Ramco Innovations set to triple space available to startups Entrepreneur support center Maple Ventures is moving into its next phase with the announcement of its first full-time director and plans to triple the amount of space available to industrial technology companies at Ramco Innovations. Renovations are underway to convert one of three buildings at Ramco’s […]

The REMADE Institute, a 154-member public-private partnership established by the U.S. Department of Energy, has announced a new technology license involving an innovation capable of recovering precious metals from used electronics more easily and cost-effectively. The innovation, developed with REMADE support with an initial investment of $140 million by DOE, is part of a research and development project […]

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 […]