Another Engineer Obsess—err, Hobby: Pinball Machines

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, Just For Fun, NEWS

When engineers aren’t “engineering,” you’ll often find them building, tinkering, and inventing. Most engineers spend their days within a structured framework, but they’re always on the hunt for a creative outlet. Today, we profile Scott Heffern, Senior Vice-President of Products, about his after-hours obsession: Pinball Machines. At Custom Powder Systems, we call upon our engineers

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SAFETY AWARD OF MERIT FROM FABRICATORS & MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

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2019 FMA Safety Award Winner

ELGIN, Ill., April 19, 2019 –  Custom Powder Systems of Springfield, Mo. was recently chosen to receive a 2019 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety. Sponsored by CNA,

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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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CPS Celebrates National Hug Your Cat Day

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CPS Hug Your Cat

There is a long-standing tradition between engineers and their love of cats. Maybe it’s a fascination with how they always seem to land on their feet. With June 4th being National Hug Your Cat Day, it’s the ideal time to celebrate cats, engineers, and the relationship that they have together. Our company’s President, Mac McIntosh,

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Join us at the ISPE 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo

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2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo October 27-30, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada USA Come and visit with us at booth #516

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Better Mousetraps – The Art of Solving Problems

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CPS Mousetraps

At Custom Powder, we have tremendous respect and appreciation for novel solutions to complex problems, as well as the people who create them. Changing human behavior is, perhaps, the most complex of problems. That’s why we loved this short presentation from Dan Pink on emotionally intelligent signage. The basis of Dan’s presentation is that a

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The Sky’s the Limit — Career Opportunities at Custom Powder Systems

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Custom Powder - Careers

Dylan Armstrong came to Springfield, Missouri, by way of Delaware almost five years ago. His plan was to play college football, but as we all know, sometimes life has a way of changing the best-laid plans. A close friend had moved to the area and convinced Dylan to move to Springfield to learn a trade.

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5 DIY Grilling Hacks for the Engineer in You

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CPS Grilling Hacks

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. Here at Custom Powder, we’re

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Aseptic Isolation – The Time Is Now

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ICS - Aseptic Isolation

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 we’ve only just begun to

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Napkin Sketches – The Story of Paul and the MRI

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CPS - Napkin Sketches

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 the greatest ideas in history

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Combatting Negative Stress in the Workplace

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Negative Stress Gauge

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 stressful. Deadlines, budgets, relationships, and

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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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Trade, Tariffs, and Tenacity – The Power of Solving Problems

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Art of Engineering Graphic

The clock is ticking. There’s been a lot of talk about trade and tariffs and this and that. Maybe too much talk. If you look under the shiny surface of sound bites and white noise, you see… surprise, surprise… that reports of manufacturing’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  At Custom Powder Systems and Integrated Containment

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Bryan Lin: American Citizen and Project Manager Extraordinaire

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When Bryan Lin came to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2009, he couldn’t speak one word of English. “I couldn’t even go to McDonald’s and say, ‘I want the number 1.’” But one year of community college taught him the language … along with drafting & design. What does this mean to you? You’ll see…

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Why Did the Governor Come to Custom Powder Systems?

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Governor Nixon

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 aids in the hiring, training,

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