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Where Do You Find Your Emerging Workforce

SkillsUSA and its industry Career Cluster sponsors support 100 skilled trades including programs and competitions in CNC machining, welding, mechatronics, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, and robotics and automation technology. Learn more about their´╗┐ National Championship featuring a 5-axis CNC demo competition.

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Where Do You Find Your Emerging Workforce

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

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.

IMTS 2022 Registration is Open

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.

Five Manufacturing Tech Trends to Watch

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.

Discover What's Happening at IMTS 2022

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.

7 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date on Manufacturing Technology

Business Sep 10, 2021

Managing a modern manufacturing operation today means staying current on the transformative technologies that can help you be more agile. Here’s how teams can track and share information, plus the essential podcasts and email newsletters focused on the latest technologies transforming the industry.

Emerging Technologies Continue to Make Inroads into Manufacturing

Manufacturing Technology Sep 7, 2021

Take a look at how artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision, and sensors are bringing gains in flexibility and efficiency to the movement of parts in facilities and how exoskeletons are increasing worker endurance in repetitive physical tasks.

Get Paid to Build and Break Things?

Smartforce Sep 7, 2021

Sign Karen Taminger up. For the last 35 years, Taminger has been a materials research engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and her research has led to  developments that are advancing manufacturing efficiency, including how to solve the challenge to 3D print metals in outer space.

New Approaches to Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Sep 3, 2021

Supply chains have evolved as an efficient way to source raw materials and parts from the most cost-effective global sources for the manufacture of final products. To date, they have not focused on resiliency, visibility, or redundancy; instead, the goal has been to deliver speed and quality at the lowest possible cost. In this article, we look at alternatives to focusing on price point alone.

When Failure Is Not an Option

Manufacturing Technology Sep 3, 2021

COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems is building a wire-feed 3D metal printer to be used in outer space for NASA’s Artemis moon missions. The technology developed for use up there may also benefit critical, large-scale components used down here by overcoming one of the fundamental barriers to widespread AM adoption. 

House Approves Budget, Sets Deadline for Infrastructure Vote

Advocacy Aug 25, 2021

Tuesday, the House approved the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint and set a Sept. 27 deadline to vote on the $550 billion infrastructure bill – days before transportation funding runs out on Oct. 1. 

Ohio Entrepreneur Embodies Spirit of the Wright Brothers

IMTS Network Aug 21, 2021

A pioneer in metal 3D printing, Greg Morris’ family manufacturing business dates back to the Wright brothers. Find out why he has started another manufacturing business – one that includes additive and subtractive technologies – after selling one to GE and what he has in common with the illustrious inventors.

$90 Million in Grants to Support Training, Employment Services for Workers Displaced by Pandemic

Smartforce Aug 20, 2021

On Aug. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of an increased $90 million in Career National Dislocated Worker Grants. Engage your local workforce system to apply by Aug. 31.

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