‘Disruptive by design’ is SyBridge Technologies’ tagline. The Southfield, Michigan-based business is an industry pioneer in transforming the design and manufacturing journey, combining deep expertise in tooling and manufacturability with the latest digital advances. Constantly evolving to stay one step ahead, its goal is to help customers maintain leadership in their markets.
The story of 3DXTECH began when, after thirty years of working for global leaders in the high-performance plastics and composites industry, the emerging technology of three-dimensional (3D) printing caught Matt Howlett’s eye. He bought a 3D printer, quickly recognized the untapped potential, and launched 3DXTECH in 2014.
Arshon Technology Inc.Keeping Us Connected
Arshon Technology Inc. Founder and CEO Mazi Hosseini was struck with a groundbreaking idea while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. “We had no connection whatsoever to outside of the cruise,” he remembers. The lack of cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity posed a problem when his family wanted to find one another on the sprawling ship. “I could not talk to my son or my wife. We didn’t know where we were. The cruise was significantly large. We had to find each other just by walking around.”
WAFIOS Machinery Corporation USATechnology Leaders
WAFIOS Machinery Corporation is the North American subsidiary for WAFIOS AG and has had a presence in the U.S. since 1958, starting out in Hackensack, New Jersey and eventually moving to Connecticut in the 70s.
Continuous Improvement for Lasting SuccessLean Manufacturing
How can a manufacturing company increase efficiency, reduce waste and mistakes, and gain a competitive edge? The answer could be to adopt lean manufacturing practices. The concept has been catching on since 1990 when Womack, Jones, and Roos laid out the concepts in The Machine That Changed the World, which teaches businesses how to increase production while lowering costs, improving quality, and increasing profits.
Poly Print, Inc.A Truly Essential Business
Poly Print is a Tucson, Arizona-based flexographic printer, laminator, and pouch converter. This description may sound mundane—but it’s anything but that. In fact, Poly Print and the entire flexographic printing and flexible packaging industry are essential to keeping our modern world running safely.
Bell and HowellDoing the Right Thing
Technology-enabled field services company Bell and Howell services a wide range of automation equipment for multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and markets across North America. We spoke to the company a year ago, reporting on how the Durham, North Carolina-based business helps customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs through its comprehensive solutions in retail, grocery, pharmacy click-and-collect, automation, and production mail. This month, we sat down with senior executive and grocery commerce expert James Hermanowski to learn more about the company’s work to fight food insecurity through food bank technology.
Invotec develops and automates manufacturing systems and solutions. Last year, Manufacturing in Focus profiled the company’s impact on the medical device industry. This month, we are checking back in to hear about the latest advances this company is developing.
GravotechMaking Its Mark
Gravotech is built upon a rich history of engraving. The company’s story began in 1938, in New York City under the name New Hermes, when a small team began producing advanced pantographs that enabled typographic consistencies within dies. A merger with French company Gravograph several years later launched a series of joint ventures, setting the business on a path to eventually become the international leader in permanent markings.
Omega TMM American Made
Omega TMM is the only company in the tool presetter market to offer manufacturing, assembly, sales, and support within the United States. While the competition is importing products from China, this Fairport, New York-based company is doing the opposite…
Atlas Machining & Welding Inc. Putting Customers First for over Forty Years
Atlas Machining & Welding Inc. got its start in 1981 after the cement company that Harold Keeney worked for shut down. Rather than succumbing to discouragement, the experienced machinist saw the situation as an opportunity to venture out on his own. He and his wife Pat gathered their resources and launched a company primarily focused on making parts for the cement industry.
MultiCamMerging Talent and Technology
After profiling MultiCam in May 2021, Business in Focus has circled back to hear what has happened over the ensuing year. As it turns out, the company has big news, from an exciting change in ownership to innovative new products, so this update is not to be missed.
Arshon TechnologyConnecting Us to the Future
Arshon Technology provides cost-effective electronic design services to customers in a wide range of industries around the world. As an end-to-end provider, this Ontario-based business handles everything from prototype design, testing, and validation all the way through to commercialization and mass production.
A+ GroupA Complete Solution
A+ Group has been providing manufacturers with plastic and metal hardware for a quarter of a century. Armed with an extensive inventory and multiple distribution centers, the Marlboro, New Jersey-based business represents some of the world’s leading manufacturers including Fidlock, Bodypoint, Systemmag, Trimmers, and Winhigh, in addition to supplying a standard hardware line.
Bell and HowellA Next-Generation Service Organization
As a next-generation service organization, Bell and Howell has been investing in the tools, technology, and training needed to help customers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs.
Zemarc CorporationForward-Thinking Engineering
Zeke Zahid founded Zemarc Corporation in 1976 with a vision to bring only the best value-added products, services, and solutions to the fluid power market. Over the decades, the Los Angeles-based business has grown to become a global leader in industrial distribution, with branch offices throughout California and more than fifty employees with a combined 150 years’ experience in the fluid power and motion control industry.
ACMOSA Century of Industry Leadership—and Still Growing
Armed with a broad portfolio of mold release agents and cleaners for polyurethanes, composites and other plastics, ACMOS is an international technology leader.
Pueblo Mechanical & ControlsStrong Growth, Strong Culture
Pueblo delivers full spectrum HVAC, Plumbing and Controls service and installation for education, government, industrial, healthcare and commercial customers. As a leading provider in the state of Arizona, the company has completed tens of thousands of projects and service calls, and its solutions and services range from system repairs and replacements to multi-million dollar retrofits and installations, encompassing intricate design-build specifications.
Can Degradable Plastics Reduce Waste?The Plastic Problem
Millions of tons of plastic are carelessly discarded annually, destined for landfills or leaked into the environment. Eight million tons of this plastic finds its way into the oceans each year. At this rate there will be more plastic in the ocean (by weight) than fish by 2050, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reports.
The Rise of AutomationA Century of Progress
Industrial automation—once confined to the pages of science fiction novels—has become a reality in manufacturing plants throughout the world. Computers, machines, and information technologies can now manage tasks in place of humans to create the factory of the future.
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