Businesses, Plymouth-Canton Academy Partner For Manufacturing Careers

PLYMOUTH—Wayne County businesses have joined forces to partner with the SME Education Foundation to make available education opportunities for students of Starkweather Academy, an alternative and adult education program that is part of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Seven companies—Alpha USA, Clips and Clamps Industries, Link Engineering Co., Loc Performance Products Inc., Master Automatic Inc., Roush Industries Inc.,

By |2019-05-06T07:09:43-04:00May 2nd, 2019|ESD|

MMTC Adds Three New Board Members

PLYMOUTH — The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors. They are: Patrick Curry, president and partner of Fullerton Tool Co. Inc., a Saginaw-based supplier of carbide cutting tools, and president and owner of Endurance Carbide a carbide cutting tool supplier also based in Saginaw. Peter

By |2019-03-10T15:58:22-04:00March 10th, 2019|ESD|

Report: Advanced Manufacturing Employment In 2018 Highest Since 2005

 DETROIT – Advanced manufacturing employment reached its highest point in 2018 since 2005, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth, according to a new report released by Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow. More than 730,000 workers were employed in lightweighting-related jobs such as Industrial Engineers, Maintenance and Repair Workers and Mechanical Engineers, Detroit-based LIFT said in

By |2019-03-06T19:11:21-04:00March 6th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Tech 248 Update: Apprenti Program, Augmented Reality Manufacturing At the Speed Of Light

ROYAL OAK - Oakland County’s Greg Doyle talks about some technology initiatives available including the Apprenti program that teaches tech skills at Oakland Community College to prepare them for on-the-job training at an Oakland County tech employer. The funding comes from Workforce Development Network, costing employers zero dollars. The introduction was held on Feb. 13.

By |2019-02-17T15:17:24-04:00February 17th, 2019|As-A-Service, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Report: Third Of Manufacturers Aim To Improve Operations Using Industrial Internet Of Things

TROY – Plex Systems, cloud ERP and MES manufacturing developer, Thursday released the results of a new report that shows today’s manufacturers hope to improve operations using the Industrial Internet of Things. Plex’s annual State of Manufacturing Technology survey collects information from global manufacturers to measure current technology use and future implementation and adoption plans.

By |2019-02-19T07:26:59-04:00February 14th, 2019|IoT, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing Workshop

SOUTHFIELD – Mirari, the leader in 3D and Big Data Visualization for Automotive, Aviation and Consumer Product industries, has developed a comprehensive Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing workshop Feb. 5 at Lawrence Technological University for Tier 1, Tier 2 and SMB Manufacturing companies. The AR workshop is designed for executives, senior level managers, engineering managers or

By |2018-12-14T15:08:19-04:00February 5th, 2019||

mirari Offers Augmented Reality To Improve Manufacturing

ROYAL OAK - David Pollock and his team from mirari joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan on M2 Techcast to talk about how his company will showcase his Augmented Reality solutions for manufacturers at the Automobile-D exhibit during the North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) and during a February workshop at Lawrence Technological

By |2018-12-27T16:49:56-04:00December 27th, 2018|Featured, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Developing your Business Strategy for Augmented Reality

DETROIT - The continuously evolving manufacturing 4.0 ecosystem challenges many industrial firms, directly affecting their core operations, productivity, and profitability.  Some common issues may include: Skilled technician availability High operator turnover Long recruitment and training cycles Complex products and workspaces Isolated/remote operations As technology transforms the manufacturing workplace, so, too, does technology offer a way

By |2018-12-20T15:00:55-04:00November 30th, 2018|Guest Columns, News, Uncategorized|

IoT TechConnect 2, Cybersecurity Holiday eCommerce Safety, Tech248 Update, VR/AR Workshop For Manufacturers

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Monday, Rick Beckers from CloudTech1 will announce the details of IoT TechConnect 2 scheduled for April 2019. Cybersecurity experts Dan Lohrmann and Richard Stiennon will talk about how to safely perform Holiday online shopping. Greg Doyle from Tech248 will update what's happening with the Oakland County Tech Networking group.

By |2018-12-03T09:49:08-04:00November 30th, 2018|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

MMTC To Offer New Manufacturing Course

PLYMOUTH — The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is introducing a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as quality management systems, problem solving skills, lean manufacturing, and culture and motivation. Created in response to

By |2018-10-19T12:21:18-04:00October 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|