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Delcam to Support OSG ‘Train the Nation’ Tour for Die and Mold Manufacturers

Press Release - Delcam


Delcam is supporting OSG Tap & Die with its series of in-depth seminars showing die and mold manufacturers how to take their machining to the next level.  The tour will be visiting cities across the USA from April to September. Each of the one-day training events will show machinists how they can produce better results and achieve more productivity from their machines.  Full Article

Obama Announces Ninth Manufacturing Institute

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The Obama administration today announced a competition for manufacturers and universities to form the ninth manufacturing innovation institute, this one to concentrate on textiles and fibers.The US government will invest $75 million while private entities are to invest another $75 million, according to a White House statement. Full Article

New Engineers, New (Fun!) Education

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


The challenges of today’s economy and information technology requires us to re-think how we act as engineers and how engineers are educated. I think I saw the future while helping a high school FIRST Robotics team. It upended my traditional view of engineering education and even how we work. Fun, community, trust, and sharing are the way of the future. Full Article

Workforce Pipeline: Exposure, Exploration and Preparation for Future Shop Rats

Kelly Burr, Executive Director, The Shop Rat Foundation


When Chris Salow, a Michigan-based manufacturing entrepreneur, began the Shop Rat Foundation in 2004, his mission was simple: to change society’s perception of manufacturing. What he came to realize through his marketing efforts and community outreach activities was that although adult views on manufacturing were  harder to shift, the youth that he encountered were much more receptive. Full Article

Grede Investing to Support Commercial Vehicle Growth

Press Release - Grede Holdings LLC

Louisville, Kentucky – March 25, 2015 – Grede Holdings LLC plans to invest more than $20 million over the next three years in its Biscoe, NC, facility to support the growth of its commercial vehicle business. The investment will be used for three new molding machines and handling systems, heat treating, an environmentally friendly immersion coating system, machining and the addition of 26,000 ft2 of manufacturing floor space. Full Article

SME Education Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Press Release - SME


The SME Education Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring a vast amount of knowledge and a devoted passion for educating younger generations about manufacturing and the many careers opportunities that exist within the industry. Joining the Board are John Miller and Michael Marlowe. Full Article

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