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June 13, 2024

The Power of One

June 13, 2024 – It all started with one. After America’s Cutting Edge launched in December 2020, the program got its start with its first online registrant. That was the snowball that began an avalanche towards a milestone 10,000 strong. Not long thereafter, in-person CNC machining training began in 2021. Several other online courses have […]

June 7, 2024

Minnesota’s Major Mobile Machining Milestone

June 7, 2024 – It’s an alliteration of a title – yet also a crystal-clear conclusion about the newest effort to revitalize domestic machining. For months, America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) partner St. Cloud State University (SCSU) has meticulously chipped away at crafting a mobile machining classroom – something that will bring the flagship ACE CNC […]

May 1, 2024

Measuring Up to Spec

May 1, 2024 – When you go to the grocery store to pick up fresh produce, you’ll often pay per pound, but have you ever wondered just how accurate the scale at the register is? If you were sized for a class ring in high school or college, do you remember the temperature of the […]

April 10, 2024

IACMI, Mastercam announce dynamic workforce program partnership

America’s Cutting Edge, managed by the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, has added Mastercam as a featured option for program participants April 10, 2024 – The machining industry’s talent pipeline just got a huge boost. The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and Mastercam announced today their partnership supporting America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), […]

December 7, 2023

America’s Cutting Edge celebrates three years

America’s Cutting Edge celebrates three years of growth. The program is designed to help revitalize United States manufacturing.

September 27, 2023

National Manufacturing Day 2023

National Manufacturing Day is officially Friday, October 6, but why limit celebrating manufacturing to just a day? IACMI members and our ACE partners are hosting events throughout  October!  Manufacturing Days do more than highlight those who are behind America’s goods, services, technology, and innovation. They are a chance for young people to see for themselves […]

September 14, 2023

ACE Expands Machine Tools Workforce Training Centers into Minnesota

Emerging national network of machine tool workforce development centers supported by Department of Defense aims to revitalize American manufacturing KNOXVILLE, TN (September 14, 2023) – The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing InnovationÒ (IACMI), in partnership with Department of Defense (DoD)’s Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) office, announced today it is expanding America’s Cutting […]

August 31, 2023

ACE Training Hits Milestone Aimed at Rebuilding Job Skills in U.S. Manufacturing

Expanding Machine Tool Training Centers Doubles Number of Trainees in 6 months August 31, 2023 — In celebration of upcoming Labor Day which honors hard working Americans, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing InnovationÒ (IACMI), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that in the first half of 2023 it has doubled […]

May 2, 2023

RCBI is now the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center

As posted April 27, 2023, on Marshall University President Brad D. Smith joined campus and community leaders, policymakers, and team members of the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) this week to announce a new name for the long-time institute, which now will be known as the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center.  The announcement comes after approval from […]

March 15, 2023

Scaling Up: How ACE is Expanding Nationally

March 15, 2023 – “This effort to train the next generation workforce, from entrepreneurs to machinists, is a dream come true,” says Dr. Tony Schmitz, developer of the America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) curriculum. “It’s the culmination of all the things I’ve learned and taught in a compact, efficient way.” Proven successful on a local level, […]