Technology

December 10, 2018 – Siemens and Stratasys have partnered to integrate Siemens Digital Factory solutions with Stratasys additive manufacturing techniques to bring 3D printing into the traditional manufacturing workflow.
November 6, 2018 – Eastman Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions have announced a technology partnership to further additive manufacturing.
September 28, 2018 - Bosch Rexroth and BigRep, a provider of large-scale 3D printers, have entered into a development partnership that will see 3D printers by BigRep outfitted with CNC control systems and drives from Bosch Rexroth.
September 28, 2018 - Agile Manufacturing, a Canadian provider of 3D printing and rapid manufacturing solutions, has installed a Markforged Metal X 3D Printer as part of its production lineup. The Metal X represents a complete metal solution for end-to-end manufacturing. 
September 27, 2018 - Evolve Additive Solutions has secured an equity investment of $19 million from the LEGO Brand Group with participation from Stanley Black, Decker Investments and a third undisclosed investor.
August 16, 2018 - 3D Systems and GF Machining Solutions (Georg Fischer AG) have announced a partnership that will allow manufacturers to produce complex metal parts with tight tolerances, and reduce the total cost of operation.
November 16, 2018 – BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a US$1.4-billion deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance in what the company called the largest deal in its history.
August 8, 2018 - Samsung Electronics plans to invest $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses as the company maps out its strategy under the restored leadership of Vice-Chairman Lee Jae-yong after he was freed from prison.
May 10, 2018 - OPS Solutions, maker of Light Guide Systems, an augmented reality tool for manual assembly and manufacturing processes, is expanding its presence internationally with a new European headquarters in the Czech Republic.
May 2, 2018 - Raven Telemetry, an Ottawa-based artificial intelligence company for manufacturing, has raised $6.1 million in equity financing from angel investors.
Apr. 25, 2018 - The European Union’s executive branch wants the bloc’s public and private sectors to invest at least $24 billion in artificial intelligence through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive.
Apr. 19, 2018 - The University of Waterloo has launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute this month, bringing together researchers and businesses in an effort to prepare Canada for future economic and advanced technology disruption.
November 22, 2018 – Machine vision has always been a necessary evil. While manufacturers require visual QA to detect defective products, it is an expensive, complex and expert-dependent process.
November 16, 2018 – The HARTING Technology Group has furthered its North American partnership with U.S. company Heilind Electronics by entering a global agreement.
November 16, 2018 – Motion monitoring enables efficient machine operation – but standards also demand maximum safety. With an external monitoring unit, safety functions can be implemented as standard on frequency converters and servo amplifiers of various performance classes and from various manufacturers; in most cases this can be achieved very economically.
September 26, 2018 - Manufacturing is the top sector for Internet of Things (IoT) spending, and there’s a good reason for this. No other sector can reap the financial benefits quite like it. From greater operating efficiency to minimal machine downtime, the industry is not only a big investor in IoT, it’s revolutionizing its use.
September 6, 2018 - Technology giant Bosch and SiTime Corporation, a provider of microelectromechanical (MEMS) timing, have announced a partnership to build and distribute next-generation MEMS timing products.
August 8, 2018 - TE Connectivity, a global technology and manufacturing company specializing in connectivity and sensors, has closed the acquisition of ABB's Entrelec terminal block business.
December 13, 2018 – A new study by McKinsey & Company suggests that established companies are leaving as much as US$2 trillion on the table in total return to shareholders because of missed opportunities in digital transformation.
December 12, 2018 – The organizers of Hannover Messe, the world's largest technology fair held annually in Hannover, Germany, are launching a new event on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) stateside in 2019. 
December 12, 2018 – The Industrial Internet Consortium, a global organization dedicated to advancing use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Linaro, an open-source collaborative engineering organization that develops software for the Arm ecosystem, have partnered to promote the digital economy by preventing fragmentation and harmonizing various aspects of the industrial internet.
December 3, 2018 – Smart factories are rapidly becoming the future of manufacturing, offering a new level of efficiency and productivity to those investing in them.
November 29, 2018 – Microsoft has made several additions to its industry-agnostic Azure IoT suite that it says well help companies approach the Internet of Things (IoT) more holistically, including a dashboard for security deployment, security protection for connected microcontroller devices, and a platform to create virtual models of physical environments.
