Canada's manufacturing sector lags in technology implementation, says NGen's advisory board. » Read full article

‘Just go for it’: Q&A with machinist Bobbi Day on women in the skilled trades

Day recently spoke to MA about her journey to working in the skilled trades, where women hold four per cent of all jobs – and shared some advice for women looking to join the sector. » Read more...

‘Old is gold’: Manufacturing lessons learned from TB12 and Super Bowl LV

What lessons can manufacturers learn from the great Tom Brady? Paul Hogendoorn reflects on teamwork and leadership in his latest column for Manufacturing AUTOMATION. » Read more...

Specialty steel manufacturer receives $5M from feds to improve technology

An advanced manufacturer in Welland, Ont. is receiving up to $5 million from the federal government to support its expansion to new markets in Canada and abroad. » Read more...

NGen invests $370K in three pilot-scale projects by SME manufacturers

The funding will allow SMEs to scale-up project plans for implementation, prepare technologies for deployment in production and de-risk technology adoption. » Read more...

PODCAST: #ChooseToChallenge with engineer Jenan Abderrahman

This special episode of Machine Language celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 by focusing on some of the challenges and opportunities for women in the sector. » Read more...

Hannover Messe 2021

Date: Apr. 12-16
Location: Online
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Phoenix Contact Dialog Days

Date: Apr. 12-16
Location: Online
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Pepperl+Fuchs Digital Expo

Date: Apr. 19-26
Location: Online
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