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Published: 4/21/2015

Shops Differ on Cellphone Policies
Is the distraction of cellphone and device use on the shop floor a problem in your facility? What restrictions should govern cellphone use in the shop? Various shop owners and managers commented on this question in Modern Machine Shop’s Linked...

Published: 4/7/2015

Welcome to Machining, Kris
Reading MMS’s encouragement to hire employees lacking in machining skills, this shop manager did exactly that. Now more than two months in, a new hire with a great attitude is succeeding at a CNC machining center.

Published: 1/26/2015

Video: Machinist Describes His New Role with Robot
Do robots in manufacturing replace people? Here is a machinist who now programs the robot that performs some of the work that he used to do.

Published: 6/30/2014

Model Machine Shop Video: MK Precision
This medical contract shop’s video describes its culture of training, as well as its president’s personal connection to the parts the company machines.

Published: 6/5/2014

Video from the Machine Operator’s Point of View
Do safety glasses offer an opportunity for wearable technology? This footage was captured while an operator wore glasses equipped with real-time video streaming.

Published: 4/29/2014

Which Path Did You Choose?
We’re always interested in hearing about how individuals are trained and educated for careers in manufacturing. Know of an interesting, unusual or highly effective program in your area? Tell us about it.

Published: 4/23/2014

Delcam Donates More than 1,000 Courses to SkillsUSA
Delcam has donated more than 1,000 Delcam University courses to the SkillsUSA partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to support a skilled American workforce.

Published: 2/18/2014

Funding Training is Worth the Risk
What if an employee receiving paid training from an employer takes that training and goes to a different company?

Published: 2/17/2014

Good Video on Machining Basics
Training somebody with no shop experience? Have them check out this video.

Published: 12/24/2013

It Takes Time
To illustrate our article about the commitment to training at Progressive Turnings, a Chicago-area job shop, photographer Todd Schuett of Creative Technology produced this composite image conveying the frequency with which plant manager Luke Niels c...