Dec. 22, 2016 - The federal government has announced a non-repayable contribution of up to $7.3 million to support a new advanced manufacturing network that aims to help Canadian small- and medium-sized manufacturers adopt new technology.
Dec. 13, 2016 - LearningSI, a provider of customized process and production-oriented training programs for industrial workers, has announced a new series of e-learning modules designed to help companies get new workers “up-to-speed faster, reduce downtime and improve their bottom lines.”
Dec. 7, 2016 - To celebrate the holiday season, Siemens Canada is giving a second life to more than 480 decommissioned computers by donating them to the charity Corporations For Community Connections (CFCC) for refurbishment and then distribution by the Salvation Army to those in need in the greater Montreal area.
Nov. 28, 2016 - Eplan has launched a new version of its Eplan Education software, based on the latest release of its platform 2.6 suite of engineering software products.
Nov. 17, 2016 - Last week at Automation Fair 2016, Rockwell Automation announced a $12-million, four-year commitment to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-for-profit organization that works to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.
Nov. 15, 2016 - It goes without saying that every manufacturer wants to ensure they are producing a quality product. Standards and specifications from various organizations provide a guideline from which manufacturers can measure different areas of quality, while also providing the end-user with the reassurance they are purchasing a trustworthy, long-lasting product. Within the wire processing industry, there are many standards that manufacturers may choose or be required to adhere to. These standards and specifications are constantly evolving and increasing in detail, especially as monitoring technology improves.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Much has been written recently about the skills gap issue in manufacturing. Despite this spotlight on the issue, and some grassroots initiatives to emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in public schools, little meaningful impact has been achieved.
Nov. 1, 2016 - The adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has manufacturers buzzing over improved connectivity and information sharing. But when a network issue arises, the last thing you want is to have your information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments confused about where the responsibility lies to fix the problem.
Oct. 28, 2016 - The inaugural NextGen Networking Fair, a new event from PMMI, a trade association for packaging and processing technologies, promises to offer a “one-of-a-kind” matchmaking opportunity for Pack Expo International and co-located Pharma Expo 2016 exhibitors and attendees to connect with students from packaging, processing, materials, package design and mechatronics programs.
Oct. 28, 2016 - American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, celebrated Manufacturing Day by inviting Grade 9 and 10 students from two local school districts (Reading and Boyertown) to tour its plant and participate in a presentation highlighting careers in manufacturing.
Oct. 28 2016 - The Northern Alberta Institute for Technology (NAIT) will receive $34.9 million for a new Productivity and Innovation Centre under the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF).
Oct. 28, 2016 - More than 200 students and community members came out to learn more about modern manufacturing and automation at Balluff’s second annual Manufacturing Day event in Florence, Ky., on October 7.
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