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CNC Operator to CNC Machinist: Bridging the Gap

If you’re considering a career in the manufacturing industry, you’ve surely seen a lot of training programs, job posts, and other sources that refer to “CNC operators” and “CNC machinists”—and you’re probably wondering how these two titles/positions differ.

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You Might Be an Electro-Mechanical Technician If…

Do you like to work with your hands? Are you good at building things like models, do-it-yourself kits, and puzzles? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works, or just to put it back together again? Do your friends and family come to you whenever something needs fixed or assembled? Have […]

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Shell’s Beaver County Cracker Plant Needs Welders

In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially began construction of its newest ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Beaver County, PA. The $6 billion project is expected to be finished in 2021 and promises to bring hundreds of jobs to the area both before and after its completion—and one of those jobs could be yoursif you’ve got […]

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Women in the Welding Industry

In the field of welding, available jobs tend to exceed the number of qualified people to fill them. In fact, welding ranked among one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in a recent IndustryWeek’s Salary survey. In those participating in the survey, 67 percent of respondents cite a struggle to fill a recent position due to the […]

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More Women Than Ever are Becoming CNC Machinists

The manufacturing industry offers many good jobs, with steady work and competitive salaries. However, when many think of manufacturing jobs, the image of women does not often come to mind. In fact, women have played a prime role in manufacturing, when Rosie the Riveter represented women in the manufacturing industry during the 1940’s.

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Becoming A CNC Machinist: What Skills And Knowledge Will Help You On The Way

People with CNC training are in demand from employers seeking qualified CNC machinists. Having CNC machinist training from a licensed and accredited school like Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) can help you to achieve your goals for your future.

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Celebrating 30 Years!

Established as the National Institute of Flexible Manufacturing (NIFM) in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the institute was the brainchild of Harold Corner – co-founder of C&J Industries – and other local industry leaders who, simply put, wanted to upgrade their employees’ skills. Then in the 1980’s and 90’s the manufacturing field saw a shift […]

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CNC Operating Safety Tips

Whether you are tinkering around with a small CNC machine in your personal workshop or your operating one professionally at a machine shop, the first rule of thumb is always safety first! CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, are machines that require a trained operator to avoid injury to themselves or those around them. From the […]

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Which States Pay the Most for CNC Machine Operators.

As some of America’s economy remains embedded in farming and manufacturing, other states are at the forefront of medical advancements, aeronautics and computer technology. As a CNC Machinist, or Operator, you can be a part of it all. Our economy strongly relies on Computer Numerical Control Machinists (CNC) because machinists are responsible for producing mechanical […]

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Make Yourself a CNC Expert Through Training

If you live in the State of Pennsylvania, now is the time to consider a career in machining! In fact, if you live anywhere near the Tri-State area, we’re talking about a chock-full of opportunities in many manufacturing industries including:

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Fun Facts About Welding

Believe it or not, welding dates back to 4000 B.C. when the Egyptians began hammering copper and bronze into swords. During the Middle Ages, blacksmiths were forging fences, gates, farming equipment, and armor, and by the Industrial Revolution the world saw the development of the railroads, steam engine, airplane, automobile, assembly line and skyscraper. Cities […]

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CNC Training Tips

Training Tips from PMI For those that are interested in a career as a CNC machinist it is important to know that training doesn’t end after you have completed your CNC degree program. The CNC machinist role is one in which learning will continue throughout your career with new advancements in technology and new techniques […]

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What is the Difference Between an Industrial Electrician and Commercial Electrician?

Industrial Electrician vs. Commercial Electrician While the titles “industrial electrician” and “commercial electrician” may sound strikingly similar, they are actually very different specializations. These distinctions require different training and take place in different environments. The foundation of their skill set might be in basic electrical knowledge, but the application of their extended training is what […]

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Tips for the Manufacturing Field

Manufacturing Field Every company wants dedicated, hardworking individuals working for them. With competition at an all-time high, companies have to be more creative than ever in their effort to attract and recruit top talent. While pay and benefits are important when looking to attract workers, those are not the only incentives that job seekers are […]

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What to Expect With Training in Manufacturing Engineering.

Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing engineering is a promising field that offers a lot of sought after benefits to those pursuing it. Benefits include:

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Does Your Company Really Know Welding?

As a Welding Company.. What do you Know? While many understand the premise of welding, few are experts that understand the field enough to be able to identify whether their welding operations are being run efficiently and effectively enough. Many companies that employ welders may not be running their businesses as efficiently or effectively as […]

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Women in Welding

Women in the Welding Field Men dominate the welding profession. In fact, less than 5% of welders are women. This is because historically the majority of blue collar jobs are dominated by men. Shifts in many professions and industries are happening slowly, but are happening today, including shifts in the number of women that work […]

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Choosing a Technical School?

Is PMI, Right for You? There are many technical school options available for those interested in completing a technical school degree. It can be overwhelming task to decide which school is best for you. If you are trying to decide whether attending a technical school is right for you, first you must determine how you […]

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What is a Technical School?

Technical Schools For a student just finishing high school there are numerous choices on where to go to further their education and numerous choices for a career path. These choices can be overwhelming. Having a grasp on a possible career path for a student is a great first step when making the choice on a […]

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What Do You Know About Welding?

Welding Career Welding is fairly diverse field with multiple routes for those interested in pursuing a career as a welder. There are several different types of welding techniques, as well as many different industries where your welding skills could be used. If you have been thinking about welding as a career choice, it is important […]

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Study Tips

Getting a Step up on Your Welding Career Those seeking a program in a hands-on career, such as a welding career, oftentimes learn better with their hands. How do you know if you learn by doing? If you answer yes to all or a majority of the questions below, you may be what is characterized […]

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Interested in Becoming a Machinist?

Becoming a Machinist For those who would love a hands-on career and that are interested in computers and technology, a machinist career might be the perfect fit. Machinists work primarily in a manufacturing environment, such as in a factory or machine shop. Machinists can possess a variety of skills and be responsible for running machines. […]

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