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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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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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4 Ridiculous Ways Manufacturing is Portrayed in the Media

4 Ridiculous Ways Manufacturing is Portrayed in the Media

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 11, 2021

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s gurus have an ax to grind — and some myths to bust. Check out their list of inaccurate portrayals of manufacturing in the media.

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In-Person MT Series Coming to a Region Near You

In-Person MT Series Coming to a Region Near You

Category: Events Oct 11, 2021

We’re co-producing with SME, the MT Series in-person. Tailored to each area, the 4 regional manufacturing shows are HOUSTEX, Oct. 5-7, Houston; EASTEC, Oct. 19-21, West Springfield; SOUTHTEC, Oct. 26-28, Greenville; and WESTEC, Nov. 16-18, Long Beach.

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Digital Thread Explained: Its Promise in Manufacturing - Part I

Digital Thread Explained: Its Promise in Manufacturing - Part I

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 4, 2021

Gain an overview of the digital thread in manufacturing operations: how it works, the potential value it provides, its current status within the industry, and the challenges to achieving a fully integrated thread.

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Digital Thread Explained: Its Integration Challenges - Part II

Digital Thread Explained: Its Integration Challenges - Part II

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 4, 2021

Will the successful standardization and integration of data into a digital thread at most manufacturing companies be closely linked to collaboration with major technology companies or will the industry need to develop its own solutions? Industry leaders share their perspectives. 

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Industry-Approved Training on RoboticsCareer.org

Industry-Approved Training on RoboticsCareer.org

Category: Smartforce Sep 27, 2021

Are you a manufacturer who needs some employees trained for robotics applications? RoboticsCareer.org is a new national resource connecting workers and employers with vetted training programs in robotics for manufacturing. Search by location, organization, educational institution, and more. Updated daily, the database includes about 10,000 programs from nearly 1,200 organizations. 

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Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Invisibly Creeping Into Industry

Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Invisibly Creeping Into Industry

Category: Manufacturing Technology Sep 27, 2021

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you find out that nanomaterials are everywhere, including industrial manufacturing. What are they? How does nanotechnology work? Why is it valuable? Learn the basics about this growing field at the intersection of the physical, chemical, and biological worlds – but too small to see! Some measure less than 100 billionths of a meter.

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Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

Do You Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

Category: Business Sep 21, 2021

More than likely, you do! If your business has fewer than 500 employees, then you probably qualify for this special tax break that could potentially eliminate your payroll tax and give you an influx of needed cash. If your business was not able to operate in a way comparable to pre-COVID times, then you’ll want to read on. Don’t leave thousands of dollars on the table.

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IMTS 2022 Registration is Open

IMTS 2022 Registration is Open

Category: IMTS 2022 Sep 21, 2021

The countdown for IMTS 2022 has kicked off! Hear about six things you can do now to begin your IMTS 2022 journey: peruse exhibitor products and services, interact with experts, and learn about new technologies and business strategies through online events and on-demand programs.

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Five Manufacturing Tech Trends to Watch

Five Manufacturing Tech Trends to Watch

Category: Manufacturing Technology Sep 17, 2021

Tech trends aren’t just fun; they’re important. Get up to speed on all the manufacturing technology trends to watch with AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s gurus.

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Discover What's Happening at IMTS 2022

Discover What's Happening at IMTS 2022

Category: IMTS 2022 Sep 13, 2021

Excitement is growing as planning for IMTS 2022, one of the world’s largest manufacturing technology events, is underway. Get the scoop on the technology, companies, and attractions coming to IMTS 2022. See how you can interact now with technology experts, exhibitors, and more.

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