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Tesla humanoid robot takes first untethered steps at AI event

Musk says EV maker intends to make an “extremely capable” version of its Optimus robot in high volumes.

October 3, 2022  

igus acquires Commonplace Robotics

Partners’ jointly developed products include iRC igus Robot Control and the six-axis ReBeL cobot.

October 3, 2022  

Fastening Techniques for Plastic Housings

The ups and downs of fastening methods used to assemble plastic components.

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Servo Cartridge Valves

Moog X700 Series 2-way servo cartridge valves designed with superior flow performance.

September 13, 2022  

The EV landscape in Canada

Within 15 years, global automakers will transition most of

May 31, 2022  

BlackBerry, Magna enter deal for driver assistance systems

Software firm predicts annual revenues will double in next five years.

May 25, 2022  

NGen announces $76M in funding toward 15 ZEV-related projects

Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster funding to advance ZEV technologies including EV batteries, power electronics, fuel cells and lightweight materials.

May 3, 2022  

High Strength, NASA Low Outgassing Approved Epoxy

Because Supreme 10HT has demonstrated superior strength properties, it was selected for use in several research studies.

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Russia war will mark the end of globalization era, trade experts predict

Resulting reorientation of supply chains expected to drive inflation.

March 30, 2022  

Report: Cobots market to top US$9B by 2028

Growing cobot demand driven particularly by logistics in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

March 6, 2022  

Q5D scores VC funding for robotic AM process

Robotics firm’s 3D printing technology aims to automate wire harness production.

February 18, 2022  

Robot sales in North America have strongest year ever in 2021

A3 study reports $2 billion in robotics sales in 2021 – up 28% over 2020.

February 7, 2022  

DesRosiers says, last year, Canadian auto production hit lowest level since 1967

Analysts say Canadian industry facing short-term difficulties and long-term structural change.

January 26, 2022  

Magna acquires autonomous EV tech, personnel from Optimus Ride

Auto parts maker looks to strengthen ADAS capabilities with addition of 120 engineers.

January 12, 2022  

Canadian manufacturing sales fell in September

Decline lead by motor vehicle sales hurt by ongoing semiconductor shortage.

November 15, 2021  

Canadian auto sales tumbled in October, DesRosiers says

Last month’s 17.7 per decrease YoY marks worst October since 2011.

November 3, 2021  

Canadian auto production hit hard by chip shortage

Supply chain issues disproportionately effecting Canada’s few assembly facilities.

October 13, 2021  

Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year

US, Canada and Australia central banks easing off bond purchases as economy improves.

September 22, 2021  

Linear Stepper Stages

H2W’s LSS-031-04-011-MEA features integrated linear encoder and advanced electronics package.

September 15, 2021  

Integrated Spindle Drive Motor

JVL A/S ServoStep line addition features absolute multi-turn encoder.

September 1, 2021  

The power of predictive maintenance

Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.

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U.S. factory production rebounds at fastest pace in 4 months

Gain in factory output double that expected for July, but economists warn coming months may be hampered by supply chain issues.

August 18, 2021  

Canadian auto parts suppliers warn of more supply issues

Semiconductor shortage worse than expected and could be around for some time, companies say.

August 16, 2021  

NGen funding boosts Canadian automotive technology projects

Industry-led not-for-profit singles out three advanced manufacturing initiatives to share in $11M investment.

July 28, 2021  

Motion Controller

ETEL’s UltimET Advanced designed for electronics and automation applications.

June 16, 2021  

Stellantis, Foxconn team up to make cars more connected

4th-largest automaker says tie up “will mark the next great evolution of our industry.”

May 19, 2021  

Magna plans to expand manufacturing in North America to focus on EVs

Auto parts company expects its electrified powertrain business to double by 2027.

April 13, 2021  

ElectraMeccanica to establish U.S. operations in Arizona

B.C.-based EV maker’s Greater Phoenix location to house U.S.-based assembly and engineering technical center.

March 17, 2021