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Allied Machine & Engineering Launches Allied Tool Academy

Allied Machine & Engineering has launched Allied Tool Academy, a training portal with online training modules which will soon also host event broadcasts and on-site training registration.

NIMS Appoints Four New Board Members

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills appointed four new people to its board of directors: Annika Langéen, Allen Reid, Paul Myles and Sara Lozano.

CAD/CAM

Esprit launches On-Demand Learning Center

Esprit has launched Esprit Learning Center, an on-demand platform for teaching prospective CAM users the Esprit CAM software.

Mastercam and Edge Factor Develop Three Free Career Programs

Mastercam will sponsor three of Edge Factor’s free 2021 Experiences, which aim to highlight the benefits of a manufacturing career to students and job seekers.

Kyocera Expanding Kokubu Campus with New R&D Center

Kyocera plans to begin construction of a new R&D building located at the company’s Kokubu campus.

PMAEF Awards Four 2020 Educational Scholarships

PMAEF has awarded its four 2020 educational scholarships to Ankit Gupta, Seymur Hasanov, Noah Heimmermann and Stephen Ableman.

IMTS' Miles For Manufacturing Raises Funds for STEM Students

IMTS is currently running a virtual iteration of its Miles for Manufacturing charity runs and walks that raise money for underserved STEM and robotics students.

SME Hires Robert Willig as Executive Director and CEO

Robert “Bob” Willig will serve as SME’s Executive Director and CEO starting Jan. 1, 2021, working from SME’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.

Five-Axis

FANUC Named Top Work Place in Michigan and Illinois

The Detroit Free Press has named FANUC one of Michigan’s top work places for the ninth year running, with the Chicago Tribune doing so in Illinois for the third year in a row.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Communication Clears Machine Monitoring's Morale Hurdles

When pen-and-paper methods of tracking job efficiency left AccuRounds’ engineers and managers in the dark, the shop switched to MachineMetrics. But machine monitoring brought morale challenges along with it. 

US Launches New Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the first round of standards recognition entities (SRE) and the first industry-recognized apprenticeship program (IRAP) under its new guidelines.

Solving the Education Gap

One way that shops can address the skills gap and the looming labor dilemma is to start making their own talent.

U.S. Department of Labor Recognizes FANUC America, Rockwell Automation and Industry Partners for Apprenticeship Programs

Leading automation companies awarded for efforts in closing the manufacturing skills gap.    

Zeiss to Present Second Round of Technologies in Digital Event

A six-day event, October 20-29, will showcase new technologies and innovations from Zeiss. 

HTEC Video Describes Manufacturing Opportunities

The Haas Technical Education Center posted this video promoting manufacturing and metalworking careers to students who might be the machinists, programmers and manufacturing business leaders of tomorrow. 

A Sense of Purpose and Belonging: People Drive Company Growth

Tips for creating an employee-centric business. 

AME Publishes White Paper with "Marshall Plan" for Post-Pandemic Manufacturing

The white paper argues that reshoring or nearshoring, digitalization and increased workforce development measures will be necessary for manufacturing after the pandemic.

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.

NIMS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

“The skills required and the ways in which those skills are taught and measured are changing,” says Executive Director Montez King.

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.

Ontario Nonprofits Partner To Help Manufacturers Grow Women Workforce

“We have found that increasing the number of females in male-dominated industries will require intentional and purposeful action for all parties: educators, industry and community,” says Build a Dream.

Skillpath Offers Three Virtual OSHA Training Programs

Beginning in June, National Safety Month, SkillPath is offering three virtual general industry OSHA programs certified for continuing education credits.

Acuity Insurance Donates $25,000 to Manufacturing e-Learning Organization

The funding will help deliver virtual classes for manufacturers through WMEP’s online classroom offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Machining: Trade or Technology?

The answer has to do with how people view the job. Maybe reframing machining as a technology could better reflect the exciting progress the trade has made over the decades. 

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