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SME Speaks: Brilliant Factories

Bryan G. Dods, Chief Engineer – Manufacturing, GE Power & Water

9/1/2014

The light is shining brightly on manufacturing, and the “brilliant factory” is emerging. The increased awareness of manufacturing’s importance to the success of companies, such as GE, and to a nation like the US, has brought a positive light to a career in manufacturing. The US public, private and academic communities are coming together to develop a holistic manufacturing strategy under the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 and the creation of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Full Article

FABTECH Expo to Raise Funds for Workshops for Warriors



Press Release - SME

9/11/2014

FABTECH today launched a charitable fundraising campaign in connection with the FABTECH 2014 Expo in Atlanta to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs in the manufacturing sector. The 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign seeks to raise funds in support of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans in manufacturing careers. Full Article

New Study from Tooling U-SME Reveals Serious Execution Gaps Related to Key Manufacturing Initiatives



Press Release - SME

9/10/2014

New research supports there is a direct connection between a skilled, highly trained manufacturing workforce and organizational improvements that boost the bottom line. According to Tooling U-SME’s Manufacturing Insights Report: Winning Practices of World-Class Companies, conducted by the MPI Group, world-class companies are outperforming others in large part because they manage and train differently. Full Article

SME Speaks: Lack of Skilled Workers Challenges Manufacturers



Jeannine Kunz, Managing Director of Workforce and Education, SME

8/1/2014

A common complaint from 21st century manufacturers is having access to a skilled workforce. SME research indicates US manufacturers are challenged to find the talented workforce needed to fill jobs. Addressing this issue is critical because keeping the manufacturing engine going and growing is important to a company and country’s strength and competitiveness. Full Article

SME and 3D Systems Announce Formation of Advisory Board for M.Lab21 Education Initiative



Press Release - SME

8/28/2014

SME and 3D Systems announced the formation of an advisory board for the collaborative M.Lab21 Initiative, composed of founding members SME, 3D Systems and key collaborator, America Makes (the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute), as well as representatives and support from Intel, GE, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Full Article

FABTECH 2014 Has Georgia on Its Mind



Press Release - SME

7/29/2014

FABTECH is flying south for November! North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is expected to attract over 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Nov. 11-13. Full Article

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