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Manufacturing News

Manufacturing News

“I was asked to help students to create a Robobot the first year, only six weeks prior to the first competition.   I had two very dedicated students who worked tirelessly with the assistance of multiple manufacturing partners. They came up with a spinner that taught them about design, engineering and perseverance.  They were hooked and have since graduated from college with degrees in Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering.  They...
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Manufacturing by the Numbers (3rd Q 2016), from Team NEO TeamNEO, the network regional partner of JobsOhio, released its quarterly economic indicators for Northeast Ohio in September 2016. Here’s a sample of their numbers: “Manufacturing makes up 26% of traded sectors.” “Manufacturing makes up 20% of the region’s GRP.” Part of why we do our AWT thing is this: “Manufacturing continues to be a driving force behind the region’s economy...
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Making Stuff Mike Rowe’s campaign called I Make America How Everyday Things Are Made: The Product Realization Network at Stanford University Theedgefactor.com The Edge Factor highlights the excitement of modern advanced manufacturing technology. This video-rich site displays real life manufacturing and metalworking challenges, spotlighting the technology that overcomes those challenges. Manufacturingiscool.com This award winning, interactive website challenges and engages students in basic engineering and science principles. Robotic Race Car Hits...
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The Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Foundation’s mission to promote the development of rewarding careers in manufacturing and impact Ohio’s manufacturing community continues to advance as they partner with Edge Factor to support 51 public and private middle and high schools in Lake and Geauga counties with eduFACTOR’s inspiring media and interactive resources. “We are beginning to see increased awareness (among the educational community) of the skills-gap and we’re seeing...
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