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Job Shop’s Peg System Simplifies CMM Inspection
A work positioning device deals with job variety while still allowing less experienced employees to inspect parts on their own.
Manufacturing News of Note: March 2017
Siemens launches a workforce development program, a new capacity-sharing platform gets funded by GE and other industry news.
Tool Manufacturer Commits to Marketing-Free Model for Product Training Seminars
Responding to feedback from its customers, Dapra Corp. changed its seminar model to focus less on marketing, and more on technical training.
Titan Launches Machining Tutorial Website
“Titans of CNC Academy” provides free access to tutorial videos on topics ranging from modeling and programming to vise setup to the philosophy of faster cutting.
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.
A Shop Manager Shows This Video to Encourage Employees to Focus
The shop’s team members “need to understand their responsibility to our stakeholders to be productive in an extremely competitive global market,” he says. Distractions such as headphones work against this, because our brains cannot really multitask.
[Video] Could This Be the First Really Great Machine Shop Meme?
A-1 Tool Corp. and Skill Scout have released a good example of a clever video tapping into common social media knowledge among millennials.
Virtual CNC Training Goes beyond Simulation
Teaching CNC technology doesn't have to require an actual CNC. Learn how some cash-strapped educational institutions (and risk-averse manufacturers) are using virtual training.
What Do Manufacturers Want in Training?
A regional association asked that question of its member machining businesses, and developed a program aimed at meeting those needs.
Put Employees’ Skills on Display
A shop interested in cross training publicly scores its employees according to how much time they spend with different types of equipment.