Month: April 2019

Northern Ontario Business – Fishing Equipment Manufacturer Expanding Facility

Black Fox Fishing in Batchewana First Nation has received $50,000 in provincial funding to purchase equipment and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The funds will also be used to secure a trademark for ‘the Trigger’, a device made of steel and plastic that automatically sets up an ice-fishing hook to catch fish. Check out the full …

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From Prediction to Reality: Ontario’s AI Opportunity

“Artificial intelligence, in the broadest sense, is the ability of a computer to perform tasks commonly thought of as intelligent or human. More specifically, machine learning feeds data into algorithms, allowing it to learn from examples. AI’s strength lies in its predictive ability, learning from patterns and allowing for the analysis of vast troves of …

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Prepare for Industry 4.0 Challenges on Storage and Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a massive number of diverse devices to be connected to various networks within an organization. This results in an organization’s overall network-enabled platform to experience not only an increase in complexity, but also richer data sets. One of the more significant Industry 4.0 challenges is dealing with the effect …

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Ontario Supporting Business Development – Creating Jobs in Kenora

Lake of the Woods Brewing Company has received $1 million to expand its current brewing wholesale and commercial operations by setting up an additional brewing manufacturing facility in Kenora, ON. This expansion will enable the company to meet the increased demand for craft beer products, explore further export opportunities, and create 19 full-time jobs. Check …

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Canadian Metalworking – Getting Into Additive Manufacturing

“Additive manufacturing (AM) is becoming increasingly popular in the metalworking industry. Incorporating 3D printers and hybrid machining centres is a smart decision for large production shops that have the capital to invest in this technology. However, additive machines may be out of reach for the job shop.” To learn about the technology, programs, and incentives …

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People 4.0 – How to Get Buy-In from Your Staff for Industry 4.0 Systems

“Everywhere we look as professionals, we are seeing and hearing more about ‘Industry 4.0’ and other digitally connected systems. These new systems are more than just the ‘next best thing’ — they represent a new model for manufacturing and, for some people, a new way of working. As manufacturers begin to integrate these new systems, …

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