Monthly Archives: September 2016

IIDM Shows Off in Denton, Lubbock and College Station

Posted September 22, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Innovative-IDM had team members all over Texas this week. Lonnie, Gina, Adam and Pepper (as well as our key factory reps) were opening eyes at Peterbilt in Denton. Mark Phelps and Edwin traveled from Houston to represent our repairs group. Gene was at Texas Tech at an engineering career fair. Brewmaster and Brandt were at career day for the mechanical engineering school at Texas A&M. And Sawyer....well, he was picking stuff up and putting stuff down, as usual. See vid below.

Rethink Robotics Sawyer Collaborative Robot: Precision Demonstration from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Innovative IDM Operation Homecoming

Posted September 20, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

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It has been a few weeks since the floods in Louisiana and the impact to families and communities is still tremendous. Early October is homecoming for Central and Denham High Schools in Baton Rouge. What is supposed to be a happy time, where girls are looking forward to dressing up was a second thought, that’s until Innovative IDM jumped into Operation Homecoming. With short notice the Dallas location collected 70 dresses from employees and their families, a dozen pairs of shoes and lots of jewelry. These donations will be sent to Baton Rouge where, girls will be able to go a find a dress and everything a girl needs to make this a homecoming to remember at no cost.

Here at Innovative IDM we take care of our company, our teammates and our community!

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Aluminum Extrusion: Hard Guarding

Posted September 15, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Aluminum Extrusion, Blog

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The customer needed a way to guard a machine yet still have access and visibility for that machine. This six-piece, color coded hard guard made from Parker IPS aluminum extrusion does the job. It keeps unwanted arms and hands from pinch points yet offers access areas so operators can still made adjustments to the machine.

Innovative-IDM's Bryan Rinehart explains some of the features. The guard was cut and assembled from sticks of aluminum at our Dallas location. Innovative-IDM is an authorized cut and design shop for Parker IPS aluminum extrusion.

Aluminum Extrusion: Hard Guard for Mechanical Assembly from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Wallace Drive Was an Early Road in Carrollton

Posted September 9, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Our HQ sits on Wallace Dr in Carrollton, once a Trinity River bottoms road in 1958. Click on the map below to check it out, or paste the link below into your browser for a really hi-res image. Some things you won't see on the map: LBJ, Stemmons, Dallas North Tollway, I-20, Carpenter Freeway...must have been nice.

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1958 Dallas County Road Map. Click for large, detailed image.

1958 Dallas County Road Map. Click for large, detailed image.

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