Innovative Technologies, a producer and servicer of centrifuge parts, has launched a new division in Huxley to introduce CNC milling, CNC and manual turning, and saw cutting in its services. The new Innovative Machine Works division hosted an online ribbon-cutting celebration with representatives from the city of Huxley, Huxley Development Corp. and the Ames Economic […]

Agtech startup Rantizo, primarily known as a drone spraying service for row crop farmers, is launching stadium and sports arena drone spraying services to help large-scale event vendors with sanitization efforts, the Iowa City company announced this week. Sports organizations or open areas needing to be sanitized will be charged an initial setup fee, as […]

The Iowa State University Computation and Construction Lab is turning to 3D printing to manufacture and distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals. Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, and eight students have corralled 30 3D printers from campus to create parts for face shields and hope to manufacture up to 2,000 face shields. The printing and supplies […]

The University of Northern Iowa Additive Manufacturing Center received the first of three automated robotic machining cells last month, reports the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. That makes it the only university-based automated investment casting facility in the world, officials said. The cells will create a fully automated investment casting molding line integrated with existing pattern printing technologies. 

MākuSafe, the West Des Moines-based wearable technology startup designing for industrial employee safety, will launch its wearable armband device and MākuSmart SaaS platform later this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The company will produce a limited number of hardware devices for 2020, of which approximately a third have been reserved by industrial users and workers’ […]

West Des Moines-based automation services distributor Ramco Innovations acquired Richard Greene Company of St. Louis, Mo., Ramco announced this week. The acquisition will allow Ramco to expand in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and offer a larger product offering, said Hank Norem, president of Ramco Innovations. 

RMH Systems is adding 10,000 square feet to its corporate office in Waukee as the company expands its industrial robotics team, the company announced in a statement. RMH Systems, formerly Riekes Material Handling, has been headquartered in central Iowa for more than 100 years. The company produces turnkey conveyor systems, overhead cranes, end-of-line packaging systems, […]

The new decade has a promising start for a West Des Moines-based wearable technology safety company – as MākuSafe prepares for a small-scale market launch of its flagship armband and software system for industrial employers. MākuSafe will distribute about 8,000 wearable devices to initial customers in U.S.-based manufacturing facilities, or up to 80 devices per […]

Cedar Rapids-based Mortuary Lift has won second place in the National Funeral Directors Association’s annual Innovation Awards for its lightweight stair climbing system known as “the Stepper,” reports the Corridor Business Journal. The NFDA’s Innovation Awards recognize outstanding funeral service equipment, products and processes introduced commercially during the prior year. The Stepper promises to ease the […]