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Feature Story: Laser Marking

Feature Story: Laser Marking

July 7, 2017 No Comments

Creating High Quality UDIs For Traceability by Faycal Benayad-Cherif Ph.D. Since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the upcoming implementation of obligatory Unique Device Identification (UDI) marking for medical devices, manufacturers have been searching for feasible and economic marking solutions. The regulatory process – started in September 2014 and ending in 2020 – requires […]

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Feature Story: Workplace Health Clinics

Feature Story: Workplace Health Clinics

July 7, 2017 No Comments

Manufacturers Take Action To Control Costs by Melissa DeBilzan As a full-service manufacturer of aluminum extruded and precision-machined components, Alexandria Industries never imagined its capital equipment would one day include an exam table and a blood pressure machine. But significant increases in medical premiums and expenses over the last several years prompted the company to […]

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Cover Story: Shot In The Arm

Cover Story: Shot In The Arm

July 7, 2017 No Comments

Precision Manufacturers Boost Med-Tech Industry by Nancy Huddleston Precision manufacturers are providing a shot in the arm to the state’s med-tech business, as they contract with medical device manufacturers like Medtronic, 3M, Boston Scientific, and St. Jude to produce miniscule parts that provide the lifesaving links to make Minnesota’s Medical Alley an extraordinary powerhouse on […]

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Feature Story: R & D Tax Credits

Feature Story: R & D Tax Credits

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Are you leaving money on the table? by John Madsen As many Midwest manufacturers actively look for business opportunities to improve their profitability or their bottom line, one of the most overlooked resources is the ability to use Research and Development (R&D) tax credits. “I am amazed how many manufacturers do not realize or understand […]

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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

By B Kyle Earlier this week, I was listening to Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve, 9th District,...

E-clusives: Disrupting the 3D Printing World

Stratasys Unveils Two New Machines By Nancy Huddleston Stratasys Ltd. of Eden Prairie is planning to turn the 3D...