Regional Manufacturers Learn About New Technologies

Manufacturers of diverse specialties, company sizes, and locations turned out in St Mary’s, PA yesterday for the Intek Systems’ Demo Expo. This type of trade show was unique to the area in that participants had access to nearly 20 exhibitors…

Reynolds Services’ Solution to ERP

by Joseph Kloecker, Lakeview Consulting Services Many companies are rightfully concerned about the effort and financial commitment required to make the transition from QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets to a full function ERP System. Stories of expensive and time consuming package…

Your Robot Colleague is Coming Out of Its Cage

by Ben Mintz, Sales Engineer, Intek Systems When asked how they envision robots, most people think of huge, unwieldy robots working in fenced off areas in large factories. Or, they think of futuristic cyberbots mimicking human behavior. Somewhere between these…

Four Reasons to Evaluate Additive Manufacturing for your Business

by Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, NWIRC It remains to be seen whether additive manufacturing, or its synonymous term 3D Printing, actually transforms manufacturing. GE is one of many companies leading the development of additive manufacturing as an advanced manufacturing…

A Visit from Sawyer…The High-Performance Collaborative Robot

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) recently hosted a robotics workshop by The Proud Company. The star of the show was Sawyer, a high-performance collaborative robot by Rethink Robotics®. “It’s becoming harder and harder to find motivated employees to show up…

NWIRC Supports Manufacturing Innovation

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is one of seven manufacturing extension partnerships (MEPs) in Pennsylvania and part of the national MEP network under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). One of the ways we support manufacturing innovation is…

Building Success with an IT Strategy

by Joe Kloecker, Lakeview Consulting Services As you develop plans to enhance company performance in 2016, consider the role that Information Technology (IT) will play over the long term. Prior to embarking on any specific IT project, you should build…