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Manufacturing Month Highlights Industry’s Contribution to State Economy

by Tim Wiora, WMEP Executive Director/CEO October 10th, 2019   Dear Colleagues, Manufacturing Month is here. Throughout October, the focus is on the innovative and resilient manufacturers that are key drivers of our state’s economy. There are more than 9,000 […]

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The 5 Most Common Cybersecurity Threats to Manufacturers

October 03, 2019 By: Elliot Forsyth Manufacturers are increasingly under threat from cyberattacks. This is a real concern not just because of the typical business vulnerabilities (e.g., stolen intellectual property, ransomware) but because in today’s increasingly connected world, a successful […]

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How to Make Your First Robot Integration a Success

Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities. There is a growing awareness that increasingly flexible and affordable robotics systems can help existing workers in a variety of different ways, taking […]

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What You Should Consider Before Implementing Electronic Work Instructions at Your Plant

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 As technology on the shop floor continues to advance, manufacturers are becoming more aware of new software tools and mobile hardware platforms, such as tablets and hands-free smart glasses, that are making a significant impact on the […]

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Omni Capital answered a common question. It lead to exceptional results.

A simple question on a lengthy annual form from one of its largest customers served as a catalyst for Omni Capital Corporation to seek ISO certification. “Every year we have to fill out a questionnaire and one of the questions […]

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WMEP helped New Berlin Plastics Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015 resulting in $17 million of retained and new sales

August 21, 2019 By: RichRovito,  Industry  Reporter via Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) Founded in 1974, New Berlin Plastics is a manufacturer of high-quality, custom injection-molded plastic components. New Berlin Plastics partners with medium-to-large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide […]

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Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

By: David Boulay August 09, 2019 Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design (DM&D). But what […]

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NIST’s Real Impact on Innovation and Quality of Life

NIST’s Real Impact on Innovation and Quality of Life By: Laura Ost June 18, 2019 Measurements are key to scientific and technological innovation. It’s like a field of dreams: Better measurements always find useful applications. Proving this credo, NIST’s nearly […]

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Blown Away: Revisiting a Famous Engineering Case

July 23, 2019 By: Dat Duthinh One of the undergraduate engineering courses that left a deep and lasting impression on me was a course on innovation and aesthetics in engineering taught by David Billington at Princeton University. So, when I read the story of a skyscraper in New […]

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Rethinking Manufacturing

July 19, 2019 By: Zara Brunner This article originally appeared on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Taking Measure blog. Guest blog post by Zara Brunner, the Communications Director at the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM).  This is the first in a series […]

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