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Published: 6/21/2017

Video: Are You a Top Shop?
If you are or if you aspire to be a top shop, come to our conference September 5-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published: 5/3/2017

Commitment to STE(A)M
Collaborative efforts among business, government and education can help to ignite more effective learning opportunities that contribute to the more qualified workforce that manufacturing is striving to develop.

Published: 5/1/2017

Identifying and Overcoming Skill Vulnerabilities in Staffing
This shop tracks cross-training as a performance metric. Management sees how many employees are fully capable of running each different type of machine tool. The data have helped the shop improve in this area, particularly since employees see the ve...

Published: 3/16/2017

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.

Published: 3/9/2017

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.

Published: 3/2/2017

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.

Published: 1/20/2017

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.

Published: 12/12/2016

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.

Published: 7/25/2016

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.

Published: 6/23/2016

[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.