MMT Chats: True Leadership Leads to Mentoring, Part 1

This trio from TK Mold and Engineering in Romeo, Michigan, joins me to discuss the role of leadership and culture in mentorship. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30 #education #leadership

Okuma America Partners with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for New Machine Tool Training Academy

Partnership will provide technical training to Okuma customers, distributors and employees, with courses expected to commence in October 2021.

American Injection Molding Institute Earns Additional Accreditation for Injection Mold Training Program

Hands-on Molders’ Series earns accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board, making this its fourth ANAB-accredited training program for the injection molding industry.

Mold Maintenance Software Company Delivers Consulting, Certification Courses

MoldTrax offer moldmakers year-long ToolingDocs certification training courses and a maintenance capabilities assessment (MCA).

Video: Mold Design, Engineering and Virtual Learning

Christina Fuges and Ryan Delahanty chat with Don Smith of Scholle IPN and Davide Masato of UMass Lowell about COVID-19, education, mold design and more in the virtual video series “What's New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing.”
#industry40 #education #imts

AMBA Award Nominations Are Now Being Accepted

Mold Builder of the Year and Tooling Trailblazer of the Year awards, sponsored by Progressive Components, will address educational outreach initiatives. Deadline is May 21.

How the Coronavirus Transformed Training

A pandemic accelerated necessary changes in how we train current and future generations of mold-manufacturing professionals.

EOS Expands Online Training Program to U.S. to Foster Industrial 3D Printing Education

Additive Minds Academy offers a series of over 18 topic-based learning modules supported by EOS’ consulting team to equip learners and aid companies in leveraging AM technologies.

Upcoming SPE Mold Technologies Division Discussion Confronts the Challenge of Supporting Next-Generation Moldmakers

Do you find it challenging to hire new designers, engineers or moldmakers for your company? Attend “The Skilled Workforce Challenge,” on April 8, 2021, at 8 a.m. EST for global perspectives and insights on the industry’s top challenge.

MMT Chats: The Need for Broader Additive Manufacturing Education to Understand its True ROI, Part 2

This MMT Chat continues the conversation with Action Mold and Machining, as two members of the Additive Manufacturing team dig a little deeper into AM education, AM’s return on investment and the facility and equipment requirements to implement AM properly. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.


MMT Chats: Top of Mind Should be the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Charles Daniels CFO of Wepco Plastics in Middlefield, Connecticut. He is also one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members. He shares his insights on the role of social media in manufacturing, how to improve the “business” side of a small mold shop, continually developing culture and an update on Wepco’s COVID outreach.  

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.  

MMT Chats: Making the Argument for a Mentoring Program

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

FANUC, Rockwell Automation Form Coalition to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gaps

Offered apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, automation and robotics aim to help companies rapidly upskill current and future workers.   
#education #leadership

Adi Group Encourages Pre-Apprenticeship Program for Next-Generation

In a pandemic-stricken climate, a pre-apprenticeship approach may offer up a practical learning path to those young people whose formal education has been disrupted.
#education #leadership

Big Kaiser Presents Fifth Annual Donation to National Robotics League

Big Kaiser and its customers raised $6,275 in two months to contribute to hands-on STEM learning experiences for NLR students.
#education #leadership

FANUC America Launches CRX Cobot Website

Newly launched e-Learning website educates manufacturers and industry about FANUC’s CRX collaborative robot to get customers and employees up to speed.

MMT On-Demand IMTS Spark Sessions: Mentorship and Apprenticeship

Just because you missed the live stream of MoldMaking Technology's first two sessions on IMTS Spark, doesn’t mean you need to miss out completely because both sessions are now available for viewing on-demand.

NIMS, Edge Factor Provide Free Educational Experience for Next-Generation Workforce

Online Experiences empower students, parents and job-seekers to explore skilled trades, apprenticeships, hands-on learning programs, careers, STEAM and soft skills in advanced manufacturing.