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You Made That?
On October 7, more than 65 attendees, including students, teachers, counselors, parents and others, enjoyed a firsthand look at what manufacturing IS today versus what it’s not.
Connecting Educators with Industry
Connecting more educators with industry is probably what the title of my should say – at least for the American Mold Builders Association’s Chicago Chapter, which has been working for three or more years on new ways to promote moldmaking as a career...
Infographic Argues that U.S. Manufacturing Is Set for Stability and Growth
The Reshoring Initiative intends its infographic to help manufacturers as they plan for Manufacturing Day coming up on October 7.
Video: Machine Shop in San Quentin Prison
The TV program “Titan” will become more directly focused on machining instruction as its creator incorporates his teaching in the prison into the show.
Wearing IMTS Like a Badge of Honor
Throughout my week at this larger-than-life event, from hall to hall, I witnessed several attendees and exhibitors alike announcing how many IMTS events they’ve attended.
Guiding Students’ IMTS Experiences
The Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association is stepping up its efforts during IMTS to engage students and teach them about the world of advanced manufacturing.
Beyond Talking: Seeing is Believing
This year the AMBA Chicago Chapter will be hold two symposiums promoting careers in advanced manufacturing, but this time teachers, career counselors and superintendents will have the opportunity to see advanced manufacturing in action.
Project-Based Learning – The Rest of the Story
In this month’s issue of MMT, I wrote about an instructor’s strategy for teaching his mechanical engineering students about moldmaking via project-based learning. I couldn’t include absolutely everything this instructor teaches his students, so I th...
Don’t Miss One Critically Important Aspect of IMTS
I can’t wait for IMTS, which will take place in Chicago from September 12-17. There is so much to see in the way of new manufacturing technologies and so many new people to meet – but that’s only one of the reasons I can’t wait.
Are You Blazing New Trails to Build Your Future Workforce?
I’ve been working in the manufacturing industry for many years now, and I know that manufacturers have struggled far too long to bridge the skills gap. Thank goodness for moldmaker ingenuity and the desire to rise above the roadblocks!