The world of manufacturing has experienced great transformations over the past years and this, in part thanks to the emergence of new technologies. In 2017, the manufacturing sector has not been spared by this development and had to juggle with many challenges due to economic growth and an increase in
Most manufacturers are subject to variations in demand often related to trends and new enthusiasm of the moment. In the past few years, it has been possible to notice a rise in popularity of electric vehicles or certain sports, such as kayak or paddle board. These new trends have forced
For those who are familiar with conventional product and machine design methods, you or your engineering team convert a 3D virtual model of your product into a series of 2D drawings that are used to assess the production costs and/or transfer vital information for the quality of the parts produced.
Smart sensors are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. When you implement a sensor into manufacturing machinery, you create an intelligent network that brings value to the entire chain. With a smart sensor, you can reduce or eliminate the need for instrument tracking tools such as vernier calipers, thermometers, and
As best-performing companies are taking a digital shift and leading the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, also consistent with Quebec’ Digital Agenda, Merkur is proud to announce a business partnership with Canadian firm VKS – Visual Knowledge Share.
With this announcement, Merkur consolidates its leading position in the management and implementation
– RETHINK TOOLING
For several companies, whether it is used to keep parts in place, guide operators’ tool or ensure precise positioning of assembling parts, tooling and jigs are at the centre of manufacturing operations.
Recently, we focused on automated equipment to reduce production costs and within this automation, we often
In September, we published an article on the three levels of manufacturing maturity which are linked to mass production, labor, and information technology departments. In the same vein, we present the fourth level: industry 4.0.
This 4.0 industry involves scanning, connectivity, and automated data exchange. This new wave uses the