New Tech Needs Standard Solutions

July 23, 2021, 11:00 pm Peter Bigelow

The trend toward keeping ideas under wraps may slow adoption.

Early in my career cutting-edge technology was personified in hardware, such as a wire EDM machine for cutting metal used in dies for wire-to-wire terminals: for instance, forks, rings and spades. No one in those days associated software with technology. It was simply some magic the IT department created to generate reports.

Life is Drama, But Work Doesn’t Have to Be

May 26, 2021, 10:49 am Peter Bigelow

Five ideas for being a better worker.

“People who need people, they’re the luckiest people in the world,” or so the song goes. If that’s true, though, why do I feel so unlucky?

For many years, colleagues from virtually every industry imaginable have agreed their Number One need, desire, concern and frustration is finding good people to hire. Regardless of job level or education experience, hiring qualified people is possibly the biggest challenge industry faces globally.

IMI Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary

May 4, 2021, 11:30 am Peter Bigelow

Haverhill, MA, May 4, 2021.  IMI, Inc. the specialty fabricator of printed circuit boards and substrates announced today that the company celebrates its 50th anniversary in May 2021 making it one of the oldest circuit board fabricators in America.


IMI Installs Universal Alkaline Etch System

March 9, 2021, 4:19 pm Peter Bigelow

Haverhill, MA, March 8, 2021.  IMI, Inc. announced today that they have installed a UCE (Universal) Alkaline Etching Machine.  This sophisticated etching system will add to IMI’s capability and will enable IMI to continue to offer customers world-class etching and line/trace tolerances, especially critical for demanding RF/Microwave requirements as well as when fabricating on demanding PTFE laminates.  

When What You Want Isn’t What You Need

February 26, 2021, 12:00 am Peter Bigelow

Solving the age-old dilemma between design and manufacturing.

Developing a new product or process – or even aggressively refining them – is a juggle of “wants” and “needs.” As manufacturers in an industry that constantly pushes the envelopes of performance, real estate, and – yes! – cost, our industry is precisely where the rubber meets the road in reconciling needs and wants.

Is Covid Stagnating Your Workplace? Here’s What to Do

January 27, 2021, 6:00 pm Peter Bigelow

Dealing with the emotional toll of the pandemic.

Stagnation is a devastating condition for any business. No enterprise chooses to be stagnant, and rarely does anyone within notice when inertia begins. Still, the effect can launch a downward spiral that can cripple companies, even in the most dynamic industries.

Revealed: Technology Really Works!

December 17, 2020, 7:00 pm Peter Bigelow

Now, just how many people can we move off the floor?

This past year was most unusual, distracting and challenging, and many of those distractions and challenges appear they will remain with us well into the first half of the year. As industry begins to focus on post-pandemic planning, however, much has been learned over the past year that can and is being applied to planning for the future.

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