Metal AM is not only allowing manufacturers to increase speed to market, it’s also helping them produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, along with reducing lead time. To maximize this potential, it is critical that the existing workforce is trained in AM technologies – whether through degree programs, engineering applications, development experience or AM experience in a project-based environment.
SME and a coalition of national organizations that represent government, business and education have collaborated on a new white paper that highlights the need to make career readiness/development a central priority in the American education system.
SME, in partnership with Arconic Foundation and the SME Education Foundation, has produced the 2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report. The report offers a comprehensive look at salaries, bonuses and other compensation for both hourly and salaried manufacturing employees.
The third in the Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results. In this report, learn from the processes and the successes of industry leaders who’ve created high performance teams to meet the demands of the Industry 4.0 economy.
Understanding the challenges the manufacturing community faces and their plans in adopting advanced technologies is critical to the success of the industry. In the Trends in Digital Manufacturing survey jointly conducted by SME and Plataine, nearly 400 C-level manufacturers from multiple industries provide key insights into their plans for factory digitization.