#EDUCATION

Machining

United Grinding Expands Customer and Community Outreach for 2021

United Grinding launches a new Youtube video series, student scholarships and digitization presentations at IMTS spark.

Ferris State University Adds Zeres Molding Machine, Expands Plastics Lab

Delivery of the Zhafir Zeres electric molding machine addresses social distancing requirements and provides students with the opportunity to see both electric and hydraulic technologies in action.

Additive Manufacturing

EOS, Texas A&M University Offer AM Professional Development Program

Successful additive manufacturing pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.

Support the American Precision Museum This Holiday Season

Preserve an important part of America’s manufacturing history this season and consider donating toward APM’s new, engaging exhibits, “Looking Back to Face Forward.”

Machining

MC Machinery Opens Southeast Technology Center in North Carolina

The new 16,000-square-foot facility will provide MC Machinery customers throughout the region with local access to direct sales, service, application and training support.

Business Strategy

How to Transfer Quality Training from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

To succeed with product quality and quality training shops must measure quality at the source, process improvements, waste, cost, productivity, sales and other key performance indicators. 

Workforce Development

4 Benefits of Improved Employee Training for MoldMakers and Molders

Industry "know-how" and attention to everyone's development can mean big profits for your business.

Sodick/Plustech Launches "Sodick and Friends" Virtual Webinar

Precision injection molding machine manufacturer, Sodick, is hosting a range of topics in its virtual webinar series to optimize your processes and better your manufacturing operations. 

Mazak Takes Shops to the Next Level with Progressive Learning Program

Both online or in-person classes are available on MAZATROL conversational programming, machine maintenance and troubleshooting. 

Hot Runners

Upcoming MoldTrax Certification Courses Offer In-Depth Training, Improved Practices

Sessions running Nov. 17-20, 2020 and Dec. 1-4, 2020, cover mold and hot runner maintenance and repair training.  

Workforce Development

Arburg Recruits 2,000th Apprentice

The company’s apprenticeship program, running for more than 70 years, has reached a major milestone with its most recent recruit, engineering technician Michael Gross.

Workforce Development

Molding Defects Interactive Training Offered for Injection Molding Engineers

Kruse Training launches its self-paced, step-by-step Molding Defects Level 2 training section for designers, injection molders and process engineers.

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: From COVID and Tooling Trends to Free Online Education and A New Recycling Venture, The Plastek Group Speaks Out!

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges catches up with the Prischak family who owns The Plastek Group in Erie, Pennsylvania, and who also happens to be the original founder of MoldMaking Technology magazine back in 1997.  

MoldTrax Offers Discounts For Final October 2020 Mold Maintenance Courses

MoldTrax’s certification courses, running October 20-23, 2020, offer a variety of benefits, and will enhance attendees’ understanding of mold maintenance.

MMT Chats: Making the Argument for a Mentoring Program

What employers need to think about as they reopen post-pandemic to improve employee engagement.

MD&M West Manufacturing Event Announces New 2021 Date

While next year’s conference and exhibition has been rescheduled for August 10-12, 2021, event organizer Informa Markets offers its comprehensive digital event this November 2020. 

Heidenhain Donates Exposed Optical Encoders To Support ASPE Student Challenge

The twelve Numerik Jena LIKgo encoders will be incorporated into the six critical XY stages of the annual precision engineering student competition.

AMBA Tackles Lean Manufacturing Principles in Application-Based Series

AMBA’s Emerging Leaders Network has met industry knowledge with critical thinking in its new offered six-part series, which guides attendees through the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of lean manufacturing principles. 

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: Cross-Generational Mentorship: Participants Share Their Journey

MoldMaking Technology takes a broader look at the value proposition of mentoring by launching and completing a pilot mentorship program.

Workforce Development

Haimer USA partners with Titans of CNC organization

The collaboration will focus on developing and delivering global, high-level manufacturing education to make machinists more efficient and productive. 

Design & Mfg. Software

How to Learn Mold Design Virtually

Plastics Engineering program instructors share their strategies for successful virtual learning for hands-on injection mold design.

Workforce Development

Virtual Learning Is Taking Off in Moldmaking

If you were unable to attend Amerimold Connects, you can experience our version of virtual learning by watching all of the recorded live-stream presentations on the Amerimold Expo website. 

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.

Workforce Development

MMT Chats: Virtual R&D and Teaching Plastic Injection Mold Design

New Editorial Advisory Board member Davide Masato, an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joined me for a 20-minute video chat about the importance of plastics engineering, and how COVID-19 changed the faculty's approach to teaching mold engineering and plastics research.

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