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Local graduate and future mechanical engineer Nate Huey is enjoying some of life’s greatest moments.  Nate has been a part of his high school Robobots team at Cochranton High since 9th grade.   The school provides experiences in CAD, CAM, CNC, and robotics as part of their academic program.  Through this process he has designed and manufactured robots which has taken their team all the way to nationals for 2 years running.  On top of having a 4.0GPA and Solid works certification, he has spent his last 2 summers employed with JBM Technologies, a machine tool distributor with manuf


Scholarships were presented to students July 21 at the annual NWPA NTMA golf outing at The Country Club of Meadville. Partial proceeds from the annual golf outing benefit the Education Foundation.  JBM's Employee, Nick Ozorak was among those student's to a receive a scholarship.

 

 


JBM held their Demo Day events on February 19, 2015 at the Western Pa location and February 26, 2015 at the Eastern Pa location.  Both locations had a great turn out, with a steady flow of customers in and out throughout the afternoon.  The events featured the debut of the new Kitamura Mycenter 3XD. 


A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s experience so far.


Ultra high-precision machining of an infinitesimal pin and thin wall is achieved as a result of the features and performance of Kitamura’s NEW G-Series line of machining centers combined with the powerful and feature-packed Arumatik-Mi Control. Walk through machine part process and machine/control benefits below to see what set’s Kitamura apart from the competition. 

 


Fall enrollment now open for NTMA-U’s new “Web-based Module Training”

Courses begin September 18, 2014 and will end December 18, 2014


Manufacturing Associations Hope that New Legislation Will Help Combat Sector's Growing Skills Gap

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Washington, DC - The National Tooling and Machining Association and the Precision Metalforming Association, together known as “One Voice,” today applaud President Obama’s signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803).


When mold maker Jeremy Sheldon got laid off from his job at a Carson City, NV plastic company, he knew he had to change directions, but he wasn’t certain which way to turn.

“That was about 1999, and I was in my early twenties,” he says. “I had just spent the past six years going through a five-year mold making apprenticeship, working in machine shops, and fi nally building and repairing molds for a plastic company in the Carson Valley. When I got laid off from that last job, I sat down and took a hard look at things.”


Precision is a word that's throw around a lot in manufacturing. Nowhere are the requirements and challenges for precision higher than in aerospace machining.

Despite their complex geometries and often ultra-thin tolerances, parts manufactured for the aerospace industry frequently have to stand up to high stress loads and vibration levels while surviving extreme environments. These factors - and the reality that some parts could wind up hundreds of millions of miles from earth, where there are no options for repair - make the margin for error nano-thin.


The story of the mail room clerk who works his way up in a giant corporation is a cliche in Hollywood movies. Not so common is the story of a teenage chip-sweeper, machine-cleaner in a machine shop who works his way up to become the owner-president of a highly successful silicon-valley machining job shop.


"I’m very, very pleased with JBM, for both used and new machines. They take care of all the problems. Always willing to help and make suggestions, how to make changes to go faster and their customer service is excellent. The owner will even get on the phone with you to solve problems so you don’t have to wait for service. "
Dave Chiocchi