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AM is All-in at IMTS 2022 – The Additive Manufacturing Destination

AM is All-in at IMTS 2022 – The Additive Manufacturing Destination

Category: IMTS 2022 Nov 23, 2021

AM technologies have jumped into high gear and will be on full display at IMTS 2022. Here’s an update on AM exhibitors, conferences, and events – including a new partnership event with Formnext – and where you’ll see them at IMTS 2022.

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Amp Up Reshoring and Workforce Velocity: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Amp Up Reshoring and Workforce Velocity: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Category: Supply Chain Nov 19, 2021

When a manufacturing workforce expert and an American reshoring guru get together? Powerful insight and practical actions abound. Gain new ideas to strengthen your current workforce, build up your talent pipeline, and refresh your perspective on apprenticeships.

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Metal AM Blasts Off with Award-Winning Rocket Nozzle Liner

Metal AM Blasts Off with Award-Winning Rocket Nozzle Liner

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 18, 2021

DM3D Technologies recently received an SME award for an AM process that doubles the process throughput – up to 10 pounds per hour – scales the technology significantly, and with process simulations makes large-scale parts that were previously considered unfeasible. 

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At-Home 3D Printers: The Holiday Gift for Kids of All Ages

At-Home 3D Printers: The Holiday Gift for Kids of All Ages

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 18, 2021

Kid-friendly 3D printers offer fun with a cool factor, and they’re more affordable than you might think. Here are seven reasons why a 3D printer is the best gift for kids and family this holiday season. 

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Rebuilding and Reshoring: Conclusion

Rebuilding and Reshoring: Conclusion

Category: Supply Chain Nov 18, 2021

In this series conclusion, we summarize the actions needed to secure U.S. leadership in innovation and manufacturing, bolster competitiveness, and strengthen economic and national security. 

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Workshops for Warriors Boosted This Veteran's Earnings  - Enhancing His Life

Workshops for Warriors Boosted This Veteran's Earnings - Enhancing His Life

Category: Smartforce Nov 9, 2021

For decades he lived paycheck to paycheck. Now he provides hands-on training in CNC machining for other veterans. U.S. Army Veteran Randall Uerkvitz’s career and life improved after advanced manufacturing training in the Workshops for Warriors (WFW) program.

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Hear That?

Hear That?

Category: Business Nov 8, 2021

Listen and learn. That’s how you do Voice of Customer (VOC) research the right way. Discover VOC best practices to help you get the best business information from your customers.  

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Homegrown Talent: Wisconsin Job Shop Carries on Tradition of Apprenticeships

Homegrown Talent: Wisconsin Job Shop Carries on Tradition of Apprenticeships

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

JTD Enterprises, a machine shop in Chilton, Wisconsin, takes the long view. To ensure a steady supply of talent, it works with local high schools and technical colleges to foster machinist apprentices. As a result, it has a highly skilled workforce that gives it a competitive edge. 

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Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Provides Free Training for U.S. Veterans

Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Provides Free Training for U.S. Veterans

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup teamed up to codevelop the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing to provide U.S. military veterans with training and skills to find employment in the industry. The 12-week training program is free, including housing, and it consists of both hands-on labs and classroom-based learning. We check in with a recent graduate. 

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The Midlife Machinist: It's Never too Late for a Career Change

The Midlife Machinist: It's Never too Late for a Career Change

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

Never Too Late for a Career Change 

It’s risky to make a major career change for a middle-aged laborer with two children and a mortgage. But Bernie did it successfully, thanks to a machinist apprenticeship at the local technical college and hands-on work at a nearby machine shop. 

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Precision Machining is this Young Woman's Happy Place

Precision Machining is this Young Woman's Happy Place

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

An impersonal workplace led Cassie to leave a large manufacturer and find a friendly work environment at JTD Enterprises, a small family-owned machine shop. As a registered apprentice with the state of Wisconsin, JTD pays for all Cassie’s schooling while she learns a great career and works full time. 

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Teen Jump-Starts Engineering Career with Machinist Apprenticeship

Teen Jump-Starts Engineering Career with Machinist Apprenticeship

Category: Smartforce Nov 8, 2021

To prepare for a future career in mechanical engineering, Brandon is learning a valuable lesson in designing for manufacturability as a youth apprentice in a job shop. This high school junior is enjoying hands-on machine work and earning a decent apprentice wage while his peers are working in fast food. 

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How Will Generative Design Disrupt Manufacturing?

How Will Generative Design Disrupt Manufacturing?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Nov 1, 2021

Generative design (GD) is a technology and process that has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing, changing the way that many parts and products are developed and made. Its benefits include speed and optimization, but how will it change product development? 

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Is 3D Printing Really

Is 3D Printing Really "Production-Ready"?

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 29, 2021

At a recent additive manufacturing show, many companies claimed their systems were “production ready.” A longtime advanced manufacturer explores these claims through the lens of manufacturing optimization and process control.  

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Why Are Industry Leaders Going to AMT's MFG Meeting + The MTForecast Conference?

Why Are Industry Leaders Going to AMT's MFG Meeting + The MTForecast Conference?

Category: Events Oct 26, 2021

In this conference, taking place Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Denver, Colorado, you’ll engage with intelligent and passionate speakers about economic, marketing, and technology trends tailored for the advanced manufacturing industry. Attend in-person or virtually.

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EASTEC 2021 – Brimming with Energy, Enthusiasm, and Products Galore

EASTEC 2021 – Brimming with Energy, Enthusiasm, and Products Galore

Category: Events Oct 26, 2021

Attendees were energetic, engaged, and genuinely pleased to be connecting with each other in person and exploring new technologies from highly precise tooling and workholding to 3D printers and digital systems.

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The Exoskeletons Are Coming: Part I

The Exoskeletons Are Coming: Part I

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 25, 2021

Make no bones about it, wearable robotic devices – aka exoskeletons – are multiplying as companies introduce niche applications. In this first part of a two-part article, read up on the industries using them, Toyota's pilot programs, and wearable fabric robots, aka exosuits.

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The Exoskeletons Are Coming: Part II

The Exoskeletons Are Coming: Part II

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 25, 2021

Although wearable robotic devices – aka exoskeletons – are relatively new, they continue to multiply as companies introduce niche applications for specific parts of the body or purposes. In this second part of our two-part article, we overview exoskeletons used in manufacturing and logistics for back support and hand gripping, as well as explore the ironman of all robotic exoskeletons on the market today.  

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Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Generative Design Keeps Manufacturability in Mind

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 25, 2021

Can generative design do more than just offer geometric form solutions? See how it can help engineers earlier in the workflow explore a wider cross-set of potential solutions and introduce manufacturability early in the engineering process.

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ReBuilding and Reshoring: Skilled Workforce, the First Priority - Part 2

ReBuilding and Reshoring: Skilled Workforce, the First Priority - Part 2

Category: Supply Chain Oct 25, 2021

The United States must invest in training to develop a workforce aligned with industry-needed skills for a talent pipeline that remains current with new technologies. Read about training investments and solutions that support skilled workforce development to rebuild the U.S. manufacturing technology base.

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