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Published: 10/16/2012

Device for Manufacturing Students Made by Manufacturing Students
An online, game-like welding simulator helps students get a hands-on look at a career in welding. The interesting thing about this simulator is that student manufacturers helped make the device.

Published: 10/7/2012

Control Maker Certifies Education Institutions
FANUC FA America is now offering a Certified Education CNC Training Program.

Published: 8/6/2012

Rethinking Safety Incentives
Judy Agnew and Aubrey Daniels critique common safety practices and give advice for improvement.

Published: 5/10/2012

Expanding Without Adding Staff
This news story is perhaps a sign of the times. This manufacturer expanded the size and capacity of its facility, but struggled to expand its workforce.

Published: 3/21/2012

Yes Virginia, U.S. Manufacturing Is Alive and Well
During a recent press tour with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, MMS Editor Emily Tudor got to see what the state was doing to strengthen manufacturing and train the next generation of skilled workers.

Published: 11/3/2011

Know How Much Quality is Costing You
In a way, quality is less valuable than you think. It’s also more expensive than you think.

Published: 8/22/2011

Kids These Days…
A recent survey points to bad attitude as one of the chief difficulties in finding and hiring skilled workers. Could there be something to the view that society has somehow failed to impart in young people the characteristics that made older generat...

Published: 8/11/2011

Who Will Follow the 60,000?
A large part of the manufacturing workforce is starting to retire. Here’s how one group is encouraging a new generation to join the industry.

Published: 6/21/2011

Addressing the Skills Shortage
A popular technical education conference and the president’s recent announcement of a new manufacturing training credentialing system provide reason for optimism amid the ongoing shortage of skilled workers.

Published: 6/9/2011

PowerPoint for Setup Instructions
Machine tool operators at this shop can verify their setup procedures with this visual presentation.