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By Greg JonesApr 16, 2021

The goal of the updated Mandate is to impact decision-making among federal policymakers by providing a clear vision of near-term and long-term future goals of our industry.

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By Greg JonesFeb 10, 2021

Over the years, you’ve seen us outline in this column the importance of supporting industry-recognized standards and credentials as one solution to the skills gap that we face in the advanced manufacturing industry. In most other industries, standard...

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By External ContributorFeb 08, 2021

Over the past six months, our society has undertaken lifestyle and work changes that only a world-altering, once-in-a-century event like SARS-CoV-2 could inspire. Entire businesses have gone virtual for the foreseeable future, including schools...

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By Greg JonesDec 15, 2020

We are more ready than ever to put 2020 behind us. Despite all the challenges that we all faced, this year was also a year for improving processes, workflows, and product developments that will enable us all to have a more prosperous new year in 2021...

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By AMTDec 10, 2020

A new CNC machining education program has been developed in collaboration with IACMI – The Composites Institute and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a national initiative for machine tool technology development and...

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By Greg JonesDec 09, 2020

How can manufacturing technology companies find potential partners and other resources to advance their capabilities to develop innovative new products and technologies cost effectively? You don’t need to go it alone and hire all the expertise you need...

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By External ContributorOct 13, 2020

FANUC, a supplier of CNCs, robotics, announced on Oct. 13 that it has been named a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) by the Department of Labor (DOL). FANUC shares this achievement in collaboration with industry partners including Rockwell Automation...

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By Greg JonesOct 08, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia visited the headquarters of NIMS in Fairfax, Virginia recently for a signing ceremony designating NIMS as a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) for the new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP)...

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By Greg JonesSep 24, 2020

As part of the launch of the new Smartforce Career & Education Experience, AMT Smartforce Development supported NIMS’ development of this industry job board, allowing individuals to make career connections and even generate a resume...

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By External ContributorAug 17, 2020

Depending on who you ask, AI and automation will either destroy jobs or create new ones. In reality, a greater push toward automation will probably both kill and create jobs — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres, sure, but many new...

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