The Significance of Machine Tool Analyses to Precision Manufacturing

Precision manufacturing process involves the removal of raw materials from the object to develop a small finished product. The process involves software applications, cutting machines, and human work to cater to exact specifications. The companies that outsource the machine parts manufacturing work would also subcontract precision manufacturing work. The company would outsource for several reasons like too small space, being astounded with production or reduce operational expenses in general.
The machine tools aids in removing unwanted differences at each phase of the machining process.
Before cutting: During this process, the location of a particular part is analyzed. The offset on machine and measurement of tools could produce non-conforming components if the location is not set or analyzed.
During cutting: The beginning sources of variation which are meant to machining are considered. Moreover, the temperature variation and tool wear is also considered during the cutting process. The machine provides intelligent feedback as the machining progresses.

After cutting: In this process, the finished item and processes are inspected for errors. It is checked whether it has followed and prepared as per specifications.
Machine tools are playing an important part in various manufacturing companies. It helps in delivering products and components to the maximum possible specifications. It is the main foundation for precision manufacturing.


How Universities Can Help Education For Manufacturing

One of the most relevant sectors in the economy is the manufacturing sector. In fact, manufacturing plays a major role in the industrial sector, without which the entire economy would literally come to a standstill. In the US, the government has realized the need for providing training for people to work in the manufacturing sector. The Ohio State University focuses on providing education to people who want to establish a career in the manufacturing industry.
By partnering with about 200 manufacturers, the Ohio State University (OSU) is able to develop and fund research which will be useful for this industry. This university is able to utilize the talents of their professors, as well as that of the graduate and undergraduate students. Being a powerhouse of learning for the manufacturing industry, it is able to focus on various innovations that will be useful for the manufacturing sector, and this includes:
• product design,
• technology commercialization
• manufacturing for industry
Because of the pivotal role that the OSU plays in producing high-quality graduates for the manufacturing industry, the government of the US is providing funding so that the university can conduct various training programs for people who want a career in the manufacturing industry.


NIMS Announces First-Ever Industry Standard for the 21st Century CAM Manufacturing Workforce

Today, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) released the first-ever industry Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) standards. With guidance from Autodesk Inc., the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, these standards will enhance education and training programs to meet 21st century demands for skilled CAM programmers, designers and engineers.

Developed over the course of a yearlong intensive nationwide validation process, with more than 125 subject matter experts from companies who use a variety of CAM software, the standards define the competencies and skills expected by industry for entry-level CAM positions.

NIMS and Autodesk will continue to support the advancement of CAM training programs by developing industry credentials for educating and training CAM programmers. To develop these credentials, industry leaders will participate in work groups and provide their expertise. NIMS will conduct a rigorous development and pilot process before releasing the credentials to the public.


Calling Missouri Manufacturing Companies: We Need Your Input!

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is partnering with State Technical College for the enhancement of their workforce programs. Labor market data shows that there will be an estimated 2 million jobs unfilled in the next decade. It is critical that we build training programs to equip individuals with the skills needed by employers.

NIMS has partnered with State Technical College to ensure students are receiving the proper training. Our first step in this process is to schedule brief phone conversations with manufacturing companies in Missouri. Our goal is to gain more insight into the type of skills sought by employers for current or future job candidates.

Below are some of the questions we will ask during this survey:

For which manufacturing and machining occupations are you currently hiring? Which are the most challenging positions to fill and why?
What is your projected hiring for workers trained in machining in the next few years
Which skills are you seeking in new employees?