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Big Ideas

As engineers, we love learning about the world around us and drawing inspiration from other people and inventions throughout history. And, we love sharing our favorite stories with you! Who knows? Maybe they’ll help spark your next big idea too.

CPS Grilling Hacks

5 DIY Grilling Hacks for the Engineer in You

With Memorial Day fast approaching, we’re pausing to remember those who have served and given their all. We’re also celebrating the freedom that their sacrifice has given us. One of the most popular ways of doing that is by getting together with friends and family, and firing up the grill.

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ICS - Aseptic Isolation

Aseptic Isolation – The Time Is Now

The meeting was held in December. Over 200 people attended a 2 1/2 day seminar hosted by the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE). The takeaway? The time had come for aseptic isolation to come into its own. The problem? The meeting happened in 1995. Flash forward to 2019 and

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CPS - Napkin Sketches

Napkin Sketches – The Story of Paul and the MRI

At Custom Powder, we believe in working with you every step of the way, from pencil to product. We realize that inspiration often strikes at the most inopportune times, and sometimes you just have to grab what’s in front of you and write it down. You’re not alone. Some of

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Custom Powder Systems - NASA

Hey NASA – Need Some Help?

Once in a while, we will read an article that reminds us of the challenges that face not only us, but also our customers. Since NASA has been a customer of ours in the past (did you know that moon rocks are handled inside of a gloved isolation box that

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Negative Stress Gauge

Combatting Negative Stress in the Workplace

When you strive to give your work 100%, 100% of the time, it’s going to lead to stress. With our expertise in aseptic isolation, we know a thing or two about negative pressure. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job. At some point, things are going to get

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CPS + MSHP: The Power of Positive Relationships

CPS + MSHP: The Power of Positive Relationships

At Custom Powder Systems, we understand the power of positive relationships. Sometimes, though, we’re surprised at how they start. We’ve been fortunate to build a lasting, meaningful relationship with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and it all began with a car crash. You see, a few years ago, we asked

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Custom Cannabis Solutions

Custom Solutions for the Cannabis Industry

We love a challenge. When you make custom products, built to meet the needs of highly-specific markets, you have to love a challenge. We’ve kept a close eye on the emerging cannabis business and the challenges that it creates. Traveling to the MoCannBizCon + Expo gave us an opportunity to

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School Tour

Custom Powder Gives WINGS to Gifted Children

“These kids are the engineers and designers of the future.” – Debbie Clary, Teacher for WINGS program Custom Powder Systems recently welcomed around 100 students from the WINGS program to tour our facility in Springfield, MO. WINGS stands for Working with the Individual Needs of Gifted Students. It’s a K-8th grade

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Governor Nixon

Why Did the Governor Come to Custom Powder Systems?

Before he left office earlier this year, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon paid one final visit to Custom Powder Systems. Why? Well, we’d like to think it’s because we’re awesome. But we’re biased. The Governor’s visit was to show his appreciation for our involvement with the Missouri Workforce Development program, which

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4 Years, 2 Months, 15 Days…But who’s counting?

“How in the world do you do it?” It’s a question we hear often at Custom Powder Systems. Why? Because, as of today, we have gone four years, two months, and fifteen days without a lost time accident. We honestly had no idea that a streak like ours was uncommon

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