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3-D printing improves marine steel
3-D printing improves marine steel
Marine grade stainless steel is valued for its ability to stave off corrosion and its high ductility (the ability to bend without breaking under stress), making it a preferred choice for oil pipelines, welding, ships, kitchen utensils, chemical equipme...
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
A bit of sad news for the maker community today: TechShop is shutting down nationwide.
Achieve stronger pipe joints: 7 tips for effective weld purging
Achieve stronger pipe joints: 7 tips for effective weld purging
Weld purging of pipes involves removing gases, water and other vapours from the joint area and is only effective if oxygen is displaced from the purge zone prior to and during welding.
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won't be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages.
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Ranking members of the Georgia House of Representatives no longer want to immediately shift control over career-oriented education from the state agency for public schools to the one that oversees technical colleges.
Kentucky manufacturing employment in lightweighting surpasses pre-recession levels
Kentucky manufacturing employment in lightweighting surpasses pre-recession levels
Employment levels for workers in lightweighting-related occupations have exceeded pre-recession levels with over 285,000 Kentucky workers employed in that field as of Q2 2017 - this according to a new report from LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomo...
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
With a demand for skilled trade workers across the country, a handful of seniors at Olympic High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, are bucking the trend of heading straight to four-year universities.