It’s 3D, and it’s free — Middleboro shows off new Makerspace
By: Joe Pelletier
MIDDLEBORO — A few months ago, it was just an idea.
Then Richard Oakley and a dedicated crew of volunteers put their heads together and made it happen.
They’re hoping to pass along that same creative, engineering spirit to Middleboro’s children with the fruit of their labor: a cozy new Makerspace in the Town Annex building that gives local kids a chance to learn about things like 3D printing, robotics and programming.
Festo opens development centre in Boston, USA
Automation specialist Festo has officially opened its first development centre for components and automation solutions specifically for the life science market in Boston. The aim of the newly opened TEC Boston is to develop innovative products together with renowned medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers in the immediate vicinity.
For the Manufacturing Industry, School is in Session
By: Adina Solomon
Manufacturing will need nearly 3.5 million manufacturing workers by 2025, but it's projected that 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a proficiency gap.More and more, schools and companies have stepped in to attract students to manufacturing and teach necessary skills, including 3D printing.
PTC Offers ThingWorx Starter Kit to Massachusetts Manufacturers
PTC announced a new collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support local manufacturing in the state. As part of this collaboration, PTC will offer small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) the opportunity to receive a free, one-year license of PTC’s ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform, which helps organizations capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and transform their operations.
Since its Leominster move, AIS profits up 20% with 175 new jobs
Leominster manufacturer of office furniture AIS is sponsoring an exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum called Interior Effects: Furniture in Contemporary Art. In an interview with WBJ, CEO Bruce Platzman spoke about the importance of New England's history of furniture manufacturing, Manufacturing Month and plans for the company's future.