Registration open for ISTMA World Conference in South Africa
Registration is open to attend the ISTMA World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Nov. 6 to 10, 2023. This event will feature: World Conference focusing on Sustainable Development, Technical Advances in Tooling Manufacturing and Skills Development ISTMA Regional Meetings ISTMA World General Assembly Plant Tours A comprehensive social calendar with an accompanying partner program Gala Dinner All Africa Expo INDABA Invest in Africa An opportunity to participate in post-conference tours. More information & registration is available here.
Ontario increasing minimum wage to $16.55
The Ontario government is increasing the minimum wage to $16.55 an hour as of Oct. 1, 2023. This 6.8 per cent pay raise for low-income workers builds on the government’s steady and predictable increases every year to help families offset the rising cost of living. “Under the leadership of Premier Ford, our government is putting workers in the driver’s seat of their careers, and their lives,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. “This latest increase is a fair and balanced approach that means more money in their pockets so they can support their families and
Sponsorships now available for Annual Apprentice Awards!
The CTMA has always been a supporter of encouraging and inspiring youth to begin their careers in the trades, and we know this initiative hits home for many of our members. CTMA's Apprentice Awards support, recognize and provide encouragement to apprentices, while increasing the awareness of the value of apprenticeship training, which contributes to an improved tooling and machining industry in Canada. Our hope is that you will also help us provide support & encouragement to hardworking apprentices by becoming a sponsor of this year's Apprentice Awards. What will apprentices receive? Your sponsorship will help provide the following: Cash
Burloak Tool acquires Armactool
Burloak Tool has announced the acquisition of Armactool, a tool & die plant in St. George, Ont. Since the December acquisition, Burloak Tool has successfully integrated the two businesses under the Burloak Tool brand and welcomed all Armactool employees to the Burloak team. Armactool has provided quality tooling to blue chip manufacturers for more than 20 years. In that, their mission has been to produce quality tooling, delivered on time at a competitive price. Their mission aligns with the values and standards that Burloak Tool has demonstrated for more than 40 years. With the ability to optimize across both plants,
BIG DAISHOWA introduces Mega 12DS power chuck for heavy-duty end milling
BIG DAISHOWA has announced a new addition to the Mega double power chuck lineup for heavy-duty end milling: the Mega 12DS. Designed for trochoidal milling with anti-vibration end mills, the Mega 12DS series features high rigidity and gripping strength and is available in BBT30/40, HSK-A, C for metric and BCV40 for inch. The Mega double power chuck system features an expanded contact diameter of the nut to the flange, which provides the highest rigidity—as if the chuck and nut were one solid piece. This superior rigidity ensures heavy duty machining without chatter. The Mega Series high-speed milling chucks are
Check out WMTS May 30 to June 1
The Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) will take place from May 30 to June 1, 2023, and is being held at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, in Edmonton, Alta. CTMA members receive a 10% rebate on booth space when exhibiting at WMTS, CMTS and/or MMTS. WMTS has been the premier event for 30+ years, attracting Western Canada's top manufacturers in search of new ideas, solutions, and suppliers. The event showcases the latest in machine tools & tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. Attendees access invaluable insights from keynote speakers specifically selected for the market, and valuable face-to-face networking opportunities with industry leaders.