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Not Every Successful Career Starts with a College Degree
“It’s time to redefine the definition of success.” That was a key point made by CNC Software President Meghan West, who was the keynote speaker at University of South Florida College of Education’s luncheon in Tampa. She explained why specialized tr...
Don't Tell Them, Show Them!
AMBA Chicago honors apprentices and learns that attracting the next generation requires added creativity and visual media that reflects the passion and potential of working in moldmaking.
Manufacturing News of Note: December 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor chooses NIMS to develop more apprenticeships, Siemens and Stratasys form a partnership to promote additive manufacturing, and other industry news.
Manufacturing News of Note: November 2016
A Brazilian student wins an advanced materials contest, Local Motors launches an SaaS division, Airbus certifies an additive material from Stratasys and other industry news.
President-Elect Trump… Now What?
Donald Trump won the election. The people have spoken, and soon he will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Now what?
You Don’t Have to be a Big Company to Make a Big Impact on Your Community
New AMBA educational outreach program promotes the sharing of ideas and strengthens communities.
How to Connect to Younger Manufacturers on Social Media? Try Humor.
Shop Floor Automations is trying something new: a Web comic intended to catch the attention of up-and-coming machinists on social media.
Video: Cub Manufacturing, Another Student-Run Shop
The success of a student-run high school manufacturing business in Wisconsin is leading other school systems to launch similar programs.
Collaboration with Education: It All Comes Full Circle
There's a growing interest among instructors who work in the Illinois education system to bring back "shop-type" classes and give students a taste of what modern, advanced manufacturing careers offer for enterprising youth.
Makers Wanted – A Community Campaign for Manufacturing
I recently attended what I believe to be a rather unique event that was held in the gymnasium of a high school and focused exclusively on manufacturing, careers in manufacturing and one community’s campaign to keep it strong and local.