Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS OCTOBER 2018 58 Industry News tools to identify new skilled personnel or as incentives to improve the quality of their existing workforce. Notably, manufacturers believed that credentials could serve as a critical resource if they were better understood and made more in line with skills needed in their facilities. The report, "Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Cre- dentials in the United States," is available for free download on the Workcred and MEP websites (, and features recommen- dations for multiple stakeholders including manufacturers, credentialing organizations, educa- tors, accreditors and policymakers. Based on findings drawn from survey and focus- group participants, which represented a range of manufacturing sectors, facility sizes, geographic regions and job roles, the report provides insights on how credentials are used and valued by industry at a time when U.S. manufacturers report a skills mismatch. According to a Deloitte report, with nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs likely to be needed over the next decade, 2 million positions are expected to go unfilled. Credentials, increas- ingly recognized as valuable solutions to the skills mismatch, can vary from certificates and certifications to licenses, degrees, badges and microcredentials. | Workcred | 202-293-8020 GF Machining Solutions, 3D Systems Form Strategic Technology Partnership GF Machining Solutions (Lincolnshire, Illinois), a division of Georg Fischer AG, and 3D Systems (Rock Hill, South Carolina), have announced a strate- gic partnership for jointly developed, integrated manufacturing solutions based on 3D printing. The partnership includes the development of a new generation of 3D printing solutions. It will combine 3D Systems' metals addi- tive manufacturing exper- tise with GF Machining Solutions' subtractive metal manufacturing expertise. | 3D Systems | 803-326-3900 | GF Machining Solutions LLC 800-282-1336 PRAB equipment has a long reputation of RELIABILITY & RUGGED DESIGN. Get up to 98% Dry Chips Reduce Coolant Waste up to 90% Decrease Scrap Volume by 80% Cut Haul-Away Costs up to 90% Increase Recycle Value up to 44% PRAB Metal Chip Processing Systems Process Your Most Challenging Machining Scrap Metals CONTACT US (888) 324-2576 Visit us online at

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