NEXT GENERATION

Video: Cub Manufacturing, Another Student-Run Shop

The success of a student-run high school manufacturing business in Wisconsin is leading other school systems to launch similar programs.
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Collaboration with Education: It All Comes Full Circle

There's a growing interest among instructors who work in the Illinois education system to bring back "shop-type" classes and give students a taste of what modern, advanced manufacturing careers offer for enterprising youth.

Makers Wanted – A Community Campaign for Manufacturing

I recently attended what I believe to be a rather unique event that was held in the gymnasium of a high school and focused exclusively on manufacturing, careers in manufacturing and one community’s campaign to keep it strong and local.

NEWS

SPE Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Entering Industry

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program.

You Made That?

On October 7, more than 65 attendees, including students, teachers, counselors, parents and others, enjoyed a firsthand look at what manufacturing IS today versus what it’s not.

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Brazilian Materials Engineering Student Wins Sandvik Coromant Competition

Nadia Ayad proposed a use for graphene that would filter and desalinate water for households.
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Connecting Educators with Industry

Connecting more educators with industry is probably what the title of my should say – at least for the American Mold Builders Association’s Chicago Chapter, which has been working for three or more years on new ways to promote moldmaking as a career.

U.S. Manufacturing Is Set for Stability and Growth

The Reshoring Initiative intends its infographic to help manufacturers as they plan for Manufacturing Day coming up on October 7.
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Video: Machine Shop in San Quentin Prison

The TV program “Titan” will become more directly focused on machining instruction as its creator incorporates his teaching in the prison into the show.
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Beyond Talking: Seeing is Believing

This year the AMBA Chicago Chapter will be hold two symposiums promoting careers in advanced manufacturing, but this time teachers, career counselors and superintendents will have the opportunity to see advanced manufacturing in action.