Manufacturing Day 2019!

The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, kicked off a month-long celebration of modern manufacturing on Friday, October 4th 2019 on Manufacturing Day. Held annually on the first Friday in October, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational

By |2019-10-07T18:28:00-05:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Manufacturing, Skills Gap|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Take a Peak at PEEK

What material has resistance to harsh chemicals, steam, water and sea water?  What material maintains dimensional integrity in the harshest of conditions including a continuous operating temperature of 480°F (249°C)?   PEEK (polyetheretherketone), a high-performance engineering plastic, is the answer.    Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) has a proven track record in challenging environments such as  oil

By |2019-01-23T13:22:03-06:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Parts, Manufacturing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Robots: Friends or Foes?

When you think of robots, do you automatically think of the Terminator?  Or do you think of Baymax in Big Hero Six?  One is all metal and sharp points designed to kill, and the other is soft and squishy designed to comfort and heal.  I think I lean more to the Baymax version than the Terminator,

By |2018-02-27T13:10:17-06:00November 4th, 2017|Categories: Manufacturing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Skilled Labor Force Needed – Apply Within

Many of the articles and posts I read about the manufacturing industry decry an upcoming lack of skilled workers to fill massive amounts of job openings in the next ten years.  Approximately two million jobs. That's a lot, right?  Here is why many of those jobs will remain unfilled: Perception - Manufacturing is not "glamorous"

By |2018-02-27T13:25:52-06:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Manufacturing|Tags: , |0 Comments

IMTS 2016 – Manufacturing is COOL!

CCT Precision Machining attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show this week in Chicago.  IMTS is the premiere manufacturing technology trade show in North America, Attracting 114,000 buyers from over 112 countries From the IMTS2016 Website: "Manufacturing industry professionals from all over the world attend IMTS to see more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software,

By |2018-02-27T14:10:24-06:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Manufacturing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments