Improve the accuracy and flexibility
of your stamping operations
This course provides a complete overview of the fundamentals of servo drive
presses and related technology. Learn about basic stamping technology and
materials, principles and applications for servo presses and cushions, and
incorporating servo presses into your stamping operation. This workshop was
developed in collaboration with the Center for Precision Forming (CPF) at The
Ohio State University.
Dec. 5, 2017 | The Westin Columbus | Columbus, Ohio
Member Price: $395 List Price: $595
Win sales in a competitive
How can fabricators, job shops, and processors break into new industries, gain
new customers, and secure new business? Through facts, case studies, and
panel discussions, learn how you can position and market your company to
generate inquiries, convince buyers to use you, and win new sales.
Dec. 7, 2017 | FMA Headquarters | Elgin (Chicago), Ill.
Member Price: $95 List Price: $245
Learn more about these and other FMA events at fmanet.org/calendar or call 888-394-4362.
Reasons to Help Students
on #GivingTuesday — Nov. 28
Manufacturing Jobs Are Plentiful
Right now there are more jobs
available in the manufacturing and
metal fabrication industries than there
are qualified applicants. According
to a study by Deloitte and The
Manufacturing Institute, “The skills
gap in U.S. manufacturing: 2015 and
beyond,” over the next decade 3. 5
million manufacturing jobs will likely be
available, yet 2 million of those career
positions will remain unfilled. Twenty-two percent of skilled workers in the
manufacturing industry will be retiring
over the next 10 years. As a result,
2. 7 million highly skilled, experienced
employees are walking out the door.
These are positions that can be filled
only by skilled labor with the technical
aptitude to work in the manufacturing
facilities of tomorrow.
Manufacturing Careers Stimulate
the U.S. Economy
For every one manufacturing job that
is filled, another 2. 5 new jobs are
created in local goods and services.
Manufacturing represents 11 percent
of national GDP and 9 percent of
employment in the U.S. The industry
is a significant player in the worldwide
economy as well; as of last year, the
U.S. accounted for 30 percent of all
global manufacturing by value, while
China accounted for only 10 percent.
Get to Work Sooner
Many jobs in the manufacturing
sector require skills that can be
acquired in just two years of post-
high school education or training.
Students can enter the workforce
sooner without the financial burden
of repaying huge student loans.
Finding jobs may also be easier for
students pursuing programs in metal
fabrication, welding, manufacturing
engineering technology, shop facilities,
or a comparable curriculum because
manufacturing companies are more
frequently partnering with community
colleges and technical programs to fill
High Demand Means Better Pay
Did you know that 80 percent of
manufacturing companies are willing
to pay more than the market rate to fill
these positions with skilled workers?
Happy Workers Love What They Do
Manufacturing careers are hands-
on, creative, and rewarding. They
provide daily challenges, a sense of
accomplishment, and competitive