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.

Design & Manufacturing Montreal 2014 Conference

David McPhail, President and CEO of Memex Automation, will be speaking at the Design & Manufacturing Montreal 2014 Conference, being held November 19th and 20th at the Palais des congres de Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec.

David McPhail will be speaking Wednesday, November 19th, from 1 pm to 1:30 pm.  The topic is “Going Beyond M2M: Increasing Efficiency, Safety and Productivity in Advanced Manufacturing.”

Exhibiting at Design & Manufacturing Montréal offers an unique opportunity to connect with regional buyers in East Central Canada and provides face-to-face engagement with industry buyers during two days of live product demonstrations, education programs and networking.  Time is short and industry challenges are rapidly evolving. Experts on the cutting edge of today’s biggest innovations will lead lively, thought-provoking discussions about today’s challenges and tomorrow’s advances.

To learn more about the Montreal 2014 Conference, please click here.

Memex CEO David McPhail attending Internet of Things World Forum

Memex Automation’s CEO David McPhail is attending, by invitation, the Internet of Things World Forum, October 14 – 16, 2014.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up a world of real opportunities and rapidly transforming our communities, our cities and our daily lives. The second annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) in Chicago, October 14–16, 2014 marks a defining moment in the growth of the IoT.  It is an exclusive annual event that brings together the best and brightest thinkers, practitioners, and innovators from business, government, and academia to accelerate the market adoption of the Internet of Things.

At this year’s Internet of Things World Forum, the top thought leaders, implementers and creators across public sector, private business and education will gather again in one place at one time to collaborate, network, partner, and build the industry’s ecosystem together. The IoTWF is the one place where the entire IoT community can share the latest developments and emerging applications, all of which will be on display — here and now — onsite at the event in Chicago.

Attendees will walk away with an enhanced understanding of what they can do to advance the Internet of Things, new relationships with other, similarly-minded leaders, and strategies for maximizing its benefits—both for their organizations and the industry as a whole.

For more information on the Internet of Things World Forum, please click here.

Memex Automation attending NTMA TECHFEST

TECHFEST is bringing national level key note speakers and a trade show to Meadville on October 2nd.  It is ideal for business owners, Human Resources professionals,  IT professionals, and key manufacturing personnel in the industry.   The event is free and offers machine demonstrations and table displays from over 25 vendors as well as breakout sessions listed below.  Registration requested for breakout sessions and cocktail reception.

TECHFEST is brought to you by Advanced Diversified Manufacturing Industry Partnership, Northwestern PA Chapter National Tooling & Machining Association/ NWPA NTMA Education Foundation, and Northwest Industrial Resource Center.

Memex Automation’s Dave Edstrom is speaking about MTConnect and how MERLIN can improve your shop floor’s productivity and profitability, using examples such as Magellan Aerospace, iMech, and Mazak.

When and where is it?

When: Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 12 – 4 pm
Where: Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI), located at 764 Bessemer Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

How should I get there?

You can either drive directly to the location or fly into Pittsburgh, PA and drive 103 miles north. This is a shorter drive, around 1.5 hours, than driving from Cleveland, OH.

What is the format of the MTConnect session?

The MTConnect standard enables real-time monitoring and interoperability of equipment and devices. During this session, the audience can expect to learn about the MTConnect standard and hear from an end user who has achieved significant efficiency gains by monitoring its shop floor using MTConnect. Two MTConnect solution providers will also talk about the results their customers have seen through real-time actionable production information and data-driven manufacturing.

The session will consist of an MTConnect overview by the MTConnect Institute, which will take 5-8 minutes, followed by three 15 minute presentations by the members of the MTConnect community.

Who will be speaking during the MTConnect session?

  • Hilena Hailu, MTConnect Product Manager, AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology
  • Lem Linder, Software Engineer, Applications Engineer, Mazak Corporation
  • Dave Edstrom, Chief Technology Officer, Memex Automation
  • Kevin Fiejdasz, Account Manager, System Insights

To learn more about TECHFEST, please click here.

Memex Attending IMTS: Sept 8 – 13, 2014

Memex Automation will be attending the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).  IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors.  The event is held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

IMTS 2014 brings the industry together under one roof and at one time to discuss new opportunities. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. Leave with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges.

Date: September 8 – 13, 2014
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
Memex Booth #: E-3368

Memex Automation will be doing a “Technology Preview” of the Web-based features of MERLIN. The software will have many advantages for displaying data on various devices as well as allowing users the ability to customize the display to meet their specific requirements.

At the same time, the company will be demonstrating MERLIN in a live Manufacturing Operations Platform, connecting machines at the last meter. This demonstration will be running in real-time, as well as connecting into Mazak’s IMTS booth S-8300, showing Mazak machines at their booth running MERLIN in real-time, as well as machines in Mazak’s Florence, KY, plant.

To find Memex at IMTS, head towards the lake and look for the overhead “OEE” sign, booth E-3368.

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To learn more about IMTS 2014, please click here.

Memex Automation One2One Forum

At the next Proactive Investors forums in Calgary, Toronto and New York, Memex Automation which is well known for its MERLIN tool that helps improve productivity on the shop floor, is due to take the stage.

Directors of Memex will be presenting the company’s story at events in Calgary on June 3rd at the Saltlik Steakhouse, 101 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, and in Toronto on June 4th and New York on June 5th. The company will make a 20 minute pitch followed by a 10 minute inquisition by a roomful of potential investors.

The presentation will start at 2:30 pm, and after the presentation is complete, the management of Memex Automation will also be available to take questions during a complimentary canapé and wine reception.

For more information on the Proactive Investors One2One Forums, please click here.

For the press release announcing the event, please click here.

Memex at the Lean Network Conference

Memex Automation is attending the 12th Annual Lean Network Conference, in Fort Wayne, IN, from May 20 – 22, 2014.

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.

For more information on the Lean Network, please click here.

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Memex Midwest rep Frank Jones at the Honda Lean Network Conference