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Industry news contained on this website details the economic trends affecting Canadian manufacturers; important mergers and acquisitions in the metalworking and fabricating industry; the latest hires and promotions of industry leaders; and general items of interest to those involved in metal manufacturing. Anyone interested in sending an industry news release related to metalworking should send it to Joe Thompson, editor of Canadian Metalworking, at jthompson@canadianmetalworking.com. Anyone interested in sending an industry news release related to metal fabricating or forming should send it to Rob Colman, editor of Canadian Fabricating & Welding, at rcolman@canadianfabweld.com.

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Samco Machinery names fabrication supervisor

March 21, 2017

Toronto, Ont.-based roll forming equipment manufacturer Samco Machinery has named Jim Glamcevski to its production team as fabrication supervisor. A licensed machinist by trade, he has extensive experience in roles such as machinist, toolmaker, CNC programmer, CNC milling operator, and lathe...

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ABB sells its first robot manufactured in the U.S.

March 17, 2017

ABB has sold its first robot manufactured in the U.S., an IRB 2600, produced at the ABB Auburn Hills, Mich., facility. The robot was sold by ABB Value Provider CIM Systems Inc. to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA. The compact robot, painted with commemorative red, white, and blue paint, is used for...

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MultiCam launches iPlasmaCNC brand

March 14, 2017

MultiCam has launched a new family brand called iPlasmaCNC, which manufactures mechanized CNC plasma cutting systems in Texas.Designed for entry-level to midsize metal fabrication shops, the systems employ hand-held ExtraTech CNCs, a Windows®-based PC, and the Hypertherm Powermax plasma series....

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MM&P Expo Moncton partners with SPARK

March 14, 2017

This year’s Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo (MM&P Expo, www.mmpexpo.com) Moncton is partnering with SPARK, formerly known as the Metal Working Association of New Brunswick (www.sparknb.ca/), to offer attendees even more valuable industry insight. This year’s event takes place at...

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Hexagon to acquire MSC Software

March 13, 2017

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge, and customer work flows, has announced an agreement to acquire MSC Software, Newport Beach, Calif., a provider of CAE systems, including simulation software for virtual...

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Final beam placed on Lincoln Electric’s new welding training center

March 10, 2017

Construction on Lincoln Electric’s new, $30 million Welding Technology Center project continues to progress toward a projected 2017 opening. Crews placed the final beam on Feb. 8, completing the structural frame of the building on the company’s Euclid, Ohio, campus. When the new training center...

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TRUMPF wins Daimler Supplier Award for Industry 4.0 and laser technology

March 9, 2017

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen, Germany, has received the Daimler Supplier Award 2016 in the Partnership category. The award recognizes the company for its joint development of a new laser welding procedure and for the successful implementation of Industry 4.0...

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SST Consumables merges with Global EDM Supplies

March 9, 2017

Makino, Mason, Ohio, has merged its SST Consumables division with Global EDM Supplies. The merger is expected to expand the company’s consumables business, provide customers with broader geographic reach, and increase accessibility to experienced technical services and support. “We are very...

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Stärke Material Handling Group establishes charitable initiative

March 8, 2017

Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., in cooperation with its independent dealership network, has launched a new charitable initiative known as Stärke Kids and Communities. The initiative aims to provide support and resources to those in greatest need of assistance, including vulnerable...

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BIG Kaiser introduces cutting data app

March 8, 2017

At last year’s IMTS, BIG Kaiser, Hoffman Estates, Ill., unveiled its first mobile app designed to support boring operations. The app helps operators fine-tune the optimal cutting parameters for their tool assemblies. They also can save the tool adjustment history in the app for future...

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Lincoln Electric enters negotiations to acquire Air Liquide Welding

March 7, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Air Liquide’s subsidiary, Air Liquide Welding.The proposed acquisition is subject to a definitive agreement between the parties and customary conditions and...

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ANCA appoints new sales manager

March 7, 2017

ANCA Machine Tools (AMT), Wixom, Mich., has named Keith Grillot sales manager for Canada and the U.S. He previously held key positions with an Australia-based machinery builder. The company supplies CNC grinding systems for numerous industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, hydraulic,...

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Premier Tech invests $7 million to expand plant

March 7, 2017

To support the growth of its industrial equipment group, Premier Tech will inject seven million dollars into expanding one of the plants at its campus in Rivière-du-Loup, Que. The investment is required due to demand for its automated packaging systems manufactured in Rivière-du-Loup and exported...

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Wilson Tool to host stamping webinar on April 5

March 6, 2017

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Wilson Tool International®, a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, will host a webinar on April 5 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. The 45-minute webinar will discuss how die builders...

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FedDev Ontario boosts Tillsonburg stamping and assembly company

March 6, 2017

Tillsonburg, Ont.-based Marwood Metal Fabrication Ltd. will benefit from up to $4.27 million in funding to adopt innovative technologies and increase productivity.This FedDev Ontario investment was announced by Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the...

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