NEXT GENERATION

Machining: Trade or Technology?

The answer has to do with how people view the job. Maybe reframing machining as a technology could better reflect the exciting progress the trade has made over the decades. 
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Nothing beats a classic.

Proudly sport the bold, iconic brand that started it all. Grease stains and coolant blotches optional.

Titans of CNC Aerospace Academy Uses Mastercam

Titans of CNC will use Mastercam to produce additional aerospace tutorials for the Aerospace Academy website.

For This CNC Machine Shop, Growth is Both Wonderful and Hard

JD Machine’s sales have nearly doubled since 2013 when it was a Top Shops winner. Developing a workforce to support that growth is a challenge the shop is meeting head-on.
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Leadership Training Helps Spur Top Shop’s Growth

Rosenberger N.A. has grown tremendously over the last eight years. Part of the reason is its commitment to ongoing employee leadership training.
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Is Gen Z the Answer to the Skills Gap?

There are signs this generation could be. But it might take effort on your part presenting your shop’s capabilities and career opportunities in different ways.
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3 Major Trends in Manufacturing (And They All Begin with “A”)

Peter Zelinski sees three long-term trends that continue to reshape manufacturing.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Hosts Free Workforce Development Event in Houston

The event was offered for free and was especially aimed at teenagers, adults and previously incarcerated persons.
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News of Note: July 2019

New options for training young folks, NTMA offers blockchain services, a new partnership promoting additive manufacturing in aerospace work, and other industry news.
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CNC Software Hosts Mastercam Education Summit 2019

The second annual event catered to educators seeking to teach their students about CAD, CAM and engineering. 
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Arch Cutting Tools' Education Partnership Looking for "Purple Squirrel"

Arch Cutting Tools is looking for a “Purple Squirrel,” which they define as a young machinist with natural ability and an eye on the industry’s future.
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Vocademy Maker Skills Academy Intended for Students Seeking College Alternative

The Academy states that this program is ideal for students seeking an alternative to college, a learning program to explore maker skills, an effective pre-engineering program before entering university and a set of job skills that will “make their STEM or maker careers future-proof.”
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Are Your CNC Machinist Job Descriptions Outdated?

Traditional machine shop job descriptions might not draw interest from the talented, young people your shop needs to grow.
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Sandvik Coromant Salesperson Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

The Manufacturing Institute award recognizes women in manufacturing, a sector where they make up only 29 percent of the workforce. In machine shops, they make up less than 16 percent. The award is intended to advocate for greater diversity.
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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.
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A Place in Manufacturing Should Be Earned, Not Given

How do your children fit into your succession plan?
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Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Opens to Student Applicants

The Work Ethic Scholarship is aimed at those enrolled or planning to enroll in one of a series of trade education programs on the premise that personal responsibility and extreme work ethic are vital and neglected values in the United States. 
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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.
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Help Set Up a Student-Run CNC Shop Near You

This replicable student-run business model offers promise not only in terms of workforce development, but also in potentially lowering U.S. manufacturing costs.
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Be a Champion for Manufacturing

Terry Iverson, president of Iverson and Company and founder of ChampionNow!, is working to change the perception of manufacturing in the United States by writing a book for parents, mentors and educators. The goal is to highlight the quality manufacturing career opportunities that are available to today’s youth.
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Yaskawa Motoman, RAMTEC Enter Educational Partnership

This partnership will support the State of Ohio in creating a highly sustainable workforce development model and will provide Ohio educators and students with STEM-aligned curricula and training in order to become proficient in Industry 4.0 technologies.
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Mastercam Sponsors National Robotics League

The company is a Diamond-level sponsor of the program, providing its software to students. 
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Allied Machine Donates Tools and Time to LA-NTMA Training Center

Allied Machine & Engineering has partnered with the Los Angeles NTMA Training Center to donate tools and conduct demonstrations for student training.
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