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
We thought it would be cool idea to put our GoPro camera into the RoboDrill to watch a metal part being made! We built a magnetic clip for the camera housing and put it inside the machine. It was hard to keep the coolant off of the housing, but the cover managed to bead up
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
In a recent, very unscientific poll, I asked our employees to give me one reason why they liked working at CCT. Each and every answer included something about the family atmosphere that is felt here at the shop. For some, this feeling is literal. We have many employees who are related to each other, either by
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,
At CCT, we make a lot of cool parts for the electronics, aerospace, automotive and medical industries. I like to walk the shop floor a couple of times a week and photograph the more interesting parts. Interesting to me is in the aesthetic of the part, not in the actual function. It's part of the
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"
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,