Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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MMSONLINE.COM 10 MMS December 2017 MMSONLINE.COM Web Extras | E V E NT C O N N E CT S H I G H S C H O O L G I R L S TO WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING "Women are overlooking these jobs, and these jobs are overlooking women," says Debby Coombs, director of industry partnerships at Partners for a Competitive Workforce (PCW), in a report from one of our newest editors, Julia Hider. She had the chance to at tend the Women Leaders in Manufacturing Summit recently, headed by PCW and GE Aviation to bring female high school students into contact with women leaders in manufacturing. Read more about the summit and the effort to meet projected skilled worker deficits by way of addressing manufacturing's gender deficit: . VIDEO: HIGH PRODUCTION RATE ON VMCS USING ROBOTIC AUTOMATION At a recent open house event hosted by Methods Machine Tools, Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski learned that as little as 35 percent of available machine time is actual in-cycle machining time on standard machining centers, even in high- productivity operations. Methods demonstrated an extreme solution shoring up this situation with a so-called "twin cell" approach, taking off machine doors and joining up two robots to load and unload parts on two VMCs. Find a video of what he saw at . MMS Extra is Modern Machine Shop's free email newsletter. To subscribe, visit 0 0:27 0 2:0 8 Image courtesy of GE Aviation.

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