December Roundup: Machining in the News

In December, Mazak expands once more, a new partnership opens doors for g-code simulations, CareerWise builds a successful new program, and SME hits a huge milestone! Continue reading our news round-up to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

Mazak Expands Kentucky Manufacturing Campus

To support the production of yet another new Kentucky-designed and built line of machine tools, Mazak has expanded its Florence manufacturing campus with the addition of a new SYNCREX Assembly Plant. The 27,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building combines engineering, production and applications support for the company’s recently launched SYNCREX Series of Swiss-style machine tools designed specifically for precision high production of small parts.

For more information on this location click here. 

New Partnership Provides G-Code Simulation Within Mastercam

NC Software, LLC, the developers of Mastercam (the world’s leading CAD/CAM software) has partnered with CAMWERK to provide customers with the unique and easy to use fully-integrated machine solution called NC2Check. Mastercam developers worked closely with CAMWERK to build a solution for G-code simulation within Mastercam. The integration gives Mastercam customers a solution for avoiding machine damage, downtimes, failures, and makes their production and programming even more efficient and error-free.

For more on the new partnership and this new integration check out the full article here.

CareerWise Colorado Builds Successful Apprenticeship Program

The once-in-a-century pandemic coupled with a lack of skilled labor has conspired to create the potential that more than 2 million manufacturing jobs could go unfulfilled by 2030. While some of the jobs that were lost have been recovered, the industry is still playing catch-up as it promotes a record number of job openings. To help solve this problem, a shift in how companies cultivate talent might be the approach needed to make a dent in the labor shortage. 

Organizations such as CareerWise Colorado understand this, and are rolling out programs to do just that. Denver-based CareerWise has created a modern youth apprenticeship system that aims to put students who want to work in the manufacturing industry in a position where they can take academic lessons learned at school and apply them to meaningful work with top employers.

Click here for more information on this new program and to learn how to apply! 

SME Hits another Huge Milestone!

SME hosted its fall gala, celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary and bestowing awards to 12 industry leaders. The group epitomizes the motto: “Only the best is good enough.”

For more information on the attendees and awards given check out

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