Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for many of the same reasons that they were first popular. Electric vehicles (EVs) are very efficient and consume much less energy, making them one of the most environmentally friendly automobiles.
In today’s constantly changing marketplace, the importance of workforce training has never been greater. Workforce training has the ability to not only increase workforce efficiency and productivity, but it can also help ensure more consistent process adherence. Once this consistency is achieved, it is easier for an organization to project outcomes and meet goals and targets. It is also an indispensable way to keep organizations competitive.
By 2025, millennials alone will make up 75 percent of the workforce according to The Deloitte Millennial Survey. And did you know that the attention span of the average millennial is just 90 seconds? With such a short attention span, if organizations want to attract, develop, and retain talent, they will have to adapt to the needs of millennials. That’s why microlearning is the next big thing, as it is an efficient solution to offset this problem. It is short, focused learning that is designed to meet a specific learning outcome, making microlearning especially valuable for businesses.
Abhishek Jayaraman has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Production Engineering. After graduating from PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, he started reading up online about foundries and machine shops. His family owns a foundry business and he wanted to learn the ropes of the industry before joining them. After finding out about THORS courses online, he went ahead to successfully complete the Fixturing Fundamentals for Machining course. Here is an excerpt from our chat with this passionate and dedicated learner.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and this is especially true when it comes to business and technology. Thanks to centuries of human invention and technological advancements in automation and robotics, the shop floor has been transformed from “dark, dirty, and dangerous” to clean, high-tech centers of efficiency offering challenging and highly skilled jobs. It’s a different manufacturing world today.
As per Technavio, the global electrical discharge machine market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of 8% during 2017-2021. This growth for the global electrical discharge machine market is driven by the increasing production rate of light vehicles. Although the origin of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) goes back to 1770, this technology has rapidly earned its place alongside milling and grinding equipment as a proactive, mainstream technology. The reason behind its rise is the ability of the EDM process to machine complex shapes in very hard metals. Hence, the most common uses of EDM are in machining dies, tools, and molds made of hardened steel, tungsten carbide, high-speed steel, and other workpiece materials that are difficult to machine by “traditional” methods.