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IoT in a Job Shop. Really?

Posted by Ed Weston on Oct 17, 2018 11:40:30 AM

“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.”  But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running?  How much uptime are you actually getting?  And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?

According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company.  But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Bowden Manufacturing, Cleveland Foundation, Manufacturing Events, Industry 4.0, MUT Technology, Andrew McCartney, Technology, Sensors

WIRE-Net and Partners Create Jobs, and Grow NEO Manufacturing

Posted by WIRE-Net on Feb 16, 2017 3:35:57 PM

WIRE-Net, MAGNET, Medina County Workforce Development, and Team-NEO completed a major grant-funded project that helped regional companies improve their competitiveness, create and retain jobs, and strengthen their operations here in Northeast Ohio.

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Topics: Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI), Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Team NEO, Medina County Workforce Development, Make It In America, Cleveland Foundation, City of Cleveland

Experienced Adults Represent a Significant Workforce for Social Good

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Sep 14, 2016 10:43:16 AM

The Encore movement is a national effort to leverage the energy and experience of Americans who seek to fill community needs upon retirement or near the end of their primary careers. Launched in 2013 by the Cleveland Foundation, Encore Cleveland helps to connect and fund a network of organizations to provide experienced Greater Clevelanders with an array of meaningful opportunities in the community.

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Encore Cleveland, Technical Corps Program, Technical Education, Career Pathways, Welding, Manufacturing, Automotive, Cleveland Foundation

Technical Corps Program Prepares Students For Welding Careers

Posted by Jessica Westropp on Jul 21, 2016 12:43:29 PM

WIRE-Net’s Youth Programs, in collaboration with Max S. Hayes High School, were pleased to finish the 2015-16 with some great success stories from the Technical Corps Program (TCP) that made its debut in the machining, welding, and manufacturing design career pathways. Gary Dudich, a retired Journeyman Iron Worker, served as a Technical Corps member in the welding lab during the Spring semester.

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Topics: Max S. Hayes High School, Encore Cleveland, Technical Corps Program, Technical Education, Career Pathways, Welding, Manufacturing, Automotive, Cleveland Foundation

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