On Making in Milwaukee: Frankie Flood Brings Design Back to Industry

Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus and teaches in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area within the Peck School of the Arts. A classically-trained jewelry artist, Flood’s interest in CNC began in the machine shop while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

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Machine Shop Finds Niche with Tools and Accessories for Muzzle Loaders

While in high school, Scott Pobjoy took a part-time job at Cash Manufacturing Company, a custom machine shop and specialty manufacturer of supplies and accessories for firearms. High school ended and Pobjoy accepted a position as a full-time machinist in the shop. Purchasing the company from founder Ted D. Cash in 2006, Pobjoy has ramped up production. Cash Manufacturing now boasts a catalog of 100 parts and accessories.

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STEM Education Takes Flight

We met a lot of people as they stopped by the Tormach Booth to chat with us at EAA AirVenture last week - not only Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts, but  Machinists, Fabricators, Educators, and many more people simply interested in technology.  One such group are the folks behind ThinkGlobalFlight.org, a non-profit organization that was created to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in classrooms around the world.

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Seniors at Waunakee High School use STEM to Jump Start their Careers

With schools across Wisconsin marking the end of another calendar year, twelve seniors at Waunakee High School are celebrating the completion of their Engineering Design and Development coursework. A year-long project, the school used STEM-based Project Lead The Way curriculum and the leadership of SkillsUSA Advisor and Technology and Engineering Instructor Ryan Ubersox.

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