Festo automated bioreactor moves algae-based bio-products a step closer to economic viability.
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket lift-off marks return to the moon after 50 years
Artemis I test flight preps for astronaut-led missions that will follow in the bootsteps of Apollo 11.
Slotted Flat Motor
Portescap’s 20ECF brushless flat motor combines motor performance with small package size.
Vacuum and Pre-vacuum Pump
KNF Releases N 952 provides deep vacuum for advanced analytical instrument applications.
Hayward Flow Control’s LifeStar XE Pumps designed for even the most sensitive aquatic habitats.
Feds, Ontario invest $1B to retool Stellantis plants to make electric vehicles
Car maker dedicates $2.6 billion toward plant restructuring and its Automotive Research and Development Centre in Windsor.
Honda earmarks $1.38B to upgrade Alliston, Ontario plant
Province and federal government to contribute millions to fund manufacture hybrid cars.
Hydraulic Power Unit
HAWE’s INKA type intelligent power unit line features real-time OS and IO-Link interface.
Danfoss’ DDP096 Digital Displacement pump wins 2022 Agritechnica award.
Linamar founder, Frank Hasenfratz, dead at 86
Visionary auto-part pioneer turned basement start-up into international powerhouse.
Alberta rolls out new rules governing clean up of abandoned wells
Critics say measures don’t go far enough to address province’s 95,000 inactive wells.
Orbex opens large scale 3D-printed rocket engine production facility
Launch services firm’s Prime monobody rocket reduces launch emissions by 86 percent, company says.
Ontario aims to ramp up EV production
However, rebates not in province’s plan to spur sales.
Emissions cap on oil and gas sector must consider what is ‘achievable’, Cenovus CEO says
Pourbaix warns there are limitations to how quickly Canada’s current decarbonization plan can be implemented.
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.
Richard Branson reaches space in Virgin Galactic rocket ship
Billionaire beats Bezos to space to promote astro-tourism venture.
Slow charging times threaten EV sales, analysts say
Lack of charging stations and tech limitations continue to stymie EV market.
B.C. study finds fracking likely to cause stronger, more common earthquakes
Oil and Gas Commission says report based on “unproven assumptions”.
DEX/MRO 2021 Expo sessions available online
Speakers explore the value of machine data, practical AI for manufacturing and the power of commercialization, the “dark side” of innovation.
Three robotic rovers poised to land on Mars in quick succession
New comers UAE, China look to join U.S. in exploration of the red planet.
TC Energy halts spending on Keystone XL
Company ‘disappointed’ by Biden move while opponents laud U.S. commitment to climate change.
Unifor approves GM deal to build electric vans in Ontario
$1 billion deal to transform GM’s CAMI plant in Ingersoll, ON part of car maker’s overall EV ambitions.
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Medical Design in the time of COVID
StarFish Medical pulls off near impossible design feat with development of the Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0.
Canada’s ‘superclusters’ program receives critical report
After only three years, Innovation minister, proponents say it’s too soon to lose faith in government’s research funding strategy.
Brushless DC Motor
Portescap 16 ECP Ultra EC mini motor with integrated drive designed for medical device applications.
New finance minister faces challenges amid pandemic spending, unemployment
Freeland tasked with balancing security-net spending against escalating debt-to-GDP ratio.
KNF’s N 630 series designed for coolant systems and gas recycling, measurement/analysis and leak detection.
Leading the Charge
Canadian machine builders’ innovations help medical staff confront COVID-19.
France announces $16.9 billion in aid for aerospace industry
In exchange, companies required to invest in lower-emission aircraft.
HiP’s T-Series T-Series pneumatically-operated pumps built to run at maximum rated pressure.
Annual inflation rate turned negative in April: StatCan
Excluding energy, Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.6 percent.