AME/CME 2015 Canadian LEAN Conference

The AME/CME 2015 Canadian LEAN Conference is an event that offers attendees the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of LEAN principals and how they can be successfully applied in the work environment.

  • Share the best-in-class LEAN Learning experiences to demonstrate how organizations achieve superior results through continuous improvement
  • Create a learning environment that supports employee involvement and leadership development
  • Grow attendees’ ability to compete and sustain their continuous improvement efforts and bottom-line success

Where: Winnipeg, MB – RBC Convention Center
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MC, R3C 3J3
When: June 1 – 4, 2015

Rose Integration’s Ryan Bishop, Plant Manager of Rose Integration, will be presenting “Connecting Shop Floor to Top Floor” and focusing on the use of technology to drive the appropriate behaviours and how Memex’s MERLIN solution helped Rose Integration.

To learn more about the Canadian LEAN Conference, please click here.

Machine Tool Show

Memex Automation will be attending the Machine Tool Show in Indianapolis, IN from May 5 – 7, 2015.  See the latest in fabrication technology, including the Mazak Fiber Laser, and speak one on one with industry experts about your fabrication problems and possible solutions, learning about advancements in technology that will help build your business.

When: May 5 – 7, 2015
Where: Modern Machinery Showroom, 4622 Independence Square, Indianapolis, IN.

Discussions with industry experts include:

Fiber or CO2 – Which is right for you?
Tuesday May 5, from 10am – 11 am.
Troy Aldridge from Mazak Optonics will discuss the benefits of both fiber and C02 laser processing systems and which one is best for your shop.

Press Brake Safety Discussion
Wednesday May 6, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Understanding and Applying the New ANSI B11.3-2012 Safety Requirements for Press Brakes a discussion led by Douglas Raff of Paragon Industrial Controls

WILA Fast Setup Tooling
Thursday May 7, from 10am – 11am
Often overlooked when purchasing a press brake, tooling plays a key role in achieving greater productivity. Join Gary Nadzam from WILA as he discusses the importance of what goes between the ram and the bed.

To learn more about The Machine Tool Show, please click here or here.

We Have Moved!!!

Memex Automation is pleased to announce that we have moved!

We have moved into a larger office space in the same building so that we can accommodate our growing company.  Very exciting!  Please make sure to take note of our new address.  Our phone numbers and fax line will stay the same.

Memex Automation
3425 Harvester Road
Suite 105
Burlington, ON
L7N 3N1

[MC]2 2015 Conference

Dave Edstrom, Memex Automation’s CTO, will be attending the fourth annual [MC]2 Conference on April 28 – 30, 2015.

When: April 28 – 30, 2015
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago IL.

Digital Manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will not only transform manufacturing processes, but also the business models of today. It will profoundly impact shop floor productivity, efficiency, and operations of the manufacturing industry around the world, thus opening a new era of economic growth and competitiveness.

The fourth edition of the conference, presented by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the MTConnect Institute, will be packed with insights from speakers and networking opportunities to get your business ahead of the curve.

To learn more about [MC]2, please click here.

China International Machine Tool Show (CIMTS)

Memex Automation is attending the 14th China International Machine Tool Show, located in Beijing, China.

When: April 20 – 25, 2015
Where: New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC)
No.88 Yuxiang Road, Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone, Shunyi District, Beijing
Industry: Tools and Tooling Equipment, Plant and Machinery

The 14th China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT 2015), organized by China Machine Tool & Tool Builders Association (CMTBA), is expected to be the largest machine tool industry trade show in China.  (To give an example on how large CIMTS is expected to be, attendance is expected to be two and a half times that of IMTS, held in Chicago, IL.)

CMTBA has over 1500 members from the sectors of metal cutting, machine tool, special purpose machinery, metal forming machinery, woodworking machinery, CNC systems, digital readout units, machine tool appliances and accessories, and more.  There are 25 sub-associations according to their product categories.

CIMT 2015 will take place on April 20-25, 2015 at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC), Beijing.

To learn more about CIMT 2015, please click here or here.

LEAN Network Conference May 2015

Memex Automation will be attending the 13th Annual LEAN Network Annual Conference, which will take place in Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

When: May 20 – May 22, 2015
Where: Hilton Columbus at Easton, Columbus, Ohio

The Lean Network is comprised of companies who supply Honda, working together to advance Lean principles in their own companies. The Network is self directed through a member steering committee which coordinates training, meetings, conferences and networking opportunities.

To learn more about the LEAN Network Conference, please click here.

The 3 M’s – Manufacturing, MTConnect and Massive Data

Dave Edstrom, CTO of Memex Automation, will be giving a talk to the students at McMaster University on Wed Feb 4, 2015, from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm.

The talk will discuss the history of MTConnect and its importance in global manufacturing with specific emphasis on analyzing massive amounts of data. The world of manufacturing has never been as dynamic and exciting with a plethora of hot technologies and concepts from 3D printers, M2M, Industry 4.0 to IoT with companies like Cisco stating that their number one business segment is manufacturing. Why all the excitement and where are the opportunities for students at universities such McMaster University going to be in the near future?

The MFG Meeting

Dave Edstrom, CTO of Memex Automation, will be attending the fifth edition of The MFG Meeting.  The MFG Meeting will bring together the manufacturing community to learn, network and be inspired. This year’s meeting will focus on the power of manufacturing, which is driven by innovation, design, insight, and people. The presentations from industry leaders will provide creative ways to optimize the drivers of manufacturing and provide solutions to strengthen your business.

When: March 4 – 7, 2015
Where: Orlando World Marriott Resort – 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

The event is organized by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).

For more information on the MFG Meeting, please click here.

The Association for Manufacturing Technology

AMT represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT advocates for advanced manufacturing through innovation and R&D, as well as the development of an education initiative known as Smartforce.

National Tooling and Machining Association

The NTMA is a nonprofit, industry-led association comprised of more than 1,400 member companies in the business of precision custom manufacturing. Founded in 1943, the association has 35 local chapters in cities throughout the United States.

Precision Metalforming Association

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 1,000 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads its innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, events and more.

NTMA Plant Managers Roundtable

Memex Automation’s Dave Edstrom will be attending the NTMA Plant Managers Roundtable on Wednesday January 28, 2015, hosted by Makino.  The event will take place at 7680 Innovation Way, Mason, OH, 45040, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Join other Plant Managers from NTMA member companies and discuss the Machining of Aerospace Alloys, Robotics, Metrics and MTConnect.  Dave Edstrom, former President and Chairman of the MTConnect Institute, will be speaking about how global leaders can address and solve the Last Meter Connection and learn to connect anything on the shop floor.

For more information, please click here.

Memex Automation attending FABTECH, Nov 11-13, Atlanta, GA

Mazak Optonics has invited Memex to jointly demonstrate MERLIN’s ability to connect all manufacturing machines to management, report plant-wide capacity utilization, and how to increase production and income from operations in real-time.  Yamazaki Mazak is the global leader in the design and manufacture of highly productive machine tools and automation systems. Mazak Optonics is the laser-cutting systems division of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation and the third division to demonstrate MERLIN as a value-add MTConnect-based partner solution.

When: November 11 – November 13
Where: Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Booth: #3525: Mazak Optonics and Memex Automation

FABTECH brings together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhitibing companies under one roof.  It provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the A, B, and C buildings at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.