Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.

June 26, 2019

Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities for various reasons, including taking on repetitive tasks and freeing up staff up for higher level work and increasing productivity overall. But how do your ensure that any robot integration project is a success on your terms? Here are four simple suggestions from advanced MEP National Network robotics expert Matt Minner.

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June 18, 2019

Incentives 101If you’ve been sitting on the fence regarding your expansion plans, you may want to dig into the various incentives available to help make those plans pencil out.

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June 4, 2019

The Small Manufacturer’s Value Proposition: The Secret Marketing Ingredient to Outshine Larger CompetitorsIt takes more than a flashy website and clever promotional emails to compete in the manufacturing marketing arena.

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May 22, 2019

MEP National Network: Cobots Level the Playing FieldIt has been nearly six decades since the first industrial robots rolled on to a General Motors assembly line in Trenton, New Jersey. Today, a new generation of collaborative robots is changing how the manufacturing sector operates.

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May 15, 2019

Why Automation may be saving your jobOver the years, there’s been debate over the concerns of job loss through automation.

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May 13, 2019

Infographic: What Cobots Can Do For Your BusinessManufacturing industries as varied as automotive, electronics, chemical products and food already use collaborative robots (cobots) for tasks such as assembly, loading and packaging. The partnership between humans and cobots is an important one that combines tasks and drills with thoughts and skills.

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May 6, 2019

How Manufacturers Value and Use Industry Credentials to Source Skilled TalentManufacturers may have a new ally to help them more effectively use industry credentials to qualify and hire skilled workers...

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April 10, 2019

Getting to know Dave Lehman and the ND Department of Commerce - important resources for manufacturers

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April 5, 2019

Impacting Manufacturing Conference - Meet our KeynotesThe Impacting Manufacturing Conference is just a few weeks away. Check out these great keynote presenters. You're not going to want to miss them.

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April 3, 2019

6 Forgotten Technologies Hackers Could Use to Infiltrate your Manufacturing NetworkCyberattacks against manufacturing companies continue to grow.

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