Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification: Tooling U-SME’s additive manufacturing portfolio just got even better! Our new Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification is the industry’s first and only certification validating an individual’s knowledge of industry-standard concepts in additive manufacturing.
The certification aligns to the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge compiled by Tooling U-SME, America Makes, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), and Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing & Materials (TEAMM), with input from more than 500 additive manufacturing professionals.
"Lean In" to Continuous Improvement: Regardless of the industry, business competitiveness is fundamental. Lean delivers value to customers by engaging everyone in the organization in the journey of continuous improvement by the relentless pursuit of eliminating waste, excessive burdens, and unevenness or irregularities. To be successful, all areas of a company, not just production, need Lean thinking.
The paper includes explanations, benefits, a snapshot of lean certification in action, and a brief overview of Six Sigma and how it works with Lean. The paper draws on the collective experience of the Lean Certification Alliance, which is composed of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the Shingo Institute, and SME.
At our annual tuX user group meeting, held earlier this month in Chicago, we surveyed our attendees about how the skills gap is affecting their companies and what strategies they were and were not using to overcome workforce challenges. What these leaders in manufacturing training had to say may surprise you. Read more here.
This year's event was our most successful ever, with great presentations and fantastic networking opportunities, all infused with a spirit of mission and vision aimed at increasing knowledge and skills in the manufacturing industry and closing the skills gap. It's difficult to capture the essence of tuX--the conversations, the connections, the new ideas, and especially the energy that's created when like-minded folks gather to reach the same goal. However, we think the spark is apparent in this photo gallery and our new highlights video below.
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