Fri.Nov 25, 2022

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Ontario announces more than $550K in support for auto workers in Windsor, Ont.

Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario announces financial support for auto workers in Windsor, Ont. Credit: jesterpop on Shutterstock). WINDSOR — The Ontario government is investing more than $550,000 in employment action centres in Windsor, Ont.

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Upgrading a fab shop's weld cell with a durable sensor system

The Fabricator

Most sensor systems used in welding cells aren’t made to withstand such a harsh environment in a fabrication shop. Metal manufacturing companies can save downtime and money by upgrading to more durable equipment

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FedDev Ontario invests over $1.5M in TS Manufacturing Company to enhance production

Canadian Manufacturing

LINDSAY — On Nov. 25, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of over $1.5

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

SMMT

UK CV production rises 10.7% to 8,740 units, marking best October since 2019 and 10th consecutive month of growth this year. Overseas demand grows by 50.2%, while production for domestic market falls -28.4%. Year-to-date output increases 45.5%

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Debunking Misconceptions About the Section 179 Tax Deduction

Plastics Today

Section 179 is one of the most substantial tax deductions available to US companies, but some common misconceptions are keeping small businesses from taking full advantage of it

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Upgrading your weld cell with a durable sensor system

The Fabricator

Most sensor systems used in welding cells aren’t made to withstand such a harsh environment. Fabricators can save downtime and money by upgrading to more durable equipment

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NIST Finds a Sweet New Way to Print Microchip Patterns on Curvy Surfaces

NIST Manufacturing

An accidental discovery at NIST could improve the reach of microprinting using candy. Pretty sweet

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Lab Innovations celebrates its ten year anniversary in style

MEM

The UK’s largest trade show for the entire laboratory industry , Lab Innovations, returned to the NEC, Birmingham, earlier this month to drive sustainability and innovation in laboratories and celebrate its tenth anniversary.

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Frito Lay Canada and Bauer X announce collaboration on capsule collection

Canadian Manufacturing

Made For The Moment Capsule, made possible by Frito Lay Canada and Bauer X (CNW Group/PepsiCo Foods Canada). MISSISSAUGA — On Nov. 25, Frito Lay Canada announced that along with Bauer X, has created a jersey to commemorate Canada’s participation in the global soccer tournament.

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Torishima chooses ABB drive for regenerative drive demo rig

MEM

Pump manufacturer Torishima procures ABB drive for state-of-the-art test rig, to be used for testing of new products and verifying the energy efficiency of upgrades and refurbishments.

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Purolator announces shipping deal with Best Buy

Canadian Manufacturing

Consumers can now ship when they shop at Best Buy over the holidays. CNW Group/Purolator Inc.). TORONTO — On Nov. 25, Purolator announced a nationwide partnership with Best Buy as part of Purolator’s plan to provide service to its customers for the 2022 holiday season.

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Leading UK-based Robotics Company BotsAndUs Rebrands as Dexory

i4.0 today

The cutting-edge intelligence and robotics company previously known as BotsAndUs will from hereon be known as Dexory it was announced today.

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Chinese cameras banned on ‘sensitive’ UK government sites

E&T

The UK government is moving more forcefully against Chinese technology, as it bans the use of certain "visual surveillance systems" on "sensitive" government sites. . The ban applies to security cameras and other systems made by Chinese companies that are required to cooperate with Beijing’s security services.

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Meltio’s Horizon toolpath generator software enables use of wire-laser metal 3D printing

The Fabricator

Meltio has introduced its Horizon toolpath generator software for 3D printing

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Wind turbine invented by 15-year-old provides power to Kenyan communities

E&T

The turbine, designed by a then 15-year-old Scottish pupil, is to be used to help provide power to communities in Kenya. . The technology's goal is to improve energy access by making it affordable, reliable and low-carbon. The prototype can be assembled without any specialist training and is intended to be used to help areas recovering from natural disasters and in rural settlements far from grid connection.

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Q&A with Bassam Zarkout on IIoT solutions and their role in the manufacturing space

Automation Mag

The Canadian manufacturing industry is facing unprecedented challenges. IIoT solutions can prove to be of great help in speeding up the recovery process and equipping manufacturers with the tools to grow further.

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British soldiers to get upgraded comms capability under £90m MoD radio order

E&T

The new deal with L3 Harris Communications Systems for 1,300 new multi-mode radios (MMR) will provide both ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications for deployed soldiers. Technical advances and upgrades will allow the radios to work across a range of security classifications, with the first ones being delivered to the British Army before the end of the year, ahead of further deliveries in 2023, the MoD said.

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Most commodity prices drop, but PE stays flat

Plastics News

North American prices for most commodity resins continued to drop in October. Price declines were seen in markets for polypropylene, PVC, polystyrene and PET bottle resin. Polyethylene prices in the regions were flat for the month.

