The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is dedicated to supporting the interests and promotion of the trades and industries of its namesake affiliations. It began operations in 1963 by uniting various trade associations into one organization, with the lasting goal of better representing the tooling industry in Canada. This includes businesses and service providers within the precision metalworking industry, including those that design, manufacture, repair, or assemble tools, dies, moulds, models, patterns, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, machine shop products, and cutting tools.
Elliott Matsuura Canada Living a Legacy
Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a branch of the global machine tool supplier Matsuura Machinery Corporation, is based in Oakville, Ontario. Its rich history began in 1905 with founder Hugo Frye, a German engineer, who opened his first manufacturing company upon moving to the United Kingdom. He later married Beatrice Elliott, and together the two founded the B. Elliott Group, from which the Elliott group of companies would spring.
Fasteners DirectWhere Customers Are Family
Fasteners Direct of Webster, New York, carries everything relating to industrial and construction fasteners. The company was founded by Herb Parr in the 1990s and has always embraced being a family business.
Vector Controls and Automation GroupCelebrating a Decade of People-Led Success
Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.
Fuller Industrial CorporationAdding Value in Everything They Do
Fuller Industrial Corporation is a Canadian company serving the mining industry through the production and fabrication of pipe spool, rubber lining, and protective coating for tanks and piping systems, from singular fittings to entire tank and piping systems for plants.
TraceParts Celebrating Three Decades of Best-In-Class 3D Product Data
Digital content provider TraceParts specializes in providing three-dimensional (3D) product data for the manufacturing industry. The brand was founded in the late 1990s in Europe—now with an American office operating out of Cincinnati—as an effort to help computer-aided design (CAD) engineers and designers of industrial products and equipment save time and boost productivity while designing products and industrial equipment. This eliminated the need to draw and re-draw two-dimensional (2D) and 3D parts of components like nuts, bolts, bearings, and cylinders by hand using 3D modeling.
Air LogicLeveraging Decades of Manufacturing Expertise into an Exceptional Client Experience
Molded components manufacturer Air Logic, based out of Wisconsin, is perhaps best known in its industry for its orifice restrictors, the flow control devices that work especially well in mass-produced devices from coffee makers to ventilators and more.
Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co.A Century & Counting
Pierce-Roberts Rubber Company of New Jersey manufactures custom-molded rubber products for companies nationwide. The company was started by R.J. Pierce, who purchased a warehouse in 1911 in Trenton, New Jersey to house goods and begin manufacturing. He met fellow businessman Harry Roberts in 1922, who owned his own rubber company, and the two merged their businesses to form Pierce-Roberts.
Inventus Power Leading Clients through Lithium-ion Electrification Transitions to Success
Inventus Power of Woodridge, Illinois specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced battery and power solutions, from lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs to smart charging systems, power adapters and more. The company has focused on Li-ion battery technology since the 1990s, when the lithium battery was first commercialized, and now more...
RONCOProtecting the Head, Hand, and Body of Workers
Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer and solutions provider RONCO of Concord, Ontario proudly serves Canadian customers nationwide and other customers across the globe, including the U.S., Israel, Romania, Costa Rica, China, Australia and more. The company began operations in 1996 with only a single item in its catalogue: synthetic disposable gloves. Today, it sports an expansive and comprehensive line of PPE products for multiple industries.
MRI Steel Framing Leveraging New Products and Software to Remain at the Top
American building product manufacturer MRI Steel Framing was founded in 2004 by its two owners, Frank Eberwein and Bill Wilson. The two had been involved extensively in the steel slitting industry and were partners in a Midwest toll processing company. MRI Steel Framing started with one light-duty roll-former capable of producing only non-structural framing members at seventy feet per minute. Very quickly, MRI realized the need for more machinery and purchased the most advanced roll forming equipment on the market to facilitate a rapidly growing customer base.
Hydra Dyne Technology In the Midst of a Digital Revolution
Hydraulic equipment supplier and machining facility Hydra Dyne Technology is based in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1992 by its three original partners, the company began by repairing hydraulic cylinders; however, the team saw limited initial sales and decided to move into the production side of the industry.
Ecological Alternatives of the FutureSustainable Manufacturing & Materials
As countless global initiatives attempt to combat the environmental impacts of waste and introduce more eco-friendly ways of life, sustainable manufacturing is an emerging practice that is quickly becoming recognized by global organizations as a new method of production.
Virtek VisionLeading the Way in Laser Manufacturing Solutions
Virtek Vision International is a Canadian manufacturer with international reach. Operating out of Ontario, this company primarily provides solutions to a diverse clientele based around the implementation of lasers and laser-outfitted products. These solutions include 3D laser projection systems, assembled from proprietary software and laser projection units assembled in-house. Virtek’s products are, in turn, used across a number of different industries to enhance the capabilities of manufacturing, projection, vision positioning, and quality assurance processes, among other areas.
Swiss AutomationAt the Forefront for Over 50 Years
Illinois-based machining manufacturer Swiss Automation has over half a century of experience in precision machining for a variety of industries including medical, defense, aerospace, and more. Feeling drawn to the automation behind cam-operated screw machines, Ken Malo decided to start his own business in 1965 and take on the market in his own way. Then located on Ohio Street in Chicago, the new business began manufacturing cam switches for the 1965 Ford Thunderbird, among other projects, before moving to the Barrington area of Illinois in 1970, where the main office has remained to this day.
Feedall AutomationA Long-standing Business with a New-School Approach
American industrial equipment manufacturer, Feedall Automation of Willoughby, Ohio, focuses specifically on automated part feeding and loading systems, i.e. conveyors, feeders, and other types of robotics. The company’s solutions aim to simplify part handling in facilities by mechanically sorting, orientating, and loading parts into secondary operations.
Giving Silicon A Run For Its ConductivityCarbon-Based Electronics
For decades now, silicon has been a trusted material in electronics manufacturing due in large part to its use in the creation of semiconductors. Silicon is used among myriad types of electronics today of varying complexity and size, from computers to handheld devices, thanks to its ability to act as both a conductor of electricity and as an insulator (i.e. the role of a semiconductor in a piece of machinery).
Alliance Automation Offering Safer, More Efficient Processes to Industries in Need
American robotics systems manufacturer Alliance Automation offers automation solutions to a multitude of sectors. The company began operations in August 2008 when President and CEO Doug Wenninger, wanting to take advantage of an opportunity he saw within the market to branch out and offer automation to underserved industries, left a Sales Manager position at another automation company to form his own.
How Human-Robot Collaboration is Shaping the WorkplaceRobotic Networks at Work
Why is automation, the process of introducing robotics into industry and making processes more machine-driven, so often spoken of in anxious tones?
Barnum MechanicalRaising the Bar for the Sanitary Processing Industry
Barnum Mechanical Inc., a mechanical contractor and supplier specializing in sanitary process systems and piping, was founded by welder Tom Barnum in 1980. Barnum, having made his living in sanitary processing, felt he could offer more to the industry with his own approach.
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