TRAINING & PERSONNEL

Developing the Next Machinists

To further develop the young crop of machining talent in the area, this high school has retooled its precision machining lab in time for the start of the new school year. The grand re-opening and ribbon cutting took place this week.

Low Unemployment Rates Turn the Tides in Hiring

Low unemployment rates are giving employees the upper hand in hiring. How are they responding, and what can employers do about it? 

Aerospace

Managing Risk Is This Shop’s Bold Strategy

Flying S routinely makes bold moves in how it processes machined parts and pursues business growth. This boldness comes from carefully minimizing risks.
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Use the SMART Criteria to Develop Your Company's Goals

Be SMART, and use these five characteristics to improve your company.
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Defining Practice

Are you working on a hobby or are you training? Both involve practice.
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Attributes of Manufacturing Leaders, Not Just Managers

A machine shop owner shares six attributes that good shop leaders have.
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Support Manufacturing Education Programs at IMTS 5K

All participant fees and donations from the Miles for Manufacturing 5K go directly to manufacturing education programs.

NEWS

Credentials Underutilized by U.S. Manufacturers, Says Report

With funding from NIST, Workcred has released a report showing that manufacturers are not using credentials as much as they could be for hiring and vetting of workers, one reason being that they are not well understood. 
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Grinding

Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018

Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news. 
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NEWS

NIMS Launches Program to Speed Up Inspection Credentialing

NIMS has launched the pilot of a NIMS Inspector Credential program that will expedite the process of earning credentials without having the normal month-long turnaround time. 
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