February 2021 Tech Bytes- Reimaging the Industry After COVID

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Reimaging the Industry After COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for the manufacturing industry.Manufacturing industries in different countries are at different stages of recovery from COVID. Many of them are still struggling with supply chain disruptions, reduced demand, and workforce challenges due to physical distancing restrictions. Read More

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Understanding the Different Levels of Automation
As automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics improve, it may be increasingly tempting to employ automatic means to accomplish industry goals. Read More

Benefits of Smart Manufacturing
We’ve all heard the words “work smarter, not harder”, and can probably all agree that their original intention was to inspire workers to find efficiencies that would make their lives a little easier. Regardless of the intended usage, there’s one sector in particular that has taken to the spirit of working smarter, not harder: manufacturing. Read More


How to Become an Electronics Technician

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To say that technology is the single most important driving factor in the manufacturing sector is a bit of an understatement. Automation, robotics, machine learning, and advanced artificial intelligence are all playing an increasingly significant role in the production of goods. Does that mean fewer workers will be required to oversee production? Perhaps. But it also means there are plenty of opportunities for those with the skills necessary to service and repair this equipment and keep it running.   Read More

Calculation of Wire Diameter and Cross Sectional Area
A review of the concept of resistance, resistivity and steps to calculate the minimum cross-sectional area and diameter of any desired conductor. Read More


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How to Get Your 2020 Tax Receipt
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Eric Steinman works at Accucam Machining where he is responsible for predictive, preventative and breakdown maintenance of CNC Lathes and Mills. He enrolled in the Electronics Technician program to boost his skills in ‘troubleshooting and repairing drives, boards and communication issues with the CNC’s. While my role at work has not changed, I am better at diagnosing problems, for example rather than swapping or replacing a suspect board, I now know what to look for in terms of individual components and possible repairs.’

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