Thursday, August 25, 2016

At IMTS 2016, experience the next generation Smart Manufacturing solutions developed by MEMEX.


At IMTS 2016, experience the next generation Smart Manufacturing solutions developed by MEMEX. With these state-of-the-art technology products take control of your shop floor and optimise efficiency to a whole new level.

At booth E 3368 attendees will be able to witness MERLIN, MEMEX's award-winning IIoT communication platform, reporting Real-Time data from machines.  

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Discover the optimum tools needed to plan and execute successful Smart Manufacturing strategies, along with other components to enhance machine productivity. 
DNC memory upgrades much more 

 

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

10 Weeks 6 Days Since Total Hip Replacment - 54 Mile Ocean City <-> Gordons Pond, DE


Julie and I are taking a week long vacation in Ocean City, MD.

It has been 10 weeks and 6 days since my total hip replacement.  I have been out three times on my Trek (first time out was 20 miles, 2nd was 40 miles) and today I went 54 miles. Perhaps it was not a smart thing to do, but the weather was incredible, the hip felt great so I just kept riding.  I stopped and had a great flounder sandwich at Jakes Seafood House in Rehoboth on the way back. I iced down when I got back and the titanium hip feels great.  I still do not have my wind back, which is understandable, but I am ecstatic on how the hip feels and is doing.  I told Julie that it was an "endorphin ride" :-)


I forgot to set my cyclemeter app the first two miles, so that is why it says 52.19 miles.  Here is the link to the cyclemeter summary above that can break everything down in great detail.


Above is me in Rehoboth, DE on my way to Gordons Pond.


Above is a panoramic shot in Gordons Pond in the Cape Henlopen area.


I stopped on top of the bridge of Indian River Inlet looking out on Indian Bay.


This is my 8 year old $850 Trek 7500 that I call my "Harley Fatboy" because I replaced the heavy duty cross country wheels that cost $500 because I got sick and tired of popping spokes and I carry enough tools to fix anything.  It's not fast, but it is extremely comfortable and incredibly reliable.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MEMEX Inc.’s winning streak continues


BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Aug 3, 2016) – Memex Inc. (“MEMEX”) (TSX VENTURE:OEE) announced today it has received several new orders for its MERLIN Enterprise Edition platform for manufacturing. Pioneer Products Inc. will be installing MERLIN in an 11 Machine initial phase, and both TECT Corp. and Aerofit, LLC., already MEMEX customers seeing success with MERLIN, have extended their adoption with follow-on orders for their facilities.

“The business risk in installing MERLIN is so small and the benefits are so big that it is almost a no loss business decision,” says Frank V. Bailey, COO, Pioneer Products, as he explains one of the key factors that determined the Pioneer Products’s decision to install MERLIN.
“Recognition of the tremendous benefits offered by MERLIN by high quality precision and aerospace manufacturers along with continuous increasing adoption by existing MEMEX clients is a testament of how valuable MERLIN is to the manufacturing sector,” says John Rattray, Vice-President Sales and Marketing at MEMEX Inc. “Accurate data provided by MERLIN enables business to harness the true power of Data-Driven Manufacturing along with achieving positive tangible business outcomes in terms of productivity, profits and payback.”

About Pioneer Products Inc.:
Pioneer Products is a precision CNC machine shop with machining, grinding, plating, heat treating and engineering support for all manufacturing needs. Their 112,000 square-foot manufacturing and office facility features multi-functional machining capabilities with about 100 machines.

About TECT Corp.:
With twelve facilities in the U.S., and with more than 65 years of aerospace experience, TECT Corp. manufactures complex aerostructure components, machined components, parts and complex assemblies from the full spectrum of traditional and aerospace alloys servicing commercial and military aircraft.

About Aerofit, LLC.:
Aerofit, LLC. designs and manufactures high and low pressure fluid fittings and fitting systems for the aerospace, marine, nuclear and other critical industries. Their capabilities span the entire business and production cycle, from feasibility studies to qualification testing and post-manufacturing functional testing.

About MEMEX:
MEMEX, the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, MEMEX is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. MEMEX envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. MEMEX, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers MEMEX’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement.

Media Contact
Memex Inc.:
David McPhail, CEO
Phone: 519-993-1114
Email: david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Rashi Rathore, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 905-635-3040 ext 103
Email: Rashi.Rathore@MemexOEE.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Thanks Tim Edstrom - Outstanding Software Developer - Summer Internship at Memex Inc.




