Industry 4.0

Seneca, KUKA partner to create robotics opportunities at Toronto campus

January 31, 2019

“Seneca College and advanced manufacturing and robotics company KUKA Canada Ltd. (KUKA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide Seneca students with state-of-the-art robotic equipment and the opportunity to enhance their advanced manufacturing skills. KUKA and Seneca will jointly develop strategic initiatives focused on technology innovation and work closely on skills development through […]

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Free manufacturer’s toolkit

January 31, 2019

Our partners at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) developed a free manufacturer’s toolkit. Manufacturing is a tough business. That’s why in addition to financing and advisory services, BDC offers industry-specific tools for boosting profitability. This toolkit will help you do just that. The toolkit includes a “Digitizing your business” webinar, free assessments of digital maturity and […]

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Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World- Windsor 2019

January 9, 2019

On January 16th our partners are organizing a “Smart Manufacturing for a Connected World” event in Windsor, ON. Small and medium-sized enterprises interested in the future of manufacturing are invited to learn about practical approaches to adopting Industry 4.0. During the three-hour workshop & seminar you will: Receive an overview of market-ready smart manufacturing technologies, including expert advice […]

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Transatlantic Conference at McMaster on Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting

September 24, 2018

Transatlantic Conference at McMaster on Advanced Manufacturing and Lightweighting September 24 & 25, 2018 Hamilton, Ontario In cooperation with McMaster University, the Transatlantic Cluster for Lightweighting (TraCLight) invited Canadian, US and German companies and research institutions to initiate a transatlantic dialogue of manufacturing and material trends in next generation lightweighting. Trillium’s Deputy Director, Alister Smith, […]

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Augmented Reality

August 20, 2018

by Jonathan Soriano Augmented reality (AR) has recently emerged as a technology with the potential to greatly improve manufacturing processes. However, there is a common misconception that augmented reality and automation are competing technologies. The reality is these two technologies are complementary and can both be utilized to help firms improve productivity. Augmented reality enables […]

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Impact of Industry 4.0 on Business Models of SMEs: Lessons From Germany

August 8, 2018

by Kevin Madden If you are a small-to-medium enterprise (SME), you have likely heard the phrase “Industry 4.0”. You may not, however, be convinced that it is relevant to your business. Many SMEs understand Industry 4.0 as an initiative that large corporations with exorbitant capital budgets, like Siemens or Boeing, are undertaking. However, regardless of […]

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