November 28, 2018 – On November 27, Microsoft highlighted several new additions to its Azure IoT system at the IoT in Action event in Toronto, including the IoT-ready version of Azure Security Center, a dashboard for security deployment, the Azure Sphere for secure microcontroller devices, and Azure Digital Twins, a platform to create virtual models of physical environments or products.
November 8, 2018 – Information technology proliferation on the plant floor is transforming industrial manufacturing, driving innovation and providing countless benefits. Manufacturers are experiencing increased productivity, improved product quality, enhanced customer satisfaction and, ultimately, a better bottom line.
October 9, 2018 – While futuristic technologies like autonomous machines, unmanned systems and smart devices are more prevalent in industrial business applications than ever before; however, manufacturing facilities continue to struggle with the pervasive connectivity required to create the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
May 8, 2018 - The approach to Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) as introduced by the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has gained additional support from four TSN technology providers and switch manufacturers: Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx. 
Apr. 20, 2018 - TE Connectivity (TE) is celebrating 75 years of producing its pre-insulated diamond grip (PIDG) terminals and splices.
Apr. 19, 2018 - Toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles starting in 2021, as it tries to push safety communications forward. The company says most of its U.S. models should have the feature by the mid-2020s.
Dec. 31, 2017 - The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) says it has supplemented EtherCAT with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technologies, expanding the field of possible EtherCAT applications to include heterogeneous network environments.
November 30, 2018 – LMI Technologies (LMI), a 3D scanning and inspection specialist, has had its Gocator 3D snapshot sensors certified for integration with Universal Robots (UR) cobots.
November 28, 2018 – Do the far-reaching benefits of automation in manufacturing outweigh the potential cost of eliminating human jobs?
November 13, 2018 – The HAHN Group, a German-based company specializing in automatization and robotics, has acquired all robotic technology from the recently defunct U.S. company Rethink Robotics.
November 13, 2018 – Universal Robots (UR) has hired more than 20 staff members from its former competitor, the recently shuttered Rethink Robotics, merging UR’s Boston office with Rethink’s former headquarters in the Seaport area in Boston.
November 6, 2018 – Robots are well on the way to becoming ubiquitous in manufacturing, where they are having an impact on the work environment and on jobs themselves. But what does this new world of work look like? How does it divide work up between humans and machines? And how might robots help create attractive jobs for people with disabilities so they can be participate in the workforce?
November 2, 2018 – Canada is poised to become a future leader in robotics with the right government support in place, according to a recent study conducted by CATAAlliance and Sciencetech.
November 19, 2018 – Industrial communications and networking company Moxa Inc. has announced it is forming a new joint venture with Trend Micro Incorporated, a  cybersecurity solutions provider.
October 31, 2018 – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has created EMC Secure, a new program for small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to develop cybersecurity resources. 
August 13, 2018 – Vectra, an artificial intelligence solutions provider that detects and responds to cyber attacks in real time, has released a new report citing the increased risk of cyber attacks against manufacturing organizations.
Mar. 9, 2018 - A series of cybersecurity services that support the entire infrastructure of an ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center is available from ABB.
Feb. 25, 2018 - The stage is set. Cloud computing continues to rise in deployments, with users citing economic advantages, speed, agility, flexibility, elasticity and ongoing innovation.
Feb. 19, 2018 - ResilientGrid, a provider of integrated software and services in critical infrastructure, has integrated the industrial cybersecurity capabilities from Radiflow into its ResilientGrid Map solution.
December 4, 2018 – D3 Technologies, a North American Autodesk integrator, has announced a strategic partnership with Cetec ERP, a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider.
November 30, 2018 – PLM software developer Aras has landed a $70 million minority investment by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing group, with participation from Silver Lake Kraftwerk, to expand its global operations and grow its open PLM platform.
November 7, 2018 – Low margins, intense competition, and risk aversion in the digital era have become a formula for disruption in industrial manufacturing. So, how are you ensuring that your organization is on the right path not only to survive, but also to gain the digital edge over competitors?
October 19, 2018 – Centreon Software Systems, a European provider of enterprise monitoring solutions for converging and hybrid IT infrastructures, has launched in North America with an office in Toronto.
October 5, 2018 – We’ve compiled a partial list of some of the major apps in the manufacturing world. Companies not listed are welcome to alert us to your app.
October 5, 2018 – Apps have been around for years in the manufacturing sector and their use is only going to expand, due to the way they add so much intelligence and value in the quest to better manage assets and processes.

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