Technology

July 24, 2019 – Agile Manufacturing, an Ontario-based provider of 3D printing and rapid manufacturing solutions, has had its operations certified compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard, an internationally recognized achievement for operational excellence.
July 18, 2019 – Metal additive manufacturing, with its high flexibility in design and physical properties, continues to impact the manufacturing sector by using new approaches to conceive, reduce material waste, and bring products to market faster.
May 9, 2019 – Siemens and HP will expand their partnership and integrated additive manufacturing (AM) solution to include overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution, and performance analytics.
April 25, 2019 – Javelin-Cimetrix is opening an expanded industrial 3D printing lab next month in Oakville, Ontario.
December 20, 2018 – Optomec, a production-grade additive manufacturing solutions provider, has acquired Huffman, a 3D metal printing systems developer for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets.
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.
June 18, 2019 – The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of Waterloo have launched a research hub on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, machine vision and the Internet of Things.
May 21, 2019 – Ontario has cut funding for artificial intelligence research, eliminating $24 million to two institutes.
March 21, 2019 – Petuum, an artificial intelligence software provider, has partnered with CEMEX, a global building materials company, to implement software for autonomous operation at its cement plants.
March 18, 2019 – One of the hottest topics at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos was the wave of automation expected from advances in artificial intelligence (AI), and the consequent displacement of workers. This anticipated realignment was depicted as good or bad news depending on who was speaking and who was listening.
February 13, 2019 – The Alberta government plans to spend $100 million over five years to attract investment from artificial intelligence–focused tech companies.
January 10, 2019 – DENSO, one of the world's largest mobility manufacturers, has opened a satellite research and development lab in Montreal.
July 12, 2019 – Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, Germany, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC).
June 28, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has opened a new 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center in San Jose, California.
June 28, 2019 – Smart factories are one of the hottest topics in the manufacturing and industrial sectors right now.
May 30, 2019 – ABB has received a gold at the German Innovation Awards in the category “Excellence in Business to Business – Electronic Technologies” for its new non-invasive temperature sensor solution.
May 21, 2019 – For the past decade, system integrators have been promised that the USB3 and GigE Vision interfaces they relied upon would gracefully evolve, delivering faster and faster throughput speeds to keep up with increasing camera resolution and frame rates.
April 1, 2019 – Ottobock, a German manufacturer of medical technologies, is debuting its industrial exoskeletons for the first time at the Hannover Messe trade show, running April 1-5 in Hannover, Germany.
August 9, 2019 – The first-ever Digital Industry USA conference focusing on Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions in manufacturing is taking place in September, and there's a lot of programming on deck from the fair organizers.
July 30, 2019 – When it comes to confidence in manufacturing business, a new white paper says the introduction of connected assets using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) means management must be able to trust not only in its workers and processes, but also in the technology, physical components and systems used to power it all. 
June 24, 2019 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has launched the IIoT Maturity Assessment, a web-based tool included in the IIC Resource Hub that enables users to better understand their enterprise IIoT maturity.
May 24, 2019 – As the Internet of Things comes of age, edge computing is taking some of the essential data processing and analytics work from the cloud and bringing it to the intelligent edge.
May 21, 2019 – Rogers Communications Inc. says it will launch a new wireless service that's optimized for connecting stationary sensors and similar data-collection devices to the internet.
May 9, 2019 – When I first stepped into SICK AG’s sparkling new 4.0 NOW Factory in Freiburg, Germany earlier this year, the first thing that struck me was how quiet it was.
July 15, 2019 – The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is one of the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century, and recent market reports and projections see the industrial automation equipment market as a central focus for that growth.
July 4, 2019 – Nokia's 5G "factory of the future" in Oulu, Finland has been selected by research firm McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse, meaning it has seen proven success in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale.
June 28, 2019 – Nokia is bringing its digital automation platform for mobile machinery and the Industrial Internet of Things to help build and operate a private LTE network in a new two-year partnership agreement with Ukkoverkot, a private LTE network provider, and Kalmar (part of Cargotec), a developer of terminal automation and cargo handling.
June 3, 2019 – Despite the growth of the internet and the tremendous advancements in digital technologies, the productivity growth in manufacturing during the last four decades has not kept pace.
May 24, 2019 – I sit down for discussions all the time with managers and executives who question how Industry 4.0 is relevant to their operations.
March 4, 2019 – John S. Rinaldi, founder of Real Time Automation and an expert in industrial automation, has released a new book on the EtherNet/IP automation protocol.
August 8, 2019 – In the production of modern gripping systems, a large number of product variants are manufactured and provided in different batch sizes.
August 2, 2019 – OnRobot, a developer of end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robot applications, has opened its first location specifically dedicated to research and development (R&D) in North America.
July 24, 2019 – Fetch Robotics, developer of on-demand automation, has secured $46 million in a Series C round of funding.
July 8, 2019 – The winner of Yaskawa Motoman’s recent “Win a MotoMini” contest is the Beistle Company from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. 
June 26, 2019 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), an automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotics, has received the FANUC Growth Award for Authorized System Integrators.
June 18, 2019 – Automation and digitalization can be used to make manufacturing processes more efficient.
August 7, 2019 – A blockchain pilot program between Air Canada and KLM Royal Dutch will allow passengers between Canada and the Netherlands to travel back and forth using facial recognition and fingerprint scanners stored in smartphones instead of passports.
July 30, 2019 – Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, has opened a cybersecurity lab to help manufacturers confidently adopt digital transformation strategies, while protecting the integrity of their plant operations, networks, systems and data.
July 26, 2019 – The International Society of Automation (ISA) has revealed the founding members of its new Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA), which will work to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.
July 16, 2019 – In the age of technology, the security of data, networks, applications and devices has become a top-of-mind risk for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.
May 16, 2019 – A new white paper by Schneider Electric aims to create a structure for tackling IT problems at the edge that includes an ecosystem of system integrators and other vendors to ensure security.
March 18, 2019 – Dragos, Inc. a provider of industrial asset identification and threat detection platforms, has acquired Atlanta-based NexDefense, a provider of industrial controls system (ICS) visibility technology.
June 19, 2019 – What is artificial intelligence (AI), how can it integrate into your business and why should you care?
June 4, 2019 – Are multiple sources of data testing the limits of your systems?
May 27, 2019 – We often hear the common misconception that many enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations end in failure.
May 21, 2019 – BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million dollar contract to modernize automation software and controllers at its specialty chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Germany.
April 24, 2019 – Canadian Solar is a fast-growing global company that knows how to leverage technology to streamline its processes.
March 21, 2019 – Montreal-based machine vision supplier Matrox Imaging has launched a new training website for users of its vision systems and software. 

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