Today is Tim Edstrom's last day as a summer intern for Memex Inc. Tim started for Memex the latter part of May in a 30 hours per week position as a software developer. Tim was up here the latter part of May to meet everyone and then worked remote. (Here is the blog post at MEMEX thanking Tim)

Tim is a very bright young developer who did an outstanding job working on a future software package for our MERLIN Manufacturing Executive System (MES) platform. The software package Tim worked on will be a first in the industry piece of software.

Tim is finishing up his BS in Computer Science at James Madison University this year and will graduate in May of 2017.

Huge thanks to Tim for doing a great job for Memex's Software Development Group!

Below are a few photos of Tim in his remote office with the crystal globe that we had created to show a token of our appreciation, as well as the Memex Development group lunch that occurred when Tim was in the Memex office during his May visit.




Above is the crystal globe that states, "In Recognition of Outstanding Software Development Presented To Tim Edstrom 2016"



We have a tradition of making the interns/co-ops ( James and Gaurav ) wear the famous Montana's of Canada horns :-) 

Above is the extremely talented Memex DEV Team. From left to right is Ryan, Brian, Doug, Tim, Tim S., Jeremy, Dave, Terry and Anusha (not pictured is Gowtham who was on vacation and Ken who is in Woodstock).  Tim learned a great deal from the Memex DEV team.



Here is me and Tim in the 4th bedroom that Tim used as his office during his summer internship at Memex.


Best of luck Tim!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Memex Inc. Expects to Report Record Sales in Q3 – 2016

 
 

BURLINGTON, ON–(Marketwired – Jul 28, 2016) – Memex Inc. (“Memex” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: OEE) today released preliminary financial and operational highlights from its third quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended June 30, 2016. All results are reported in Canadian dollars. Full financial results are expected to be released after the Company’s regularly scheduled Board Meeting on August 18, 2016.

Memex expects to achieve revenue of $919 thousand for the third quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 104% over the same period a year ago, and 61% higher than Q2 2016. Revenue growth was driven by both new customer wins and follow-on orders. Year-to date sales of $2.1 million eclipsed the $2 million level for the first time in the Company’s history, with one quarter still remaining in the fiscal year. Gross margin for the third quarter of 2016 is expected to be approximately 72.5%, up from 50.4% a year ago. Bookings1 remain strong with year-to-date bookings exceeding $2.6 million.

Management Commentary:
“A considerable jump in our Q3 sales combined with our solid bookings and backlog is evidence that manufacturers recognize the value and benefits of production analytics and data driven manufacturing,” said the VP of Sales John Rattray. “Our recently announced partnership with Cisco positions Memex to accelerate the delivery of this value proposition.”

Q3 Fiscal 2016 and Subsequent Operational Highlights:
  • In July, Memex was featured at Cisco Live (Cisco’s annual technology conference), where Cisco revealed that Memex’s MERLIN platform would be part of Cisco’s Connected Machines portfolio of solutions. A key component of Cisco’s value proposition is that MERLIN facilitates the real-time calculation of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
  • In April, Sun Hydraulics Corp. placed an 89 machine follow-on order for MERLIN MES Enterprise Edition Software, after a successful 11 machine initial phase.
  • Q3 saw Memex collect 5 significant new customer project orders and 5 follow on orders from its current customer base. Since quarter-end Memex has added another 2 new customer projects and 2 follow on orders.
  • In June, Management finalized arrangements and completed the early payout of lender, Business Development Bank of Canada. The early payout eliminated future interest and royalty payments.
About Memex Inc.

Memex Inc., the developer of MERLIN, an award winning IIoT technology platform that delivers tangible increases in manufacturing productivity in Real-Time, is the global leader in machine to machine connectivity solutions. Committed to its mission of “Successfully transforming factories of today into factories of the future” and encouraged by the accelerating adoption and success of MERLIN, Memex is relentlessly pursuing the development of increasingly innovative solutions suitable in the IIoT era. Memex envisions converting every machine into a node on the corporate network, thereby, creating visibility from shop-floor-to-top-floor. Memex, with its deep commitment towards machine connectivity, offers solutions that are focused on finding hidden capacity by measuring and managing Real-Time data. This empowers Memex’s customers to effectively quantify and manage OEE, reduce costs and incorporate strategies for continuous lean improvement. For more information, please visit: www.MemexOEE.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

1 This non-IFRS financial measure is identified, defined and reconciled to the closest IFRS measure, revenue, within our Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three and six month periods ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, in the section “Other Financial Measures.” That MD&A is available at www.sedar.com under our company profile.

