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Industry Spotlight: Prototek Engineering

Industry Spotlight: Prototek Engineering

March 8, 2017 No Comments

Increasing Midwestern Manufacturing Efficiency by Melissa DeBilzan All precision manufacturers utilize the core capabilities of their CAD/CAM software but, according to the team at Chaska-based Prototek Engineering, far too many still are missing the extraordinary additional efficiencies that a proven, robust platform like Mastercam can provide. “We regularly see shops use high efficiency machining to […]

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Shop Profile: Millerbernd Systems

Shop Profile: Millerbernd Systems

March 8, 2017 No Comments

Growing Into New Markets by Melissa DeBilzan What do 640-pound blocks of cheese, light fixtures, and wind towers have in common? Many of these products are produced using complex precision equipment in Minnesota by Millerbernd Systems in Winsted. Since 1933, Millerbernd Systems has been designing, manufacturing, and automating stainless steel cheese-processing equipment for creameries throughout […]

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Feature Story: Training Them Early

Feature Story: Training Them Early

March 8, 2017 No Comments

Manufacturing Pathway at White Bear High School by Melissa DeBilzan On a cold winter night, the halls of White Bear Lake Area High School bustled with manufacturers, students, and their parents, all eager to learn more about manufacturing careers. The showcase was part of the school’s new Manufacturing Pathway program, designed to guide students as […]

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Cover Story: Passing the Torch

Cover Story: Passing the Torch

March 8, 2017 No Comments

Growing the Family Business By Nancy Huddleston There’s no “how to” manual that provides step-by-step instructions to guide family business owners about passing the torch from one generation to the next. That said, although the transition is different for every manufacturer, the key to success is to have a plan. Ritch Sorenson, academic director of […]

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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...