Technology Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. We have made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events through the end of 2020. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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August 2020

Preparing for Automation Among Small and Medium Size Manufacturers

8/20/2020, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: Are you keeping up? Is your manufacturing plant as efficient as it could be? What will happen if you can’t find the necessary workers to accomplish your company’s goals? This 30-minute webinar provides a broad overview of manufacturing automation – what it is, where it’s heading, and the benefits in can provide, as well as the methodology and strategy that should go into an automation decision. For more, contact Ahay Grover at


Tech Tuesday With Ramco Innovations- Automated weld units

8/25/2020, Webinar

Growth Technology Webinar 

Details: ?Robotic welding units have the ability to decrease redundant tasks, improve safety, and increase throughput. Join this 60-minute webinar to hear Ramco Innovations, a CIRAS technology partner, provide an overview and case studies detailing these and other benefits of implementing robotic welding units in your manufacturing business. For more, contact Abhay Grover at