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
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.
Esprit has launched Esprit Learning Center, an on-demand platform for teaching prospective CAM users the Esprit CAM software.
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.
PMAEF has awarded its four 2020 educational scholarships to Ankit Gupta, Seymur Hasanov, Noah Heimmermann and Stephen Ableman.
Allison Giddens of Win-Tech Inc. describes how she turned Win-Tech’s high school internship from COVID cancellation to virtual success.
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.
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.
The next generation of manufacturing employees have a solid work ethic and vast technical skills that provide value in the machine shop.
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.
A six-day event, October 20-29, will showcase new technologies and innovations from Zeiss.
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.
Tips for creating an employee-centric business.
The white paper argues that reshoring or nearshoring, digitalization and increased workforce development measures will be necessary for manufacturing after the pandemic.
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.
Although an individual might consider themselves to be replaceable, an organization should not see their employees that way.
“The skills required and the ways in which those skills are taught and measured are changing,” says Executive Director Montez King.
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.
“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.
Beginning in June, National Safety Month, SkillPath is offering three virtual general industry OSHA programs certified for continuing education credits.
The funding will help deliver virtual classes for manufacturers through WMEP’s online classroom offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.