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When you’re bending large sheet metal, the right setup and tools used can have a large impact on whether your bend has stacked errors or comes out smooth. read more →

09 Mar 2015
March 9, 2015

What kind of band saw should I buy?

A band saw is an essential tool for any manufacturer Band saw basics: Contents: Band saw basics Vertical & horizontal band saws Semi-automatic band saws Fully-automatic band saws Which band saw should I buy? Get some help This machine’s blade is made up of a continuous band of metal with sharp teeth along one edge, and it.. read more →

Industrial machinery mechanics need a year or more of training for a $45k median salary.

At the end of last month, the US Department of Labor included manufacturing in a list of “10 good jobs that don’t need a degree.” They said that industrial machinery mechanics, maintenance workers and millwright positions are expected to increase by 17% in the next 7 years, and applicants who are qualified should have very good job prospects when applying… read more →

There are many benefits of buying new machines tools for manufacturers. The benefits far outweigh the small amount of money saved when buying pre-owned. Here are 8 benefits of buying new machine tools You know what you’re getting There are no nasty surprises when you buy new, but used machines may have problems deep in.. read more →

Many manufacturing professionals who are looking for a promotion or new job often find themselves asking, will obtaining a APICS certification improve my career prospects? read more →

25 Jul 2013
July 25, 2013

Where Has All The Training Gone?

Where has all the training gone?

The importance of training Training is extremely important to the future of manufacturing in the United States, yet in many states, it has fallen by the wayside. Training for skilled manufacturing positions has been hit by a perfect storm of budget cuts and the mistaken idea that all young workers should go to college. What.. read more →

Chicago School helps U.S. jobs Austin Polytechnical Academy was a school founded as a partnership between labor and business to train students for high-end manufacturing jobs that often remain unfilled for lack of trained talent. See more in this video about how this school helps to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Austin Polytechnical Academy.. read more →

The most important part of a hydraulic system is keeping it clean. Any extreme pressure system is vulnerable to dirt, particles, and other matter that could contaminate the close tolerances necessary for any hydraulic system. All pipes, fittings, and other components must be extremely clean before use. Maintenance Tip: Regularly replace filters and, at a.. read more →

When it comes to the monumental task of training another generation of manufacturing employees, armed with the high-tech skills that the technology-heavy processes of the future will require, it’s easy to come down hard on the educational system. There are some basic tropes: guidance counselors push all students toward an undergraduate degree; shop classes are.. read more →

In this episode of M.net’™s Manufacturing Newswire, a lab to train the next generation of manufacturing engineers and designers, the answer to those flickering florescent tube lights, and delayed food safety reforms. We’€™ll also look at a brief look at the future of localized manufacturing, the latest manufacturing numbers, Microsoft’€™s plans for the future of.. read more →