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CCAI Announces Online Finishing Academy Powder Coating Course

CCAI launches online course in a series of industrial finishing training opportunities.  
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Mitutoyo Partners with Atlantic Technical College

Atlanta Technical College offers a machining apprenticeship and manufacturing training for high school students and adults. Mitutoyo America has partnered in support.
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America Makes Conducts Pilot of Virtual AM Program for Students

America Makes middle school program is designed to expose students to additive manufacturing. Full rollout expected late summer.
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CAD/CAM

Made in the USA – Episode 6: The Way Forward

So far, Made in the USA has looked into system-wide effects of broken supply chains, automation, skilled workforce issues and our perception of manufacturing jobs — examining each topic through a prism of individual experiences. For this final episode for Season 1, let’s look at one more system-wide question and bring it back to personal perspectives: Is there today a new dawn, a new moment for American manufacturing?
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NCDMM Announces New LLC in Alabama

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC) is a new LLC created by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining to be located in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Injection Molding Training Program Earns Accreditation

The American Injection Molding Institute’s (AIM) Molders’ Series has earned ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Accreditation.
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People-First Mindsets Improve Machine Shop Acquisitions

Focusing on the human side of the business — employee health, safety, success and growth — is the only way to satisfy both the buyer and seller.
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Reinvigorating the Workforce

Do education and outreach hold the key to solving manufacturing’s workforce problem?
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Bold, Insightful Leadership Defines Manufacturer’s “DNA”

At its core, this highly successful contract manufacturer is a tool and die shop. Its founder, who has the heart and soul (and mind) of a tool maker, imbued his company with the values and the versatility of a tool room. This is his lasting legacy.
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Driving Continuous Improvement with a Quality-First Mindset

A continuous improvement, quality-first mindset can help shops improve upon key metrics — across all departments.
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VMCs

5 Hard Lessons from a 28-Year-Old Startup Machine Shop Owner

Good fortune and years of long working hours have both figured into the success of this young shop, which became its founder’s sole employment starting last year. The shop owner shares his story.
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Video: Shifting into Shop Ownership

Mike Budde, owner of Budde Precision Machining, shares his experience with buying a machine shop and what he’s learned in his two years of shop ownership.
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40 Under 40: Class of 2021

Each year, PF editors comb through a long list of nominees with a wide range of skill sets to select the 40 Under 40 class. This year's finalists include engineers, operations managers, chemists, general managers, sales professionals and entrepreneurs working in the finishing industry. 
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Hypertherm 2021 "Spark Something Great" Grant Closes April 2

Applications for Hypertherm’s 2021 “Spark Something Great” grant, which provides plasma cutting technology and training for schools teaching these technologies, close April 2.
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Honesty and Humility in Leadership

Authenticity and an open culture are companies’ best defenses against crises, and can help them emerge from crises stronger than when they started.  
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Big Kaiser Donates to National Robotics League

Big Kaiser has donated $6,275 to the National Robotics League, raising the money through a 2% match from NTMA member purchases in 2020's last two months. This is the OEM’s fifth annual contribution.
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Manufacturing Institute to Develop Recruitment Initiative

The Manufacturing Institute has entered a three-year partnership with Union Pacific to develop a “Careers on Track” initiative to encourage women and girls to consider a manufacturing career.
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Halter CNC Robotics Offers $2,500 Scholarship to US Veterans

Halter CNC Robotics is offering a $2,500 scholarship to US veterans or active military studying manufacturing automation or robotics. Applications are due August 31.
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Physics-Based Online Training in CNC Machining Available for Free Through DoD Initiative

Program is a response to skills gap in machining. Training reflects modern, high speed CNC machining by accounting for machine tool dynamics as part of the needed foundation.
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FANUC and Rockwell Partner for Automation Apprenticeships

FANUC and Rockwell have formed a coalition alongside several other companies to help develop work-and-learn automation and robotics apprenticeships.
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