Skip to content

NC3 Promotes Manufacturing Training, Educational Partnerships

Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Training in advanced manufacturing technology is a hot topic as companies grapple with the skills gap. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, interviews Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director and CEO of NC3. Tadajewski explores the need for training in advanced manufacturing technology; how the industry can ensure that new workers are properly trained; how current workers can stay current with new technology; and how training will evolve and change in the coming years. He also explains how and why NC3 has formed a partnership with the SME Education Foundation, Snap-on Inc., and the L.S. Starrett Company to provide custom training in precision measurement for schools in the SME PRIME Schools network.


More Podcasts

  • Weathering Any Storm with Operational Agility

    July 8, 2020
    Manufacturers and businesses around the globe are facing an entirely new environment for operating and selling due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s not just global pandemics than can test an organization’s ability to succeed. Associate Editor Chris Mahar speaks with Ankit Shah, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at Quick Base, about how low-code platforms can help businesses become more flexible and adapt quicker to market and operational changes. Building operational agility that can enable them to flourish in difficult times and markets.
    By Chris Mahar - Associate Editor, SME Media
  • Fusion OEM Embraces Cobots, Invests In Future Expert Machinists

    July 6, 2020
    Craig Zoberis and Davin Erickson detail how Fusion OEM discovered and implemented collaborative robots, or cobots. The company is now investing in future expert machinists by using cobots—and making headway in closing the manufacturing industry skills gap. They explain the phases of training for cobots, as well as how cobots “talk” with other machines—and how machines perform “handshakes” (and are therefore envied by humans who today are struggling with social distancing).
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
  • The Role of Abrasives in Automotive Body Shops

    July 1, 2020
    Auto collisions have long been a fact of life but taking care of the damage has become a more complicated task for auto body shops in recent years. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Shawn Moody, owner of Moody’s Collision Shops, based in Gorham, Maine, about how automotive products have evolved over the past four decades; how abrasive products have evolved during that same time; what are the costs and benefits of using higher-end abrasives; and the types of new equipment body shops need to purchase to keep up with new technology.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Microsoft Exec On Ways To Do Well Despite COVID-19 Crisis

    June 29, 2020
    Diego Tamburini, principal industry lead for manufacturing in the cloud + AI division of Microsoft, reviews the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in manufacturing. He shares his thoughts about how the industry should respond—and lists the attributes of manufacturers best positioned to survive the crisis. Finally, he outlines new opportunities for developers of smart manufacturing software solutions under the “new normal.”
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
  • The Growth of Manufacturing as a Service

    June 22, 2020
    With the general trend towards offering a number of products as a service, this podcast discusses the idea of Manufacturing-as-a-Service with Greg Paulsen/Director of Application Engineering for Xometry, hosted by Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine.
    By Bruce Morey - Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
  • Hearing is Believing: Using Vibro-Acoustic Technology in Engineering

    June 19, 2020
    New vibro-acoustic technologies are creating new opportunities, particularly in space engineering. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, talks with Bryce Gardner, Lead Acoustic Scientist—Vibro-Acoustics, and Ignatius Vaz, Senior Technical Development Manager, both with ESI Group, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the vibro-acoustic engineering industry; how the space industry, including rocket launching, is using vibro-acoustics; how vibro-acoustics is changing with modern analysis software and testing procedures; and how new ray tracing technology is contributing to launch-pad acoustic calculations.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Connect With Us