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Engineering

Automation Improves Microbrewery Processes

Craft breweries and other small brewing companies are a growing and competitive market. Many face new challenges every day when striving for quality, consistency and increasing production demands.

Automating the measurement of various brewery processes can offer a solution to these challenges, enabling smaller breweries to achieve production and quality targets more efficiently. They don’t necessarily need large and complex system, such as those used by large commercial breweries. By automating a few key processes, small breweries can see a huge difference.

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Engineering

The Stages of STEM: How to Grow Up to Be An Engineer

As autumn approaches and everyone gets back into the education swing, the industry seems more keen than ever to encourage a STEM interest in students.

The hope is that these students will one day find their way into one form of manufacturing or another, and there has been plenty of focus on the Millennial ability to take over businesses when the Baby Boomers retire. However, we should also consider the generations that will come after them and the steps they have to take to be ready for the manufacturing industry. 

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Engineering

STEM Tech, Toys and Tools to Celebrate Engineers Week

I believe in extended celebrations — really, just ask my friends and colleagues who gather for three weekends in a row of birthday celebrations — and when STEM is involved, it’s even better.

So when I heard this week was a celebration of Girl Day (Feb. 26) and Engineers Week (Feb. 22-28), I wanted to do something special. I went a little crazy buying Shawn Fitzgerald’s suggestion of engineering toys for my two nephews in December, so I thought this time around I would do the recommending instead of shopping.

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