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Confidence Among CEO's Improving... 

Confidence among CEOs reached its highest level in two years,
finally achieving a lift-off from its favorable holding pattern in the
last three quarters.  There is no greater indication
of confidence in future prospects than a firm’s willingness to
increase their fixed investment spending and to expand their
workforce. On both counts, firms reported the most expansive
plans since 2006.

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Friday, October 03, 2014 11:04:00 AM Categories: Industry News

Manufacturing Job Fair 

August 26th - Woodstock - 9am to 3pm

Five local plastics manufacturers are hiring through a hands-on Skill Fair on Tuesday, August 26th!

Instead of exchanging your resume for a job posting, come show your skills in action and meet hiring companies.
If you are interested in attending, please apply by completing a short online recruitment survey at to ensure you meet the minimum criteria. After completing the survey, you will be contacted by a representative to discuss the next steps.

McHenry County Workforce Network
500 Russel Court Woodstock, IL 60098


Friday, August 22, 2014 10:26:00 AM Categories: NOVATION News

Innovative Plastic Injection Molding Concepts Help Tap Into New Sales! 

Have the profits from some of your top performing products leveled out? Sometimes all it takes to tap into new sales or expand into another market segment is a product upgrade. This years Home + Housewares Show debuted some innovative product upgrade ideas to water bottles, pitchers and many other everyday household items. With a simple design upgrade a water bottle can become a shaker to break up thick protein drinks, which are popular these days. By using innovative injection molding techniques a typical pitcher can now filter tap water as well as include infusers to hold your favorite fruits, veggies, etc. so you can personalize the flavor. Click Here >> to read more about these innovative product upgrades at Plastic News.


Contact Us Today! To talk to an innovative NOVATION Industries Design Specialist to help with your next product upgrade and to tap into new sales!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:40:00 AM Categories: Innovative Ideas

Teen Invents Artificial Arm Controlled by Bluetooth-Powered Brain Waves 

Today’s youth is coming up with some of the most innovative inventions these days.  Now another teen inventor is getting some well-deserved attention for an even more ambitious project -- an artificial arm that can be controlled by Bluetooth-powered brainwaves.  The invention is the work of 15-year-old high-school sophomore Shiva Nathan. He was inspired to design the prosthetic, called the Arduino Prosthesis, when his cousin in India lost both of her arms in an explosion.  To read the complete article at Design News Click Here >>

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:28:00 PM Categories: Innovative Ideas

DMLS Technology Brings New Cooling Strategies to Mold Making 

Conformal cooling can minimize heat-induced product defects such as residual stress, warpage, voids, sink marks, etc. that can occur from injection molding.  The improved cooling can also reduce cyle times, thus lowering your part cost.  Using DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) to make cavities and cores provides the ability to manufacture any arbitrary shape of cooling channel to fit the part surface perfectly. By changing the cooling circuits to more closely follow the product contour, the temperature distribution is more uniform and hot/cold spots can be eliminated. To read the complete article at Moldmaking Technology Click Here >>

Sunday, May 04, 2014 10:23:00 PM Categories: Tooling
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