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Mide Successfully Achieves ISO9001:2015 Certification

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There are only a few hundred companies in the US that are ISO 9001:2015 certified - therefore Mide is proud to announce it received its certification on Friday, April 28. Mide's VP of Operations and Quality Management, Brian Durant, stated: "We had been preparing for the conversion to the ISO9001:2015 standard for over a year, and really tried to benefit from the changes. Our ISO9001:2015 certificate means that we continue to strive to achieve the highest quality products, which in turn, allows us to grow and maintain customer loyalty. Here is a copy of the Certificate: ISO9001:2015 (pdf)

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Mide's Customer Feedback is Invaluable to Slam Stick Sales Growth.

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Mide's recognizes that it is the feedback they receive from their valued customers that enable them to grow their product offerings, and, as a result, continue to increase their sales. After another record quarter, Mide's range of Slam Stick data loggers sales have doubled - and there is a clear reason. As Mide's CEO, Marthinus van Schoor explains; "It's through the generosity of our loyal customers, and their feedback, that we are able to continue to modify and improve our Slam Stick products." Mide would like to thank its current customers for the role they share in the continuous improvement of its Slam...

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Mide Awarded Phase I Option: Biomass Incinerating Stirling Cycle Energy Producer

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Mide Awarded Phase I Option to continue the development effort for a Biomass Incinerating Stirling Cycle Energy Producer (BICEP Engine). After successful completion of a Phase I contract in October 2016, the Marine Corp has awarded Midé the Phase I Option to continue the development effort for a Biomass Incinerating Stirling Cycle Energy Producer (BISCEP Engine). Marines are often equipped with a significant number of electronic devices such as night vision, range finders, radios, computers, and phones.  These devices all operate on batteries and require regular recharging.  Conventional diesel and gas generators require a continuous supply of fuel, which often have...

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Mide Awarded SBIR Phase I: Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Mide a Phase I contract to develop a piezoelectric energy harvesting system (PEH) for a cubesat (U-class spacecraft) or similar small satellite while in an eclipse.  Significant stored energy is necessary to power satellite systems while the spacecraft is in the nighttime portion of its orbit. To enable the next generation of highly capable small satellites, battery energy density and solar cell efficiency must be complimented with other novel forms of energy harvesting. Piezoelectric energy harvesters convert the kinetic energy of structural vibration into useful electrical energy. Satellites do not have inherent structural vibrations; but...

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“Slam Stick”™ Helps NAVAIR Engineers Troubleshoot Aircraft

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NAVAIR News Article Featuring the Slam Stick. Published September 13, 2016: The proverb “Good things come in small packages” may well be the new mantra of the avionics department of Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) In-Service Support Center-North Island. An engineering tool called “Slam Stick”™ is helping to identify some of the most perplexing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) issues NAVAIR engineers  face every day. Manufactured by Midé and designed to measure and record vibrations, temperature, and air pressure, the lightweight Slam Stick is a sensor that is 3 inches in length and less than 2 inches in width. And...

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