For investor inquiries please contact:
Ed Crymble, Chief Financial Officer 905-331-4343
ed.crymble@MemexOEE.com
David McPhail, President & CEO 519-993-1114
david.mcphail@MemexOEE.com

Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
416-565-2801
sean@sophiccapital.com

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How to get maximum returns from Smart Manufacturing?

 

“How to get maximum returns from Smart Manufacturing?”

 

is the new question abuzz in the manufacturing world. The industry has recognized that adding sensors to machines is not enough and a lot more needs to be done to ensure tangible business outcomes. MEMEX Inc. with its vision to convert every machine into a node on the corporate network brings to you

Smart Tips for Smart Manufacturing

Dynamic Dashboards are your best friends:
Use dynamic easy to interact dashboards, throughout the shop floor, to create a culture of ownership and strengthen the team along with setting clear concise guidelines and expectation.
Foster intrapreneurial attitude:
Employees are the best agents of positive change. Empower, through data, every employee to be the driver and the influencer of the continuous improvement process.
Constant vigilance:
Businesses need to be continuously exploring relevant non-intrusive, easy to adopt, data-driven solutions that furthers their manufacturing initiatives for maximum efficiency. 
Harness Real-Time information for maximize OEE:
 
Machine connectivity is only a baseline requirement. It’s the actual analysis of the Real-Time data and the decisions, taken on basis of that analysis, that result in tangible business outcomes.

No machine gets left behind:
 
With every machine, new or old, acting as a node on the company network a business can achieve the targeted OEE and outcomes.
 

With MEMEX explore the wide world of possibilities in Smart Manufacturing at IMTS 2016

Discover the optimum tools needed to plan and execute successful Smart Manufacturing strategies along with other components to enhance machine productivity 
DNC memory upgrades much more 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

God Bless My Godmother - Dorothy Johnson of Glen Ellen, CA



Today at 7:45am Pacific, my Godmother Dorothy Johnson of Glen Ellen, CA passed away from cancer at the age of 89.

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 Below is Dorothy and me in November of 2011 in her backyard.

Below is when we went out to eat at the Black Bear Restaurant which was a favorite place to grab lunch.  Below is Dorothy with her youngest son Lynn standing and Jane is wife sitting.
 

What I will remember most was, whenever I spoke with her she always said, "David, I am so proud of you! You turned out so good!"  She would always end the call with "I love you David."    Looking back, I think she firmly understood that it is important to set the bar for people in life and her praise was really more about encouragement and looking forward, rather than looking backward.  Dorothy was born in 1927 and needless to say she saw a tremendous amount in her lifetime.

The last time we went out to lunch was in March of this year.  My wife Julie was there, along with our oldest son John, John's wife Janet and Lynn.  At the end of the lunch I asked Dorothy, "Dorothy, you lived a long time, what was the happiest day of your life?"  Lynn looked at me and then Dorothy with a look of, "that's an interesting question."  She replied,  "it was not one day, but two days.  The day Jim came back from the war and the day that Lynn came back." She then went on to tell me the story of how Jim extended his tour to make sure that his brother would not have to extend his tour.  This had to do with two brothers being in combat during the same tour.



Above is a photo from my blog post last summer when we went out to CA for a family vacation.  While we did a  lot of cool things, to me the highlight was seeing my mother (on the right) and my Aunt Dorothy below just get together and talk.   My mother, Aunt Dorothy and their sister Mary used to speak EVERY night.  Let me repeat that every night.  I know this is a big loss to my mother and my aunt Mary, but when you look at the incredible health challenges Dorothy had the past few months, she is in a much better place.

Below is my all time favorite photo of Dorothy and me in my 1998 Corvette after we went for a spirited ride in 2007 when she visited out in VA.  This is how I am going to remember Dorothy Johnson....






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

AMT’s Emerging Technology Center Showcase at IMTS 2016


I always look forward to the ETC at IMTS and below is a press release I just received.  I am especially looking forward to the all electric Shelby Cobra and as someone who has a titanium hip, I am looking forward to the "interactive image of the human body that highlights medical implants and prosthetics now (or soon to be) manufactured by 3D printing."  Who knows how many prosthetics I am end up with before I bite the bullet! :-)
 
