We are honored to have been awarded the Lockheed Martin Small Business of the Year Award for the fourth time.
“Magnus Hitech Industries has been a long-standing partner in the Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) program and has contributed to the success of eCASS by helping meet critical material milestones. Magnus has not only been able to manufacture and deliver parts on schedule, but also at significant cost savings for the eCASS program. Magnus works closely with Lockheed Martin subcontracts administrators, program managers and quality engineers to continually improve efforts and customer interaction. To maintain competitive pricing and yield profitable results, Magnus has made a concentrated effort to be cutting edge in every aspect of the business. It has been able to maintain pricing on repeat business by increased efficiencies in lean methods and continuous flow. This dedication has brought Magnus Hitech recognition as an outstanding small business for the fourth time since 2002.”
Congratulations to our close friends from the 4H robotics group, Exploding Bacon for receiving the “Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen.” The imagery award is given to the team with the best outstanding aesthetic appearance of their machine and engineering.
We are happy to have helped Exploding Bacon for the second year in a row with the manufacturing of their robot. Exploding Bacon is a 4-H club that participates in FIRST robotics. Last year, their challenge was to design a robot that could successfully shoot basketballs. This year the challenge is to shoot frisbees. Below is a vlog posted by Exploding Bacon discussing what they are up to and showing a glimpse of them assembling the robot. To read the the article posted about Exploding Bacon from the 2011-2012 season, click here.
Magnus Hi-Tech Industries Inc, operating since 1965, is an established world-class precision fabricator serving a diversified customer base. Markets served include Aerospace, Defense, Space Operations, Medical, and a variety of commercial applications. We also take great pride in serving our community and getting involved with education. Recently Magnus Hi-Tech was involved in a very unique and exciting manufacturing project that involved manufacturing parts for a robot being built by a team of students. To celebrate the success of this project a barbecue lunch was provided along with a demonstration of “Magnus Porkus.” Magnus Porkus is a robot designed by Exploding Bacon, who are a 4-H club that participate in FIRST robotics. Each year, the team is challenged to design a robot that will compete against other robots from around the country to achieve a specific task. This year, the challenge was to build a robot that could shoot basketballs. The robot is maneuvered from a remote control that is connect either through an ethernet cable or wirelessly, and with a top speed of 18 ft/sec, Magnus Porkus was amongst the quickest in competition. As seen in the photos below, ‘Porkus has a function which allows basketballs to be pulled from the floor and up its vertical conveyor belt, which ultimately leads to an opening at the top of the machine that launches the basketball into the air. Exploding bacon (Team 1902), the team who designed the machine, is a group of mostly high school students. Though they have mentors to help when needed, the students do most of the work. The team mentors are mostly engineers from companies such as Lockheed Martin and Walt Disney amongst others. Magnus Hi-Tech is proud to have sponsored the group by manufacturing much of body. For more photos and information on the Exploding Bacon team, visit www.explodingbacon.com
Families were invited to come for lunch and see the robot
Magnus Porkus underneath our flag in the shop
the control panel for the robot
Mike giving a tour of the shop and explaining the 5-axis CNC