Having a network of qualified specialty manufacturing partners can be key to a growing business’ success. This creates the ability to tap into existing expertise and develop innovative strategies to get products to market faster and more cost effectively, than traditional “do-it-yourself” approaches.
Services: Liquid Coatings, Powder Coatings, Silk Screening, Pad Printing, Hydrographics/Water Transfer Printing, Sandblasting/Stripping, Assembly, Logo/Artwork Design and Development
Materials: Metals, Plastics, Glass, Wood, Fiberglass, Rubber/Silicone, Carbon Fiber, Fabric, Composites, Stone Masonry/Plaster, Temperature Sensitive Material.
Services: Design, Engineering, Prototyping, Contract Manufacturing, and utilize input files from 3D printers.
Materials and Capabilities:
CNC Mills and CNC Swiss turning lathes
Water jet cutting on very large board. Cut almost any material, including metal, wood, rubber, or granite
Precision sheet metal components
Machine and turned products
Prototypes, from plastics to metals, including Boron, Carbon, Chromium Stainless, Chromium, Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium, Chromium-Vanadium, High Strength, High Temperature, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel-Chromium, and Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum
Work with thermoset and thermoplastics
Companies with a goal to have a world changing environmental impact by reducing the use of existing energy sources or creating new renewable sources. These companies require hardware and manufacturing capabilities that could take full advantage of this building’s existing physical and functional capabilities. It is the intention of the building owner to leverage the building roof for solar PV generation that will be shared within the building. It is an energy efficient structure reflecting environmental stewardship. Ceiling height, distributed electricity, natural gas, and steam are potential benefits.
Companies focused on the more efficient uses of water, purification and re-use of existing water sources, capture and use of otherwise waste water, and re-cycling / reusing process water will find benefits at IndusPAD. This facility captures rainwater from the roof as well as process water used throughout the structure and uses a Krofta purification system to facilitate re-use. These capabilities lower the actual cost of town water, amount of wasted water, and limitations on waste water often imposed on companies. Distribution of electricity, natural gas, water, and steam through the building are added benefits as well as available wet lab infrastructure and floor drains throughout.
As global warming has exacerbated, climate and weather changes have become more extreme. These more consistent extreme conditions have mandated changes to construction standards and building codes. New guidelines have been issued by entities like FEMA requiring different techniques, materials, and more advanced weather resistant units like windows and doors be required. These revised standards have created an educational / training opportunity for building contractors and tradesmen and have also increased the demand for modular construction units. IndusPAD offers the accessibility to I495 and I-93, contains all of the potentially required power sources distributed throughout the building, adequate ceiling height to construct these units, and loading docks and trailer access to transport completed units.
Bixby International is a development and manufacturing partner with deep knowledge of the following:
An array of commercially available polymer resins and compounds. These polymers can be extruded alone or together with other polymers, or in laminate constructions with other substrates. Substrates include foam, woven and non-woven fabrics, films, etc.
Industries: Renewable energy, Industrial fabrics, Recreational industry, Textile and apparel, Footware, Medical, Orthopedics, and Military.
Vertical indoor growing in containers intended to produce superior quality organic crops using advanced growing techniques and without the use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides. While maximizing the efficiency and quality of growing food, energy efficient and water efficient tooling are utilized including LED lighting, advanced temperature and humidity controls, and efficient fresh water access with minimal water waste produced. Advanced robotics will also be developed and utilized as part of the harvesting process. Building ceiling heights – for container stacking, distributed electrical power to drive different motors and robotics, fresh and process water access to control manufacturing costs, as well as shipping capabilities via loading docks available at IndusPAD will be keys for this industry.
Massachusetts has achieved great success in the medical and life sciences fields. Large companies have grown in these fields – particularly genetics, drug discovery, life sciences and many small start-ups have been acquired by these ‘big guys’. For smaller companies that remain independent and continue to advance their products – related to biological elements and through processing, they are physically restricted to lab scale activities. A Bio-Processing facility reasonably accessible to Boston does not exist. IndusPAD can fill this need through ceiling height to facilitate large fermentation tanks, electricity, natural gas, and steam access to power these activities and equipment, wet lab infrastructure for testing, and unlimited water access, recycling, and waste water disposal also differentiate from other locations.
Whatever advanced manufacturing can cook up as to products can likely be manufactured at IndusPAD. This relatively new, $110 million investment in manufacturing, is an ideal location to make devices, textiles, food products, next gen electronic products, and more. We plan to partner with local educational entities (vokes, community colleges, and universities) to develop a training lab in a commercial building vs. a campus to ensure quality training, 24 * 7 access, ‘core’ equipment access, and maintain high utilization rates to ensure a generous rate of return on any private or public sector investment and produce graduates with the skills needed for these next gen jobs in advanced manufacturing.