Anatomy of a Solar Panel

Solar panels are an important source of renewable power, taking the sun’s energy and converting it into usable electricity. Generally, these photovoltaic (PV) panels or modules have a metal frame and a glass casing over a semiconductor material like silicon. When sunlight hits the surface of these modules, photons of light release electrons from the […]

James M. Lyon

During the past ten plus years I have had the pleasure of doing a lot of projects with Bent River Machine. These projects ranged from simple to major dollar tooling projects and included design and fabrication (turnkey) tooling. Their turnaround from quotes to a quality finished product is excellent. Bent River’s personnel are very knowledgeable […]

Bent River Machine Owner Tells Company Story

Bent River Machine is nestled up in the mountains of Northern Arizona and has worked hard to earn a name for themselves in the tooling and machining world. Learn more about this woman owned, customer-centric company in a brief 20 min audio recording from a recent radio interview with Small Business America. Clipped from: […]

Bent River Machine Is Proud To Support Our Community During The Unique Challenges Posed By The Covid 19 Pandemic

Using the Badger Shield open source face shield design (link to instructions: Bent River has been building and sending out face shields to local entities at the forefront of the covid-19 response. So far with the help of our wonderful employees, volunteers, and suppliers we have built and distributed over a 1000 face shields. […]

Allen Bradley And Bent River Machine

The early 20th Century is full of amazing success stories. Stories of huge companies springing from humble origins, and people gaining huge amounts of wealth, fill the pages of the early 1900’s. One of these true American success stories is that of the Allen Bradley Company. Allen-Bradley was founded in Dr. Stanton Allen and Lynde […]

The Bent River Machine Engineering Department

“Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.” Henry G. Scott. In the last two centuries the field engineering has invented technologies that have greatly improved not only the standard of living but advanced our societies immensely. In 1893 […]

Medical Technology and Manufacturing

Recently huge innovations have been made in the development of advanced medical technologies, many of which are due to the melding of our ever advancing technology and amazing discoverers in field of healthcare. A few years ago the idea of giving sight to the permanently blind was considered impossible, or a miracle, but today stem […]

Helping Aurinco Reshore How Bent River Played A part

What is Reshoring? Reshoring is a term for a business bringing their manufacturing back to the United States from overseas, in other words it is the opposite of offshoring. Who is Aurinco? Aurinco is a company that manufactures solar panels for sailboats. Their products allow sailboat owners to have a renewable source of green power […]