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December 13, 2022

North Carolina A&T, Alamance Community College Partner to Provide No-cost Precision Machining Training

America’s Cutting Edge CNC Program Aims to Revitalize American Manufacturing (December 13, 2022) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) and Alamance Community College (ACC) have kicked off the first Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining training of its kind in North Carolina. America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a U.S. Department of Defense program […]

November 15, 2022

ACE Celebrates 3000th Online Registrant

“I’m 34 years old, this is my first job in manufacturing, and I’m really excited about my future!” said Marcus Beamon of Denton, Texas. America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is pleased to celebrate Marcus as the 3000th registrant for its free online machine training as a pathway toward a more fulfilling and prosperous career in manufacturing. […]

September 21, 2022

IACMI, University of Tennessee Meeting Manufacturing Workforce Demands

The United States is facing a severe manufacturing workforce shortage. To tackle the nation’s skills gap, IACMI and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are bringing the technology and training directly to the people who need it. Teachers and instructors in East Tennessee and beyond are learning essential machining skills at the University of Tennessee […]

August 11, 2022

Designing, Machining, and Racing Composite Drones

That’s one of the take-aways from the ACE CNC Composites Workshop led by Dr. Uday Vaidya a few weeks ago where participants got to design, machine, and race composite drones. “The most important thing I want them to take away is that engineering is a holistic experience,” said Dr. Vaidya, IACMI Chief Technology Officer. He’s […]

July 19, 2022

IACMI Announces Key Partnerships with Texas A&M and Marshall University

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) announced today two new partnerships with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in College Station, Texas and Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. These partnerships aim to revitalize U.S. manufacturing with a focus on the machine tool industry. Machine tools are a foundational element of America’s […]

July 12, 2022

SkillCrafters Meet ACE Bootcamp: Exploring Composites and Engineering

Students from Fulton and Austin East high schools taking a STEM class called SkillCrafters got that chance when they took a field trip to an America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) bootcamp at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC) in Hardin Valley. The goal was to get a closer look at training opportunities and careers in composites. These […]

June 23, 2022

N.C A&T Takes Aim at Expanding ACE

N.C. A&T professors Dr. Aixi Zhou, Phill Davis, James Kribs, Xiaochuan “Frank” Lu, and Alexander Martin have traveled from Greensboro, NC, to Knoxville, Tenn., to spend five days in the ACE in-person training course for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) skills and have gained the knowledge necessary to expand the ACE curriculum at their university. N.C. […]