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Published: 6/9/2016

Young Folks Spend a Day at a Machine Shop
It's hard to have conversations with young people about manufacturing if they have never been in a shop. Luckily, MMS editor Derek Korn recently got a chance to take some millennials to a nearby advanced machine shop. Read their impressions followin...

Published: 5/26/2016

Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow
Students at Northern Maine Community College's Precision Machining Program receive valuable real-world CNC experience and other manufacturing training.

Published: 5/18/2016

Let the Games and Trash Talk Begin!
Like the Chicago Chapter of the AMBA, the West Michigan Chapter is stepping up its game and will hold its first Supplier Night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 29.

Published: 5/9/2016

From Marines to Manufacturers, Ready to Work
I know from personal experience early in my post-university years that veterans of our military often do not have enough highly-sought-after skills to find a good job once they are honorably discharged. Introducing Workshops for Warriors.

Published: 5/4/2016

Leading Your Industry: Chicago AMBA Sets the Pace
Today, I’m writing about leading our industry and how the AMBA’s Chicago Chapter continues to set the pace as it works to engage the next generation of makers.

Published: 5/3/2016

Student Video Contest Promotes Manufacturing Education
Teams of students recently visited local manufacturers not just to educate themselves, but to produce educational videos for their peers, parents and students.

Published: 5/2/2016

Video: Update on Cardinal Manufacturing
State legislators produced this video promoting the Wisconsin high school shop program run as a for-profit business. See the shop for yourself at an open house May 18.

Published: 5/2/2016

Leading Your Business with Cadence
What is the cadence of your leadership within your company? AMBA President Troy Nix posed that question in his keynote presentation at the recent AMBA Chicago Supplier Night.

Published: 4/18/2016

Machining Is Its Own Outreach, Says Young Engineer
Modern CNC machining technology is so distinct from other manufacturing operations that it will attract and draw in the people best able to fill the machining-related positions of the future.

Published: 4/13/2016

The Next Industrial Revolution is Here
Many people think that Industrial Revolutions are firmly in the past, that there’s nothing that significant on the horizon for manufacturing like there was at the turn of the last century. But they would be wrong.

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