Alyssa Dalton

Alyssa Dalton

Monday, 30 January 2017
Jan. 30, 2017 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION chats with Dorothy Byers, chair of FIRST Robotics Canada, to learn how the global competition reinforces the importance of STEM education and careers.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Nov. 28, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION chats with Andrew Dolphin, production planning manager at Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, to learn how recent automation investments are improving the manufacturer’s Woodbridge, Ont., fabrication and distribution operations.
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Nov. 10, 2016 - Last month, I joined a select group of Canadian trade journalists and attended my first ever Festo International Press Conference where we were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the new $70 million distribution and manufacturing centre in Mason, Ohio.
Friday, 04 November 2016
Nov. 4, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION caught up with Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting North America, at IMTS 2016 to learn about the growth opportunities he forecasts for the connectivity company.
Friday, 04 November 2016
Nov. 4, 2016 - Nothing gives you a taste of an industry more than a tradeshow. A show, regardless of its size, is an opportunity to take in the state of a given industry firsthand, learn about the latest technologies and network with like minds. Last month, Manufacturing AUTOMATION publisher Klaus Pirker and I spent four jam-packed days at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Ill., and there was certainly no shortage of people to chat with and demos to check out.
Monday, 17 October 2016
Oct. 17, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION isn’t the only one celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. In preparation for this commemorative issue, we came across a number of businesses who are also celebrating a special birthday in 2016 — some of who shared their secret to success with us. Whether you have achieved the 10, 50 or 150 year-mark, we wish you congratulations and many more years of service.
Monday, 17 October 2016
Oct. 17, 2016 - A look at our magazine’s transformation through the decades.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Oct. 11, 2016 - President and CEO of Festo Canada, Roger Hallett, shares his views on the impact of globalization on the manufacturing landscape.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Oct. 11, 2016 - 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Manufacturing AUTOMATION as the leading publication of the Canadian industrial automation market, reaching manufacturers and engineers from the shop floor to the top floor.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Sept. 14, 2016 - What a show IMTS 2016 has been so far! Taking place Sept. 12-17, the show has already seen nearly 110,000 attendees and more than 2,400 exhibitors on the floor. Check out our photos from Day 1 and 2!
Friday, 16 September 2016
Updated Sept. 16, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION, in conjunction with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), is benchmarking manufacturers and giving you the opportunity to compare your facility to others across Canada. Just click on the link here to participate in our annual Canadian Manufacturing Study and you can enter to win 1 of 10 $100 Visa gift cards. Each questionnaire must be completed by Friday, September 23, 2016. All answers are strictly anonymous.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Jul. 20, 2016 - Picture this: robots that tower over attendees, demonstrating their strength and agility in what looks like a robotic ballet routine; business leaders speaking English, German, Mandarin, Italian and more, fully immersed in conversation around aisles of new product innovations; soccer performers and other entertainers that captivate crowds with impressive tricks; and what seems like an endless stream of eager student tours visiting exhibitor after exhibitor. And to top it all off, a real roller-coaster you could ride indoors!
Friday, 15 July 2016
Jul. 15, 2016 - Cambridge, Ont., is the new home of Shimco, a 25-year-old shim manufacturer that recently moved from its original building in Markham. Peter Voss, president and CEO, shares with us how automation has greatly boosted the company’s success.
Friday, 08 July 2016
Jul. 8, 2016 - Omron Automation and Safety says its G9SE safety relay unit cuts installation time by up to 50 per cent and “significantly” reduces installation and troubleshooting time and costs for machine builders.
Monday, 04 July 2016
Jul. 4, 2016 - In today’s fast-paced manufacturing world, businesses are frequently pushed to do more with less — manufacturers of all sizes feel the pressure to produce top-quality products in a manner that is cheaper, faster, more efficient and cost-effective. It’s a cycle that never ends and can often cause problems on the shop floor if the correct people, process and technology are not in place.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Jun. 29, 2016 - In March, Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s editorial advisory board members gathered for our annual roundtable to discuss the biggest challenges facing the manufacturing industry. The dynamic 1.5-hour conversation on Canadian productivity and competitiveness resulted in a laundry list of challenges facing today’s manufacturing: a fluctuating dollar, skilled trades education and training, a global supply base, the adoption of technology, and change management, to name a few. But with challenges come opportunities, say our board members, as they offer their insight and best practices for manufacturing success.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Jun. 27, 2016 - It has been just over one year since Stefan Fickenscher took on the role as Trumpf Canada managing director — Manufacturing AUTOMATION sat down with him to find out how the past year has gone.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Jun. 27, 2016 - I consider the manufacturing industry to be a very human business. That may sound strange at a time when big data analytics, the Cloud, and other abstract concepts are all the rage. However if you strip away the technologies, products, buzzwords, silos and sectors, the general purpose of the global manufacturing workforce can be reduced into one simple statement: a company makes and/or provides a solution to satisfy the needs of a dedicated population. Every machine builder, component manufacturer, contractor, consultant, system integrator and end-user, regardless of sector, is seeking to create or assemble a product that will “give the people what they want.”
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
May 24, 2016 - Industry-academia collaboration is crucial to strengthening our manufacturing force, says Farzad Rayegani, director of Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT).
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Dec. 16, 2015 - In a year of fluctuating markets with some international powerhouses displaying months of economic decline (China, anyone?), Canada has managed to stay afloat. In fact, according to the data we collected from the 10th annual Canadian Manufacturing Study, very little of our economy has actually changed.

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