Residents fear waste from Apple supplier’s plant causes cancer

Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents. Apple, however, maintains the company has been vigilant

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Michael Kan

iPad, meet forklift: tablets on the manufacturing plant floor

First it won accolades as the next killer consumer device. Then itslipped into the backpacks and briefcases of white-collar information workers, and in some cases it's becoming a corporate-sanctioned alternative to the laptop.Now

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Beth Stackpole

Technology helps Canadian aerospace firm cruise to success

A Canadian aerospace manufacturer has seen productivity and savings soar thanks to some clever use of monitoring and control technology.Heroux-Devtek Inc. based in Longueuil, Que. rolled out a manufacturing automation system developed by

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Appliances vendor’s virtual showroom set to make real impact

Seek and you shall find. Steve Joseph, vice-president of marketing at Dacor Inc. experienced the truth of this axiom in quite a dramatic way. The Diamond Bar, Calif. firm manufactures high-end kitchen appliances,

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

Chip makers’ memory glut woes worse than expected

A memory chip glut this year has already caused companies to curtail orders of new production line machinery, but the lack of any sign of a rebound has caused at least one industry

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Nystedt

3D tools un-lock huge benefits in Canadian waterway project

Use of 3D digital prototyping has steered a major project to retrofit waterway locks along Ontario's Welland Canal to unparalleled success.The technology has driven huge efficiencies for Bosch Rexroth Canada (BRC), the company

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario budget seeks to address IT skills shortage

Ontario's budget, unveiled Tuesday, parcels new spending to the IT industry in the form of provisions for e-health, and spending on skills training.While welcoming these initiatives, IT industry insiders say they aren't enough

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson