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First test, then invest

Strap on a pair of augmented reality goggles and explore tech that can be applied to any manufacturing process. At New Mexico MEP’s Tech Demo Workshop, you can test new technology before investing in it. If you’re curious about implementing additive manufacturing, collaborative robots, optical sorting equipment and other tech in your facility, call us…

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New Mexico MEP helps startup pitch technology to potential clients

Working with New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (New Mexico MEP) shaved at least a year off the time RingIR president Dr. Charles Harb expected to spend getting his company’s portable gas-detecting product ready for market. And given the disruption and delay caused by the state’s protracted coronavirus-related shutdown, the value of that time is hard…

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Automation exploration

Would adding automation to your company improve your bottom line? What kind of tech would best boost your competitive edge? Before investing in it, explore new technology in New Mexico MEP’s Tech Demo room. NM MEP Automation Specialist Wesley Eccles can demonstrate the tech, from robotic arms and 3D printers, to quality control cameras, and…

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Help inspire New Mexico students

Help build excitement around New Mexico’s manufacturing careers. Submit your video! The education and workforce development nonprofit Bridge of Southern New Mexico, in partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, is requesting recorded personal interviews it can share with students to build awareness about manufacturing careers. The team is particularly interested in showcasing machinists,…

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New Mexico MEP helps high-tech startup in journey ‘from lab to market’

Microscopic examination of metals can help airplane manufacturers know that the planes they build can withstand the forces involved in flight and could assure airlines that jet engine maintenance would detect problems before takeoff. A small woman-owned business based in Albuquerque is commercializing a laser optical technology that has the potential to revolutionize this “failure…

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Twentyfold sales growth

Doctor of Oriental Medicine Janine Mahon originally formulated a healing oil to treat her own postpartum mastitis pain. Having refined it and shared it with clients at her Albuquerque clinic, demand grew, and she wondered if there might be a larger market beyond her regular clients. That’s when she launched Dr. Janine Mahon’s Rejuvenating Breast…

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And we’re live!

It’s true, we’re back to making on-sight visits! Call us to discuss a challenge we could help you address, and we’ll schedule a time to visit your facility! And speaking of enriching in-person events, don’t miss the Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing Public Workshop next month. Workshop participants will learn about reducing work in process, promoting quality…

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Strategic transformation

“The temptation is to do things the way they’ve always been done,” says Jessica Velasquez, co-owner of Albuquerque electroplating business Theta Plate Inc. By resisting that temptation, and with New Mexico MEP’s guidance, the third-generation family business is growing on multiple levels. Improved customer relations, streamlined operations, and an expanded client base are the results…

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Collaboration Has Benefits

Rio Rancho-based Mezel Mods is an example of a company that benefits when local resource providers collaborate. In 2019, company co-owner Kristin Browning-Mezel worked with New Mexico MEP Innovation Director Scott Bryant on a project to improve company workflow, line balancing, inventory, quality, and profitability. That project increased capacity by 21% annually, shortened lead times…

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A spirited partnership

 Navajo Spirit, a producer of Navajo traditional-inspired clothes with a modern twist in Gallup, NM, evolved out of co-owner Virginia Yazzie Ballenger’s passion for design. During the course of the company’s over-14-year partnership with NM MEP, hobby-level production evolved into a streamlined business. Working with MEP brought “a huge raise in our income as…

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National Manufacturing Day: Table of Experts

Albuquerque Business First and New Mexico M.E.P. host a virtual roundtable to kick off National Manufacturing Month (October 1-31, 2021), and share thoughts from local experts on how New Mexico M.E.P. has served as a resource for manufacturers in our state.  Albuquerque Business First sales manager Will Martinez moderates the panel, with speakers Brian Rashap,…

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Wicked Productivity

 Hear it from Clay Allison, founder and CEO of Wicked Edge, a manufacturer of precision knife-sharpening equipment with a wide range of clients — from law enforcement, to outdoor enthusiasts and the culinary market. The MEP-Wicked Edge partnership was originally forged with a marketing report, which helped the company “point their ship in the…

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Value Stream Mapping

Join New Mexico MEP for a hands-on workshop to help you improve your work area.  This workshop is for the office — often called the front end or starting of an order.  The free workshop will address: Customer education Communication, paperwork flow, and information Tasks, assignments by skills, and tools available Inventory Documentation Quality Payment…

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Outdoor Economics Conference – MfgDay 2021

New Mexico’s Outdoor Economics Conference (OEC) will be held in Farmington from September 29th – October 1st. OEC is the state’s premier gathering for outdoor recreation discussions and networking. Events will include Opening remarks by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Pitchfest, where outdoor entrepreneurs will vie for a $5,000 grand prize investment in their business Activities…

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Coming Soon: Tools and Measurement Workshop

In response to New Mexico manufacturer feedback, New Mexico MEP is developing a new workshop designed to help workers become proficient in the use of tools and measurements used in manufacturing. Classes, which are expected to be offered beginning in the fall of 2021, will be hands-on and will impart the knowledge that manufacturers have…

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Workforce insights

When you want to know something, what do you do? You Google it, of course! But if you want to understand how the MEP National Network is approaching workforce development across the 50 States and Puerto Rico, what do you do? Well, you may not be able to just Google it yet – but we’re…

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Drones in Space Exploration

Drones and Robotics for Space Exploration NASA Minds Project Moon Hopper NASA Robotics Mining Challenge Find other applications by clicking on the headings below. Technology Military & Public Safety Civilian Healthcare & Medicine Natural Resources & Conservation Energy Back to 550-Corridor event page

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Drones in Energy

Drones and Robotics in the Energy Sector Pure Robotics Next Generation Pipeline Inspection Crawler Wind Turbine Inspection with Drone and Damage Analysis Drones for Safe Mining Operations Meet the turbine and compressor experts at Sulzer Sulzer’s customized and state-of-the-art compressor services are a homerun And more interesting information from Sulzer, including archival footage Emerging Technology…

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Drones in Natural Resources and Conservation

Explore Drones Used to Manage Fires, Livestock, and Agriculture Interagency UAS Wildland Fire Operations Precision Agriculture Natural Resource Management (Find other applications by clicking on the headings below.) Technology Military & Public Safety Civilian Healthcare & Medicine Energy Space Back to 550-Corridor event page

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Drones in Healthcare

Explore How Robotics and Drones Are Saving Lives Zipline Drones Delivering Lifesaving Blood Medical Supplies Zipline Drones Delivering COVID Vaccines Da Vinci SP Surgical System Breezy One Sanitizing Robot at Albuquerque Sunport Find other applications by clicking on the headings below. Technology Military & Public Safety Civilian Natural Resources & Conservation Energy Space Back to…

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Drones in Civilian Use

Explore How People Are Using Drones For Business, Hobbies, and Sports Drone Filming Castle Rock Zip Lining One-Take Drone Video of Minnesota Bowling Alley Drone Soccer Riders Robotics Competition Platform Team Drone New Mexico Drones at STEM Santa Fe 2021 Summer Camp Be Greater Than Average Battling Bots: Find other applications by clicking on the…

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Drones in Public Safety

Explore Military & Public Safety Applications NIST Prize Challenge Launches Research for Unmanned Aircraft in Search and Rescue. Read the article. NIST Drone Technology to Support First Responder Missions SkillsUSA Urban Search and Rescue Competition SkillsUSA Urban Search and Rescue Bomb Squad – Team Interview – New Mexico State Police Drone Search and Rescue of…

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Drones in Technology

Explore Technology Applications The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Upon Us, and Automation Through Robotics is the Future. View the summary. Autonomous Flight and Aquatic Systems Laboratory at New Mexico Tech And the Laboratory’s Drone Flight Test Read about Team Drone New Mexico programs at New Mexico Tech. SkillsUSA Robotics and Automation Technology Competition Robotics Skies…

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List of On-Demand Presentations

Overview of the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from UAS Colorado MEP bots video/presentation from intern Drone Classification, Configuration, and Applications AUVSI slides: UAS Colorado Overview (Constantin) Breezy One Sanitizing Robot at Albuquerque Sunport Amazon’s Warehouse Robots Interagency UAS Wildland Fire Operations New Mexico Tech Autonomous Flight and Aquatic Systems Laboratory Team Drone New…

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Manufacturing Day 2021 at Bond Wilson Technical Center

Friday, October 15, 2021 Tentative Agenda: 9:00 am Welcome: Milo McMim, Principal, Bond Wilson Technical Center History of the center Sponsor appreciation Overview and highlights about New Mexico manufacturing 10:00 am Booths open Demonstrations start Presentations Presentations within technical programs: Culinary Arts Construction Technology Mechatronics (engineering/Computer/Science) Welding Healthcare (Pre-Nursing) Donations and support provided by: Corporate Partners…

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Tips and Tactics for Dealing With Ransomware

Used in cyberattacks that can paralyze organizations, ransomware is malicious software that encrypts a computer system’s data and demands payment to restore access. To help organizations protect against ransomware attacks and recover from them if they happen, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published an infographic offering a series of simple tips…

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Complementary partnerships usher electronic-printer company toward growth

When Dave Keicher, vice president of Integrated Deposition Solutions (IDS), requested marketing and sales growth assistance in early 2020, New Mexico MEP saw an opportunity to innovate by adding services not typically provided by the center. IDS (https://www.idsnm.com/) is an eight-year-old electronic-printer company that uses technology commercialized from Sandia National Laboratory to embed electronics into…

