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The CMTDA is a trade association dedicated to the marketing of machine tools and services in Canada throughout distributorship companies. Founded in 1942, the CMTDA currently consists of over 80 members. The CMTDA website maintains interactive reports of Machine Tool sales data from 2008 to present. The CMTDA is always accepting applications for new members. You can download the application form from the CMTDA website.
The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) was established in 1963 by uniting various trade associations into one strong organization that represented the "Tooling Industry" in Canada.
The tooling industry encompasses all involved in the design, manufacture, repair, or assembly of tools, dies, moulds, models, patterns, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, machine shop products, cutting tools and all related industries and service providers including general jobbing.
Membership is restricted to manufacturers and industry suppliers as associate members to ensure that the CTMA will always be devoted to manufacturing in the tooling and machining sectors in Canada.
Membership has continued to increase and this has resulted in the formation of Chapters in Windsor, Toronto and Western Ontario. These chapters meet on a regular basis and provide networking opportunities for members.
The NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS for CTMA is elected from the general membership. The Board represents the different industries involved in the manufacture of tooling and machine shop products.
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing in Canada. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing; reverse engineering 3D imaging; medical implants and replacement human tissue; metallic 3D printing; printable electronics; 3D printing with electronics embedded, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and more.
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At Canadian Metalworking it is our ongoing goal to write about the technologies that matter to Canadian manufacturers from coast to coast, technologies that can have a dramatic effect on shop productivity. Each issue of Canadian Metalworking features new product information, technology advice, and stories from innovative shops. During the year readers can expect in-depth coverage of milling, turning, grinding, EDM equipment, quality and measurement devices, and additive manufacturing technology, as well as software and IT designed for the manufacturer. Canadian Metalworking also is home to information about the consumables of our industry, including carbide inserts and tooling.
Manufacturing Engineering is a highly respected magazine serving U.S. engineers and other manufacturing professionals who use manufacturing technologies. The magazine’s history dates back to 1935, when SME first published it as Tool Engineer. In the 1960s, the magazine was called Tool and Manufacturing Engineer. In the 1970s, it became Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Since 1975, the magazine has been known as Manufacturing Engineering, or as our customers sometimes call us, M.E.
The APMA is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry. In 2018, automotive parts shipments were over $35 Billion and the industry employment level was over 100,000 people. The Association was founded in 1952 and its members account for 90% of independent parts production in Canada. The Association’s fundamental objective is to promote the original equipment (O.E.) automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally. The Association provides important industry representation to both Federal and Provincial Governments, supports regional government initiatives, and creates and executes global marketing initiatives in order to develop trade and business opportunities for our membership. In addition to advocacy, the APMA also provides its members business development solutions and opportunities as well as guidance and assistance on modernizing their operations to suit the needs of Industry 4.0.
The CWB Group is an industry supported private sector organization providing welding certification, management systems registration and training services to over 7600 companies in 34 countries. Supported through CWB Certification, CWB Education, CWB Registration, CWB Consulting, and the CWB Association membership, the CWB Group provides a comprehensive and integrated service to the welding and joining industry.
Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, with staff and offices across the country, the CWB Group is accredited by, and operates under the authority of, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body for the administration of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) welding related standards. Recognized as one of the largest and most innovative welding organizations in the world, CWB Group's reach is unique in the fact that we are a national mandated organization that has successfully transitioned into international markets, bringing with us our high standards with respect to welding certification, education, safety and membership. The CWB Group prides itself in being innovative in our services and highly responsive to clients' needs.
NGen is the industry-led, non-profit organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. One of five national networks supported by Canada's ambitious Innovation Superclusters Initiative. We are founded on the principle that digital transformation in advanced manufacturing will enrich the lives of Canadians, delivering better products and good jobs while generating the economic growth essential to a better future.