Research & Development
Canadians among latest crop of SPE Fellows inductees
Two Canadians are among the latest crop of plastics…
Plastics, chemical consultant IHS buys research firm Markit
Consulting firm IHS Inc., which provides data analysis for…
SPE and UL partner for 3D printing training
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and UL, the…
Graham Engineering, Conair swap extrusion equipment for medical tubing
Part of an ongoing collaboration in extrusion process development.
Plastics processors among 2015 Ontario Export Awards winners
Two plastics processors are among the winners at the second annual Ontario Export Awards.
Polymer device could save the limbs of injured soldiers
In what might be the best military news since…
Magna challenges students to help shape the car of 2030
North American college students can win trips to CES 2016, cash prizes.
SPE announces 2015 Thermoforming Parts Competition winners
Manitoba-based think4D wins Gold Award.
Milacron answers milk jug technology lawsuit filed by Mid-America Machining
Machinery maker Milacron LLC has answered a patent infringement…
EXACAD: Quebec solutions provider supports sustainable production*
Creative engineering is the key element for optimizing overall production performances for this Quebec shop.
(*French language version below)
Siemens, CME partner for youth skills training plan
Skills training project will receive federal funding.
University of Waterloo awarded $1.65 million for manufacturing, automotive design training
The University of Waterloo, in Ontario, has received a…
Budget 2015 targets manufacturing sector, small business in particular
New budget offers renewed capital cost allowance program, small business tax cut, export opportunity spending, and funds for women and young entrepreneurs.
Global 3D printing market expanded to $4 billion in 2014: report
The global market for additive manufacturing and 3D printing…
U of T prof among new SPE Fellows
SPE to honor five at ANTEC 2015
Program offers $13.5 million for start-up funding
Canada’s federal government has earmarked $13.5 million in funding…
Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”
A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed…
SPE to honor four leaders at ANTEC 2015
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is handing out…
Here comes the 3D-printed car
It might just turn auto parts making inside out
Startup firms to get more exhibiting space at NPE2015
The “Startup Garage” at the upcoming NPE2015 trade show…
Conair opens extrusion lab in Michigan
Auxiliary equipment maker Conair Group has opened an 8,000-square-foot…
Shale gas development in Quebec too risky: environmental report
Exploiting Quebec’s shale gas deposits is not worth the…
Magna, Ford help startups with tech mentor program
Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is…
World’s oceans filled with “microplastic”: study
So-called “microplastic” makes up the vast bulk of plastic…
Canadians among nine new inductees into Plastics Hall of Fame
Two Canadians are among the nine industry veterans who…
Plastics companies among Ontario Export Award winners
Two plastics processors are among the winners at the inaugural Ontario Export Awards.
3D Systems buys 3D design firm Cimatron
3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp is buying Cimatron Ltd for approximately US$97 million to strengthen its position in the fast-growing 3D design and manufacturing business.
Expoplast trade show opens in Montreal
Canada’s only plastics trade show in 2014 has kicked off in Montreal.
DSM opens international research centre for innovative materials
Material supplier Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
A. Schulman to shutter Ohio concentrates and additives plant
Compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc. is closing a color concentrates and additives plant in Stryker, Ohio, in April 2015 and shifting the plant’s production to other facilities in North America.
GE to build advanced manufacturing centre near Pittsburgh
General Electric Co. will invest US$32 million in a new additive manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will help the manufacturer’s business units develop and implement 3-D printing, as well as other innovative technologies.
Sheridan College partners with Cimetrix Solutions for 3D printing
3D printing equipment supplier Cimetrix Solutions Inc. has donated a fully equipped training system, valued at $300,000, to Ontario’s Sheridan College.