Technology

May 8, 2018 - Javelin Technologies and Cimetrix Solutions have announced plans to merge, forming what they describe as an additive manufacturing powerhouse that will provide a “new level of service and support” for Canadian engineers and manufacturers.
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.
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.
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.
May 16, 2018 - When UTC Aerospace required a solution to manage assembly line workers with no previous manufacturing experience, it decided to try something new that set a precedent for its future manufacturing operations management (MOM) strategy.
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.
Jun. 11, 2018 - PTC and Rockwell Automation today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth for both companies. As part of the partnership, Rockwell Automation will make a $1 billion equity investment in PTC, and Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO Blake Moret will join PTC’s board of directors effective with the closing of the equity transaction.
Jun. 10, 2018 - Siemens AG and Covestro Deutschland AG have concluded a Joint Business Development Plan to provide further strategic reinforcement of their partnership, particularly in the field of digitalization. The variety of topics extends from the continuous development of production technologies, to piloting new ideas designed to contribute to the digital landscape.
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. 10, 2018 - The Industry 4.0 movement is completely up-ending manufacturing as we know it, and advanced mobile solutions, robotics, artificial intelligence, sophisticated sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all playing a role in ushering in this next industrial revolution. According to VDC Research, the demand for mobile solutions that are more intuitive and easier to learn is a key pressure for warehouse environments undergoing mobility transformations.
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.
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.
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May 26, 2018 - The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has announced it will present the 2018 Engelberger Robotics Awards to Gudrun Litzenberger, the General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and Esben Østergaard, CTO and Cofounder of Universal Robots.
May 15, 2018 - Teradyne and the shareholders of Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) have announced the acquisition of privately held MiR of Odense, Denmark, for €121 million (roughly US$148 million) net of cash acquired plus €101 million (US$124 million) if certain performance targets are met extending through 2020.
May 15, 2018 - Stäubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have further developed their partnership by signing a long-term agreement to integrate customized Stäubli TS series, four-axis SCARA robots into EcoStruxure Machine, Schneider’s IoT-enabled, open and interoperable system architecture and platform. Named Lexium STS series, the robots are described as being fully integrated into the architecture of Schneider Electric’s PacDrive motion control solution.
May 3, 2018 - Half a dozen teenage girls from Canada know exactly how to narrow the skills gap.
May 1, 2018 - If it weren’t for her lack of hair or her monotone voice, a packed room of delegates at a Toronto technology conference might not have had a clue that there was something amiss about the event’s keynote speaker.
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.
May 28, 2018 - With real-time machine data on the one hand and strict transactional business information on the other, manufacturers are beginning to see the value in integrating business software, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) with control systems, such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). However, sitting in between these are specialist manufacturing execution systems (MES), which often do the same job as these supporting solutions, acting as an unnecessary middleman.
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.

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