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A New Take on Machine Tool History

An enlarged, updated and revised edition of “The American Machine Tool Industry” by Albert B. Albrecht is now available. This new book includes a discussion and analysis of the industry's resurgence since the start of the new century, but retains th...


Educational Partnership Lays Fertile Ground for Cultivating Industrial Maintenance Workforce

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has formed an educational partnership with Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the new national manufacturing innovation institutes -- and Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana t...


AIM Institute Helps Advance Injection Molding Careers and Fill Skills Gap

John Beaumont made his mark in the industry through his deep involvement in, and teaching of, injection molding technologies and engineering. He was also recently nominated into the Society of Plastics Engineers’ prestigious Plastics Hall of Fame. B...


Apple Employs an Abundance of Skilled Labor – In China

Did anyone see the December 20, 2015, edition of 60 Minutes, which featured an interview of Apple CEO Tim Cook? A colleague brought it to my attention recently and I watched it with great interest because it actually provided a very good view into a...


Chicago AMBA Learns about Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

The Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) recently held its first dinner meeting of the 2015-16 season and the focus stood firmly on how to fill the skills gap and foster young talent in the moldmaking industry.


The Force Is Strong with These High School Machinists

High schoolers in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing class learned how to design a part for turning, calculate feeds and speeds, program a CNC lathe, and become Jedi knights.


#MFGDay15 Illuminates and Bridges the Manufacturing Divide

Gaps in workforce skills and public perception are nothing new to manufacturing. What is Manufacturing Day doing to help, and what happens after outreach?


Breakthroughs and Possibilities

Okuma’s annual Technology Showcase highlighted the latest innovations in manufacturing technology.


How to Succeed in a Machining Career

A successful machinist with a medical device company offers advice to young people about how to pursue the same rewarding career he enjoys.


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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