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Goetz Composites Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Goetz Composites Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BRISTOL, RI - Composite Energy Technologies, Inc. dba Goetz Composites, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design and fabrication of complex composite structures. The company’s commitment to both high quality products and processes lead to the...

What Does IIoT Mean for Small Manufacturers?

What Does IIoT Mean for Small Manufacturers?

By Polaris MEP Partner Jason Bittner, Triple Helix The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is talked about as more of a reality today than ever before. Smart factories built by Ericsson, Schneider Electric, and other technology providers have provided concrete...

What is ‘Design for Manufacturing’?

What is ‘Design for Manufacturing’?

UPDATED August 26, 2020 By Polaris MEP Partner Josh Chernin, Business Improvement Group During the economic stress caused by the pandemic, manufacturers must work harder to anticipate and reduce costs and supply risks BEFORE those elements are locked into a final...

EE = EBITDA

EE = EBITDA

Transforming Human Capital into Financial Capital. Guest post by Polaris MEP Partner and award-winning author, Jeff Deckman. EE = EBITDA is an obscure but interesting formula that, once I came to understand it, I realized uncovers an exciting new source of increased...

Cobots Level the Playing Field

Cobots Level the Playing Field

This article originally appeared on Industry Today. Guest blog post by Buckley Brinkman, the Executive Director/CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP). Reluctance to Employ Cobots Driven by 4 Common Misconceptions It has been nearly six...

Infographic: What Cobots Can Do for Your Business

Infographic: What Cobots Can Do for Your Business

Manufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food already use collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly, loading and packaging. The partnership between humans and cobots is an important one that combines tasks and...

Women in Manufacturing on the Rise

Women in Manufacturing on the Rise

Women in manufacturing isn’t a new trend. Since World War II’s Rosie the Riveter, the figure most recognized as representing the women who worked in factories during World War II, women have worked in the manufacturing industry. While their roles are on the rise,...

Six Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

Six Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

From IoT to secure data networks to robots and drones, 2019 manufacturing industry trends are focused on technological growth. Here’s what the industry experts expect to flourish this year. 1. Increased Focus on Cybersecurity In 2018, achieving compliance with DFARS...

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