Events and seminars

Course looks

at robotics

IMC will host “Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in State College.

This free event will introduce participants to the world’s No. 1 collaborative robot. Around the world, thousands of UR robots work collaboratively right alongside humans — with no safety guards and no problems.

The seminar’s agenda will include an introduction to universal robots, robot programming, end effector solutions and stands and protective covering

There will be a light breakfast provided, compliments of Intek Systems, Inc. Registration is required at or by calling 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.

Seminar examines

hand safety

The IMC will host a seminar on “Hand Safety: Are Gloves Enough?” from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 13 million workers in the U.S. are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. Gloves are an important element of PPE intended as a first line of defense to protect hands. But, just because you’re providing gloves to workers doesn’t mean you have hand protection covered. While gloves play an important role in protecting hands, they are often the source of issues effecting skin health that can lead to serious skin disorders, resulting in lost productivity and absenteeism. In fact, 25 percent of lost workdays reported are due to work-related skin disease. Implementing a tailored skin safety program that works alongside the use of gloves encourages skin safety best practice and long lasting behavior to reduce risk to organizations, promotes the overall health and safety of workers, and can result in significant cost savings related to treating serious skin health issues.

Webinar attendees will learn risks to skin from prolonged glove use, how to recognize early signs of skin condition issues, elements of an effective skin safety program and how to implement a sustainable skin safety regimen, with or without gloves in use

For additional information and to register, visit or call 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.

Workshop aims to

improve sustainability

On Thursday PennTAP will present “How to Move Your Company Toward Sustainability” via webinar starting at noon.

In order to move toward more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist and how to respond to them.

The seminar will review the link between sustainability and energy efficiency projects, and highlight the process to develop a carbon footprint, set a reduction goal, and implement projects to reduce your carbon footprint.

The workshop will also discuss methods to publicize the sustainability improvements at your facility.

To register visit

Event assesses

3D printing

A free webinar will address “Scaling Custom Manufacturing with 3D Printing” from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

True, one-of-a-kind mass customization has been difficult to bring to market. While products like Invisalign have successfully scaled, barriers to cost-effective production have largely prevented other companies from delivering products that are fundamentally personalized for every customer.

Recent advancements in 3D printing, however, promise to lift these barriers. Manufacturers of all sizes are scaling production of parts with a high degree of customization, from short runs of art and engineering pieces to mass fabrication of unique consumer products at multinational companies like New Balance.

In this webinar, Jon Bruner, director of Formlabs’ Digital Factory program and former editor at Forbes Magazine and O’Reilly Media, shares his insights on where the industry is headed, and how manufacturers can leverage additive manufacturing technologies to get there faster.

For additional information and to register visit the website or call 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.

Workshop to help

new businesses

The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, which assists aspiring and established small businesses Lycoming and Clinton counties, will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 21 at the center’s Lock Haven office, 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven.

Participants can learn unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan, how to obtain financing, how to market their product or service and the applications and licenses needed to start their company.

There is a fee to attend. Registration is available online at or by calling 570-484-2848.

For more information or questions about the session, please contact Kristine Meeker, educational program coordinator.

Seminar to assist with


compensation issues

The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, CareerLink and IMC will host a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 titled “Unemployment Compensation 101 – Part II at 1127 W. Fourth St.

Topics that will be discussed will include separation issues and refusal of suitable work.

To register a company and its key employees for this premier event, please visit the center’s website at or call Kristine Meeker, center educational program coordinator at 570-484-2848. Spaces are limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.