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Integrating LCA and CAD for Sustainable Product Design

The concept of sustainability and being environmentally friendly continues to be a focus in the manufacturing industry. It is now commonly accepted that designing products with sustainability in mind is good for the environment, consumers, brands, and business. While many businesses are striving to be environmentally friendly as a show of corporate responsibility, growing government … Continued

Four Disadvantages of Seat Sharing for CAD/CAE

With an uncertain economy and competitive environment, every company is focused on the bottom line. Publicly traded companies have the additional pressure from Wall Street to produce positive short term results. One of the biggest victims of cost reduction is the acquisition of new and value added assets. Critical systems that are necessary are typically … Continued

Three Concerns of 3D Printing

Disruptive technology is the center of discussion for innovation. For example, Apple established the smartphone industry with the iPhone and Dell revolutionized PCs with build to order manufacturing. These innovations provided significant advantages and are viewed as positive developments. The same is true for 3D printing, which is disrupting the mass production manufacturing industry as … Continued

Additive Manufacturing Opens Exciting Opportunities

3D printing has generated buzz in the manufacturing world, specifically with prototyping. The term “Additive Manufacturing” is being adopted in the industry, as it describes the production technique of building from the bottom up rather than shaping an existing piece of material. Additive Manufacturing creates products by layering and allows using a wide range of … Continued

Novastar Calibration to Exhibit at the Automotive Testing Expo

Novastar Calibration’s A2LA accredited Calibration Services business will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo 2014 October 28, 29 and 30th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan Booth # 9049. Known as America’s only automotive test, evaluation and quality engineering trade show, the Expo features 320 of the world’s leading automotive test equipment … Continued

Novastar becomes a CISCO partner

Novastar is now a CISCO channel partner.  CISCO designs, manufacture, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and IT industry. CISCO offers a broad line of products designed to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate by transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around … Continued

Novastar joins Automation Alley

Novastar Solutions has joined Automation Alley – Michigan’s largest technology business association connecting government, business and education to drive the growth of the region’s economy.  Founded in 1999 Automation Alley’s nearly 1000 members hail from eight counties in southeast Michigan.  Automation Alley attracts members by offering opportunities to grow businesses through networking, use of meeting … Continued

Novastar’s Retail Division – Play It Again PCs – has a new logo….

Novastar’s retail division selling refurbished and new- in- box IT, communications equipment, printers and consumer electronics has a new logo. sells tens of thousands of items each year – featuring lease returned PCs from Fortune 500 and leasing companies.   The new logo appears on listings in Amazon, ebay, Rakuten and other secondary sites where … Continued