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Ohio Machining Students Meet Area Employers

Colerain High School machining students were able to participate in a local job fair designed to help educate them about their career prospects after graduation. Colerain holds machining classes attended by approximately 50 upper classmen and women, taught by Colerain instructor Dave Fox. "During the election, I heard both candidates always talking about advance manufacturing and that's what we...

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BobCAD-CAM Unveils Grant Program for Small Business Assistance

BobCAD-CAM has started a new Participation Grant Program to provide business and employment training assistance to small American businesses who have suffered from foreign competition. The software company will accept applications from U.S. small businesses to help analyze and revamp business practices in that company. BobCAD-CAM will send dedicated professionals to analyze of "employee...

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How Does 3-D Printing Impact Conventional Manufacturing?

How is 3-D printing impacting the conventional machining and manufacturing industry spaces? So asks a recent piece in Modern Machine Shop (MMS) that profiles engine component manufacturer Jesel Inc.'s experience purchasing and using a 3-D printer in its facility. Joining the chorus of other 3-D printer converts, Jesel has found their Dimension 3-D printer producing prototypes for customers as...

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Schunk Slims Down Toolholders

Schunk has released slimmed-down toolholder extensions designed for hard-to-reach machining operations. The Tribos-SVL toolholder is available in a variety of clamping diameters from 1/8 to 3/4 in. in slim contours, but Schunk notes the device is reliable in high-precision machining operations in tough environments. The slim Tribos-SVL is designed to allowing machining on hard-to-reach...

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Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

As part of National Engineers Week, the National Engineers Week Foundation is sponsoring events throughout the country devoted to getting women interested in engineering. Introduce a Girl to Engineering is an attempt to introduce girls of all ages to the possibilities of engineering careers through public events and school sessions. Officially, Feb. 21 is the day of the celebration, but events to...

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Raytheon Challenges Students to Build it Better

To recognize students during National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23), Raytheon is sponsoring a contest on Facebook to recognize students who help bring engineering ingenuity to improve their schools. Build it Better will judge K-12 student projects submitted during the week that reveal how kids have helped improve their school. Students can enter their submission "as a photo essay, video or detailed...

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Techno Offers Educational CNC Package

Techno, Inc. Education Systems is now selling a packaged educational CNC machining deal for schools looking to improve their STEM and machining course offerings. The Complete Techno Educational CNC Machining Package is being offered at a discounted price of $18,450 for school programs. The package includes: Techno 30 x 24 inch Servo CNC Router ·    Introduction to CNC Machining...

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How Cyber-Physical Systems Could Revolutionize "Integrated Industry"

Hannover Messe, one of the largest industrial conventions in the world, with 11 different trade shows running concurrently, will open its doors from April 8 to 12 in Hannover, Germany. The massive event will be unveiled with the theme of Integrated Industry, showcasing the growing approach to integrating and networking the manufacturing production life cycle from the mining of raw materials to...

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Kennametal Says Electrochemical Machining Process Achieves What Conventional Machining Can't

Unconventional fabrication processes typically make inroads into machine shops when specialized applications are required. Among them is additive manufacturing from such companies as ExOne, in which complex geometries are fabricated one layer at a time with special powders and binders. One specialty process that appears poised for wide notice is precision electrochemical machining (PECM)...

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National Engineers Week Begins

Yesterday, National Engineers Week began in earnest, honoring those who apply the knowledge of science and math to build the world around us. Through Feb. 27, engineers and organizations around the country will recognize engineering and help introduce it to future generations. Here are a couple of announcements related to events taking place around the country this week: The Houston Engineers...

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