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  • Two Years Without a Lost Time Injury – Reaching Our Goals and Furthering Our Expectations - Blog Written by Jonathan Shaffer; Director of Safety for Rochester. Re:Build Optimation Technology just accomplished one of our goals we set two years ago: Reduce our Lost Time Injuries to zero. Not only did we accomplish this feat, but we also reduced our OSHA recordable injuries to just one in the past 21 months.  We… Continue Reading
  • Roll-To-Roll Solar Cell Building Technology Advances: Cost-Effective PV Solutions For Manufacturers - Outline Part 3 Introduction The State of Solar Roll-to-Roll Production Optimation’s Capabilities "Solar energy is bound to be in our future. There's a kind of inevitability about it." -Jim Inhofe We may not know what the future has for us, but one thing is certain, solar is the present and the future. Solar panels are… Continue Reading
  • Test Systems for Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices - Life Sciences and medical device manufacturers all over the world rely on test and measurement systems during the production process. These systems play a key role in improving product quality and overall productivity. At Optimation, we have over 30 years of experience in providing quality test system integration to several industries, including life sciences, pharmaceutical… Continue Reading
  • Solar Panel Manufacturing: A Three Part Primer – Part Two - Outline Part Two Introduction Step-By-Step Manufacturing Guide Step 1: Purify Raw Material Step 2: Melt Material into ingots Step 3: Cut ingots into wafers Step 4: Wafer doping process Step 5: Semiconducting Step 6: Glass mounting Step 7: Testing Introduction Welcome to Part 2 of this two part primer on Solar Panel Manufacturing.  In part… Continue Reading
  • National Manufacturing Week – A Call to Action - Blog Written by General Manager Bill Pollock It’s National Manufacturing Week.  In the United States we’ve been celebrating National Manufacturing Week the second week in October for the last decade.  It’s a celebration of our national manufacturing success and expansion.  During these same years our national manufacturing capability and production has been declining year by… Continue Reading
  • National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day - Happy National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! Blog Written by Steven E. Beyer, Director of Business Development for Re:Build Optimation We join in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell day www.hydrogenandfuelcellday.org and week, beginning October 8 (leveraging the atomic weight of hydrogen, 1.008 to the date 10/08). More than just a “Hallmark holiday”, this recognition… Continue Reading
  • Why is Manufacturing Day Important and how can you REALLY do it well? - Manufacturing Day 2022 is here.   If you understand the extreme importance of this day, you should only skim this blog and rush to section 3 in the outline.  If you don’t take Manufacturing Day as seriously as a heart attack then you need to read this whole thing… because by the end you’ll see that… Continue Reading
  • Solar Panel Manufacturing: A Three Part Primer – Part One - Part One Outline Introduction A simple guide to Cost-Effective Solar Panel Manufacturing & Fabrication 3 Types of Panels Crystalline Silicone Perovskite Introduction  In this three part blog series we explore what it means to manufacture solar panels. For nearly 40 years Re:Build Optimation has been a leading expert in nearly all of the individual aspects… Continue Reading
  • Alternative Energy Automation - Alternative Energy Automation Since our founding in 1985, the goal of Optimation Technology has been to provide our clients with manufacturing solutions from start to finish. Whether it's a simple maintenance service or a full-scale industrial project, our designers, engineers, and skilled tradespeople provide the technical and industrial expertise to support our clients in the… Continue Reading
  • US High-Pressure Testing: Find Out If You’re Good Under Pressure - Table of Contents INTRODUCTION HYDROSTATIC TESTING V.S. PNEUMATIC TESTING PRESSURE TEST PLANNING AND SAFETY HAZARDS HIGH-PRESSURE TESTING AUTOMATION     Just like humans, many engineered systems need to be tested and examined to make sure they’re good under pressure, ensuring safety, reliability, and functionality. Not only is pressure testing required for a new system prior… Continue Reading
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