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Beginning Guide to Metals

A machining business gave young people visiting the shop a set of blocks made from various metals to help them understand the work of manufacturing, and the knowledge of materials that manufacturers put to use.

Clemson U. Grad Student Wins MTConnect Challenge

Valerie Pezzullo won $100,000—the top prize in a national contest designed to promote innovative uses of the MTConnect open operability standard—for her application that monitors cutting conditions to reduce or prevent chatter.

Searching for Skilled Workers? Here’s Part of the Solution

In recent years, manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to find trained, skilled employees, especially in the metalworking industry.

Video: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Visits Cardinal Manufacturing

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently toured Cardinal Manufacturing, the Eleva-Strum High School manufacturing program that operates as a commercial manufacturing business.

How to Promote Careers in Precision Manufacturing

Step one: create a great manufacturing training program with good instructors and a well-equipped machining facility. Step two: create a compelling video that sells the program to high school seniors about to choose a career path. The ITAMCO Manufac...

Video: Who Is to Blame?

Answer: Maybe we all are or maybe no one is.

Funding Training is Worth the Risk

What if an employee receiving paid training from an employer takes that training and goes to a different company?

Student Summit Returns for IMTS 2014

Students, educators and parents can get a firsthand look at advanced technologies and learn more about manufacturing careers at the Smartforce Student Summit.

Students Cast for a Better Understanding of Part Processing

How manufacturing processes are interrelated is an important lesson for students pursuing their preparation for careers in manufacturing engineering. One school teaches this vital connection by linking the quality of CNC programming with parts cast ...

A 3D Printer in Every School

Inspired by a remark from the President’s State of the Union address, MakerBot and its partners aim to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States.

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