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Benefits of Open Innovation

by Michael Griffith, NWIRC Manufacturing Technology Engineer Small- and medium- sized manufacturers outsource support functions as an integral part of their cost-cutting and business growth initiatives. Legal, payroll, tax preparation, web design, and information systems management are examples of a…

Updated Strategy for American Innovation

In October 2015, the Obama Administration unveiled an updated Strategy for American Innovation. The strategy, first issued in 2009, provides an overview of the Administration’s efforts to ensure America continues to lead as the world’s most innovative economy, to develop…

Invitation to Open Innovation

The Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (IRC) Network is leading a state-wide initiative to help manufacturers implement and utilize an open innovation business model. Watch this video to learn more!…

Robotics Improve Operations for Small Manufacturers

by Michael Griffith Manufacturing Technology Engineer, NWIRC Owning and managing a manufacturing business presents ever-changing challenges. Suppliers, customers, employees and other stakeholders can pull an owner or manager in many directions, but available constancy may be in the form of…

When to Cut and When to Print- TechFest Breakout Session

TechFest Industry Day on December 9th at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center offers education and showcases technology for those in manufacturing. One of the breakout sessions features When to Cut and When to Print.   If you are new to manufacturing,…

NWIRC Helps SEPCO Automate for Success

NWIRC recently provided assistance to South Erie Production Company (SEPCO) for their robotics project. Visit the Success Story page to read about how SEPCO automates for success.    …