Help develop knowledge and interest in careers in manufacturing by working with students. The program includes the Adopt-a-School program and the Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship partnerships with FloridaMakes. Contact Paul Miller to learn how your organization can participate.
School commemorates partnership with manufacturer with new sign
FWB Machining entered into a partnership with Edwins Elementary School this month. The school celebrated the new venture and installation of a sign outside of the school that reads, "Community and School Working Together, Presented by Fort Walton Machining."
Beginning in February, FWB Machining will begin providing experts to the school's fifth grade students and conduct hands-on activities to help foster interested in the field of machining and engineering.
A sign "reveal" event was attended by school staff and students, Okaloosa County School Superintendent, Marcus Chambers and FWB Machining Director of Operation, Tim McDonald.
Industry 4.0: Smart Manufacturing
Join us Wed., Feb. 16, 2022 at 1 p.m. for an overview of Industry 4.0 including its origins, six primary reasons companies are adapting to Industry 4.0 technologies and solutions.
FloridaMakes’ David Dragon will present how Smart Manufacturing can improve operation efficiencies, increase competitiveness, foster innovation, attract the next generation of manufacturing employees. This webinar will also address how Smart Manufacturing solutions can improve connectivity and communication with customers, suppliers and employees, and how FloridaMakes and NWFMC can help manufacturers navigate into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
TODAY: Last chance to get 1-year NAM membership for FREE!
NWFMC members are invited to receive a FREE 1-year membership to the national Manufacturers Marketplace. Members can search for specific manufacturers and promote services across the country!
Simply log in to your Connex Florida account and sign up today (JANUARY 31, 2022), conduct any search using the search bar, then click on "Expand to National Market Place" and register.
It is highly recommended that members complete their profile. Add specific details about products, processes, equipment, certifications, materials, NAICS/SIC codes and capacity to produce PPE. The more capabilities added to a profile,
the easier it is for others to find and do business with you.
After today, the national Manufacturers Marketplace will return to charging its annual membership fee of $500. Connex Florida will remain free.
For questions or help with logging into Connex Florida or the national Manufacturers Marketplace please email Connex@FloridaMakes.com.
This month, the Bay County Economic Development Alliance announced that Central Maloney, Inc. will open a facility in Bay County this year. The manufacturer is expected to create 200 jobs and a capital investment in the community of more than $20 million. Read More
National Association of Manufacturers provides COVID-19 resource hub
The National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute are providing resources to ensure that manufacturers, their teams and their communities know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and available.
The Manufacturing Institute, in collaboration with the University of Florida Center for Public Interest Communications, has developed resources for manufacturers to share the importance of COVID-19 vaccination with workers, families and communities.
Click here to visit the COVID-19 vaccine resource hub developed specifically for manufacturers.
Applications of Machine Learning in Smart Manufacturing
Machine learning is transforming the manufacturing industry by enabling manufacturers to practice predictive maintenance to reduce unexpected equipment downtime and improve product quality by extracting data and information from manufacturing data.
Join the discussion on Friday, February 18 at 11 a.m. CT about two applications of machine learning in smart manufacturing:
Melt pool temperature in directed energy deposition for 3- printing of metal and
How machine learning is applied to predicting the wear of cutting tools used in machining processes.
These applications of machine learning can be shared with students to understand the role of “big data” in smart manufacturing.
The presentation is led by Dr. Dazhong Wu, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Wu has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and is one of the highly cited researchers in the field of smart manufacturing.