Local manufacturers want to make Colorado Springs a manufacturing hub, and they’re collaborating on major contracts to make it happen. Instead of competing individually and settling for small contracts, a handful of Springs companies are working together on selected projects to attract larger customers that have previously been out of...
Seventeen-year-old Zach McVicker and his family moved to Colorado Springs last summer, and the Widefield High School junior asked his counselor if the school offered any construction-related courses. “He said there were still some openings in the MiLL program,” McVicker said. “I said, ‘Sign me up.’” McVicker was referring to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Labs National […]
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Rogue robots aren’t the stuff of science fiction anymore — they’re a real risk, and one that Colorado Springs manufacturers must face as the industry becomes more connected. Many manufacturers are underestimating the damage hackers can do to — and through — connected robotic systems, according to Shawn Murray, cybersecurity...
Colorado has received a D grade — again — on Ball State University’s annual Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card. But local manufacturers and industry groups are working to strengthen the industry in novel ways. The state was graded D for manufacturing, D for global position, C+ for human capital, C for tax climate, C for […]
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Colorado Springs manufacturers need to talk more and do more to compete for the business of major companies, and promote the city as a capability-rich “one-stop shop” for advanced manufacturing, according to CAMA South manufacturing board member Jay Palace. “The problem as I see it is we’re not collaborative enough as far as … working […]
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When the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance launched Southern Colorado’s FourFront Fuse Impact Center at Catalyst Campus last year, one of the first programs established to give local companies a boost was the Defense Assistance Program. Several local businesses that were affected by defense cuts and budget sequestration had the opportunity to apply for federal funding […]
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Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is in the process of […]
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Manufacturers from around Southern Colorado are preparing for next week’s Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo — a Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance South event. The expo will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. In its third year, […]
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Manufacturers from around Southern Colorado are preparing for next week’s Southern Colorado Manufacturing Expo — a Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance South event. The expo will take place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave. In its third year, […]
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Advanced manufacturing students at Pikes Peak Community College had the opportunity to network with machining, 3D printing, Computer-Aided Design and electronics industry professionals during the Manufacturing Industry Partners Networking event at the college’s Centennial Campus March 30. According to a news release, the event “aimed to showcase PPCC’s CHAMP (Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs) grant […]
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Cole Evans can sleep easy. He has a good job lined up when he graduates from Mitchell High School in 2016. Evans is going to Kansas to work as a welder with his cousin’s husband. For the past two years, he has been training in Pikes Peak Community College’s area vocational welding program. This year, […]
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To call the building that once housed Peyton’s junior high and high schools unassuming might be an overstatement. The drab, functional structure sits in the heart of the eastern plains community’s “downtown,” and had been underutilized for quite some time. But now that building could provide an unlikely spark — one that could narrow the […]
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