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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  

Safety Encoder

TWK TRK38 safety encoder line carries ATEX and SIL2/PLd certifications.

March 16, 2021  

Cable management systems built to last

igus plastic E4-1 and E2 micro e-chains guaranteed to last 36 months.

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Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

Executive order to lessen U.S. reliance on imports of advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors.

February 24, 2021  

MDA selected to supply satellite antennas for Telesat Lightspeed

Space engineering firm to combine 3D printing with automated assembly at Quebec facility.

February 22, 2021  

Breakthrough improves 3D printability of copper

Uppsala University, Graphmatech graphene-based solution reduces reflectivity of challenging metal.

February 22, 2021  

Five Trends to Watch at CES

Disinfecting robots and ‘AI-infused’ cars among top tech trends at this year’s all digital Consumer Electronics Show.

January 12, 2021  

Magna launches forward-facing camera driver assistance system

Auto supplier’s fifth-generation “one-box” system incorporates Mobileye’s EyeQ5 system-on-chip (SoC) image-processing technology.

November 25, 2020  

US manufacturing activity hits highest levels in two years

Institute for Supply Management index shows strong growth in 15 of 18 industries for October.

November 4, 2020