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Want to be a face of IMTS 2016?

Do you want to be part of the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) 2016 marketing campaign? The tradeshow is currently looking for IMTS community members who are excited to tell their stories about what IMTS means to them. >> Read full article

Ontario a bright spot in generally bleak Canadian mfg sector: RBC

The latest RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (RBC PMI) finds that manufacturing production grew in May, ending a three-month period of back-to-back declines. A stabilization in export orders provided support to the manufacturing sector during the latest survey period, although overall volumes of new work continued to decrease. >> Read full article

A business ally: the benefits of Canada’s innovation centres

With a yo-yoing Canadian dollar and the lingering uncertainty of the industrial sector, the need for manufacturers to pursue innovation has never been more pertinent. Hoping to help achieve that goal, a number of innovation centres have popped up across the country recently, boasting state-of-the-art equipment, technology and skilled support personnel for manufacturers. >> Read full article

Dundee Engine Plant achieves Silver in World Class Manufacturing

FCA’s Dundee Engine Plant has been awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), becoming the first U.S. facility and the only North American engine plant to receive this designation, it says. >> Read full article

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Manufacturing AUTOMATION now offering webinars!

Save your spot for next week’s machine safety webinar!

Our diverse editorial portfolio now includes webinars! In today’s increasingly fast-paced business world, we recognize how difficult it can be to carve out a chunk of your time to attend out-of-office events. Our hope is that with our new webinar series, you will gain insights from industry experts and peers without being limited by a busy schedule and travel expenses. In this FREE webinar, Douglas Nix of Compliance Insight Consulting will provide attendees with the basis for setting up manual testing of critical systems, ensuring that they will function when needed. Register now! >> Learn More…


LED line sources boast Megalux Illuminance with passive cooling

Innovations in Optics says its Aurora Classic line sources use non-imaging optics and high brightness LED arrays with superior thermal management while producing 2.8 Mlux of illuminance. >> Read full article

Magnetic safety switches

Wieland Electric says it has enhanced its non-contact magnetic safety switches with integrated LED technology, providing machine operators with an immediate indication of a safety door’s interlock status to reduce unscheduled equipment downtime. >> Read full article

Thermal imaging camera with SpyLite thermal view

Wahl Instruments says its ultra high sensitivity Wahl Heat Spy 170 thermal imaging camera now features SpyLite thermal view to reveal only the temperatures above or below a set point, emphasizing only the temperatures of interest in the scene. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

MA Webinar - Testing Emergency Stop Systems

Location: Webinar
Date: June 19, 2015 >> More Info

WMTS - Western Technology Manufacturing Show

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: June 15-17, 2015 >> More Info

Design & Manufacturing Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 16-18, 2015 >> More Info