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èTHE CANADIAN TOOLING AND MACHINING ASSOCIATION (CTMA), in conjunction with industry partners, plans to hold a new event to educate students, skilled
trades people and technical educators about the latest
"Technology Days" will be held June 14 and 15 at Mazak's
Cambridge, ON, facility. CTMA's partners include Mazak, iscar,
Sandvik Coromant and other industry suppliers.
robert Cattle, executive director of CTMA, says the association
and industry partners wanted to create an event to "educate
the educators and invite principals and guidance councillors
from high schools "to see that today's machine shops contain
the latest technology and let them see it can be a career choice
for today's youth."
Cattle says the plan is to also invite federal and provincial
politicians to expose them to the manufacturing industry and to
learn about the technologies in use in the sector.
On the second day of the event, organizers plan to invite
pre-apprentices, apprentices and journeypeople to learn about
new and emerging machining and cutting tool technologies.
New machining event focus on education
The machine tool distributors' Joint Open House in
Southwestern Ontario is in its 11th year and hundreds are
expected to attend the two-day, multiple machine tool supplier
event, slated for April 20 and 21.
This year, five distributors—DMG MOri, Elliott Matsuura
Canada, EMEC Machine Tools, Ferro Technique and SST—will
open their doors to showcase more than 60 CNC machines
under power from 21 builders. The respective machine tool
distributors will be joined by several participating suppliers
representing tooling, metrology and software solutions.
Attendees will be able to take advantage of free limo
shuttle service between facilities. They will also be eligible
to win prizes, including two grand prizes of $10,000 tooling
certificates from Sandvik Coromant and from Kennametal, and
four $5,000 certificates dontated by Sandvik Coromant that
will be drawn for visitors with passports stamped at all five
locations. New this year, for any company that visits all five
locations, organizers say the company will receive eight hours of
free service from one distributor.
Joint Open House celebrates 11th anniversary
Quebec's premier event for metal product
manufacturing, the Montreal Manufacturing
Technology Show (MMTS), will be held May
16-18 at place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC.
The biennial event, organized by SME,
is expected to attract more than 4,500
attendees. The three-day event includes
technical sessions and a trade show with
more than 150 suppliers to industry.
A Job Shop Appreciation Night is one of
the highlights at which attendees will have
the opportunity to network. On May 17,
the trade show will remain open until 8 pm
to give small and medium sized job shop
owners and employees the chance to
The keynote presentation on skilled
workforce development will be held on May
16, 12 Noon. Eric Tetrault, president of
Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters (MEQ),
will discuss the association's formula to
boost the province's economic growth.
For details on events, show hours
and registration, visit MMTS online at
Industry Open House at McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute,
Hamilton, ON. mmri.mcmaster.ca
APRIL 13 & 14
Canadian Welding Association laser welding workshop in Quebec City,
Canadian Tooling & Machining Windsor Chapter plant tour at
CenterLine ( Windsor) in Windsor, ON. http://ctma.com
APRIL 20 & 21
Machine tool distributors' Joint Open House in Southwestern Ontario.