I’m Lisa Kleinhandler, Editor in Chief at Fastener News Desk.
It’s… IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of February 28th, 2022
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In Manufacturing News…
Nearly 75% Of Women in Manufacturing Recommend A Career in the manufacturing Industry.
The new study From Xometry & Women In Manufacturing, surveyed more than 660 manufacturing companies to better understand industry makeup, career and recruitment opportunities, desired benefits and training options, and industry attitudes and perceptions.
“WiM is pleased to release the second annual report through our ongoing partnership with Xometry’ Thomas,” said Allison Grealis, president and founder of WiM and the WiM Education Foundation. “As the only national association dedicated to year-round support for women in the manufacturing sector, this report is an important part of our efforts to jumpstart conversations about gender representation in manufacturing and empower women to embrace the fulfilling, lucrative careers we know this industry can provide. We hope our data equips businesses with the knowledge necessary to provide a more inclusive workplace for all and are thrilled to see that companies are working to adopt practices to help advance this goal.”
The report findings include:
> 75% of women and 80% of men are likely or very likely to recommend a career in manufacturing.
> STEM programs are the most effective pathway for women to enter into the manufacturing industry.
> Training programs have had the most significant impact on career advancement.
Get your copy of this insightful resource at Thomasnet.com or womeninmanufacturing.org
In Fastener News…
Check out the latest episode of Fully Threaded Radio. It’s Episode #173 – Unchained!
Strong sales and demand keep optimism alive, even as distributors come to terms with the new normal of outrageous delivery schedules. Meanwhile, major shipping concerns are deploying blockchain technology to manage global supply chains, despite the fastener industry’s apparent disinterest. AFC Industries CEO Kevin Godin weighs in on the situation and discusses his company’s recent wave of acquisitions. Fresh off a merger of their own, Lindfast Solutions Group manager Jon Newman and Solution Industries GM Tim Vath share their thoughts on joining forces and moving ahead. Join Hosts Eric Dudas and Brian Musker for the NEW episode at FullyThreaded.com
In Fastener Association News…
Women in the Fastener Industry announced that The Margaret Davis Scholarship application is now open! WIFI honors the memory of Margaret Davis of ISSCO, INC & BTM Manufacturing with scholarship to Fastener Fair USA.
Scholarship application submission will offer WIFI Members requesting financial assistance to attend Fastener Fair USA 2022 in Detroit, MI May 17- 19th. Scholarship awardee will receive travel, accommodations, and entrance to the expo. The recipient will be required to work at the WIFI show booth.
Apply now for a scholarship at ?https://fastenerwomen.com/scholarships
Attention: Young Fastener Professionals! Do you work at a fastener distribution company, manufacturer or industry provider and want to make a greater impact in the industry? Well, the Young Fastener Professionals organization is looking for young, motivated, self-starters, and team builders to help grow their organization on a national level.
Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) is committed to providing educational and networking opportunities for ambitious young professionals desiring professional growth within the fastener industry. They empower, advocate for, and provide opportunities for education and networking for young fastener professionals.
For more information contact the YFP at nfda-fasteners.org
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the IFE Fastener Hall of Fame, which recognizes professionals who have made significant and enduring contributions to the industrial fastener industry on a national or global scale. As part of the annual International Fastener Expo, the Hall of Fame inductees are selected from names submitted by people like you.
Now is the time to nominate someone you think has made a difference to the fastener industry, through leadership, innovation, or education. Are you ready to nominate a deserving colleague today? Nominate online at FastenerShows.com. Deadline to submit nominations is July 30th.
ICYMI: Fastener Training Institute announced the dates for Fastener Training Week Cleveland have been changed to May 2-6, 2022
In Additive Manufacturing News:
Desktop Metal has shipped the first Production System P-50 printer to Stanley Black & Decker, marking the commercialization of their flagship additive manufacturing technology for mass production of end-use, metal parts. As one of the most highly anticipated advanced manufacturing systems ever introduced, the P-50 is the product of nearly $100 million in investment and a four-year development program overseen by Desktop Metal engineers and materials scientists. The P-50 is designed to mass produce high-performance metal parts with the repeatability and cost required to compete with conventional manufacturing.
Stanley Black & Decker is the first P-50 customer, being a purpose-driven industrial organization that operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, including such iconic brands as DEWALT, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN
The Production System – World’s Fastest Way to 3D Print Metal Parts At-Scale
IN THE NEWS: Desktop Metal Commences Shipments of Production System P-50 With Inaugural Customer Stanley Black & Decker @DesktopMetal @StanleyBlkDeckr #industrial #metalparts #fastenernews #fastenernews #manufacturing #addmfg #supplychains https://t.co/C21A2eJUDP
— Fastener News Desk ? (@FastenerNews) February 28, 2022
In Technology News:
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IN THE NEWS with Fastener News Desk the Week of February 21st, 2022