A continuous improvement, quality-first mindset can help shops improve upon key metrics — across all departments.
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.
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.
Applications for Hypertherm’s 2021 “Spark Something Great” grant, which provides plasma cutting technology and training for schools teaching these technologies, close April 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Editor, Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing
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.
FANUC and Rockwell have formed a coalition alongside several other companies to help develop work-and-learn automation and robotics apprenticeships.
America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IACMI — The Composites Institute, has developed a free CNC training program.
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.
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills appointed four new people to its board of directors: Annika Langéen, Allen Reid, Paul Myles and Sara Lozano.
Authenticity and an open culture are companies’ best defenses against crises, and can help them emerge from crises stronger than when they started.
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 plans to begin construction of a new R&D building located at the company’s Kokubu campus.
Allison Giddens of Win-Tech Inc. describes how she turned Win-Tech’s high school internship from COVID cancellation to virtual success.
PMAEF has awarded its four 2020 educational scholarships to Ankit Gupta, Seymur Hasanov, Noah Heimmermann and Stephen Ableman.
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.
Robert “Bob” Willig will serve as SME’s Executive Director and CEO starting Jan. 1, 2021, working from SME’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.
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.
Christina M. Fuges
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
The next generation of manufacturing employees have a solid work ethic and vast technical skills that provide value in the machine shop.