Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

This four-course series is designed to introduce high school and college students to Industry 4.0 and prepare them to pursue exciting careers related to this technology. The program includes interactive multimedia course materials, hands-on training with advanced industry equipment, teacher materials and teacher training.


Knowledge and an understanding of robotic programming, operation and technology is becoming more and more important by the day and it has become imperative that STEM programs deliver learning in these key areas. From the basics and fundamentals of robotics to understanding complex robotic systems to gaining the skills needed to program and operate industrial grade robots LAB Midwest provides solutions for the entire spectrum.


Mechatronics solutions teach basic manufacturing skills like fluid power, electrical, industrial controls, PLC programming, and automation, and put them together in an integrated system. Students learn through engaging eLearning courses and project-based hands-on trainers that simulate full manufacturing processes.


A virtually endless variety of products are manufactured using Computer Numeric Control (CNC) technology. Mills, Lathes, Plasma Cutters, Tube Benders and Wire Formers are just a few examples of equipment controlled using CNC. Equipment Operators, CNC Programmers and Machinists all require specialized skills provided via the right curriculum and training equipment.


Welding Skills remain in very high demand and provide fantastic pathways to entry level and advanced manufacturing jobs. With the right curriculum, virtual reality systems and training equipment the investment of time required to train a learner on necessary skills can be reduced by half.


Industrial technology is continually evolving and the production systems of today encompass an extremely broad range of equipment including motor control, motion control, finishing systems, programmable logic controllers, mechanical drives and fluid power just to name a few. Whether your needs require portable learning systems used in multiple schools or bench style learning systems LAB Midwest offers the curriculum, equipment and eLearning solutions to match.


STEM programs across the Midwest are providing students with unique learning opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Cutting edge technology, training systems, curriculum and eLearning solutions offered by LAB Midwest position our clients to deliver this learning in a captivating, efficient and fun fashion. Our solutions include drones, automated guided vehicles, robots, a broad range of hands-on engineering science kits and unparalleled eLearning tools for teaching every imaginable STEM discipline.


Automobile and Diesel technology is ever-changing and teaching the latest skills has never been more important. LAB Midwest offers the widest range of solutions for teaching everything from basic engine function to complex maintenance and troubleshooting. Our product portfolio even includes tools for teaching emerging technologies such as sensors, servos, GPS, gimbaling, microprocessors and programming.


The innovative teaching methods of today involve the proper combination of curriculum, training kits and equipment and eLearning. Using the technology that students utilize every day, including computers, tablets and mobile devices our eLearning solutions go further and deeper than anything else on the market.