Manufacturing Workforce Issue: Boomers Leaving, Millennials Uninterested

October 5, 2018 was Manufacturing Day — a day started by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in manufacturing. During this day, 3,000 manufacturers opened their facilities to students of all school ages. These Manufacturing Day “open houses” are conducted in hopes of addressing the upcoming workforce… Read more »

2019 SolidWorks Newest Features

Image by Dassault Systemes | SolidWorks 2019 Last September 12, 2018, Dassault Systemes released the much-anticipated SolidWorks 2019. Engineering.com, a great website that covers news and topics related to all engineering disciplines, talked with SolidWorks’ R&D Vice President, Manish Kumar, about the improvements and newest features of SolidWorks 2019: Large Assembly Improvements Image by Dassault… Read more »

Is Autodesk’s Fusion 360 Worth A Try?

Autodesk’s answer to the cloud-based CAD system movement, Fusion 360, is seeking to be the next big thing in product development innovation. But is it worth saying goodbye to your current CAD software and switching over for? Here’s a great review of Fusion 360 by LA-based Mechanical Engineer Jonathan Landeros in engineering.com that shows its… Read more »

Future of Design: CAD + AR

CAD software has made product design and testing more realistic for engineers and designers over the last 20 years, however, a new wave of technology is expected to change the game and CAD software developers are starting to jump on it. Augmented Reality (AR) technology, the superposition of computer graphics onto the real world, has… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »

What Was Seen At MD&M West 2018

Thousands of engineering and manufacturing professionals attended and exhibited at this year’s MD&M West Show. This event, which took place on February 6-8, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, had the largest assembly of medical technology suppliers in the country. (Image by RubberNews.com) Seen at the show were new trends and innovations in medical manufacturing…. Read more »

Will The Recent Tax Cuts Create More Manufacturing Jobs?

On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Congress passed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). This bill aims to simplify tax codes for individuals and create incentives for businesses to employ American workers through tax breaks – But will it deliver its purpose? The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) sends out… Read more »

Top Articles You May Have Missed From 2017

2017 was a busy year for industries throughout California. If you’re taking a breather now to prepare for the upcoming year, here are several articles you may have missed that can help you plan. Career Insights How to Be an Indispensable Engineer: Turnover is high in the engineering sector, but if you love your work,… Read more »

What Skills Will Survive In Manufacturing Hiring?

Though manufacturing hiring is expected to trend upwards, there are skills that are more in-demand, and some that are rapidly declining. Which ones are yours? Softwareadvice.com writer and Market Research Analyst Justin Guinn wrote about the employment projections of different manufacturing positions, and what skills will continue to be sought after by employers: For better… Read more »