The year 1905 was a landmark one. Albert Einstein unveiled what became known as his Theory of Relativity, which changed the course of the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published The Return of Sherlock Holmes to appease a public still disappointed by the fictional death of his detective a dozen years earlier.
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.
Coherix, Inc.3D Machine Vision Experts
Coherix, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan aims to dominate the precision industrial sealant and adhesive dispensing market through its pioneering products and cutting-edge technology. The company designs and builds three-dimensional (3D) machine vision systems and software for monitoring and inspection.
CoolIT SystemsGame On and Keep Cool – Building a Better, Cooler Computer
Keeping your cool doesn’t only apply to your temperament, especially when it comes to gaming. For CoolIT Systems (CoolIT) it means keeping high-performance desktop computers perfectly cool more efficiently than traditional air-cooling methods are capable of.
Macrodyne Technologies, Inc.Making a Global Impact
As North America’s largest hydraulic press manufacturer, Macrodyne Technologies Inc. has its sights set on making a global name for itself.
Liftow Ltd.Raising Standards in the Forklift Market – Elevating Everything
As Canada’s top partner for comprehensive Toyota forklift and material handling solutions since 1960, Liftow Ltd. is the largest Toyota forklift dealer in North America. With their partner Toyota, the market leader, Liftow provides premium equipment, rentals, parts, service, training and safety products.
Fuller Industrial CorporationAdding Value in Everything They Do
Fuller Industrial Corporation is a Canadian company serving the mining industry through the production and fabrication of pipe spool, rubber lining, and protective coating for tanks and piping systems, from singular fittings to entire tank and piping systems for plants.
Kemflo Canada Inc.The Injection Molding Leaders
Established in 1988, Kemflo Canada Inc. has become known for its expertise in the world of high-quality injection molded products. Providing timely and cost-effective solutions, Kemflo Canada’s industry-wide reputation continues earning the company business from new and repeat customers alike.
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.
EY TechnologiesMuch More Than Innovation
A far cry from spinning yarns the old-fashioned way, EY Technologies in Fall River, Massachusetts, spins ultra-modern, manmade yarns in ultra-modern ways. To ensure the superior quality and longevity of everything it makes, the company develops and trademarks custom equipment, processes, and materials. It is equally adept at developing custom yarns for clients’ unique needs in its onsite laboratory, taking them through the entire process from ideation to prototyping, all while keeping value and budgets in mind.
Leadership’s Role in Creating a Supportive WorkplaceBuilding a Better Workplace
The American-Lebanese writer, Khalil Gibran, once described work as love made visible. But how many people have that lovin’ feeling towards their occupations these days? Research says that most do not.
The Manufacture of Mass TransitInvestment and Innovation
In the past few years, significant changes have occurred in manufacturing the new generation of mass transit vehicles such as buses, airplanes, trains, and more. The drive toward zero-carbon emissions and clean energy appears to be gathering momentum.
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.
StereotaxisThe Heart of the Matter: Striving for Safer Surgery
At some point in their lives, everyone is expected to undergo a medical procedure, and knowing the physicians in charge have the best tools at their disposal can go a long way to easing anxiety on the operating table. With the goal of developing and providing cutting-edge surgical robotics that improve minimally invasive endovascular intervention, St. Louis, Missouri-based Stereotaxis Inc. is a pioneering company and leading authority.
Laval Tool and Mould Ltd.Thinking and Working Outside the Box
Long before founding Laval Tool and Mould Ltd. in Windsor, Ontario, Larry Azzopardi was an up-and-coming entrepreneur working at International Tools Limited (ITL), a company that had been founded as World War II drew to a close.
TraceParts Celebrating Three Decades of Best-In-Class 3D Product Data
Digital content provider TraceParts specializes in providing three-dimensional (3D) product data for the manufacturing industry. The brand was founded in the late 1990s in Europe—now with an American office operating out of Cincinnati—as an effort to help computer-aided design (CAD) engineers and designers of industrial products and equipment save time and boost productivity while designing products and industrial equipment. This eliminated the need to draw and re-draw two-dimensional (2D) and 3D parts of components like nuts, bolts, bearings, and cylinders by hand using 3D modeling.
JN WhiteNew Products and New Acquisition Equals Big Growth
JN White is a fast-growing firm headquartered in Perry, New York, that manufactures custom graphic overlays, membrane switches, display backlighting, and complex user interfaces. Its primary services are rapid prototyping, custom assembly, manufacturing engineering, vendor managed inventory, and switch testing. The company adheres to strict industry standards to maintain consistent quality.
Elementum 3DPushing the Limits of Additive Manufacturing
Simply stated, Elementum 3D is unique in the formulation of advanced metals, alloys, ceramics and metal matrix composite powders for the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. In reality, what this company does is far more complex and far-reaching.
What’s Next for Electric VehiclesWhere Would You Like To Go?
You are driving along in your car, or, more accurately, your car is driving you along. You have set the car to fully autonomous so that you can lay back on the mattress which folds out for these trips, and it’s zipping along in electric-powered near silence. You were in a bubble gum-pink mood so that’s what you set your car’s color to before pulling out of your driveway with the plan to get caught up on that Netflix series that you haven’t had a chance to watch while you are on your way to your destination.
Manufacturing for Solar EnergyHere Comes the Sun
As the manufacturing of solar technology steadily increases, it’s becoming less expensive and more efficient, benefitting the planet and the economy.
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