MLS holds open houses on spaceport plans
Maritime Launch Services’ Canso project meets with enthusiasm, opposition in small Nova Scotia community.
Capt. Kirk and crew blast into space
90-year-old William Shatner becomes oldest person in space following successful Blue Origin space flight.
Canadian auto production hit hard by chip shortage
Supply chain issues disproportionately effecting Canada’s few assembly facilities.
Amazon, MIT establish AI and robotics research hub
Online retailer to provide sponsored research funding over the next five years to the Science Hub on MIT campus.
Study: Operator panel market to bounce back from pandemic
Arc report predicts HMIs will experience double digit growth in 2021.
The difference between disc springs and Belleville washers
While similar in appearance, the two types of spring washers suit different applications.
Linamar enters manufacturing agreement with eMatrix
Deal represents car parts maker’s first expansion into energy storage segment.
B.C. lays out five year plan to move away from fossil fuels
BC Hydro to spend $190M to promote fuel switching in homes, buildings, vehicles and industry.
Ford to invest in EV production in small town, USA
Automaker to build F-Series EV assembly and battery production plants in West Tennessee and Kentucky.
Festo’s ADN-S is another space saver for jobs in tight quarters.
Canadian cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic
Kitchener’s Avidbots rides trend towards automation in the cleaning industry.
Boeing to invest $200M to build unmanned aircraft
Facility to build unmanned MQ-25 Stingray refueling craft to feature advanced assembly techniques.
Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year
US, Canada and Australia central banks easing off bond purchases as economy improves.
Beckhoff C7015 IPC provides IP65/67 rating in compact form factor.
Linear Stepper Stages
H2W’s LSS-031-04-011-MEA features integrated linear encoder and advanced electronics package.
MDA awarded contract for JAXA’s Martian Moons mission
Canadian aerospace company to provide advanced LIDAR range finder for Japanese space agency’s MMX mission.
CP to acquire Kansas City Southern in US$31B deal
Merger to create first U.S.-Mexico- Canada rail network.
Canadian inflation hits highest rate since 2003
Rising gas, furniture, car prices driving CPI increase, StatCan says.
Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.
Attabotics expands executive management staff
Calgary-based warehouse robotics firm adds former Wind River, Microsoft and Amazon executive as CTO.
Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders
Israel Aerospace Industries’ semi-autonomous REX MKII designed to reduce soldier exposure.
MEMS Capacitive Accelerometers
Silicon Designs Model 2210 series offers low-noise measurements on up to three orthogonal axes.
Ballard, Quantron to develop hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks
B.C.-based company’s FCmove fuel cell modules to power German firm’s heavy duty electric trucks.
Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035
Initiative would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions in federal investment.
Rocket ‘terminated’ in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean
Firefly Aerospace’s private, unmanned Alpha rocket looks to compete in small satellite launch sector.
Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky high
COVID-19 resurgence expected to keep vehicle parts in short supply as late as 2023, analysts say.
Magna to present its future-ready product lineup at IAA Mobility 2021
Auto parts maker’s EV powertrains and self-driving systems on display at annual auto technology expo.
Liberals pledge $2B to help ‘transition’ oil workers
Alberta communities lukewarm to Ottawa’s “Future Funds” program.
Stats Can: Economy sees biggest contraction in second quarter
Surprise drop during April-to-June period could extend into July, agency estimates.
The power of predictive maintenance
Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.
How Plastic Bearings Work
igus’ wear-resistant plastic bearings offer distinct advantages over metal alternatives.
Japan aims to bring back soil samples from Mars moon
Space agency says it hopes to grab soil sample from Phobos by 2029.