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Published: 5/4/2019

Are Your CNC Machinist Job Descriptions Outdated?

Traditional machine shop job descriptions might not draw interest from the talented, young people your shop needs to grow.

Published: 4/16/2019

Nominations Due May 1 for 2019 Emerging Leader Awards

Time is running out to nominate a colleague who is outstanding at his or her job who you think deserves recognition in the industry. 

Published: 3/19/2019

The Journey to Finding America’s Greatest Champion

Terry Iverson shares his journey to self-publishing his book, Finding America’s Greatest Champion, in an effort to educate those outside of manufacturing about great opportunities in manufacturing, changing perceptions along the way.

Published: 2/27/2019

Sharing a Common Challenge: Workforce Development

Solving the ongoing skilled labor shortage is not only a moldmaking problem, it’s a manufacturing problem.  And MoldMaking Technology’s parent company, Gardner Business Media, manages several brands covering the many facets of manuf...

Published: 2/22/2019

Focusing on Workforce Development: 10 Stories You Need to See

The moment of decision is coming for many: automate or find skilled workers? For many the challenge of engaging workers is worth the time and effort. These stories are worth your time, too. 

Published: 2/14/2019

What Is it Like to Study Additive Manufacturing?

This article and video series filmed at Penn State University illustrate what the school's first master’s students in AM are learning, and how they’ll apply it to advance 3D printing.

Published: 2/6/2019

A Place in Manufacturing Should Be Earned, Not Given

How do your children fit into your succession plan?

Published: 1/10/2019

Today's Workforce Needs More than Metalworking Skills to Thrive

Three mold manufacturing companies share how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry.

Published: 1/3/2019

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool

A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.

Published: 12/10/2018

Help Set Up a Student-Run CNC Shop Near You

This replicable student-run business model offers promise not only in terms of workforce development, but also in potentially lowering U.S. manufacturing costs.

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