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Building a Future in Florida

Florida's advanced manufacturing industries are diverse and include sectors producing intermediate and finished products ranging from plastics and micro-electronics to tortillas and motor vehicles.

Turbine Repair Firm Fills the Talent Gap

CRT, a turbine repair firm, is working with Tooling U-SME to educate its workforce. With more than 300 different courses in machining and an extensive library available in welding and inspection, CRT is pleased with the breadth of content.

The Science of Diffusion Bonding or Joining together Dissimilar Metals

Metal diffusion bonding is an essential joining method for achieving a high-purity interface when two similar metals require superior structural integrity. The process involves applying high temperature, and pressure to metals mated together in a hot press causes the atoms on solid metallic surfaces to intersperse and bond.

Targeting the Skills Gap in Forming and Fabricating

As in other industries, U.S. forming and fabricating companies are experiencing a critical shortage of skilled labor. In this SME Media podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Robert Tessier, National Director of Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Airgas about the skills gap in the forming and fabricating industry; changes needed in the education system to fill the need for skilled labor; how automation factors into efforts to reduce the skills gap; and efforts at Airgas to develop workers for manufacturing operations, including a special program for military veterans.

Trumpf Shows New Offerings—Virtually

Among the expected new product offerings a company such as Trumpf would offer at FABTECH, it chose to show all of its offerings via large video screens and real-time links. It shows the reality of not only Industry 4.0 but Marketing 4.0 as well.