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Industrial Robotics on the Factory Floor

With all of the recent advances in AI and machine learning, modern speculative fiction has us poised for either robotic-enhanced utopias or machine-overlord dystopias, depending on an author’s level of optimism. But the reality in the manufacturing world is a shift from floor space largely filled with people to production and warehouse spaces being shared with robots in a variety of roles.
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28 Years of Top Quality Machining

Innovative Machining

With Innovative Machining, LLC, securing comprehensive custom solutions and component fabrication services is as easy as setting up a call. Over a nearly three-decade legacy of putting independence first, this company has been focused on the future from the day John Milanowski first opened the doors of its original 3,000-foot facility twenty-eight years ago. Today, the result of that vision has culminated in an offering so complete that customers needn’t even think of turning elsewhere to fulfill any part of their fabrication process.

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New Products, New Ownership for This Family Firm

Peninsula Plastics

Big changes have taken place at Peninsula Plastics Ltd., a start-to-finish custom injection moulding company in Fort Erie, Ontario, since it was profiled in February 2021’s Resource in Focus magazine. There has been a change of ownership in this family firm and some exciting new products—including a cutting-edge plastic garbage can.

High Performance3DXTECH

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3DXTECH

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.

Making Clean Air a PriorityBlade Air

Making Clean Air a Priority

Blade Air

Coming through three years of a pandemic has made us all more sensitive to things we would otherwise take for granted. One of the biggest of these is the air that we breathe—especially in our buildings. When you consider that we spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors and make water quality a necessity, why not air quality as well?

A Fantastic Place to Work – And It’s GrowingBarclay Mechanical

A Fantastic Place to Work – And It’s Growing

Barclay Mechanical

Barclay Mechanical is a leader in industrial mechanical construction that is taking safety management to an entirely new level on projects across America. By becoming the positive change they want to see in the industry, and by implementing all-encompassing safety protocols, the team is proving that injuries are preventable, and that the construction industry can be a much safer, more humane place to work than it used to be. As a result, people love working here, and they demonstrate it by staying.

A Woman’s WorkThe Role of Women in Manufacturing

A Woman’s Work

The Role of Women in Manufacturing

It’s a given that women are the backbone of the home, but the role they’ve played in the economy and the success of manufacturing is often understated and rarely recognized. Throughout history, women have, a number of times, been the saving of the sector, which is once again becoming a possibility with the transition to Industry 4.0.

Seizing Opportunity in a Transforming MarketVanTran Transformers

Seizing Opportunity in a Transforming Market

VanTran Transformers

When it comes to liquid-filled distribution class transformers, the name VanTran Transformers is synonymous with quality, manufacturing speed, and agility. The company’s bespoke design, manufacturing, and service capabilities are standalone in the market and bring peace of mind and results to customers around the globe.

Taking Electronics Manufacturing to New HeightsVexos

Taking Electronics Manufacturing to New Heights

Vexos

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Celebrating a Decade of People-Led SuccessVector Controls and Automation Group

Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success

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From Alberta to the World Stage

LJ Welding Automation

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Preserving a Legacy

Talbert Manufacturing, Inc.

Talbert Manufacturing, Inc. was founded in 1938 by Austin Talbert, a man who brought innovation and customer service to the forefront of the heavy haul trucking industry by addressing the needs of his customers time and again. By manufacturing trailers and equipment that set the standard for safety and performance, the name Talbert became synonymous with quality.

Raising the Bar for 3D PrintingRaise3D Technologies, Inc.

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Keeping Us Connected

Arshon Technology Inc.

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.”

Dare, Dream, DiscoverThe Women Behind Incredible Inventions

Dare, Dream, Discover

The Women Behind Incredible Inventions

There’s a fine line between inventor and innovator, between not only finding a niche that needs filling, but creating the very solution that changes lives for the better. Inventors have the unique ability to think creatively and produce original ideas that have made vast differences for humanity over the years, and even though throughout history some of the most notable inventions to date have been made by women, men have been credited and recognized for their creations much more often.

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