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Canadian Metalworking – Getting Into Additive Manufacturing

April 15, 2019

“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

April 11, 2019

“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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EMC Newsroom – Making Automation Work

April 10, 2019

“As manufacturers, when we think of automation, most of us automatically think of robots, conveyors and vision systems on our production lines. However, automation is any tech that helps to improve the efficiency of your team. We heard from members across the province who have successfully implemented automation in their front offices, sales departments, customer […]

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Manufacturing Sales Report – January 2019

March 15, 2019

MANUFACTURING SALES RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SEPTEMBER OVERVIEW The second half of 2018 was a rough stretch for Canadian manufacturing. After a strong start to the year, monthly output peaked at $58.5 billion in July and then began to decline steadily. Sales fell in four of the next five months, bottoming out at […]

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Gender inclusion and diversity toolkit

March 15, 2019

CME’s Gender and Diversity toolkits were created to build awareness and start a conversation about Women in Manufacturing so that everyone involved in the manufacturing sector feels that they can take action to help make the manufacturing more gender inclusive. The toolkit is made for manufacturers, by manufacturers. It is open source and, provides a […]

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Labour Force Survey – February 2019

March 15, 2019

ONTARIO DRIVES THE CANADIAN LABOUR MARKET TO A SECOND MONTH OF SOLID JOBS GAINS “After starting the year off on a weak note, there was a modest recovery in manufacturing sector employment last month. There were 4,000 net new manufacturing jobs created in February – an increase of about 0.2 per cent. That growth offsets […]

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