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We have recently seen giant leaps in important fields like medicine, aerospace, and the sports industry, yet what people do not see is the technology and machinery needed to make those advancements—machinery that is often designed and created by machinists themselves....read more
We have been hearing the same troubling news for a while now: the manufacturing industry is in serious need of people with technical and mechanical skills, yet there seems to be a major shortage of workers with these abilities. This lack of ability is popularly...read more
As we can see, due to the latest occurrences in the labor world, the economy and thus our jobs and livelihood can be unpredictable. For this reason, it is crucial that we strive to achieve job security and careers that will continue to put food on our tables. High...read more
Many of us have experienced a similar frustration that seems to be common in the machinist field—we need knowledgeable, skilled employees, yet we can’t seem to find them. It can be easy to feel discouraged right away, which often leads to managers believing their...read more
With spending cuts targeting trade programs and insufficient funds from annual grants and industry donations, schools continue to suffer with providing hands-on students with technical and mechanical skills. This problem of underfunding stems from a more serious...read more
Throughout the United States, we see a constant push in our classrooms that steer students toward pursuits in the medical industry, engineering arenas, and financial fields. Though these areas are all noble pursuits, students are being presented with limited options...read more
As women continue to break glass ceilings, the question of, “How do we get more girls into STEM fields?” keeps rising. This question, in particular, is a good one, simply for the fact that unfilled manufacturing positions are increasing. To portray an even amount of...read more
In a previous blog, we discussed the function and capabilities of a linear encoder, but what applications does a rotary encoder possess? A rotary encoder is known for its tracking ability, which provides continuous information on current shaft position. Rotary...read more
When operating a stepper driven system, an AC motor, or a Servo motor, an encoder can be added to monitor for speed and position control. More specifically, a linear encoder can be used to provide feedback for motors that move in linear motions. By utilizing a linear...read more
When organizing or formatting a graphical user interface (GUI), a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file is often utilized by webpages to help clearly display design elements like the format, font, color, borders, and spacing. CSS files are commonly used with software like...read more
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