AMT’s Emerging Technology Center will showcase displays of the most exciting new products made through additive manufacturing including a home, vehicles, and medical implants.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology – is known for displaying and demonstrating new and extraordinary manufacturing technologies at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, and IMTS 2016 (Sept. 12 – 17) is no exception. This year, premier exhibits include Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Energies and Smart Manufacturing in the show’s Emerging Technology Center (ETC), a showcase for current and near-future state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Premier exhibits at IMTS 2016 include three “proof of concept” additive manufacturing (3D printed) displays:
  • The “additive bionic human” showing additive manufactured medical implants and body parts.
  • The AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy) project from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) demonstrates rapid innovation through additive manufacturing to connect a natural gas-powered hybrid electric vehicle to a high-performance building that produces, consumes and stores renewable energy.
  • An all-electric Shelby Cobra replica and a 1952 Willys Army Jeep reproduction. Using Big Area Additive Manufacturing, or BAAM technology, the ORNL advanced manufacturing team produced the Shelby Cobra replica in only 24 hours at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL.
“The ETC is world-renowned for showcasing projects and disruptive technologies that were previously known to only a few. We want the ETC to challenge pre-conceived notions of how manufacturing performs at its best,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President – Exhibitions & Business Development at AMT, which owns and manages IMTS.
Since its debut at IMTS 2004, the ETC has become a ‘must visit’ destination. For example, the world’s first 3D printed car was built live in the ETC exhibit at IMTS 2014, and the now-famous “Strati” vehicle received prime-time media acclaim. At IMTS 2016, 3D printed cars from Local Motors (one of the pioneers behind the Strati) will be available for rides at an indoor test track in C Hall of the North Building, demonstrating how quickly extraordinary technology can become part of popular culture.

The Additive Bionic Human

The additive bionic human portion of the ETC, being developed in conjunction with additive manufacturing leader EOS North America, will feature an interactive image of the human body that highlights medical implants and prosthetics now (or soon to be) manufactured by 3D printing. Touch screen technology will take a participant deeper into the story from three points of view: the patient view, the medical view (the medical science behind the part) and the 3D technology view.
Actual printed body parts on display included cranial implants, tracheal implants, dental implants, rib cage, leg prosthesis, joints and hands. The 3D printed hand open source CAD files are accessible for free as the part of the efforts of the Enable Community Foundation, which advances and extends e-NABLE, a global network of “digital humanitarians.”
“Designing, fabricating and providing free prosthesis-like hands demonstrates how companies, people and technology converge to enrich humanity,” says Eelman.
Enabling the Future is a leading example of this humanitarian collaboration. The organization made it possible for high school student Gabriel Filippini to use his classroom’s 3D printer to build a hand for his little brother, Lucas. Kurt O’Connor, Technology teacher at Loudoun County’s Park View High School in Sterling, Va., was used to smaller, less sophisticated projects but welcomed the challenge to 3D print a prosthetic hand to help Lucas. The successful project has inspired O’Connor to take on further prosthetic 3D printing projects in the classroom.
In addition to whole parts, “bio-printing” shrinks additive body parts to the cellular level, such as printing liver tissue for drug research or printing blood vessels and cartilage for replacement of a damaged meniscus.
“Tissue engineering is a growing science,” says Eelman. “The implications of printing living tissue structures in the medical industry are astounding, and we want to show people some of the possibilities.”

The AMIE Project

The AMIE Project, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, examines and demonstrates how additive manufacturing can be used to create a symbiotic relationship between energy and the way we live.
“The premise of the AMIE project is to merge the energy streams of our homes and vehicles. It changes the way we think about generating, consuming and storing power,” says Dr. Craig Blue, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “From concept to reality in just 12 months, the project provides a preview of the potential of energy efficiency and sustainability.”
With AMIE, the home can use energy from the grid or from the photovoltaic panels integrated into its roof, while battery in the home stores surplus solar energy for cloudy days. The home also features a wireless charging pad in the driveway. Bi-directional wireless energy flow allows the building to charge the hybrid vehicle’s battery, and the vehicle can also supply energy to the home during peak demand. Additionally, the home can send excess energy back into the grid for consumption elsewhere.

An App for Staying Current

One of the biggest challenges manufacturers face is staying current with new technology. So that manufacturers can keep abreast with daily developments, AMT will unveil the first iteration of a new software application (app) that tracks and provides readers with the latest technology advancements.
“This app goes beyond a traditional RSS feed. It’s a true aggregator of manufacturing research from multiple sources that custom-compiles research as defined by the user,” says Eelman. “The app debuts as an information piece in AMT’s ETC, and visitors can test some of the beta-versions in the AMT Experience.”
With its location off the Grand Concourse in the North Building, the ETC should be the first “must stop” destination for IMTS visitors.

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