Plastic, Metals and More… The Future of 3D Printing

Here’s a great article written by manufacturing technology writer Rob Spiegel for DesignNews.com on what’s next for 3D Printing:   The hype is finally beginning to dissipate when it comes to the promises of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Ok, we get it now — 3D printing can’t actually “manufacture anything.” Practicality is becoming the… Read more »

Why Is It So Hard To Hire Mechanical Engineers?

  Engineering talents are scarce, yet surprising data shows that hiring Mechanical Engineers takes the longest compared to their counterparts. With unemployment hovering under 4%, hiring in general is difficult – and hiring for Mechanical Engineers is even more challenging. In a study made by Workable.com, engineering jobs take the longest time to fill. In… Read more »

How Automation Will Change The Future Workforce

More than 25% expect automation to lead to the creation of new roles in their operation Though 75 million jobs are expected to be displaced, 133 million jobs are expected to emerge with the adoption of automation The World Economic Forum released their “Future Of Jobs” report on September 2018 which laid out several trends… Read more »

We’re Predicting It: 2019 Engineering Employment Trends

  As 2018 closes with one of the highest growth in labor participation, we look towards the possible employments trends that are coming in 2019, particularly those that will affect the job prospects of engineering talents: 1. Engineering hiring projected to grow up to 2026 On October 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released… Read more »

SoloPoint Gives Back through Second Harvest Food Bank

  This holiday season, SoloPoint Solutions chose to donate our time and resources to help Second Harvest Food Bank. According to Second Harvest’s website, 1 in 10 people in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties receives assistance from their organization. Throughout the year, SoloPoint has been reporting of the historical low rates in unemployment, specifically in… Read more »

Gift Ideas For Kids To Get Them Interested In Engineering

With 76 Baby Boomers expecting to retire within the next 20 years, the expected workforce shortage in manufacturing can be alleviated by getting the younger generation interested in engineering jobs. Bill Nye, of Bill Nye the Science Guy, once said, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and… Read more »

Manufacturing Workforce Issue: 2.4 Million Jobs Expected To Stay Unfilled

In Part 1 of our Manufacturing Workforce spotlight, we highlight the main issue that’s causing the workforce shortage in manufacturing: The pending retirement of Baby Boomers and the disinterest among Millennials to pursue careers in manufacturing.  In Part 2 of this series, Technology Review highlights the other issues that are causing the decrease in hiring… Read more »

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 »