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The energy efficiency payoff

Jack’s Plastic Welding enjoys a wide customer base that covers the gamut of human activity. From river rafting to the oil and gas, medical, and water industries, and everything in between, the Aztec manufacturer builds products for local customers first, and then adapts them to fit a wider market. “We often hear people comment ‘Isn’t…

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NM MEP helps Albuquerque manufacturer secure coveted ISO registration

By Finance New Mexico Before joining ACME Worldwide Enterprises 13 years ago, Managing Director Eugene Moya had worked for large companies that were registered with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But he had never led a company through ISO registration and didn’t think ACME was big enough to warrant the investment of time and…

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OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) for establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to routinely keep injury and illness records.…

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Humans Remain Integral to AI

An October 2020 report released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office offers opinions by the business and manufacturing community about Artificial Intelligence. The report,  Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy, is based on comments the USPTO received from 197 stakeholders, including individuals, associations, corporations and foreign IP offices in 2019…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Rhino Health, Inc.

Rhino Health Inc., located in the Church Rock Industrial Park on the Navajo Nation, manufactures nitrile rubber gloves used in medical, food service, automotive, janitorial, and other applications. Rhino Health is a U.S.-based company with a global management team from the Korean rubber conglomerate Jungwoo Rubber and Plastic. Made from synthetic rubber, nitrile gloves are…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Computer Aided Technology

Computer Aided Technology offers a team of engineering and manufacturing experts that help clients expand their capabilities and improve productivity through innovative technology. By understanding clients’ challenges, Computer Aided Technology finds solutions that enable business’ success. With the help of a powerful portfolio of software, 3D printing, 3D scanning and metrology, PDM and PLM, design…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Computer Aided Technology

Computer Aided Technology offers a team of engineering and manufacturing experts that help clients expand their capabilities and improve productivity through innovative technology. By understanding clients’ challenges, Computer Aided Technology finds solutions that enable business’ success. With the help of a powerful portfolio of software, 3D printing, 3D scanning and metrology, PDM and PLM, design…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Santa Fe Brewing

Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s oldest brewery, distributing beer throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona. All of its beer is brewed, canned, and bottled in Santa Fe. It was the first craft brewery to can its own beer. In the fall of 2019, the brewery became a destination when it added…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Integra Technologies

Integra Technologies is a global leader in the sourcing, packaging, testing, and characterization of highly specialized semiconductor components and related services. Its full-turnkey capabilities are uniquely qualified to serve mission-critical applications where dependability and failure-free performance are paramount. By embracing the principles and concepts of a “Total Quality Management” culture, Integra Technologies recognizes the need…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at QC Group

QC Group, a subsidiary of Industrial Inspection & Analysis Inc., provides “Story-Worthy Service” to customers around the globe who are developing, expanding and supplementing their quality engineering resources. Established in 1986 as Quality Consultants and Inspection Services (QCIS), the company has grown to be one of the largest dedicated quality service providers in the United…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at New Mexico Energy Manufacturing

New Mexico Energy Manufacturing is a nonprofit organization that is both a consortium and an institute. The consortium consists of three divisions: The Research Alliance, Manufacturing Deployment, and Workforce Development. These divisions work together in sync to broaden the energy manufacturing industry in the state of New Mexico. The institute is a membership organization that…

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Manufacturing Institute Program for America’s Students

Creators Wanted: A Program for America’s Students This is the Manufacturing Institute’s national kickoff event for MFG Day 2020 events. The program is hosted by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador with remarks from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, and Dr. Walt Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Lectrosonics

Headquartered in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Lectrosonics makes wireless microphone systems and audio processing products used daily in mission-critical applications. Its products have been used by film and TV productions such as Breaking Bad and the Iron Man movies, touring musicians such as Journey and AC/DC, theaters such as the Santa Fe Opera and the…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Santa Fe Spirits

Santa Fe Spirits is New Mexico’s largest distillery, and it has won national awards for five of the spirits it makes here in the state. Founded by Englishman and whiskey aficionado Colin Keegan in 2010, Santa Fe Spirits uses local ingredients to create high-quality Scotch-style whiskies and Calvados-style apple brandies. Its nine products, distilled in…

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Manufacturing Day 2020 at Valencia Flour Mill

The Valencia Flour Mill uses antique milling machines to turn New Mexican-grown grain into flour for modern specialty mixes such as Valencia Sopaipilla & Fry Bread Mix and Valencia Blue Corn Muffin & Pancake mixes. These modern products are marketed to restaurants through statewide distribution channels. People who visited the facility during Mfg Day 2019…

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