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Unity Scientific Wins Runner-Up Prize for Innovation  at Manufacturing Leaders Awards

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Unity Scientific Wins Runner-Up Prize for Innovation at Manufacturing Leaders Awards

BOSTON MA (December 8, 2017)— Winners of the Manufacturing Leaders Awards 2017 were announced in an exclusive ceremony in Boston (MA) on 30th November. The private event celebrated the outstanding achievement of a handful of finalists in each of six manufacturing categories.  President, Brian Davies, and Vice President, Jerry Workman, represented Unity Scientific at the event.

According to Brian Davies, “Being recognized as a Manufacturing Leaders Award finalist alongside Celestica, IBM, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stanley Black & Decker and other global industry leaders is an honor for Unity Scientific”.   “Our selection as runner-up in the Manufacturing Innovation category recognizes our technical leadership in the field of NIR Spectroscopy.” 

Unity Scientific’s SpectraStar project uses advanced techniques to manufacture a line of complex, high precision NIR spectrophotometers for laboratory and at-line use. The use of 3D printing to make a complete spectrograph chassis (patent pending) dramatically minimizes assembly labor.  Final optical alignment is made by electronically matching the system to a set of infrared wavelength standards (patent pending), virtually eliminating instrument to instrument variation and further reducing labor.  In the past, manual orientation and alignment of each individual optical element would be required. The application of the 3D printed optical bench and automated electronic alignment provides the most advanced system for the manufacturing of high performance spectrophotometers.

View photos and full list of finalists, winners and runners up on the Manufacturing Leaders website.

Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup and chair of the judging panel, commented, “Congratulations to the worthy winners, finalists and highly commended companies… I enjoyed speaking about The Challenge for Manufacturing Leadership in the 21st Century & celebrating the fine work of some incredible people.”[1] 

Manufacturing Leaders CEO, Omri Nevat, added, “The calibre of nominations from all of our finalists was outstanding, which makes the achievements of the winners and runners up that much more exceptional. The event was truly inspiring, and we look forward to celebrating upcoming achievements next year.”

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