Iowa startup SAFI-Tech, which is creating no-heat and low-heat electronics solder, is partnering with Indium Corp., Clay and Milk reported. Indium and SAFI-Tech will evaluate market applications for supercooled solder materials and explore the development of new products, according to a news release. “Indium Corporation is a world leader and innovator in electronics solder products. Our […]

Deere’s autonomous tractor designed for large-scale farming operations This year, Deere & Co. will begin producing a fully autonomous tractor designed for large-scale farming operations in its Iowa manufacturing facilities. And yes, it will be in John Deere green.  The tractors will come equipped with six pairs of cameras that provide a 360-degree view of […]

Iowa companies are going spatial with AR/VR technologies An eastern Iowa company uses virtual reality to show its clients 3D plant layouts to illustrate how its equipment will fit into their factory and improve workflows.  Another Iowa company uses a mobile virtual reality application to guide its customers through interactive troubleshooting sessions with equipment, reducing […]

Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries announced Wednesday it has recently launched KeminConnect, a cloud-based data management platform that connects Kemin’s liquid application systems with its internet of things (IoT) tool. According to a release, the platform is leading the company’s digitization efforts in its services for its animal nutrition and health, rendering and pet food markets. It “improves […]

Mason City manufacturer Metalcraft named Kyle Bermel as its new president, with Steve Doerfler remaining as CEO. Bermel started with Metalcraft in 2012 as a radio-frequency identification engineer, and he served as chief operating officer for the last two years before becoming president. The leadership change comes as Metalcraft is serving a growing market with its property […]

Mason City manufacturer Metalcraft, a provider of property identification solutions, is launching a new arm focusing specifically on custom RFID inlay design, testing and production. The addition of Inlay Innovations is meant to meet demand for custom RFID products. “In a turbulent time for our global partners and RFID customers, we made a strategic decision: Inlay […]

How Iowa suppliers contributed in the race to build personal protective equipment Early on in 2020, headlines of product shortages began hitting the screens and newstands. Consumers worried about finding diapers, toilet paper and disinfectant spray; organizations employing essential workers were suddenly seeking personal protective equipment for their staff. Chris Hill, the technology program director […]