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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

News of Note: Machine Redesign, CAM Credentials and Solar Energy
Among the industry news of note in October 2019 is GF Machining Solutions’ rebranding of its machines, a cutting tool technology expo coming up in November and a huge solar panel installation on which Toyoda has broken ground. 

NIMS Announces CAM Credentials
The new credentials are based on standards developed in partnership with and sponsored by Autodesk.

News of Note: September 2019
A free workforce development event aims at young people and formerly incarcerated folks, NIMS launches new part inspection certification, and other industry news. 

NIMS Launches Parts Inspection Skill Certification
The new program is said to speed up the validation process by enabling on-site assessment rather than having to send the part to a volunteer board. 

Festo automation with people

NIMS Partnering with Festo to Develop Industry 4.0 Skill Credentials
“We are hopeful to have the standards identified and the training program in place by the end of 2019,” says Montez King, executive director of NIMS.

Verisurf software

Verisurf Develops Inspection Package for Faster NIMS Certification
The NIMS Precision Part Inspection (PPI) package was developed to support the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification testing process.

machining brass

News of Note: November 2018
Study highlights benefits of machining brass, Hirschmann appoints a new president/CEO, and other industry news. 

NIMS Debuts Three New Initiatives
The first is an all-new online testing center, and the other two are pilot programs for credentials in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Machine, Maintenance, Service and Repair (MMSR).

Bourn & Koch's shop floor

Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018
Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news. 

NIMS Launches Program to Speed Up Inspection Credentialing
NIMS has launched the pilot of a NIMS Inspector Credential program that will expedite the process of earning credentials without having the normal month-long turnaround time. 

CNC operator

Cybersecurity for Job Shops
Small and medium-size machining job shops can take steps to protect computerized or networked assets such as CNC machines from cyber attacks. 

CCAM Secures Funding to Build Apprenticeship Academy
The state and federal funds will be used to construct an academy that will create industry-driven curricula to enhance advanced manufacturing in Virginia.

NIMS Executive Director Appointed to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion
The Task Force has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor for identifying strategies and proposing ways to grow apprenticeship.

NIMS, Immerse2Learn Release Manufacturing Education Package to Schools
The package contains learning resources and software from CAD/CAM developers.

NIMS Selected by U.S. Department of Labor to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs
The organization has $500,000 available to support apprenticeships among underrepresented populations.

An 11th-grade student works on project

Training Time
The graying of skilled metalworkers adds impetus to the growth of standardized training programs.

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Training of All Types, Including Audiovisual/Internet