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Milwaukee Electronics’ Operations Manager Terry Martin, Senior Director of Business Development Scott Pohlmann and Design Services Group Engineering Manager Larry Holten recently represented Screaming Circuits at the Badgerloop Pod Reveal Event in Madison, WI. Screaming Circuits is one of many sponsors of this innovative engineering project and has provided prototype circuits.

BadgerLoop is a student organization created to represent UW-Madison in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition seeks to innovate transportation with Hyperloop, an idea presented by SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk in 2013. Hyperloop transportation involves pod-like travel down a vacuum tube at high speeds. Badgerloop’s ultimate goal is to win the competition, but more than that, to help lay the groundwork for this innovative new transportation technology.

The Badgerloop team revealed their pod on Dec. 6, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to eager transportation enthusiasts, including University of Wisconsin-Madison students, industry sponsors and community members, in preparation for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition this coming January.

The free event featured multiple aspects of the transportation pod, including displays of its motor, software components and magnet arrays. Representatives from many of Badgerloop’s 19 teams displayed and explained their work on the prototype, demonstrating that Hyperloop is more than a transportation dream.

Last January, Badgerloop placed third at Design Weekend, the initial phase of the Hyperloop pod competition sponsored by SpaceX. Badgerloop was the only team comprised primarily of undergraduate students.

In January of 2017, Badgerloop will attend competition weekend at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California and test their pod on SpaceX’s mile long test track.

Above, Milwaukee Electronics’ Operations Manager Terry Martin sits in the Badgerloop vehicle.

Milwaukee Electronics’ combined engineering and manufacturing solutions were discussed in the March issue of SMT Magazine. The article looks at the benefits accrued when engineering and manufacturing services are combined, using actual case study examples. Some of these advantages include:

  • Close coordination between product development and manufacturing teams
  • A holistic Dfx approach
  • Better ability to align resources to fill gaps in the customer’s engineering team
  • Ability to work with the same engineering team over the long-term.

Read more here.

March issue of SMT Magazine

March issue of
SMT Magazine

The Portland Business Journal has recognized Screaming Circuits as an Oregon-based electronics manufacturing company who truly stands out not only within the industry it serves, but also in the city of Portland that it calls home. On October 30th, 2014, Read More

Several months ago my wife Susan and I had the pleasure of traveling south of the border to attend an important event that has become an annual tradition in our Tecate, Mexico facility. The purpose of this very special celebration, known as ‘Education Day’, is to commemorate those who have made significant strives for the pursuit of personal betterment through achievements in education. Read More

Last month, the employees of Milwaukee Electronics’ Tecate, Mexico electronics manufacturing facility – along with their friends and families, held a picnic celebration to commemorate the first summer of operations in our newly constructed PCB assembly plant. Read More

To kick off the second quarter of 2014, from April 1st to the 3rd a small group of representatives from Milwaukee Electronics’ Screaming Circuits business unit visited the McEnry Convention Center in San Jose, CA to attend the annual EE Live! tradeshow. Some of our current customers stopped by our booth to express how happy they are with our quickturn PCB assembly service, Read More

On November 16th, MEC and other tenant companies were invited to the campus of MEC’s Tecate electronics manufacturing facility, which hosted an open house celebration for all to enjoy. Along with refreshments, dancers, carnival rides, and plant tours of the new EMS outsourcing factory, Read More

In September at Chicago’s McCormick Center, Scott Pohlmann, MEC Director of Business Development (in foreground of picture) with the support of other Midwest sales representatives manned MEC’s electronics contract manufacturing/EMS outsourcing informational exhibit at MD&M Chicago. As part of a six-show cluster focused on manufacturing and quality, Read More