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  • Questions to Ask When Selecting a Firm to Build Your Manufacturing Line - You may be a startup firm with some promising IP and a dream, a researcher with a lab scale manufacturing line, or a manufacturer with an established product and a great market who needs additional manufacturing capacity. In each case you need a new manufacturing machine or a new production line, and you need a… Continue Reading
  • Proper Electrical Safety Training Improves Craftsmanship - Electrical safety is important because electricity may cause serious injuries, or even fatalities. The statistics tell us more about the unique threat it poses. For example, in 2015 and 2016, there were a total of 1380 deaths and injuries from fires caused by electrical goods. However, this figure saw a decrease in 2017 and 2018 with… Continue Reading
  • Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers - It has been a decade since Siemens introduced the term Industry 4.0 at the Hanover Fair. The concept was to promote computerization, or digital manufacturing, to industrial plants. Of course, there were already many computers used for automation and control in manufacturing prior to that, but Industry 4.0 defined a set of core principals to… Continue Reading
  • Test Your Products Before they are Put into Service, Especially if Installed in Harsh Environments - Many companies making high tech sophisticated products require testing prior to selling and/or end-user installation. Putting these products thru a thorough and vigorous test process will not only satisfy client requirements but will also give you peace of mind that your products can withstand the rigors of real-world environments once they have left your company.… Continue Reading
  • Alternative Energy isn’t alternative anymore. - Technologies such as fuel cells are not just for NASA. It is true fuel cells helped get humans into space and to the moon 50-60 years ago and will soon perhaps to Mars. But those fuel cells weren’t cost-effective enough to become accessible to other applications that are more familiar to us, like driving a… Continue Reading
  • Spend Your Stimulus Check on American Made Products - 90 million Americans received the $1,400 stimulus checks this week. The recipients are part of the first wave of payments that totaled more than $242 billion, the Treasury Department, IRS and Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced Wednesday. Additional batches of payments will be made in the coming weeks. Recipients of this first tranche include those… Continue Reading
  • Skilled Trades in America - Skilled trades are needed now more than ever. America is facing a massive skilled labor shortage. According to the Department of Labor, the US economy had 7.6 million unfilled jobs, but only 6.5 million people were looking for work as of January 2019 and it is more apparent than ever that our country is suffering because of… Continue Reading
  • Dylan Tompkins, the 2021 Monroe Professional Engineers Society Scholarship Program Recipient - Each year the Monroe County Professional Engineering Society (MPES) facilitates the award of several scholarships to High School students going into engineering curriculums in college.  Optimation sponsors one of the MPES scholarships each year.  Usually the scholarship recipients are recognized and celebrated at the Rochester Engineering Society Gala.  Unfortunately there will not be an RES… Continue Reading
  • Who Doesn’t Love Food? Check out some of our Favorite Food Projects. - At Optimation we design and fabricate manufacturing equipment. We have about a hundred creative and inquisitive engineers and another hundred creative and talented tradesmen. Optimation engineers create the designs. Skilled journeymen craft workers bring these designs to life in Optimation’s 100,000 square foot fabrication facility. Collaborating as a team they can design and build almost… Continue Reading
  • National Engineers Week 2021 - National Engineer's Week in the United States is held every year in February during the week of George Washington's birthday. George Washington, the nation's first President, was also an engineer and a surveyor. He also served as an architect and designed his estate and the buildings at Mount Vernon. Washington also was a design engineer.… Continue Reading
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