It’s Not Your Dad’s Machine Shop

Episode 7 | Challenges: Community Technology

Manufacturing conjures up an image of a dirty, physical, labor intensive job, but the reality is that the machining industry is one of the most technological forward and innovative industries.  In this seventh episode, Jim and I discuss how the industry has changed along with machine and software technology.

In our Manufacturing News segment, we discuss that more and more high schools are teaching manufacturing skills.  Wheeling High School (Wheeling, IL) has been turning out hire-ready manufacturing students for the last six years.  A component of Germany’s education model is that a 15 year old will enter into an internship whereby manufacturing is one of the top choices.

In our Metalworking Tools segment, we discuss 3 advantages of thread milling.


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