NEXT GENERATION

Breakthroughs and Possibilities

Okuma’s annual Technology Showcase highlighted the latest innovations in manufacturing technology.

How to Succeed in a Machining Career

A successful machinist with a medical device company offers advice to young people about how to pursue the same rewarding career he enjoys.
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Apprenticeship Model Expands in North Carolina

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander in this state, where established, European-style workforce development programs play a critical advisory role for brand new ones.
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Finding, Training & Retaining Employees

In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry.

A View of Castle Precision

A correspondent fresh to machining and manufacturing visits a sophisticated machined parts supplier in the UK.
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What’s an Externship?

M.A. Ford’s participation in an externship program proved to be a win-win, bridging manufacturing and education as well as opening a door to community involvement in what could be a useful model for other shops and OEMs.
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Shop Class for First Graders?

How do we attract the next generation of manufacturers? Start them young by letting them tinker.
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Drawing Millennials to Manufacturing

The best endorsement for choosing advanced manufacturing as a career path may well come from those who have already entered the field and are now reaping the rewards.
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Automation

RAMTEC Ramps up Academic Outreach

Technology instructors in the RAMTEC Ohio program are expanding credentialing courses available to program enrollees, helping address the state’s “manufacturing gap.”
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A CNC Machine with Nine Controls

One obstacle to training the next generation of machine operators and engineers is exposing them to the variety of machine types and controls they are likely to encounter when they are hired. A community college in Illinois has the answer—training machines from Emco Maier with exchangeable control panels. Find out how students and their potential employers benefit.
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