Aerospace is one of the main industries embracing additive technologies, and the large growth in industrial metal 3D printing over the past few years can be largely attributed to the A&D industry.
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SME, committed to the manufacturing industry through promoting advanced manufacturing technology and workforce development, has selected 18 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers to be honored for exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry.
The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles. But is the available, emerging American workforce adequately prepared to take their place and contribute to this position of manufacturing expertise? That question will be addressed during the North American International Auto Show, which opens to global automotive media and industry leaders today in Detroit.
SME, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the future leaders in manufacturing, has selected four university professors to receive its 2017 Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. The advisors, who provide direct oversight to SME’s student chapters at universities throughout the country, offer their guidance and support to student chapter leaders to ensure their professional growth and the success of the chapter itself.
Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading tooling manufacturer of complete holemaking solutions, has launched its new engineering training department, which provides hands on education programs for new employees, end users and distributors.
The results of FABTECH 2017 reflected the continuing commitment to advancing the technology of the forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries that the five sponsoring industries represent.
The use of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical industry is well established in making dental implants, artificial hip joints, and molds for invisible braces.
Tackling the workforce skills gap issue involves dealing with not only experienced employees who have sharp subtractive manufacturing skills but have to be prodded to move into additive manufacturing (AM) but also newbies who still need to hone skills required to harness the promise of emerging technology, Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing CEO Lynda Prigodich-Reed said.
Manufacturing is important to communities, regions, nations: In the US alone, manufacturing supports more than 17.6 million jobs—that’s one in six jobs–and accounts for nearly $6 trillion in GDP. More than 12 million Americans (9% of the workforce) are employed in manufacturing.
Wisconsin could capitalize on its strengths in sensors and controls to drive economic growth and support over 44,000 jobs annually in the advanced energy industry. That’s the conclusion of a report from “The Wisconsin Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Sensors and Controls for Advanced Energy.”