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Published: 2/14/2019

What Is it Like to Study Additive Manufacturing?
This article and video series filmed at Penn State University illustrate what the school's first master’s students in AM are learning, and how they’ll apply it to advance 3D printing.

Published: 2/6/2019

A Place in Manufacturing Should Be Earned, Not Given
How do your children fit into your succession plan?

Published: 1/10/2019

Today's Workforce Needs More than Metalworking Skills to Thrive
Three mold manufacturing companies share how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry.

Published: 1/3/2019

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool
A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.

Published: 12/13/2018

Career Pathways in High School Produce Better-Prepared Workforce
Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, Dramco Tool talks about transitioning young workers from a school culture to a shop culture.

Published: 12/10/2018

Help Set Up a Student-Run CNC Shop Near You
This replicable student-run business model offers promise not only in terms of workforce development, but also in potentially lowering U.S. manufacturing costs.

Published: 11/26/2018

11 Manufacturing Careers of the Future
Share these new career paths with the young people you know and encourage them to look into these possibilities. 

Published: 11/26/2018

Creating Moldmakers by Offering Training and Cultivating Passion
Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, Janler Corp. outlines its approach to workforce development, which is largely about seek...

Published: 11/22/2018

Blazing Multiple Trails to Successful Recruitment and Training
Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, MSI Mold Builders describes its apprenticeship program, its collaboration with nearby schools...

Published: 11/19/2018

Emerging Leader Jim Preston Jr. Gives Back to the Industry and Community
While heavily involved with the PMPA and volunteering in his community, Jim finds great satisfaction in giving back.

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