Our Customized Platform Lifts Will Elevate Your Operation

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, General, NEWS

There are hints of lifting devices dating back to the time of Archimedes. Leonardo da Vinci, our kindred Renaissance spirit, drew up elevator designs. Steam-powered elevators would haul lumber and coal in the 19th century. It would be years before people thought about hoisting people in these machines…and this kind of engineering ingenuity is behind

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Women in Welding: From Rosie the Riveter to Custom Powder Systems

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Woman welding

During World War II as all the “boys” were off to war, women stepped in and took up factory jobs. American women were working around the clock to make sure our troops had the tanks, jeeps, airplanes, and artillery needed to get the job done. Post-war America saw more and more jobs move into the

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Where’s Your da Vinci-Chute?

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, General, NEWS
Da Vinci Parachute

It once seemed outrageous to think a ship made of heavy steel could ever float on water. Imagine the reaction if a painter told you a contraption of wood could let you toss yourself from any height and drift safely to earth.  The parachute was one of the many inventions from the always-bubbling brain of Leonardo

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Happy New Year! Here’s Your Blank Napkin

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Napkin Sketch

We are an idea company. When we first meet customers, they are always a bit baffled…perplexed…flummoxed even. Our job is to take their (seemingly) impossible challenge and come up with the best way to solve it. We love love love being asked to do the things that haven’t been done before. We’ve been sharing with you stories of

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Napkin Sketch: Life-Saving Fire Hose Nozzles

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Napkin Sketch

Necessity is the mother of invention, but when three million gallons of liquid hydrocarbon explodes in front of you, waiting for mother to call isn’t an option. While the event was cataclysmic, it inspired the invention of the variable flow fire nozzle now used by fire departments around the world. Volunteer firefighter Clyde McMillian arrived at

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Preparing for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving - Custom Powder Systems

No, that’s not a typo.  No, we didn’t push the wrong button. Instead of a holiday once a year, what if we gave a little “thanks” …every day? At Custom Powder Systems, we’re a building full of scientists and engineers.  We like to see methods and proof. This is why we’re delighted to discover that

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Should STEM Evolve into STEAM in Our Schools?

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Custom Powder Systems STEM vs STEAM

At Custom Powder, we spend an inordinate amount of time applying art to science. As a result, we’ve taken a special interest in the current (and often heated) debate to introduce art into the concerted efforts for more primary and secondary education in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Should STEM evolve into STEAM in

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A New Negative Pressure: Burnout

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CPS Engineer Burnout

As we continue to develop our reputation for aseptic isolation, we’ve learned a thing or two about containing negative pressure… and its many forms. In our shop, we use this focus as a regular reminder to consider and address the other kind of negative pressure: Stress and frustration and, specifically today, burnout: the negative pressure

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Hey NASA – Need Some Help?

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Custom Powder Systems - NASA

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 was designed and built by

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Custom Solutions for the Cannabis Industry

| Posted In: Featured News, General, Integrated Containment Systems
Custom Cannabis Solutions

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 talk with many of you

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New Year. New Possibilities With Custom Powder Systems and Integrated Containment Systems.

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aseptic isolation by custom powder systems and integrated containment systems.

New Year. New possibilities.  2018 was a doozy. Budgets, trade deals, and steel tariffs steamrolled discussions and left many so focused on their restrictions, that they forgot to look at their opportunities.    Not this year.   2019 is now in full swing and all we see in front of us at Custom Powder Systems

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Custom Powder Systems and Integrated Containment Systems Have An In-House Testing Clean Room

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Clean Room Test Facility

So we have an in-house testing clean room… Right now, you might be thinking, “Good for you. But what does that mean for me?” Good question. A cleanroom ensures a stable, low particulate background to measure down to the lowest threshold of detectability of your products. Whether your product is hazardous to humans, combustible, pyrophoric,

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Here’s a Sample Of What We Can Do for You

| Posted In: General, Video

Here at Custom Powder Systems, we are able to tailor any system to fit your specifications and solve your problems. Watch as Bob demonstrates the workflow of a sample system at this year’s Powder Bulk Show. Bob: Hi. This is Bob Luebbe. I’m senior vice president with Custom Powder Systems. We’re here at the 2016

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We Can Help Keep Your Employees Safe

| Posted In: Customers, General, Safety, Video

At Custom Powder Systems, we understand the importance of keeping your employees out of harm’s way. As Dan explains at this year’s Powder Bulk Show, we can provide you with creative solutions for making your system flawless and safe at the same time. Bob: Hi, this is Bob Luebbe. I’m Senior Vice President with Custom

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From Conception To Final Product: We Do It All

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What sets Custom Powder Systems apart? Sales representative Marvin Royal believes it’s our strong focus on customer service and creative turnkey solutions that gives us the edge. Filmed live at the Powder Bulk Show! Bob: Hi. This is Bob Luebbe. I’m senior vice president with Custom Powder Systems. We’re here at the 2016 Powder Bulk

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