Technology

Apr. 20, 2018 - Sciaky, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and provider of metal additive manufacturing solutions, has delivered an Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) system to the Global Research & Innovative Technology (GRIT) facility of Hitachi Metals in Kumagaya, Japan.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Siemens says it has reached an additive manufacturing (AM) milestone in the power generation industry with its first replacement parts 3D-printed from metal for an industrial steam turbine.
Apr. 4, 2018 - BigRep today released TPU-based material PRO FLEX, a flexible material with engineering-grade properties for a range of applications, describing it as a “first” for the large-scale FDM industry globally.
Mar. 19, 2018 - Siemens is making a £27-million (roughly C$49.6-million) investment in a new manufacturing facility for Worcester, U.K.-based Materials Solutions Ltd., its 3D printing specialist.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D say they have introduced the first nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.
Mar. 1, 2018 - Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform, which it says is designed to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing.
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.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?
Mar. 29, 2018 - Sensai, an augmented productivity platform for manufacturing operations, has launched a pilot program in the United States.
Mar. 29, 2018 - With the goal of accelerating advanced technologies like automated driving, cybersecurity, and AI, Denso Corp. has unveiled its newest satellite R&D team in Israel, where it will collaborate with local startups starting next month.
Jan. 29, 2018 - Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity networks.
Apr. 23, 2018 - Mahr, a provider of dimensional measurement solutions, says it has signed a cooperation agreement with NanoFocus, a German manufacturer of 3D surface metrology, which will expand its portfolio with optical metrology.
Apr. 20, 2018 - Global technology provider Bosch is investing 100 million euros (C$155.5 million) in a new smart factory for electronic components in Celaya, Mexico.
Apr. 11, 2018 - Phoenix Contact and Wibu-Systems plan to announce the integration of their flagship technologies at Hannover Messe 2018, taking place at the end of this month in Hannover, Germany.
Mar. 7, 2018 - In the factory automation space, productivity is much more than an imperative management concept — it is a scalable tool that drives employees and processes to function at their best. In order to keep employees on track and enable goals to be met in the workplace, fine-tuning processes and running a ‘tight ship’ as far as time management is concerned is considered the best practice.
Feb. 28, 2018 - Humatics Corporation has purchased 5D Robotics and its subsidiary, Time Domain.
Feb. 19, 2018 - TÜV SÜD, a provider of testing, auditing, inspection and certification services, has opened a new regulatory compliance testing lab in Ottawa, Ont., saying it is poised to become one of TÜV SÜD’s premier locations for safety, electromagnetic compatibility, wireless and network equipment building systems (NEBS) testing.
Apr. 23, 2018 - Telecommunications operator Orange Business Services and factory automation equipment provider Siemens say they have joined forces to help drive the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial sector by simplifying integration and promoting IoT innovation.
Apr. 19, 2018 - Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) will exhibit the main components of its cyber-physical factory at the Montréal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) from May 14 to 16.
Apr. 16, 2018 - Honeywell Intelligrated has launched TechSight, a real-time augmented reality (AR) solution designed to reduce repair time and minimize operational disruption in the event of an unplanned outage.
Apr. 9, 2018 - Nanotron Technologies GmbH and ClearBlade today announced a partnership to add ClearBlade’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing platform to Nanotron’s tracking software, which is described as delivering advanced Location Data Analytics (LDA) capabilities.
Mar. 29, 2018 - EIT Digital has announced it is developing a tracking system to precisely track workers’ and machinery movements in industrial environments to help minimize safety and logistic challenges.
Mar. 26, 2018 - CIeNET, a global technology service provider of technical consulting and software engineering solutions, has announced the grand opening of its Canadian Technology and Development Center located in the city of Markham in Greater Toronto Area, Ont.
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.
Nov. 21, 2017 - In building management systems (BMS) and human machine interface (HMI), manufacturers need to seek the right architecture for supervisory systems. Costs are being further driven down from legacy systems while historically, reliability is improving and efficiency is increasing. Due to the enhanced connectivity of these systems today, improving cybersecurity has become an equally important goal.
Sep. 19, 2017 - As awareness surrounding IoT standardization continues to grow, more eyes are being drawn to the necessity of enabling interoperability for distributed measurement and control solutions.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Robotics, variable frequency drives (VFDs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are prevalent in many manufacturing environments. These microprocessor-based control systems have enabled plants to automate many functions and processes, increasing repeatability and precision in a wide array of industries.
Apr. 13, 2018 - RightHand Robotics, a provider of robotic piece-picking solutions, say its team of automation partners have set a world record at Modex 2018.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Mobile robotics developer Vecna Robotics and robotic picking solutions provider RightHand Robotics say they are working together to improve the performance of e-commerce order fulfillment by simplifying intralogistics and material handling challenges.
Apr. 4, 2018 - Güdel, a global manufacturer of linear motion modules, robot track motion units and gantry robots and components, has announced that Güdel-TSC of Monterrey, Mexico, has become the first member of A3 Mexico.
Mar. 20, 2018 - As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and levelling soil for building projects.
Mar. 9, 2018 - Industrial automation has been on the minds of those in the manufacturing world for not just decades, but centuries. Whether we’re talking about individuals who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors’ minds. While automation would technically result in job losses, the increased prevalence of robots and robotics parts in the manufacturing, packaging, and engineering space would result in interesting implications for consumers, employees, companies and organizations.
Feb. 16, 2018 - The automation of production operations is accelerating around the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), 74 robot units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015.
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.
Feb. 10, 2018 - A new study suggests nearly 90 per cent of Canadian organizations suffered at least one security breach last year and sensitive data was exposed almost half of the time.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Honeywell today released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Data theft from high-profile hacks against companies like Uber and Equifax can cost consumers thousands of dollars but resource companies worry about millions in damage, along with potential injuries and death, if their technology is compromised.
Mar. 20, 2018 - Accenture and SAP say they plan to co-innovate, co-develop and jointly go to market with extended planning solutions based on SAP S/4HANA for the manufacturing industry, which they say will help companies optimize return on investment (ROI) with more responsive, real-time digital supply chains.
Feb. 25, 2018 - Team Penske and Siemens, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team Penske’s performance with access to a variety of software products for digital design and simulations.
Feb. 24, 2018 - After nearly nine months of preparation, Load King, a designer, fabricator and installer of store fixture manufacturing, has successfully completed its Global Shop Solutions ERP software implementation.
Feb. 3, 2018 - Nitrex Metal has chosen to partner with Projexia and SAP to implement an integrated solution: SAP Business ByDesign.
Feb. 2, 2018 - Aras, a provider of open product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, has acquired the Impresa Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) business from Infospectrum, in an effort to help manufacturers and owner-operators digitally transform the development and maintenance of complex products, they say.
Dec. 28, 2017 - Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems were conceived to synchronize and standardize product development processes and have been around for more than 20 years.

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