The process of forging produces some of the strongest manufactured components as compared to other metal manufacturing process, making it so important in the metal manufacturing industry. Forging does not change the grain structure of the metal as it is formed, making it all the more innovative.
Forging is the process of shaping metals into desired dimensions by using compressive forces applied through various tools.
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“We don’t get to decide whether we have challenging students in our classes, but we can certainly decide how we respond to them” writes Carol Ann Tomlinson in her book Students Who Challenge Us. This holds true when dealing with Generation Next learners. The members of this generation, which is also known as millennials, New Age, or Generation Y, are much more tech savvy than their predecessors and are proficient in a Web 2.0 world that includes social media and different mobile devices. Being avid followers of technology, they are accustomed to the quick retrieval of information and filter information according to their need. The slightest delay in accessing information can draw their attention away from the subject matter. As technology has a profound impact on their learning, responsive learning has come to the rescue, especially for the manufacturing sector.
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A skilled workforce is the fuel for the manufacturing industry’s engine of growth. As per a report by Deloitte, approximately 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled in the U.S. from 2015 to 2025. It further forecasts that the skills gap will leave 2 million of these jobs unfilled. And without sufficient availability of a skilled workforce, manufacturers could face inefficient production lines and competitors snatching their business, making hiring and retaining talent equally critical to company success.
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Digitalization has affected the manufacturing field to a great extent. This revolution of computerization has changed the way the industry looks at the process of manufacturing. At one time, entering the manufacturing field meant a less demanding workplace requiring a lower skill set. Today, the landscape has drastically changed, leading to problems in terms of finding the right candidates but also providing a great opportunity for highly skilled candidates.
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The manufacturing sector plays a very vital role in the economy of many countries. The industry contributes to economic growth, as a source of employment and productivity. Further still, it is imperative for future growth. It is therefore very important for manufacturing to grow. Undoubtedly, we are in a century where we have the best technology and facilities which, if implemented well, can be beneficial to the industry.
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In any welding environment, safety is critical. If safety practices are ignored, people working may face an array of hazards which can be potentially dangerous and lead to electric shocks, poisonous fumes and gases, fire and explosions, and even life-threatening accidents. Implementing safety measures in the welding environment depends largely on the emphasis safety is given in an organization. While it is important to encourage employees to follow safety rules to establish a safe welding operation, choosing dependable safety equipment is also very important.
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No matter the level a person reaches in his or her professional career, regular workplace training requirements will keep them up-to-date on trends in their industry and position. It is worth a mention, too, that regular training helps lift a person’s confidence. For this reason, any company, whether a big brand name or a small startup, can benefit from organizing training sessions for its employees. A corporate training program helps boost the overall performance of a workforce. When companies arrange these programs, they are proving that they see truth in the saying “invest in people and they will invest in you”.
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Artificial intelligence is all about the development of computer systems to perform tasks which otherwise require human intelligence. Through artificial intelligence, one can perform the tasks which are otherwise performed by a human being. There have been many debates about replacing human intelligence with artificial intelligence, however, one cannot deny that the use of artificial intelligence increases productivity, especially in manufacturing.
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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes referred to as M2M (machine-to-machine) is one of the most effective automation technologies and has been progressing at a rapid pace of late. It is touted as the next industrial revolution. IIoT is a network of intelligent computers, machines, sensors, software, and devices that collect and share huge amounts of data.
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Manufacturers are optimistic about their industry and the U.S. economy, but concerned about the ongoing struggle to find qualified workers, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich LLP.
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