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6 Lessons About the Future of Manufacturing from the Winners of the ML Awards

Factories of the Future. For the past 12 years it’s been our pleasure to sponsor the Manufacturing Leadership Awards. One reason it’s a great experience is that it’s rewarding to help honor manufacturing innovators who, all too often, don’t get the recognition they deserve. Another is that, each year, the innovative projects and individual achievements selected as ML Award winners by the Judging Panel give us invaluable insights into where manufacturing is going. That’s because the awards—which are based on nominations submitted directly by manufacturers themselves—tell us exactly the types of initiatives into which these leaders are investing their precious financial and intellectual resources with the ultimate goal of gaining meaningful competitive advantage and delivering increased value to customers.

Othermill – A portable precise desktop CNC Milling Machine | Other Machine Co.

The Othermill is a portable, precise desktop CNC mill that allows you to create 2D and 3D objects out of durable materials, such as wood, metal, and plastic, using digital designs. We believe that regular people should be able to use professional tools, so we’ve designed easy-to-use software and provided the tools and materials you need to get started.

School-manufacturer program aims to show students there’s a future in manufacturing | New Hampshire Business Review

From his office window in Charlestown, John Olsen sees Springfield, Vt., where 8,000 people used to work in the machine tool industry back in the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s."And now I don't think there's 50 people in the machine tool industry in Springfield," said Olsen, president of Whelen Engineering Inc.But Olsen, now in his 55th year in manufacturing, isn't willing to accept this as reality either for Whelen or the future of advanced manufacturing in the United States.So with the help of retired Claremont School District Superintendent Jacqueline Guillette, Scott Pope, an instructor at the Sugar River Valley Technical Center in Claremont, and others, they've developed a curriculum for a hands-on program that allows local high school students to get into the factory and learn what manufacturing is today, and that there may be a future in it. ..Read More....

There’s a Home for You in Manufacturing – YouTube

Business leaders and workers discuss the types of jobs and careers available in Advanced Manufacturing. Film credits Keene State College, RCAM, ABTech, NHBB, Phase65, Inc., Graphicast, Maxcess Tidland, Region 14 CTE, Corning, Knappe & Koester, Inc., Whelen Engineering, TIMKEN