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Certification Programs

Lean Certification

Lean Certification

Lean Certification validates your knowledge of and experience with lean principles. Lean Certification is a global, industry-recognized professional credential, and has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Additive Certification

Additive Manufacturing Certification

This gold standard in additive manufacturing certification combines UL’s multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME’s professional certification.
Technical Certification

Technical Certification

Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, certification can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry.
Special Report

Tooling U-SME Special Report

Prepare For The Future, Now

Today’s manufacturing workforce is comprised of five generations – the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Gen Z – all working together at once! Tooling U-SME has released a new report called, “6 Ways To Build A Cohesive Multigenerational Workforce: Prepare For The Future, Now,” which offers tips on creating an engaged, productive and satisfied workplace.
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Top Manufacturing News

September 16, 2019

Efficiency, Speed Make Kencoa Aerospace Machining Top Notch

When Kencoa Aerospace began its operations 20 years ago, it was a small company focused on defense applications. But, according to Troy Boston, engineering manager for the company’s U.S.-based operations, the company also progressed into commercial aerospace over the last six years and considers itself very diverse in terms of the parts it can machine for well-known clients. Read Full Story


September 13, 2019

And Now, for Some Magic in Front of the Curtain

The concept of the fully automated toolroom has moved from wish list to workable reality now that virtually every aspect of tool management, cleaning, assembly, presetting and delivery can happen without much, if any, human intervention. Read Full Story


September 12, 2019

PVD Coatings as Replacement for Hard Chrome on Components

The search for a suitable replacement to hard chrome on aerospace components has been a key supply chain priority for aircraft manufacturers. This is because of the documented health risks to workers and the impact on the environment from exposure to hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen that occurs during the chrome plating process and the most toxic form of chromium. Read Full Story


September 11, 2019

Software, CNC Interface Gains Push Programming Productivity

Connected manufacturing and digitization technologies are spurring many of the major innovations in CNC machine controls that help machine shops cut metal and create parts as quickly and efficiently as possible. In most cases, software leads the way in helping both CNC programmers and operators on the shop floor to easily manufacture parts with the highest possible precision. Read Full Story


September 10, 2019

Hybrid Additive/Subtractive Tech Changing the Face of Design and Manufacturing

Some of the key trends in manufacturing are brought about by convergence of the design and manufacturing industries. With manufacturers under more pressure than ever to deliver better products faster and at lower cost, the need to connect and automate design and manufacturing processes to reduce iterations, errors, and delivery times is becoming critical. Read Full Story

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