How Digitcom helped an auto parts firm roll out its new phone system across 12 sites

Running multiple locations is crucial for businesses in the manufacturing industry, but how do you ensure they're all working in tandem? That was the challenge facing Brampton, Ont.-based automotive parts manufacturer Matcor-Matsu Group

Published on: July 17th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Literal printed electronics: How Voltera helps component manufacturers quickly test new products

TORONTO - Voltera Inc. CEO Alroy Almeida knows how frustrating it can be for manufacturers to build and test new components. It's what led him and three friends to found their company in

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CIX names this year’s 20 most innovative Canadian tech companies

Industry organization the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) announced its picks for this year's 20 most innovative publicly traded Canadian tech companies on Tuesday. CEOs and Founders from each of the 20 will be

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How HP is optimizing its new 3D printing business for the manufacturing industry

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Its name might be synonymous with ink-based printing technology, but hardware manufacturer HP Inc. has deliberately avoided entering the third dimension – until now. During HP Reinvention Week, its

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Michael Phelps’ shoes are the future of 3D-tech fashion

The customized kicks made for Olympic superstar Michael Phelps offer a glimpse into the future of personalized 3D apparel production. Under Armour used 3D technology to make the one-of-a-kind shoes (shown above) based

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Christine Wong

IIoT expert outlines three steps for implementing Industry 4.0

Manufacturing companies with visions of incorporating the latest automated, cloud-based, analytical tech into their production process need to recognize the value of a measured approach, an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) veteran says. Martin

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian research centre has kept Xerox ahead of the curve for over 40 years

For many readers, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)'s very existence will come as a revelation - a 3D-printing fuelled reinvention of a company that has been synonymous with photocopying for much

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

“Smart textile” maker OmSignal is disrupting an industry by embracing it

When Frederic Chanay cofounded smart textiles manufacturer OmSignal with his business partner Stephane Marceau in 2011, his goal echoed the ideals of many a wearable developer - to create technology that could help

Published on: March 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Four ways the pharmaceutical industry benefits from intelligent packaging

As the director of technology and innovation with Jones Packaging, James Lee has seen firsthand the benefits technology can bring to a seemingly unrelated industry - in his case, pharmaceutical packaging. During the

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Unilever’s intelligent packaging lead on how printable electronics can boost sales

In her position with the R&D customer packaging department of consumer goods giant Unilever plc's innovating retail division, Christina Cvetan is more than happy to offer advice to brands that might be thinking

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Industry associations join forces to create intelligent packaging council

Two Canadian industry associations, one representing printable electronics, the other representing packaging companies, have joined forces to create the Intellipack Leadership Council, a group of 11 executives who will collaborate on strategies to

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s innovation ecosystem needs startups

We need startups more than ever. That’s my conclusion after listening to David Watters’ talk on Canada’s innovation ecosystem. When I say startups, I mean new companies that scale to enterprise-size fast. Why

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

This Canadian wearables manufacturer is bringing smart glasses to the enterprise

Canadian wearables manufacturer Recon Instruments' next product is ready for prime time and it has a new partner to help it widen its market appeal. The company announced this week a partnership with APX Labs,

Published on: March 17th, 2015 Dave Yin