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  • 10 Ways NIST (& TechHelp) Advance Manufacturing

    NIST researchers help modern manufacturing reach its full potential. These NIST snapshots include Idaho MEP TechHelp along with two of our favorite companies, Rekluse & Versabuilt. The pictures provide a glimpse into the future of manufacturing: robot arms controlled through virtual reality, cell-based medicine, 3-D metal printing, wireless factory communications, a “digital thread” that electronically […]

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  • Boise’s K-EDGE Products in Le Tour de France & Twilight Criterium

    In addition to growing world class cyclists such as Kristin Armstrong, Boise, Idaho produces top-notch cycling products. Boise’s K-EDGE combines a deep knowledge of cycling with advanced design & manufacturing processes to put products in races from Le Tour de France to the Boise Twilight Criterium. As the best cyclists in the world prepared for the final […]

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  • UPDATE – Tyler Dale of TechHelp NPD FINDS His Next Great Adventure

    Graduation day at Boise State can be a mix of good and bad news for the TechHelp New Product Development (NPD) Team at the Boise State College of Engineering. While staff members celebrate the accomplishment of a colleague earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering they also know it may be time to say goodbye to […]

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  • Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

    Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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  • Idaho’s Rekluse Featured in American Manufacturing Hero Video

    In the year 2002, a broken motorcycle clutch gave Al Youngwerth an idea. New products always start with an idea. The difference between most people and a person like Al, though, is that he did something about his idea for a better clutch.  Fifteen years later,  the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the  National Institute of […]

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  • Apprenticeship Programs Gain Traction in Idaho

    As Idaho’s need for skilled workers grows, more and more companies and workers are exploring apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Idaho is a statewide initiative to assist employers in developing registered apprenticeship programs as part of their overall talent development strategy. The Program is a collaborative effort among state agencies, workforce training centers, and industry partners, including the Southwest Idaho […]

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  • Idaho Inventor Launches POOF Ninja Flyer with Alex Brands

    TechHelp recently wrote about the development of the Poof Fling Flyer toy that was invented by Doug Gaus, of Innovation in Mind, LLC. Doug is a long-time friend of the TechHelp New Product Development Team who is an inventor, new product developer, and new product consultant. After years of refining the Fling Flyer, Doug licensed the product […]

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  • CNBC’s “Blue Collar Millionaires” Featured Idaho’s Titan of Towing, Chuck Ceccarelli

    Chuck Ceccarelli of In The Ditch Towing Products and Idaho Wrecker Sales out of Mountain Home, Idaho was featured on CNBC’s Blue Collar Millionaires show on Wednesday, February 1st. You can see the full episode online here. Chuck Ceccarelli is one of Idaho’s most exciting, creative and energetic business leaders. He and his talented team make products for the towing industry […]

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  • Good Bye and Good Luck to NPD Legend – Chris Brown

    During the final week of November, 2016 TechHelp New Product Development Lab Student Employee and Boise State Mechanical Engineering Senior, Chris Brown, seemed to be everywhere. Monday, a group of TechHelp visitors met him at Rekluse Motor Sports while viewing that company’s Robotic CNC tenders. On Tuesday, there he was working on an NPD Project for Versabuilt, a company that […]

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  • You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Find Innovation in Idaho

    Most U.S. citizens would probably not consider a government agency with an annual budget of around $700 million and some 1,700 employees to be a hotbed of efficiency and innovation. They don’t know the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Amazingly, this government agency was chosen by the Idaho Technology Council as a finalist for its 2016 […]

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