Is your company ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified or do you want to be?

ISO/TS 16949:2009 is a quality system requirement designed to increase quality and integrity of supplies within the automotive industry. The requirement applies to a company that manufactures and/or supplies components, assemblies, and parts to the automotive industry. If your company…

Can you benefit from the R&E tax credit?

What comes to mind when you hear the terms “research and experimentation” or “research and development”? If you think of ground-breaking innovations or inventions, you are not alone. For this reason, a number of manufacturers have overlooked the Credit for…

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,…

Uncover Potential Product or Process Failures Before They Occur

A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) helps uncover potential failures before they occur while investigating at-risk processes, components, or whole products. An upcoming training class offered by Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will teach you how to construct and…

Become a Champion!

It’s not too late to become a Lean Champion. Lean is all about continuous improvement. Improving quality, efficiency, change management, workplace safety, employee engagement, and the bottom line. Creating and maintaining a culture of continuous quality improvement involves trained leadership…

Beyond Circumstances

Will Knecht, President of Wendell August Forge, is the keynote speaker for TechFest Industry Day Dinner on December 9th at 6:00pm. TechFest is a two-day technically-driven event with something for both manufacturers and students. Knecht’s presentation will focus on the…