Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturing News of Note: December 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor chooses NIMS to develop more apprenticeships, Siemens and Stratasys form a partnership to promote additive manufacturing, and other industry news.

People and Systems

The 2016 election and its outcome offer two lessons manufacturers will recognize.
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New Titles, New Roles

Stepping up is what makes a good team great.


FANUC Expands CNC Training Program

The expansion includes extra courses and additional equipment investments for several facilities in the United States.

Shop Manager Shows This Video to Help Employees Focus

The shop’s team members “need to understand their responsibility to our stakeholders to be productive in an extremely competitive global market,” he says. Distractions such as headphones work against this, because our brains cannot really multitask.

8 Ways to Increase Productivity on the Manufacturing Floor

When it comes to machine shop productivity, continuous improvement depends on efficient employees, equipment and processes. 

The Attentiveness Gap

American visitors to Japan noticed the focus of manufacturing employees there.
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[Video] Could This Be the First Really Great Machine Shop Meme?

A-1 Tool Corp. and Skill Scout have released a good example of a clever video tapping into common social media knowledge among millennials.

Virtual CNC Training Goes beyond Simulation

Teaching CNC technology doesn't have to require an actual CNC. Learn how some cash-strapped educational institutions (and risk-averse manufacturers) are using virtual training.

What Do Manufacturers Want in Training?

A regional association asked that question of its member machining businesses, and developed a program aimed at meeting those needs.