College of Lake County Hosting Mechatronics Info Sessions

June 10, 2015

Interested in mechatronics or robotics? College of Lake County (CLC) will be hosting a series of informational seminars on its mechatronics certification program. Learn about training towards a rewarding career as a service technician, electrical or maintenance repair worker, machinery maintenance worker, electro-mechanical technician, robotics technician, mechanical engineering technician or electrical equipment assembler. College of […]

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Waubonsee Scholarships

June 9, 2015

Waubonsee Community College’s Career and Technical Education Scholarship is available to students who plan to study towards their Associates in Applied Sciences or Certificate Programs in a variety of specialties, including advanced welding, CNC operator and programmer, and more. The scholarship is $500 in tuition credit for both fall 2015 and spring 2016. Applications are […]

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Danville Teacher Discusses Technology

June 8, 2015

Duane Collins was an Industrial Technology teacher at Danville High School. He recently retired but, in this Commercial News article, he discusses some of the changes he has seen in the school’s program over the years. His classes had access to state-of-the-art technology, such as CAD and 3D printing. Some of his classes were rigorous […]

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College of Lake County Partners with Technology Company

June 5, 2015

College of Lake County (CLC) has partnered with a local technology company to enhance the school’s offerings and offer employment opportunities. AKHAN Semiconductor Inc is a leader in the design and manufacture of diamond film semiconductors for a variety of industries. AKHAN will use its Gurnee production facility to work with CLC, offering training for students who […]

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Seminar Series on Fabricated Metals

June 4, 2015

Metro Chicago Exports, CMMC, and Illinois’ SBDCs are offering a series of seminars on the international industry of fabricated metals, exporting, opportunities, and more. The seminars are: June 4: Choose DuPage – Lisle June 9: Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing – Chicago June 16: Will County Economic Development Corporation – Joliet June 23: Lake County Partners – […]

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The Amazing World of 3D Printing

June 3, 2015

Think 3D printing is just about sitting around waiting for your small prototype cog to print? It is that. But it is also much, much more. 3D printing is already being used to create some things you would never imagine. How about food, clothing, musical instruments, personalized superhero action figures, and even human skin?

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For Lease: 3D Printing and Welding Technology

June 2, 2015

Sciaky, Inc, a provider of welding systems and services for a variety of industries, has announced it will now offer its technologies for finance or lease. Options are available for the company’s 3D printing technology and electron beam advanced arc welding machines. Hopefully easier and more cost-effective access to these important technologies will help spark […]

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John Wood Community College to Expand

June 1, 2015

John Wood Community College is planning to expand its presence in Pittsfield. The expansion will allow the college to offer more non-credit, adult and continuing education classes, and classes for high school students wanting an early start in higher education. It is still to be determined whether the expansion will include a new building construction […]

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Harper Manufacturing Program Gets $500,000 Grant

June 1, 2015

The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) recently presented Harper College in Palatine, IL with a $500,000 grant. The grant is to support Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program as well as the Harper College Promise Scholarship program. Part of the grant will be added to a planned $1.5 million 6,000 square foot expansion of Harper’s […]

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General Plastics Named Wisconsin’s Manufacturer of the Year

May 29, 2015

General Plastics was named Wisconsin’s Manufacturer of the Year for 2014. The company is a manufacturer of custom thermoformed products. General Plastics was chosen for the award in the Small Business category based on their commitment to quality, employee empowerment, and environmental stewardship. Robert G. Porsche, President of General Plastics, stated “The Manufacturer of the […]

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