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July/August 2009

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President's Message

J VanKirk

The Importance of Training
Several of my previous messages touched on the trend that the average age of the U.S. manufacturing workforce is increasing.  Today the average age of our workforce stands at over 50 years of age and possibly as high as 53.  This is a concern for two reasons, a relatively near term loss of skilled labor to retirement, and ensuring our aging workforce is continually aware of the latest manufacturing technology.  Read more...
NCDMM Supports Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard With Training Programs
PHNSY ImageNCDMM's Technology Training and Awareness Programs have now expanded as far west as Hawaii.  Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) provides regional maintenance, at the depot and intermediate levels, to keep the surface ships and submarines of the U.S. Navy operational in all respects.  As Hawaii's regional maintenance center, they provide excellence in environmentally responsible ship repair overhaul, conversion, alteration, refurbishment, defueling, refueling, and decommissioning of Navy vessels.  Learn more...
NCDMM To Provide Milling Optimization Services
BlueSwarfThe NCDMM and BlueSwarf Manufacturing Laboratories, an original NCDMM Alliance Partner, are proud to announce their new program to offer advanced optimization services for CNC machining center tooling.  This program uses patented BlueSwarf MetalMAX™ and Harmonizer® technologies to provide NCDMM clients with the maximum available chatter-free tool speeds, feeds and cutting depths.  Using this technology will provide an immediate and dramatic improvement in machine productivity, which is particularly beneficial for high volume or long machining operations.  Read more...
Survey For Small And Mid-sized Suppliers
NDIA MFG DivThe Manufacturing Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is conducting a study focused on identifying factors that influence supplier involvement in the aerospace/defense industry and would like feedback from small and mid-sized suppliers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is completely voluntary.  All responses will be kept confidential and the survey will only reflect the aggregate data.  To participate, please visit the NDIA website at www.ndia.org, or click here.
MT Connect Workshops
MT Connect LogoThe MTConnect Institute is offering two workshops - the first on July 21 (Chicago, IL) and the second on July 24 (Latrobe, PA).  Both workshops address the implementation of the MTConnect standard.  The goal of the workshops is to help implementers leverage the standard.  Learn more...

Alliance Partner News 

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