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February 12, 2018
5 Trends to Watch for in 2018 – Manufacturing Industry

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 demand in several sectors.

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December 18, 2017
The Complexity Behind the Internet of Things

With these new demands for smart and connected products, industries must adapt and, above all, integrate this change. They can now benefit from true closed-loop product lifecycle management.

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November 21, 2017
Industry Training: Why Apply the TWI Method

The TWI is a method that was developed in the United States in 1940-1945 to facilitate the knowledge transfer and to make the training of new personnel more effective in time of war. This training efficiency also makes it possible to improve productivity in a limited time.

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November 14, 2017
Merkur and Tervene form a new partnership!

Last October, Merkur and Tervene decided to join forces with a new strategic partnership. A partnership that will not only improve the competitiveness of our Quebec manufacturers, but will also allow these two companies to develop further.

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September 25, 2017
From Conventional Simulation to Predictive Engineering Analysis

Predictive engineering analysis makes it possible to design a digital clone of the complete product that reflects reality and the environment in which it will evolve. Manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, marine or other industries must reinvent the way they design to meet customer expectations in terms of costs and deadlines.

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May 19, 2017
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.

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February 23, 2017
Manufacturing and the Smart Sensor Revolution

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 sizers. Smart sensors provide manufacturers with a tracking system to monitor equipment and tools.

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December 15, 2016
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.

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November 14, 2016
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.

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August 26, 2016
Mechatronics and the Internet of Things: A Winning Combination

In the past decade, businesses and consumers have experienced an accelerated transition from analog to digital technologies.
This evolution has contributed to the growth of the Internet of Things in a way that devices can now interact with each other and with humans.

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June 30, 2016
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.

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May 26, 2016
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.
 

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May 10, 2016
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.

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April 14, 2016
Advanced materials—A necessary transition

From a general perspective, systems engineering revolve around products design, materials, and manufacturing processes.

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March 22, 2016
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.

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February 10, 2016
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 forget tooling’s role of connection between equipment and product.

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January 27, 2016
The Importance of Value Analysis in Product Development

Manufacturing companies are already facing global competition, and have to put forward significant efforts to limit this pressure and stay in the leading edge of product development. New proposals need to have high perceived value and quality, and production needs to be completed as cost efficient as possible.

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December 11, 2015
INDUSTRY 4.0: THE 4TH LEVEL OF MANUFACTURING MATURITY

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.

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December 4, 2015
Overcoming canadian manufacturing challenges—Boost your operationa effiency with Merkur

There’s no denying that manufacturing plays a big role in both the Canadian economy and the global economy. In Canada, manufacturing represents more than 10% of annual national GDP. This $173 billion industry provides over 1.5 million jobs to hard working Canadians and comprises over 60% of the country’s merchandise exports.

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September 9, 2015
3 Manufacturing Maturity Levels

3 Manufacturing Maturity Levels
In today’s world, customers are becoming increasingly demanding. They want customized products in smaller and smaller quantities, and they want to pay as little as possible. This puts an enormous amount of pressure on manufacturers to keep their customers happy.

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January 28, 2015
Join Merkur to foil the crime!

Merkur gets involved in his community!
 
Martin Dufour will be a honorary president of the annual activity of Echec au crime, an organization which offers to the population from Quebec ways to indicate anonymously crimes. Active and dedicated volunteers work in association with the police strengths in mode prevention.

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January 28, 2015
What are your challenges for 2015?

For business managers, do you think the main issues for this year are very different than in the past few years? No? Well, you’re right, but you do have to stay connected to the markets. Thinking outside the box is great, but...

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April 16, 2014

Merkur will attend the MMTS Show from May 12 to 14, 2014 at Place Bonaventure, Montreal
Join us at Quebec’s leading manufacturing event where professionals connect with peers, metalworking technologies and innovations.

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November 20, 2013

MERKUR is in search of new talents!
You have the taste of the overtaking and you run on the challenges?
Visit our career section and consult our 5 new postings still piping hot!
We wait for you, come to join a dynamic team and to take advantage of your multiple skills.

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May 10, 2013

Contest – Launch of the Merkur’s Web site
Congradulations to our happy winner:
Rémi Breton from Bombardier Recreational Products
For more than a month already, Merkur put on-line its quite new Web site! A global offer based on 20 years of expertise and deployed by professionals who run by challenges and innovation.
Thank you

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March 8, 2013

You want to join a motivated, innovative and energetic team in a growing firm? We have it all!  Employees have undoubtedly confirmed it in a company survey: at Merkur commitment, team work, innovation and intensity are values we experience every day.
Caution: if you like traditional methods and conventional thinking, you’re in for a big surprise!

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March 8, 2013

You want to join a motivated, innovative and energetic team in a growing firm? We have it all!  Employees have undoubtedly confirmed it in a company survey: at Merkur commitment, team work, innovation and intensity are values we experience every day.

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December 14, 2012

Solidly implemented in Sherbrooke for almost 20 years, Merkur – the mechanical and industrial engineering firm – moves its offices in Sherbrooke’s industrial park and invests $250 000 to double its office space.
Read the press release (French only)

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October 2, 2012
Martin Dufour – Award winner in the Estrie region!

Each week, thanks to the Mérite estrien program, a person or a group of persons’ outstanding contribution to the life and outreach of the community is highlighted. This week: the picture of a man whose determination and engagement are an inspiration to surpass oneself! 
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