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PMI modeling: – is Quebec’s manufacturing industry ready for this change?

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.

Manufacturing and the Smart Sensor Revolution

   Actionable Data
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

Gaining the Manufacturing Edge : Agility and Quick Reaction Time of the Engineering Teams

Success in the manufacturing industry in recent years is contingent upon two critical factors: agility and quick reaction time. Embodying these traits is essential for appropriately responding to the rapidly changing market environment and maintaining an edge over the competition. Organizational decision-makers must move quickly based on their objectives in

Data-Driven Manufacturing is Coming—Are You Ready?

A Data-Driven Lifestyle
Staying organized and on-target is easier than ever, thanks to the evolution of data as a part of daily life. Without even realizing it, we are integrating data into our daily routines at an alarming rate. Those who used to count calories in a handwritten log now turn

6 Strategies for Industrial Digital Change Management

Manufacturers of all disciplines appear to be uniquely poised to take advantage of present and future digital technology, as data collection techniques and metrics adapt to new and efficient technologies at an increasingly complex level. Many manufacturers, however, are also unprepared for now-overdue digital overhauls, and may have trouble finding

Merkur Announces Strategic Partnership with VKS – Visual Knowledge Share

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

Technologies : The Centre of the 4th Industrial Revolution

The concept of industry 4.0 is more than a current trend. This revolution will have a major impact on 3 manufacturing key aspects: quality, manufacturing costs and production times. For manufacturing companies, this represents a unique opportunity to step up and increase their productivity.
In more specific terms, industry 4.0 is

Advanced materials—A necessary transition

Advanced Materials—
From a general perspective, systems engineering revolve around products design, materials, and manufacturing processes. The evolution within each aspect affects directly the others, as illustrated in the following diagram:

Product Design
There are four current predominant factors which requires that companies consider new materials and manufacturing processes in their

8 KPIs essential to Efficient Manufacturing Businesses

Measuring overall productivity can be both the most important and most complicated part of any manufacturing business and its facilities. There are many factors and many metrics principles to follow. Not being able to optimize and accommodate any one can result as a disaster for any manufacturing business. These following

MODULAR TOOLING: The Future of Manufacturing Small and Medium Batches

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