Finding Your Roots... In Manufacturing

Have you ever wondered where your drive to become “a maker” stems from?

What Makes Millennials Tick? Try Seeing Them Differently

A millennial’s take on why maybe it’s time to step back and examine how we talk about the next generation of manufacturers.

Make a Local Connection, See Innovations and Test Your Leadership

Looking for a way to treat your mold manufacturing team to an evening of fun, all the while having the chance to view new products and services, network with colleagues and help a great industry cause?

Wowing the Crowd with Welding

MMT's "Under the Scope" columnist Eric Hild wowed a crowd of students with welding technology at a local career night.

Seeing the Industry with a New Perspective

Last week I attended Plastec West in Anaheim, California (what a nice break from frigid temps in Chicago!). It was my first trade show as senior editor of MoldMaking Technology versus attending as a public relations manager for plastics industry suppliers, and I enjoyed seeing everything with a new perspective.

Infographic: Careers in Welding

An illustration summarizes the work, compensation and opportunities in this field. Those opportunities sometimes involve travel and increasingly involve automation.

Honoring Apprentices Builds Morale, Pride in Moldmaking

Last night I had the pleasure to attend the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Chicago Chapter dinner meeting, during which six young apprentices were honored by the mold shops that employ them via a nomination, submitted by their supervisors, for the chapter’s Mold Your Career Award.

Need Workers? Check Out This Qualified Source

In 2015, NIMS issued 21,420 industry-recognized credentials, resulting in a 20% increase in credentials issued in the United States from 2014.

A New Take on Machine Tool History

An enlarged, updated and revised edition of “The American Machine Tool Industry” by Albert B. Albrecht is now available. This new book includes a discussion and analysis of the industry's resurgence since the start of the new century, but retains the author’s personal but perceptive interpretation of its history when U.S. builders were the dominant force in the global machine tool industry.

Ed Partnership Lays Ground for Cultivating Ind Maintenance Workforce

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has formed an educational partnership with Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the new national manufacturing innovation institutes -- and Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana to train community and technical college instructors, as well as industry trainers, in industrial technology maintenance (ITM).