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Are Ontario Manufacturers Ready for Industry 4.0?

November 28, 2019

Manufacturing technologies are changing rapidly. But are Ontario’s manufacturers ready to change?  In the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing’s latest report, Catching the Wave: Lessons from Ontario’s Digital Manufacturing Early Adopters, David Zhang, Paul Boothe, and Alister Smith explore how five Ontario firms adopted or developed some of the digital technologies and processes (DTPs) commonly […]

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Request for Proposal: Website Development

November 20, 2019

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is seeking proposals to redevelop our existing website, which was built using WordPress. We will maintain our current URL ( This project is focused entirely on our website and we are not seeking any significant input to our branding and marketing strategy. The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is […]

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Job Posting: Trillium Network Student Research Assistants

October 31, 2019

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growth of Ontario manufacturing. Established in 2015 and located at Western University, Trillium staff work with partner organizations to raise awareness of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing industry and ecosystem.  We are seeking to hire student research assistants to support our activities. Research […]

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FCA confirms $355-million investment in Windsor Assembly Plant

April 26, 2019

“FCA Canada officials confirmed their commitment to the Windsor Assembly Plant April 17, informing Unifor officials it will invest US$355 million in the plant for future product in the next 12 months.” Read the full article by Dave Waddell here!

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Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling Goes Native for Industry 4.0

April 24, 2019

“Advanced production planning and scheduling (APS) is an essential part of manufacturing if efficiencies are to be optimized where there are competing priorities on resources. The process considers raw materials, equipment availability and production capacity and allocates them in the best way to meet customer demands. There are several different tools that may be used […]

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Northern Ontario Business – Fishing Equipment Manufacturer Expanding Facility

April 17, 2019

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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