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Published: 6/2/2019

Can Vision and Artificial Intelligence Make Every Robot Collaborative?
That is the aim of this Boston-area startup. Last year, it came to market with technology to make even fast and powerful industrial robots safe to approach. The technology promises to eliminate the need for guarding around them — safety m...

Published: 5/13/2019

Industry News of Note: May 2019
NIMS partners with Festo to develop Industry 4.0 skill credentials, an annual Siemens event now invites non-users, and more industry news. 

Published: 3/30/2019

The Case for Consistency
Why do manufacturers ask their employees to work within defined systems? Here's why consistency matters.

Published: 2/22/2019

Focusing on Workforce Development: 10 Stories You Need to See
The moment of decision is coming for many: automate or find skilled workers? For many the challenge of engaging workers is worth the time and effort. These stories are worth your time, too. 

Published: 2/22/2019

How Manufacturers Beyond Machining Are Addressing the Skills Challenge
The need for talent in manufacturing is a challenge extending beyond just machining, and manufacturers in other sectors are finding solutions that machine shops might be able to learn from.

Published: 2/19/2019

Tool Increases Understanding Between Employers, Employees
By decreasing the traits in their employees’ “blind spots,” employers can decrease unproductive behaviors.

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: 1/3/2019

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: 12/24/2018

Change and Behavioral Styles
Learning the characteristics of each behavioral style and how people are likely to react will help you better implement change in your organization.