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Poll finds WHAT is curbing Canadian innovation?

With today’s competitive business landscape, Canada’s small business owners say innovation is a top priority in 2016, according to the latest poll by CIBC. But while more than 77 per cent of small business owners say they are likely to invest in business innovation in the next 12 months, they also cite a lack of time, capacity, technology and cash flow as the biggest obstacles holding back their ability to innovate. >> Read full article

Canada Goose to double staff at Winnipeg factory

Outdoor apparel maker Canada Goose has announced plans to double its staff at a new factory in Winnipeg by early next year as it lays the groundwork for a bigger international expansion. The new facility opened last month and is already employing 80 people. >> Read full article

New Chicago Trumpf technology centre to open in 2016

Over the span of six decades, Trumpf Group has grown to more than 50 locations and 10,000 employees worldwide, and next year, the company will expand once again. According to the company, this new Chicago facility will serve as the future home of the Trumpf Technology Center and the centre of excellence for Industry 4.0. What features will it offer? >> Read full article

Smooth robot movements could cut energy usage by up to 40%

By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40 per cent while retaining the given production time, based on an optimization algorithm developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. >> Read full article

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WEBINAR: Discover why doing nothing will cost you more

If you are a manufacturing leader looking to improve your own organization’s bottom line, this is a must attend event. Join us for this live webinar, as we share insights on how to identify areas for business improvement, how to implement solutions and monitor performance toward achieving business objectives, in this exclusive event designed specifically for manufacturing leaders. >> Register today!…


Robotics simulation tool for education

Yaskawa Motoman describes its new MotoSim Touch as a cost-effective, PC-based off-line programming environment and robotics simulation tool for K-16 schools, training organizations and educational research institutions. >> Read full article

Monitor industrial devices using operator interfaces on smartphone and tablets

Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov 2.3, describing it as a “major” update adding Modbus/TCP communication to the company’s groov web-based mobile interface software. >> Read full article

Smart I/O module with optional Inertial Measurement Unit

Roboteq has introduced RIOX, a smart IO extension module, with an optional Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU - also known as an AHRS - Attitude and Heading Reference System), specifically targeted to mobile robotics applications. >> Read full article

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MA WEBINAR: What Manufacturing Leaders Need to Know About Realizing Lost Dollars in Their Organizations—and why they need to act today

Location: Webinar
Date: November 26, 2015 >> More Info

Annual ARC Industry Forum 2016

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-11, 2016 >> More Info