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Apprenticeship Model Expands in North Carolina

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander in this state, where established, European-style workforce development programs play a critical advisory role for brand new ones.

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Featured Articles

ZONE: Die/Mold

The Acquisition Next Door

A Chicago-area maker of mechanical seals purchased the die maker adjacent to it in the same building. The seal maker’s CEO says the way to expand is by capitalizing on the opportunities that come.


Optimal Machine Cell Automation

A leading manufacturer of emergency warning lights explores its options in designing an automated machining cell, finding the perfect solution for its application in an enclosed multi-pallet loader newly available on the U.S. market.


The CNC as Nerve Center

In the move to data-driven manufacturing, communication and data transfer have to be possible in all directions. The machine control is a sort of "hub" in the manufacturing environment.

Metalworking Business Index

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MoldMaking Business Index for October: 44.8

With a reading of 44.8, the MoldMaking Business Index showed that the industry contracted in October for the fifth month in a row, with the contraction rate having consistently accelerated in each of those months. The index generally has trended lower since February 2015, and in October, the industry contracted at its fastest rate since December 2012.

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