The True Future of Automotive

Last November, the Ford Motor Company made an announcement that shocked die-hard Mustang fans; the Mustang is not only being turned into an SUV, but it’s going to be electric.

No Flying Cars!

Making Its Mark

The debut of 3D printing has had a spectacular impact on manufacturing. But although the innovative technology has existed for some time, it’s only starting to reach its potential as a staple of advanced manufacturing.

The Evolution of 3D Printing

Factory of the Future Roadmaps from a Company That’s Done It All

Few manufacturers are adequately resourced to stay on top of the rapidly changing factory technology landscape. Between dozens of trade shows, Silicon Valley start-ups, and a dizzying array of new buzzwords, most traditional manufacturers are making minimal progress in modernizing their operations. The “Factory of the Future” remains a far-off dream.


How SINTX Technologies Became the #1 Silicon Nitride Developer in the World

SINTX Technologies Inc. began through a collaboration between materials scientist Ashok Khandkarand orthopedic surgeon Aaron Hoffman. The initial goal was to develop a ceramic bearing joint for artificial hips made from silicon nitride. At the time, metal bearings produced more wear than ceramics. Khandkar and Hoffman had experimental data showing that silicon nitride would be tougher and produce less wear, so they sought to introduce the new bearing for a hip joint, barring an FDA-required clinical trial.

SINTX Technologies Inc.

Making Innovative Material Handling Attachments for 45 Years

Rotobec grapples, rotators, and loaders are designed to withstand the toughest applications in all conditions. “The durability and dependability of our products really provide the peace of mind our customers deserve,” said Jesse Roy, Director of Customer Experience. This industry leader designs and manufactures material handling attachments in-house to ensure that it controls all aspects of performance and quality.


A Hard Name to Live Up To, But This Hardware Manufacturer has Done It

Somehow, a dynamic group of individuals who passionately love what they do and are free-spirited and innovative have put themselves, both internationally and in the U.S., at the very forefront of their industry. And the ‘somehow’ is all about outdoing the competition.

A+ Group

Next-Level Manufacturing Capabilities in Custom Tooling

Since 1972, Elizabeth Carbide Components has built a solid reputation in its industry for quality products, customer service and prompt delivery. The company manufactures custom-tooling, specialized components and wear parts made from tungsten carbide, ceramic, and tool steels.

Elizabeth Carbide Components

Making an Impact

Recleim procures refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, heating and air conditioning units, and any other household appliances that are being discarded. These old appliances undergo a de-manufacturing process at this environmentally-focused appliance recycling company to deliver an output of various commodities including steel, copper, aluminum, plastic, and other materials.


Giving Robots Perspective

Coherix, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan gives sight to machines. The company’s 3D vision systems monitor robotic manufacturing operations to ensure that consistency, quality and precision are maintained. Led by a veteran of the high-tech industrial solutions world, Coherix has been earning kudos and has just secured a partnership that could result in huge growth.

Coherix, Inc.

Competitive Advantage Runs in the Family

The things we learn from our fathers can impact our lives in unimaginable ways. Dad’s advice can help us chart incredible careers, become corporate leaders or compete at the pinnacle of human endurance.


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.

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