AI in the OR?

Advances in Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery has been around in one form or another for about 40 years, with the earliest case being the Arthrobot, a voice-controlled positioning robot for orthopaedic procedures in Vancouver in 1985, according to The Medical Post.


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Saving Lives with SciencebioLytical Laboratories

Saving Lives with Science

bioLytical Laboratories

With the goal of enhancing—and even saving—people’s lives by offering quick, accurate detection of infectious diseases, bioLytical Laboratories Inc., of Richmond, B.C., makes and markets the INSTI® HIV-1/2 Antibody Test and other infectious diseases tests. This HIV test is backed by regulatory approvals from around the world, including the U.S. FDA, Health Canada, and the European CE mark.

Turnkey Automation SolutionsAdvanced Systems and Controls

Turnkey Automation Solutions

Advanced Systems and Controls

For over 30 years, Advanced Systems and Controls (ASC) has led the way as one of America’s foremost developers of industrial assembly systems. A turnkey company, ASC’s automated solutions encompass everything from design to building, testing, robotic integration, installation, training, and more. Clients in sectors as diverse as automotive, aerospace, agriculture, construction, consumer goods, energy, and food and beverage know they can count on Macomb, Michigan-based ASC for the finest automated solutions on the market.

Creating ConvenienceAutonics

Creating Convenience


Autonics delivers automation solutions that simplify industrial processes. Used by leading manufacturers across a variety of sectors, the company’s technology increases safety, convenience, productivity, and efficiency around the world.

Enhancing Productivity, Efficiency, and SafetySamuel Automation

Enhancing Productivity, Efficiency, and Safety

Samuel Automation

Much remains the same at Samuel Automation in Waterloo, Ontario since the firm was profiled April 2023 in Manufacturing in Focus. The company, which custom-designs and manufactures automation solutions for industrial and manufacturing clients, is still sharp, focused, and innovative. The biggest change has been a move into new markets, evidence of its commitment to growth.

New Technology ExpertBlack Controls Company Inc.

New Technology Expert

Black Controls Company Inc.

It is quite extraordinary how much can change in only five years. Black Controls Company Inc. has shifted from a fledgling enterprise to a full-scale fabricator active in 15 countries. Its market presence in the general industry, automotive, and sterilization sectors grew significantly over the past 12 months, resulting in sizeable shifts that it is navigating successfully thanks to its prevailing culture of trust, support, and continuous improvement.

Perfecting Packaging Containers for Over Two DecadesCreative Packaging Solutions

Perfecting Packaging Containers for Over Two Decades

Creative Packaging Solutions

Creative Packaging Solutions (CPS) of Keyport, New Jersey, has spent more than two decades developing perfect packaging for retail clients. This encompasses bottles, tubes, trays, jars, boxes, canisters, and just about anything else that can house a commercial product sold in stores or online. Tapping into a network of manufacturers, the company obtains and sells packaging that is both aesthetically pleasing and resilient.

Innovative Solutions for Lower Costs Industry-WideAmeriGlobe

Innovative Solutions for Lower Costs Industry-Wide


With headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana, and a second operation in nearby Eunice, AmeriGlobe is the largest bulk bag manufacturer in the United States. It is dedicated to producing solutions that meet customers’ needs while reducing their operating costs, and to investing in research and development to continually improve product offerings that will be both economical and sustainable.

Working SmarterModern Material Handling

Working Smarter

Modern Material Handling

In basic terms, material handling is the movement of raw goods from one location to another for the manufacture of finished products. Although it may seem simple, the success of these systems depends on many factors. Material handling requires precise timing, standardization, efficient use of space, automation, and other factors. Loads and pallet weights need to be planned in advance, and the capabilities of human workers considered to ensure safety at all stages.

Building Exterior Experts Mark a Major Corporate MilestoneEastern Glass and Aluminum

Building Exterior Experts Mark a Major Corporate Milestone

Eastern Glass and Aluminum

Eastern Glass and Aluminum (EGA) of Norcross, Georgia, marks its tenth anniversary this year as a successful building envelope contractor. Spun off from a larger parent company, EGA excels at construction projects involving glass, glazing, roofing, and metal panels. The firm is looking to grow its market reach, enhance its in-house manufacturing capabilities, and expand a new division devoted to the sale of architectural products.

AI in the OR?Advances in Robotic Surgery

AI in the OR?

Advances in Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery has been around in one form or another for about 40 years, with the earliest case being the Arthrobot, a voice-controlled positioning robot for orthopaedic procedures in Vancouver in 1985, according to The Medical Post.

Manufacturing Moving ForwardWelcome to the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

Manufacturing Moving Forward

Welcome to the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development

The UN’s decision to proclaim the next 10 years as the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development “represents a unique opportunity for humanity to use the critical role sciences play in the pursuit of sustainable development.” According to the document presented at the 96th plenary meeting on 25 August 2023, sciences represent “one of the key means of responding to the complex challenges of our time to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all.”

Supporting Central Pennsylvania’s ManufacturersInnovative Manufacturers' Center

Supporting Central Pennsylvania’s Manufacturers

Innovative Manufacturers' Center

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) is a public-private partnership working to increase the innovation, productivity, and profitable growth of Central Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community. The Center’s team of expert advisors strategically partner with the region’s small-to-medium sized manufacturers to deliver a wide range of services and resources at an affordable cost.

Passionate About Fluid PowerCurry Fluid Power

Passionate About Fluid Power

Curry Fluid Power

Curry Fluid Power is a family-owned and operated company that has become a one-stop shop for fluid power solutions. From hydraulic cylinder and component manufacturing, to pump, motor, and valve repair, to parts distribution, the company has become the go-to for countless OEMs and players in mining, oil and natural gas, aggregate, construction, and agriculture.


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