ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitive
This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.
Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facility
The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.
North American automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion in 2019: report
The drop in spending is directly related to reduced launches from the Detroit Three automakers, the new report from market research firm Harbour Results says.
Big management change at Hasco Canada
Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.
CTMA elects Robert Flack as new president
Flack, the CTMA’s former vice president, has over 28 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.
StackTeck beefs up its dedicated prototyping and pilot mold cell by adding multiple machines
The Brampton, Ont.-based company has invested $1.5 million so far in 2018 on equipment for the development of prototypes, including close tolerance milling and turning machines, universal grinders, and three- and five-axis mills.
DME signs strategic partnership agreement with Hawk Mold and Die
Pipersville, Pa.-based Hawk is now a DME exclusive North American East Coast distributor and warehouse.
Tri-Mach Group opens Western Division in Winnipeg
The Elmira, Ont.-based company’s expansion into Western Canada will be led by its new sales and operations manager Warren Nordquist.
Tooling industry business “slower than expected” so far in 2018: report
According to the Q2 2018 Automotive Tooling Barometer, both die and mold shops in North America experienced a decrease in utilization from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018, with a significant amount of business being pushed to the second half of the year.
Tooling will be strong through 2018: report
Automotive tooling demand looked strong through the first quarter of 2018, although payment times are getting longer, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association says.
Unique Tool is training tomorrow’s skilled workers today
The Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker has introduced a new hands-on program to train high school students for the moldmaking profession.
Integrity Tool & Mold and KraussMaffei partner for big projects
Custom machinery and a collaborative approach helped Integrity bring more business back to its Windsor, Ont. HQ and expand its facility in Queretaro, Mexico.
Husky strengthens PET tooling organization
Bolton, Ont.-based Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs.
DMS executive gets the Red Carpet treatment in Georgia
Mike Hicks, vice president of Windsor, Ont.-based mold component supplier DMS Components, spent a memorable four days as a guest at the invitation-only Red Carpet Tour in April 2017, an event designed to showcase Georgia’s attractiveness for new business investment.
SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners
Ford Motor Co. took home the top award for its entry in the body exterior category, a structural front-end module with loose layer construction on the 2018 Expedition.
Husky strengthens PET tooling organization
In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.
North America automotive vendor tooling spending will hit $11 billion in 2018: report
Driven by the high level of North American vehicle launches predicted between 2018 and 2020, spending on automotive vendor tooling will reach a record high of US$11 billion next year, a new report from Harbour Results Inc. said.
PCS Company opens new Canadian distribution centre
Fraser, Mich.-based PCS launched a 2,500-square-foot warehouse in Tecumseh, Ont. with speeches from Windsor-area dignitaries and a green ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Ontario moldmaker Weber Manufacturing investing $7.9 million to expand its plant
The project will boost the plant’s capacity by approximately 30 per cent and create 17 new jobs.
PCS Company opening Windsor distribution facility
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Ontario investing in Windsor-area plastics processors and moldmakers
The six firms are receiving funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
Emuge, Open Mind partner for machining solutions
Tooling manufacturer Emuge Corporation is partnering with Open Mind…
N. American tooling industry experiences slight dip in Q2 2017
But shops still remain “very optimistic” about the next three months, a new report said.
DME makes big investment in Michigan facility
The Milacron-owned company will spend an estimated US$5 million to expand its Greenville, Mich. plant, and create up to 70 new jobs there.
Milacron shuttering DME plant in Pennsylvania
Milacron Holdings Corp. is closing a long-standing DME mold…
Quebec injection molder Precimold sold
Precimold founder and president Gunter Weiss has sold the firm to Jack McDonald, an entrepreneur based out of Montreal.
Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away
Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold…
Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing keeps growing
Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar 14,000-square-foot expansion.
Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership
CNC Software is the developer of the widely-used Mastercam CNC programming software package.
Moldmaker and auto parts supplier M.I. Integration opens second plant in Mexico
Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration…
CAMM establishes new Toronto chapter
What’s in a name? Plenty. When the Windsor Association…