A Great New Resource for the Welding Community

July 7, 2015

The American Welding Society (AWS) has recently launched their AWS WeldLink, a new career planning and management system. WeldLink was developed to bring together the entire welding community, including professional welders, educators, and students. It will provide access to training, education, and employment matching opportunities. Online courses will be available. Members will be able to […]

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The World’s First 3D Printed Supercar

July 6, 2015

The world’s first 3D printed, high performance automobile was recently unveiled.¬†The car, named the Blade, was developed by Divergent Microfactories and was built with 3D printed parts. It has less emissions than an electric car and significantly less total cost than a traditional manufactured car. It can go from 0-60 in 2.2 seconds, weighs 1400 […]

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New DACC Technology Program Videos

July 3, 2015

Check out these great new videos about Danville Area Community College’s Technology Programs: Advanced Manufacturing Manufacturing Engineering Technology Electronics Technology Wind Technology General Technology Programs Full Overview on Technology Programs Pathway to U of I

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New Studio to Stimulate Ideation and Innovation

July 2, 2015

Closure Systems International (CSI), a leader in closure design, manufacturing and application systems, recently opened a new creative space called Studio C which was designed to provide a new resource for ideation and innovation. According to the press release, Studio C will “stimulate Creativity; Conduct and post Consumer research and insights; generate and displace Concepts; […]

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The American Dream at City Colleges of Chicago

July 1, 2015

The pursuit of the American Dream, in most cases, requires education beyond high school. Unfortunately, a large number of college students never complete their programs of study or make it to graduation. This article focuses on how the City Colleges of Chicago are¬†attempting to improve the situation. Their College to Careers initiative is a program […]

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3D Printing and Design Learning Guide

June 30, 2015

As part of their education initiative, MakerBot has released a free guide for 3D printing and design. The guide was written to introduce 3D printing technology to the classroom. 3D printers can be intimidating to those new to them. This learning guide will help to ease both teachers and their classes into the technology. Three […]

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The First National Maker Faire

June 29, 2015

The first National Maker Faire recently took place in Washington DC. The event hosted makers, students, and corporate sponsors from all over the world to see and hear the latest about what is going on in the maker culture. The event included presentations and displays on a wide range of new technologies, including control systems, […]

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Outlook on Chicago’s Industrial Sector

June 26, 2015

The 2015 Market Outlook event recently took place in Chicago. In this interview, Elise Couston, Senior Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, interviewed one of the event’s panel speakers, Dave Pickering, Global VP of Research – Industrial Manufacturing at Industrial Info Resources. In this interview, Pickering speaks about some of the current trends in […]

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250,000 Jobs Returning to the US from China

June 25, 2015

Wal-Mart has stated that they can help bring 250,000 manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. Wal-Mart has committed to spending $250 billion on products manufactured in the US over the next 10 years. As one part of its many plans, the company is now working with Ranir, a manufacturer of toothbrushes, to manufacture […]

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Harper College Receives Major Scholarship Fund for Manufacturing

June 24, 2015

Harper College recently received a $25,000 scholarship fund for use towards the study of manufacturing. The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) awarded the fund to the college for its Advanced Manufacturing program which offers training and certification for a variety of high tech careers in advanced manufacturing, including maintenance technology, manufacturing technology, and welding technology. Sandra […]

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