Forpak Videos Featuring Our Food Assembly Equipment in Action

The food processing industry is unique in the strict sanitation and hygiene requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other government and regulatory organizations. These regulations apply throughout every stage of the harvesting, processing, packing, storage, and distribution operations, including every step of the production line in industrial facilities. At Forpak, we design and build food assembly equipment that meets international requirements for safe-food packaging solutions. Our team of engineers, technicians, and other staff has over 30 years of experience in the automated packing equipment industry. Forpak equipment meets food safety standards for NSF 3A for meat and poultry, and Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) for bakery products.

Forpak manufactures intelligent designs for many packing operations such as laning, stacking, transferring, and more. We also work with clients in need of custom designs that can be integrated into unique facilities.

Food Assembly Euipment

With so many years working in the industry, we’ve created a broad range of designs for highly specialized and advanced food assembly equipment. To document the effectiveness of our equipment for clients and other interested parties, we have a diverse selection of video clips that capture our machines in action. These videos include the following:


All our laning equipment can quickly and methodically sort products from a large jumble into neat paths that make packing more streamlined. Our video highlights include laning for two different waffle processing setups and a Melba toast packing facility.

Oscillating and splitting:

For products moving in a single stack down the production line, oscillators and splitters can quickly reduce the large groupings into systematic chutes. These videos, featuring waffles, pancakes, hamburger patties, and pizza crusts, show how quickly our machines can organize your line.

Reject systems:

We manufacture multiple kinds of reject systems, from vacuum rejection to conveyor retraction rejectors. Videos of automated reject systems for Melba toast, waffles, and hamburger patties show how production lines improve quality without needing to halt the machine.


In many packaging scenarios, food products need to be stacked in order to fit correctly into containers. Our automated stacking machines can sort and stack quickly without potential for human contamination in the process.


For single or stacked products, our diverters can control the path of food items moving on conveyors. To prevent overflow, traffic jams, and loss of quality products, diverters are a useful tool on a production line.


Conveyors are the foundation of any production line. Various formats, sizes, directions, and speeds of conveyors can fit into any kind of production facility. Without a reliable conveyor, movement in a facility is limited to human intervention.


In the food packaging process, autotransfers are key in organizing and sorting singular or stacked products. Transfers move items down the line in a precise system to prevent contamination or backup.

For more information about our videos and the food assembly equipment they capture in action, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.

The Importance of 3D Printing for the Future of Rapid Prototyping Services

At MultiSource Manufacturing LLC, we have a widespread network of several facilities that house a broad range of high-powered, precision-based machining, prototyping, and assembling tools and equipment. Our staff of engineers, technicians, project managers, and other important team members is highly skilled and capable of handling any production process in the industries we serve. Because we manufacture for such a large variety of industries, from aerospace and defense to semiconductors, it’s important for all our projects to start with a good foundation. A solid foundation for the project movement down the production line begins in the prototyping stages. We provide comprehensive prototyping services with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and computerized numerical control (CNC) technology, experienced engineering teams, and 3D (three-dimensional) printing systems. For the future of prototyping processes, especially for rapid prototyping, 3D printing/additive manufacturing may be one of the most important technological capabilities.

3D printing allows the process of prototyping, which historically relies on CAD/CAM or tooling systems to become faster and more straightforward.

What are rapid prototyping services?

Rapid prototyping using 3D printing as the method of fabrication essentially operates on a three-stage cycle. The first step is the digital prototype creation with our versatile engineering software. Next our team reviews the part, including diagnostics, testing, and other analyses. Finally, we adjust the prototype based on the data we collect in the review stage, refining and reiterating the part until it is perfect.

Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows us to move through these cycles very quickly with minimal materials wasted, and lower energy and labor costs. That faster movement through the cycle means clients get results sooner, can provide their own direct feedback, and see reduced expenses overall.

Why use 3D printing?

In today’s industrial world, the term rapid prototyping is often synonymous with “3D printing” or “additive manufacturing.” That’s because without the capabilities 3D printers provide, rapid prototyping would not be possible. 3D printers are precise, they move quickly, and the polymer materials printed cure almost instantly. This means that 3D printing can get your protype from a digital format to a physical one in a matter of minutes. Wait times for other prototyping processes and the time it takes to reiterate through the same slow process are both eliminated with 3D printing.

Traditional wait times with other prototyping services can take months. Some more complex components may even take years for a final prototype design to be developed. With 3D printing, those wait times are slashed to weeks or even days.

Not only is 3D printing faster, but it’s also cost-effective when it comes to materials and other production costs. To learn more about our rapid prototyping services and the benefits they provide, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote to get started with us today.