SME Education Foundation COVID Grant Helps THINC Academy Pivot to Online Learning

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Posted by:Therese Schustrich, Account Executive Workforce Education, Tooling U-SME

In the wake of COVID-19, stay-at-home mandates upended the educational experience for high school students across the country.

In response, the SME Education Foundation partnered with Tooling U-SME in April 2020 to raise funds for online learning licenses for ... Read More.

Tooling U-SME Webinar Showcase: The Additive Farm - Growing Towards Production

  • Date: May 12, 2021
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Several decades ago GM built a rapid prototyping additive manufacturing lab but it wasn’t until the late 2010s that the company created a single, cross-functional additive manufacturing team. Coincidentally, the team came together just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck allowing GM to quickly pivot. Read how GM paved the way for extended use of additive manufacturing technology in their automotive realm — leading to savings of weight, time and money. Read More.

Dixon Valve Builds Robust Workforce Development Program

  • Date: May 07, 2021
  • Posted by:Sue Mueller, Senior Workforce Development Strategist, Tooling U-SME

We recently caught up with our friends at Dixon Valve. Working with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), Dixon created a comprehensive competency-based apprenticeship program that, in turn, inspired a company-wide focus on workforce development. Read More.