CNC & Machine Controls

Made in the USA – Episode 6: The Way Forward

So far, Made in the USA has looked into system-wide effects of broken supply chains, automation, skilled workforce issues and our perception of manufacturing jobs — examining each topic through a prism of individual experiences. For this final episode for Season 1, let’s look at one more system-wide question and bring it back to personal perspectives: Is there today a new dawn, a new moment for American manufacturing?

Made in the USA - Episode 5: Succession - A Family Machine Shop Story

The story of Geno and David DeVandry reflects the sea change in machine shop ownership facing this country as baby boomers reach retirement age. The change in leadership from father to son at their family-owned machine ship required a new mindset, a new way running the family-owned business, and that one generation let go and allow a new one to step in. 

Women in Manufacturing Association Partners With SME to Produce Virtual Career Fairs

The first virtual career fair is scheduled for February 9, 2023, and the second will be held at a date to be determined later in the year.

DMG MORI Partners With Illinois Tech to Open Chicago Training Center

The partners hope to play a critical role in preparing the workers needed to revive the advanced manufacturing industry in the U.S., including the semiconductor industry.

Veterans Play Key Role in Workforce Development at Mazak

Mazak currently employs a total of 87 veterans within departments ranging from field service and parts to production and purchasing.

WEST of Windsor Opens Job Fair for Women Seeking to Enter Trades

Job fair taking place Dec. 7, 2022, at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, has open positions in CNC machining, mold and die and more.  

National Institute for Metalworking Skills Launches Employer Engagement Process

NIMS’ five-step method establishes effective and focused on-the-job training in a short period of time.  

Big Daishowa Incentive Supports Manufacturing Training Programs

Through the end of the year, Big Daishowa will donate a tooling certificate valued at 20% of every order from an NTMA member company to the buyer’s school of choice.

Hexagon's Training System Simulates Realistic CNC Operations

HxGN Machine Trainer is a safe tool to learn and validate new and existing procedures for production and inspection.

Latest Respiratory Protection Product Joins Lineup

New Hard Hat PAPR with T94iH-R helmet is designed to improve compliance in the most demanding industrial environments.

Can Machining Simulation Propel Machining Education?

Digital twins prove their worth for not only proving out CNC programs, but also training the next generation of programmers.

Education and Inspiration: Find a Solution

Free with IMTS and Hannover Messe USA registration, the Solutions Theater is full of ideas, connections and education. 40 complimentary sessions are offered over the course of five days.

Shop Management Software

Datanomix, ProShop ERP Deliver Automated Job Costing

A ProShop ERP integration into the Datanomix platform automatically matches part numbers in the machine code to those from the ProShop ERP system and extracts target takt times.

Reshoring Initiative Projects Record-High Job Announcements

The Reshoring Initiative’s 1H 2022 data projects jobs announced to be a record high of around 350,000.

GROB Systems Launches Educational Video Series

The new technical tutorial and informational videos will focus machine design/building, machine applications and machine maintenance/inspection.


Automation and Retention: Labor Shortage Solutions

Royal Products showcases its labor shortage solutions, the Royal Filtermist Mist Collector and the Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator. One aims to improve workplace environments to attract and retain personnel, and the other aims to automate shop floors through simple, unmanned production.

Gear Hobbing Machines Support Job Shops and End-product Manufacturers

After a soft launch in 2020, Helios Gear Products debuts two of its manufacturing solutions from the Hera series of gear hobbing machines, the Hera 90 and Hera 350.

Top Shop Builds Upon Employee Ownership for Future Success

In its quest to become the Fox Valley’s best-in-class employer, A to Z Machine has adopted an ESOP, expanded benefits and invested in apprenticeships.

5K Race Supports Opportunities for Women in Industry

The inaugural HERizon 5K Race, in support of the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation, will take place on October 9, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

The WiM Hall of Fame honors women who have made outstanding contributions during the course of their established careers in manufacturing.

Mazak HR Director Named to Two Workforce Advisory Boards

Mazak HR Director William Weier was named to two northern Kentucky workforce advisory boards. In these roles, he assists with regional employment policies and aligns education to employer needs.

Five-Axis Machining Center With Integrated CAM Software Overcomes Skills Gap

At IMTS 2022, Jingdiao North America is presenting the GRA200 five-axis high-precision machining center which can program parts and measure them on the machine using its proprietary Surfmill CAM software.

Horizontal Machining Centers

The Job Shop Is the First Half of the Business

By day, NTL Industries went from a lathe and a mill in a home garage to an 11-employee enterprise in under five years. By night, it tackles a new future.

Milling Tools

All-Around Mill Improves Productivity and Cost for Valve Job

Adopting a mill with a double-negative rake and pockets compatible with multiple insert geometries enabled Progressive Metal Service to increase feed and lower scrap rates for a valve.

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