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Autodesk University 2012: Product Design Suite 2013 explained


Manufacturing sales rose 1.7 per cent in November: StatsCan
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 1.7 per cent in November to $49.9 billion, the highest level since May 2012. Read the report.

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Michelin to give $64M boost to Nova Scotia tire plant, province adds $9M
Tire manufacturer Michelin rolled out positive news for Nova Scotia's troubled economy on Thursday, committing to a $64.1-million expansion of its factory in the Annapolis Valley. Read more.

Magna International expects up to $32.7 billion of sales globally this year
Canadian autoparts giant Magna International Inc. says it expects between US$31.3 billion and US$32.7 billion of sales globally this year. Get the details.

Jon DeSouza appointed President, CEO of Harting Canada, Inc.
Harting Canada has named Jon DeSouza President & Chief Executive Officer of Harting Canada, Inc. Learn more.

Dutch Disease not a major factor in Canada's manufacturing woes, report argues
The belief that the commodities boom of the past decade caused the decline in Canada's manufacturing sector is being challenged in a new report. Read the report.

Raleigh to cease bicycle manufacturing at Quebec plant by the end of 2013
Raleigh Canada Ltd. plans to halt bicycle manufacturing and assembly operations at the company's plant in Waterloo, Que., by the end of the year. Read more.

Feature: Energy Management

LED fixtures light the way to energy efficiency
A leading manufacturer of super premium, nutritious and natural pet foods, Diamond Pet Foods was planning to construct a new manufacturing facility. But while aiming to maximize energy consumption, the facility was faced with a number of lighting challenges. The answer? LED linear fixtures. Read the story.

New Products:
Energy Management and Hydraulics & Pneumatics

January 30: Material Handling/Packaging and Wire & Cable

February 6: Machine Safety and Enclosures & Workstations

February 13: Interconnection Devices and Wireless Technology & Security

February 20: Education & Training and Power Supplies/Process Control

February 27: CAD/CAM, ERP & PLM Software and Motion Control

November/December 2012 Digital Edition

Creating a safety culture: Our fourth annual roundtable participants look at how to get the whole organization focused on safety

More than a flash in the pan: Arc welding takes on a new look as a robotic system improves high-volume production

Getting to know Object Oriented Programming: Leveraging OOP with IEC 61131-3 can help program leading-edge automation systems

November/December Digital Edition
January/February 2013 Manufacturing AUTOMATION Lineup

Cover Story: Automation Education and Training

  • The 14th Annual Automation Education and Training Guide: A directory of automation-specific education and training courses offered at colleges and universities across Canada. Keep it as your reference guide year round.

  • Moulding the future: The cost of education and training can be off-putting, and for some, it's almost out of reach. But that doesn't have to be the case. In this issue, we look at a unique new program in Windsor that allows young workers to earn while they learn – and it attracts new skilled workers at the same time. In addition, we'll look at a few other programs that are looking outside traditional areas to help manufacturers fill the skills gap.

  • Plus: The latest education trends and news.

Feature: Top 5 in 2013

  • What are the top technologies you should have on your plant floor in 2013? We've asked a handful of industry experts to name the top five automation technologies and trends they think will make a difference in 2013. Don't miss what our experts have to say.

Feature: Innovation through Automation

  • Cambridge, Ontario's Eclipse Automation had a problem most manufacturers would kill to have – rapid growth. But that growth didn't come without some pain, and the company knew it was time to re-evaluate its processes and procedures. Eclipse Automation underwent a massive streamlining initiative to ensure every process was automated, standardized and as efficient as possible. The company met that goal – in an astounding four months. In this issue, we'll find out how.

Calendar of Events:

January 28: DesignCon 2013 - Santa Clara, Calif.

January 30:
Introduction to Flow Measurement - Webinar

February 11:
ARC 2013 World Industry Forum - Orlando, Fla.

February 13:
Logistics Link South - Esher, U.K.

Check out the Calendar of Events on the Manufacturing AUTOMATION website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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