Completed Project – Backdrive Assembly Machine

Our customer came to MiQ with an existing machine design that required quality and cycle time improvements. The system we developed produces 25 parts per minute, utilizes three vibratory feeder bowls to orient and singulate parts, a spring winding station to produce springs, and a centering guide to ensure springs are in the correct location before final press assembly. A Keyence vision system is utilized to inspect each part to ensure proper assembly. Finally the parts are offloaded to and “Accept” or “Reject” bin. The system is on a rotary indexer with internal lighting and light curtains for operator safety.

This system was completed at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and our team did an excellent job of adapting to our new reality, utilizing an assortment of web-based cameras, video conferencing tools, and the now well-known VFAT, or Virtual Factory Acceptance Test. Overall our customer is extremely happy with the end product and our system is running smoothly on their production floor!

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MiQ Partners Certification Overview

MiQ Partners has earned an esteemed reputation for excellence through a successful blend of consistency, hard work, and dedication. As a reflection of our commitment to meeting and exceeding industry-wide standards, MiQ Partners holds an array of industry certifications.

Let’s take a look at the rigorous requirements behind earning and maintaining each of these certificates.

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MiQ Partners Teams with NuShores Biosciences

MiQ Partners is thrilled with the opportunity to work with NuShores Biosciences. NuShores has won a 3-year, $2.8M contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), a 501(c)(3) biomedical technology consortium associated with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. MiQ will combine their automation experience with NuShores’ material sciences experience in bone regeneration scaffolds to develop multi-generational manufacturing solutions and a roadmap of the full expression of the factory in a box concept for future investment.

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MiQ Partners’ Machine Shop Move Complete

Settling in from the move to the West Chester, Ohio location early in the year, the new layout of over 11,000 square feet has the shop in optimal position for lower operation costs. With intercompany, vertical integration, and more automation projects and aerospace manufacturing, operations have improved significantly.

The machine shop staff is AS9100 certified, has two GE Aviation DSQR (Designated Supplier Quality Representatives), and has a CMM and Metrology Lab on-site. Our team handles CNC Milling, Turning, Wire EDM, OD and ID grinding, Surface grinding, Welding of aluminum, stainless, and structural steels, aerospace component assembly, and design for manufacturability.

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Present and Future Capabilities of Machine Vision

In the 1900s, many businesses realized human limitations and began manufacturing their products in factories with the help of automated processes. As factories and manufacturing advanced, these automated processes became even more efficient over the years until technology reached a point where computers and cameras could be added into the equation. That’s where machine vision comes into play.

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The Growing Role of Robots in Medicine

With technology becoming more and more prominent in the healthcare industry with every passing year, it’s only a matter of time before the majority of medical procedures are handled remotely or with the help of artificial intelligence. The speed at which medical technology is being developed is truly remarkable, and there are many applications for using robotics in healthcare. Let’s take a look at the growing role of robots in medicine and how they are being used to improve the healthcare industry.
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The Impact of Regulation on Healthcare Automation

The medical world is constantly changing and evolving, which often leads healthcare professionals attempting to make sure they are able comply with the latest regulations. This can be challenging if they recently invested in technology and systems that automate various processes in the workplace. Finding a way to succeed at implementing medical devices automation technology while complying with regulatory agencies is essential for all medical professionals.

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Headlines in Medical Devices Automation

Medical Device Laboratory

Technology and healthcare are becoming more and more related with every passing day. There are new and updated devices that help healthcare professionals with their daily tasks and allow patients to receive the care that they deserve. When you think about just how far medical devices have come over the past decade, it’s hard to fathom life without them at this point. However, there are still areas of the healthcare world that haven’t taken advantage of all that medical devices have to offer. As more and more medical devices become automated, it’s only a matter of time before we see them in every hospital and healthcare practice around the world. Medical device automation is absolutely incredible, which is why we are going to discuss a few headlines related to it below. (more…)

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The Benefits of Automating Your Lab

Small tweaks in the way that your laboratory team operates can lead to huge gains in productivity and efficiency. Exploring medical devices automation applications for your lab can provide numerous benefits for you and your team.

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MiQ Partners Joins COVID-19-Ready Manufacturing Coalition

MiQ Partners has partnered with Warfighter Focused Logistics and other service disabled and veteran-owned small businesses to create a Coalition of Collaborating Companies. The Coalition has been established to form more effective and responsive public-private partnerships to address the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

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