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Saskatchewan government deciding what to do with new revenue from carbon pricing

Canadian Manufacturing

Saskatchewan is to soon gain control of the carbon pricing charge that shows up on residents’ power bills. However,Premier Scott Moe and his Saskatchewan Party government are still mulling over how that new revenue should be spent. Since 2019, a carbon backstop has been placed on Saskatchewan Power Corporation bills to account for its greenhouse gas emissions. The money has been going to the federal government, but starting in January the money will be staying in the province.

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Robotic automation improves safety, efficiency on five-press tandem line

The Fabricator

Spartanburg Steel recently approached AP&T North America to automate a press line

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Canada’s Minister of Transport leads air sector recovery summit

Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — On Nov. 24, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, led a National Summit on the Recovery of the Air Sector. The Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Annie Koutrakis, also participated in the event.

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LG Chem Targets Polycarbonate Production Via Carbon Capture

Plastics Today

After constructing the 1,000-tonnes/year pilot facility in 2023, the Korean company plans to verify carbon mitigation values and catalyst performance with the intent to expand scope by 2026

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CIB, CIBC and Markham District Energy Inc. close $270M energy infrastructure investment

Canadian Manufacturing

MARKHAM — The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), Markham District Energy Inc. MDE), and CIBC, announced financial close on a large-scale investment to expand clean energy projects in the City of Markham. Under the agreement, the CIB and CIBC are each investing $135 million. The financing supports MDE’s expansion plans to serve new customers in the City’s growing urban centres while accelerating MDE’s objective of achieving net-zero emissions.

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Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group publish first whitepaper on security

Automation Mag

Standards development organizations OPC Foundation, PI, ODVA and FieldComm Group release the first whitepaper of their joint working group called Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group (IESHG).

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Steelworkers release statement in support of Marit Stiles for new leader of the Ontario NDP

Canadian Manufacturing

TORONTO — The United Steelworkers union (USW), District 6, says they are endorsing Marit Stiles to be the next Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (ONDP). Marit acknowledges that workers are the main contributors to the economic engine of Ontario. Her commitment to openly engaging and talking about workers’ issues and trade union priorities solidified our support for her,” said Myles Sullivan, Director of USW District 6, which encompasses Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

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Custom algorithm used to solve challenges with robotic layer forming and de-tray system

Control Engineering

Learning Objectives. Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) worked with Gojo Industries to create robotic cells: a de-tray and layer forming system. There were conveyor alignment issues, which caused challenges during the implementation process for the project.

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Freeland says Emergencies Act was necessary because an economic threat is a national threat

Canadian Manufacturing

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a direct link between Canada’s economic and national security on Nov. 24, as she defended her government’s decision to declare a public order emergency to end the “Freedom Convoy” protests.

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MICROMETAL’S MARKET-LEADING EXPERTISE FOCUSES ON THE PRODUCTION OF MESHES & FILTERS USING PHOTO-CHEMICAL ETCHING

Manufacturing Tomorrow

In the area of mesh and filter fabrication, the unique innovations that micrometal GmbH has developed to enhance standard and traditional PCE technologies have led to a number of possibilities in design, and tolerance attainment, until now impossible

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China on edge as new quarantine measures are added

Canadian Manufacturing

Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps on Nov. 25 as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Uncertainty and scattered, unconfirmed reports of lockdowns in at least some Beijing districts have fueled demand for food and other supplies, something not seen in the city for months.

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Cleaning up Industrial Operations Through Green Manufacturing

Control.com

Advancing green manufacturing, businesses and academic institutions from across the globe are using artificial intelligence, digital painting and printing technology, and renewable energy

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Federal government announces review of Cannabis Act

Canadian Manufacturing

OTTAWA — On Nov. 24, Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced the members of the Expert Panel on the legislative review of the Cannabis Act. The Panel will provide independent, expert advice to both ministers on progress made towards achieving the Act’s objectives and help identify potential areas for improving the functioning of the legislation.

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Form Grinder's Advanced Design is Ideal for Mold Base Prep, Inserts

Mold Making Technology

Photo Credit: Okamoto Corp. The PSG-1224CANC from Okamoto Corp. is a full-function, two-axis, simultaneous CNC form grinder ideal for surface, slot, step, form and contour grinding.

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SQI Diagnostics Inc. announces private placement of $1M

Canadian Manufacturing

TORONTO — SQI Diagnostics Inc., a life sciences and diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray diagnostics, announced that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of up to 11,111,112 units of the Company at a price of $0.09 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000.08, subject to regulatory and stock exchange approval.

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Works begin at new manufacturing innovation centre in Ayrshire

Manufacturing Management

The development of Ayrshire’s new Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), hit a major milestone this week with its half a million-pound refurbishment kicking off

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Canadian government contributes $4.7M to Cree Forestry project

Canadian Manufacturing

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Siemens graduates collaborate with CORE engineers to create geolocation lighting system

Manufacturing Management

Siemens graduate engineers collaborated with CORE Lighting Limited, UK’s leading wireless lighting solutions company, to develop an innovative geolocation lighting system

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October 2022 new car pre-registration figures

SMMT

SMMT released figures for October pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in October 2022 that were defined as pre-registrations. Download the October 2022 release. The post October 2022 new car pre-registration figures appeared first on SMMT. Pre-Registration