Meet your Match: IMEC Supplier Scouting for Manufacturers

Posted by IMEC on Jul 13, 2021 3:39:16 PM

At IMEC, we’re all about solutions. And with the invasion of COVID-19 early last year, the world had to scramble to find them. Businesses were shutting down at an alarming rate, affecting supply chains and OEMs locally, nationally, globally. Companies had to quickly find alternatives to keep the wheels turning. For IMEC, that remained especially true here in Illinois.


Beyond Prototyping: Scaling up to Additive Manufacturing for Production

Posted by IMEC on Apr 8, 2021 8:42:32 AM

This is an original article from Fast Radius.

Most are well-acquainted with additive manufacturing (AM) — as a rapid prototyping tool, at least. And while many companies believe and perpetuate the myth that AM is only a prototyping tool, innovators in a range of markets (e.g., aerospace, healthcare, consumer goods and more) are already using AM for production-grade manufacturing when design, performance and cost factors align.


Building Global Competitiveness: PedalCell Success Story

Posted by Simone Erskine on Feb 10, 2021 2:04:17 PM

Imagine this: you are on a beautiful bike ride, miles away from any sign of civilization – you may be a casual biker, or you belong to the bikepacking community (people who go on remote bike trips for days or weeks at a time). The essential devices that keep you safe and connected are in a dire state: a cell phone is on the verge of dying, lights are dead, your external battery pack is running low on juice. What do you do?


Reshoring: What Manufacturers Should Know

Posted by Jordyn Shawhan on Nov 2, 2020 8:13:00 AM

There is a lot of conversation right now about reshoring, but not about its relevance to small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. The basic premise of reshoring is easy to understand – bring jobs back to America by encouraging companies currently offshoring to “reshore” and purchase labor or materials from a U.S. firm. This in turn benefits the local economy and stabilizes the buyers’ supply chain by not relying on overseas partners.


Made in Illinois Featured Company: Dovee Manufacturing

Posted by Marketing Support on Mar 30, 2020 11:45:00 AM

As a trusted partner in the metal stamping & laser cutting business for over 75 years, Dovee Manufacturing has built a reputation of integrity through diligent service and high quality standards. They are committed to customer service requirements, from concept to completed parts and are dedicated to fast answers and solutions for their customers.


Made in Illinois Featured Company: ASMC Industrial

Posted by Marketing Support on Mar 23, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Established in 2011, ASMC Industrial is your go-to-supplier for everything fastener related. With a large selection of products made in the USA, competitive pricing, quantity discounts, unparalleled customer service and fast shipping capabilities, we hope you’ll consider ASMC for your next fastener need.

Our selection and product quality are vastly superior to what you’ll find in any of the big box retailers or hardware stores. Located in Libertyville, IL with an inventory of over 60,000 SKUs, if we do not have what you are looking for, we can find and/or have it made.  We can even do custom rework/plating.

Please feel free to reach out and speak with one of our sales representatives directly via phone (888-660-0334) or email (


Made in Illinois Featured Company: RAND Manufacturing Network, Inc.

Posted by Marketing Support on Mar 18, 2020 2:16:30 PM

Since 1996, RAND Manufacturing has been solving clients’ unique manufacturing needs through its wide range of machining and milling services. RAND’s flexible manufacturing capabilities provide their clients with quality components. RAND Manufacturing offers non-metallic die cutting and precision machined components including plastics, stainless steel, brass, and more.

Special capabilities include: high-volume die cutting in non-metallic and cellular foam washers, short runs with CNC cutting and router equipment, pressure sensitive tapes, and lamination.


Made in Illinois Featured Company: Termico Technologies

Posted by Simone Erskine on Dec 6, 2019 12:55:26 PM

Termico’s core competency is the engineering, manufacture, and testing of self-regulating, PTC heaters. At Termico they strive to offer best-in-class application engineering support to assist customer product development efforts. With 80+ years of PTC industry knowledge on staff, they understand what it takes to produce safe, stable, and reliable heaters.


Made in Illinois Featured Company: Midwest Turned Products

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 23, 2019 1:01:41 PM

Midwest Turned Products is a world class manufacturer of precision machined components. Their goal is to engineer, manufacture, and deliver each part to the exact requirements of our client. With a mission to serve customers, employees, shareholders and society through world-class precision machining service, they pride themselves on remaining flexible to meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace.


Made in Illinois Featured Company: Obsidian Manufacturing Industries

Posted by Marketing Support on May 22, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Obsidian Manufacturing Industries, Inc. is a SBA certified woman-led small business that offers a diversified selection of manufacturing products and services with its brands. Their price competitive solutions are appealing to customer’s industrial needs, whether it is workholding, material handling, precision rotary surface grinder applications or OEM equipment repairs and spare parts.

Several of their product lines have robust historical records with one dating as far back as 1916. This information has helped them serve their vast customer base with products and services that have an emphasis on durability, outstanding craftsmanship, and value. Brands include Arter Precision Grinding Machines, Magna-Lock USA, MagnaLift and Power-Grip.


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