Industry News
Jun. 29, 2018 - After considering all its strategic options, Bosch has announced it is looking for a buyer for its packaging machinery business (PA), more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division.
Jun. 29, 2018 - The Bank of Canada’s quarterly business outlook survey signalled widespread business optimism with sales outlooks remaining robust, supported by strong foreign and domestic demand.
Jun. 29, 2018 - JMP Engineering announced it will now be called JMP Solutions. The company, an industrial technology partner to the Fortune 1000, says it has expanded its services and coverage area to meet the needs of customers.
Jun. 28, 2018 - AXYZ International, a global manufacturer of CNC router and knife cutting systems, recently acquired WARDJet, a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems and custom solutions. Currently, WARDJet machines are demonstrated at WARDJet’s Ohio-based manufacturing facility. Now, AXYZ is installing the WARDJet X-1530 waterjet cutting system in its sales and demonstration facilities in Calgary, Alta., and Burlington, Ont., as well as Anaheim, Calif.
Jun. 28, 2018 - CenterLine (Windsor) Limited has announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,895,775 for CenterLine’s High Speed Fastener Welding System. The production assembly equipment integrates both process and product improvements is designed to result in a fastener welding solution suited to handle multiple applications with one machine.
Jun. 26, 2018 - GE is selling its distributed power unit to Advent International for $3.25 billion as it continues to shed businesses.
Jun. 22, 2018 - automatica 2018 set new records: More than 46,000 visitors (+ 7 per cent) and 890 exhibitors (+ 7 per cent). Trade Fair Managing Director Falk Senger: “automatica addresses the future topics of human-robot collaboration, digital transformation in production, and service robotics. The strong results show: The history of automation and robotics is being written here in Munich.”
Jun. 22, 2018 - A Chinese automaker that wants to bring out a line of electric cars with some self-driving capabilities has selected BlackBerry Ltd. to provide software designed to ensure critical systems can run safely at all times.
Jun. 21, 2018 - Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Spring Technologies, a software provider specializing in integrated solutions for optimizing the machining workflow through machine tool simulation, toolpath verification and optimization, and machine tool management.
Jun. 21, 2018 - A Canadian drywall manufacturer has launched its second trade complaint in two years alleging that the building panels are being dumped by U.S. competitors at unfair prices.
Jun. 18, 2018 - U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1 per cent in May, primarily dragged by a drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks.
Jun. 18, 2018 - Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly fell in April as sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries dropped.
Jun. 14, 2018 - 2018 is a special year for Danfoss Drives, and a milestone in the company’s history. Fifty years ago, Danfoss was the first company to mass-produce AC drives. Since then, Danfoss has specialized in drives technology and digital solutions that enable customers to thrive in a world that is rapidly changing.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Amada Miyachi America, a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, has appointed Kurt A. Tolliver as Vice President Sales. A 20-year veteran of the company, Tolliver previously managed the company’s southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, and European sales networks.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), a not-for-profit consortium serving and supporting Canada’s manufacturing industry, has announced the retirement of Glenn Durnford, field service advisor for Nova Scotia, as of August 31.

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