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People-First Mindsets Improve Machine Shop Acquisitions

Focusing on the human side of the business — employee health, safety, success and growth — is the only way to satisfy both the buyer and seller.
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Unlock Your Capacity with Automation

Download the collection to explore opportunities and challenges within machining automation.

Mitutoyo Partners with Atlantic Technical College

Atlanta Technical College offers a machining apprenticeship and manufacturing training for high school students and adults. Mitutoyo America has partnered in support.
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NCDMM Announces New LLC in Alabama

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC) is a new LLC created by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining to be located in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Bold, Insightful Leadership Defines Manufacturer’s “DNA”

At its core, this highly successful contract manufacturer is a tool and die shop. Its founder, who has the heart and soul (and mind) of a tool maker, imbued his company with the values and the versatility of a tool room. This is his lasting legacy.
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Driving Continuous Improvement with a Quality-First Mindset

A continuous improvement, quality-first mindset can help shops improve upon key metrics — across all departments.
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5 Hard Lessons from a 28-Year-Old Startup Machine Shop Owner

Good fortune and years of long working hours have both figured into the success of this young shop, which became its founder’s sole employment starting last year. The shop owner shares his story.
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Hypertherm 2021 "Spark Something Great" Grant Closes April 2

Applications for Hypertherm’s 2021 “Spark Something Great” grant, which provides plasma cutting technology and training for schools teaching these technologies, close April 2.
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Honesty and Humility in Leadership

Authenticity and an open culture are companies’ best defenses against crises, and can help them emerge from crises stronger than when they started.  
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Big Kaiser Donates to National Robotics League

Big Kaiser has donated $6,275 to the National Robotics League, raising the money through a 2% match from NTMA member purchases in 2020's last two months. This is the OEM’s fifth annual contribution.
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Halter CNC Robotics Offers $2,500 Scholarship to US Veterans

Halter CNC Robotics is offering a $2,500 scholarship to US veterans or active military studying manufacturing automation or robotics. Applications are due August 31.
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Manufacturing Institute to Develop Recruitment Initiative

The Manufacturing Institute has entered a three-year partnership with Union Pacific to develop a “Careers on Track” initiative to encourage women and girls to consider a manufacturing career.
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Physics-Based Online Training in CNC Machining Available for Free Through DoD Initiative

Program is a response to skills gap in machining. Training reflects modern, high speed CNC machining by accounting for machine tool dynamics as part of the needed foundation.
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FANUC and Rockwell Partner for Automation Apprenticeships

FANUC and Rockwell have formed a coalition alongside several other companies to help develop work-and-learn automation and robotics apprenticeships.
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America's Cutting Edge Offers Free Online CNC Course

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and IACMI — The Composites Institute, has developed a free CNC training program.
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Allied Machine & Engineering Launches Allied Tool Academy

Allied Machine & Engineering has launched Allied Tool Academy, a training portal with online training modules which will soon also host event broadcasts and on-site training registration.
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NIMS Appoints Four New Board Members

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills appointed four new people to its board of directors: Annika Langéen, Allen Reid, Paul Myles and Sara Lozano.
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Esprit launches On-Demand Learning Center

Esprit has launched Esprit Learning Center, an on-demand platform for teaching prospective CAM users the Esprit CAM software.
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Mastercam and Edge Factor Develop Three Free Career Programs

Mastercam will sponsor three of Edge Factor’s free 2021 Experiences, which aim to highlight the benefits of a manufacturing career to students and job seekers.
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Kyocera Expanding Kokubu Campus with New R&D Center

Kyocera plans to begin construction of a new R&D building located at the company’s Kokubu campus.
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Exploring Virtual Internships in Manufacturing

Allison Giddens of Win-Tech Inc. describes how she turned Win-Tech’s high school internship from COVID cancellation to virtual success.
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IMTS' Miles For Manufacturing Raises Funds for STEM Students

IMTS is currently running a virtual iteration of its Miles for Manufacturing charity runs and walks that raise money for underserved STEM and robotics students.
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SME Hires Robert Willig as Executive Director and CEO

Robert “Bob” Willig will serve as SME’s Executive Director and CEO starting Jan. 1, 2021, working from SME’s headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.
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