Werner Stengel, the Thrill-Seeking Engineer

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You are strapped into your seat, the roller coaster cart slowly crawling forward when you see a hill approaching up ahead. You start to get nervously excited as the cart ascends, knowing that you will shortly be subjected to massive amounts of force and speed. Once the cart reaches the top, you take a quick

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The Art of Engineering Podcast with Denise McIntosh with Stephanie Wilkins, Episode 3

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We are proud to give you a sneak preview of The Art of Engineering! Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from

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“That’s the Strangest Thing I’ve Ever Seen”

| Posted In: Customers, Featured News, NEWS
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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new comes along.  One that made our Denise McIntosh say, “What is that?  That’s the strangest looking machine I’ve ever seen!” It’s another innovation from the smart minds in our engineering department. The challenge they encountered was a customer who needed to get product from one room

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The Magic Hidden in Determination

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If you’ve ever tugged a knotted rope with a puppy, you can be sure that you’ll get tired long before the puppy. And the puppy already knows it. In the article “Embrace the Grind” by Jacob Kaplan-Moss, he goes into the detail (and determination) involved in pulling off a magic trick. Magic and good engineering have

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Caroline Hand, Evonik Industries Production Engineer/Healthcare and Nutrition Division: Episode 12

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podcast Episode 12

In this episode, Denise speaks with Dr. Namrata Karki about her journey all the way from Nepal to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Growing up in Nepal, her parents stressed the importance of education. Her passion and love of higher education pointed Dr. Karki in the direction of America. Today, she leads a team of scientists and engineers at Ortho Molecular, and mentors other up-and-coming experts in the...

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Read This Part About Parts

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Downtime Just Ahead Green Road Sign with Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

Meet your biggest enemy: Downtime. When machines go down, customers don’t get taken care of, the time clock keeps ticking up your payroll, and money stops coming in.  Unfortunately, machines break down. It’s one of the inevitable truths of anything with moving parts. Fighting the downtime enemy means being smart about your inventory of replacement

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Dr. Namrata Karki, Product Development Manager: Episode 11

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Podcast Episode 11

In this episode, Denise speaks with Dr. Namrata Karki about her journey all the way from Nepal to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Growing up in Nepal, her parents stressed the importance of education. Her passion and love of higher education pointed Dr. Karki in the direction of America. Today, she leads a team of scientists and engineers at Ortho Molecular, and mentors other up-and-coming experts in the...

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Dr. Sarah Miksinski, AstraZeneca: Episode 10

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Podcast Episode 10

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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IBC Container Bin Resolutions(+ A Case Study)

| Posted In: Case Studies, Featured News, NEWS
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There’s nothing magic about the date “January 1st.”  It will be a Friday, so it has that going for it.  But, collectively, we have decided that it’s a day for a new beginning.  A day to start resolutions.  A commitment to make 2021 better than 2020 (not a high bar to clear, but still). The

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The Art of Engineering Podcast Episode 9: Lynn Aurelius

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The Art of Engineering Podcast Episode 9: Lynn Aurelius

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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10 Great Gratitude Quotes

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10 Great Gratitude Quotes

This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, where it has been an… unusual… year. In some ways, our world feels larger, and in other it feels smaller. Whether you’re a client, vendor, or partner here in the States, or you’re among those we count as friends around the world, we are more thankful for

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Join us at the 2020 PACK Expo

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Join us for this virtual event November 9-13, 2020 Related Products and Information Engineer’s Obsessions: Running Through the Grand Canyon Dean Casady, Technical Services Director at Custom Powder, has been a runner for 45 years. Recently, he decided to take Read more NASA’s Habitat Demonstration Unit with Isolated Glovebox Imagine you’ve just flown a quarter-million

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Robert W. Luebbe Named President of Custom Powder Systems

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Robert W. Luebbe Named President of Custom Powder Systems

He’s been with us from day one, and now Bob Luebbe will become president of our company. Current president and co-founder Dale (Mac) McIntosh will continue on as Chairman of the Board. “It’s something we’ve been thinking about for almost 10 years,” said Mac. “Bob comes from the technical side, so he has the engineering

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Twice The Fun! The Art of Engineering, Episodes 7 & 8: Richalle Ritts and Helga Salling

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Twice The Fun! The Art of Engineering, Episodes 7 & 8: Richalle Ritts and Helga Salling

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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Grandmother Vivian’s School Bell

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Vivian Burnett was the picture of a proper lady. Born at the tail end of the 19th century in Kansas, she was no wilting flower. While a curse word never crossed her lips, you always knew where you stood. Family called her a yellow-dog Democrat and a fierce fighter for education. Kids in town knew

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