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Canadian manufacturing sector remains on shaky ground, says TD economist

Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly fell 1.3 per cent to $56.2 billion in April as sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries dropped, reports Statistics Canada.

Automakers improve quality for fourth consecutive year in ranking study

New-vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year – by 4 per cent from 2017, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).

Process Industries Academy initiative to support digital workflows

Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations.

Bombardier pouring millions into creation of GTA aerospace hub

The Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium will set up a centre where academic and industry leaders can collaborate. Bombardier will dedicate $1.5 million a year for the next five years toward funding research at that centre.

Delta first to fly new CRJ900 cabins with order for 20 Bombardier regional jets

Bombardier’s stock price hit a nearly five-year high following news it had signed a regional aircraft deal with Delta Air Lines Inc.

Tesla sues ex employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

Tesla is suing a former employee at its Nevada battery factory alleging that he hacked into the manufacturing computers and disclosed confidential trade secrets.


Innovative applications for machine-learning tools

The application of machine-learning techniques is far-reaching. A university of Toronto professor of industrial engineering takes asset performance improvement services off the beaten path. » Read More

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

Date: September 10 - 15, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL
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MainTrain 2018

Date: September 24 - 27, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2018

Date: October 15 - 18, 2018
Location: London, U.K.
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SMRP 26th Annual Conference

Date: October 22 - 25, 2018
Location: Rosen Centre hotel, Orlando, Florida
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