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.


Automobile and Diesel technology is ever-changing and teaching the latest skills have 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.


Teach your students not only how to run a 3D printer, but how to design, program and create useful parts using 3D printing technology from Markforged. This program focuses on core engineering concepts including Engineering Design,Structural Engineering, and Materials Science. Your students will learn how to think like engineers, to design, build, troubleshoot, iterate, and let their creativity solve complex problems.


Our high school engineering solutions prepare students to pursue engineering careers for a variety of disciplines: mechanical, structural, electrical, computer, biomedical, and more. They can go on to post-secondary education at a technical college or university and have a foundational knowledge base that will set them apart from their peers. Whether your school is just beginning to implement engineering courses, or you’re fully immersed in a program, we can provide the right equipment and solutions for your students.


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.