America Makes, in partnership with ASM International, will offer the course "Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes" on May 12-13 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Registration is required, and members of America Makes and ASM will receive a 15% discount. Full Article
In an effort to reach and encourage students interested in manufacturing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), SME and the SME Education Foundation are offering a program designed for middle school and high school students at the Mfg4 event at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., from May 6 to 8. Full Article
PSI Repair Services, Inc.
PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and leading independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, will showcase its extensive product upgrade capabilities to wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) professionals at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2014 Conference & Exhibition.This flexible, cost-effective engineering service involves enhancing legacy components with newer, more reliable technology to improve performance and extend the component’s life. Full Article
Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak
Will MTConnect ultimately succeed in its goal of connecting machine tool equipment on the factory floor with the Internet? Odds are that it will, but it’s going to take time. An executive of a shop-data management and networking company once told me that MTConnect would follow the path of wireless technology—it took quite some time before wireless gained a foothold in the factory, and he estimated it could take as long as 10 years for MTConnect to gain critical mass. Full Article
Methods Machine Tools
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, today announced they are hosting Metal Storm 2014, a major open house event that will take place June 11-12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day at the company's recently expanded, renovated headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Full Article