What is an Advanced Manufacturing Career?

Virtually all products you can think of that make your life easier, better, safer, and longer–from cell phones to ceiling fans, smoke detectors to quit–smoking patches–come from an advanced manufacturing process.


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MANUFACTURING
in United States
contributes more than 60 percent of U.S. exports
 75 MILLION
in United States
Baby boomers ready to retire
 

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National Center for Manufacturing Education
Dayton, OH

The NCME serves as a source of materials, support services, and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

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PROFILED CAREER

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers

Technology: Machining & Metal Processing, Forming and Fabrication, Equipment and Machinery

Machinists are highly skilled operators of machine tools used to make metal parts. Machinists can make just about anything out of metal. They follow blueprints, sketches or specific dimensions to make or repair machines, metal pieces and tools. Skilled crafts include tool and die maker, maintenance machinist, marine machinist, hydro-electric maintenance machinist and general machinist. (Source: http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/files/pubs/appcat.pdf - page 42) The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an Occupational Outlook Handbook online at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm#tab-2)

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