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Kids + Learning + Fun = Manufacturing Day

The world of manufacturing, especially in foundries is fascinating in so many ways. You know it, we know it, but how often do you share your work world with your kids, nieces, nephews or your friends’ kids?

The annual National Manufacturing Day on October 5th is a great reminder to take the time to share with the young people in your life what the world of manufacturing is like. Since not everyone has the time to visit a foundry or other manufacturing facilities, we are bringing the fun and resources to you.

Here are a few ways you can inspire the next generation:

1. Take a virtual tour of Lodge Manufacturing – Peek inside the foundry that makes world famous cast iron cookware and learn about the advanced technology they rely on to make the best products for their customers.

2. Use the Smart Manufacturing comic book and app – Showcase how augmented reality, IoT, and additive manufacturing are transforming modern manufacturing by printing the comic book and downloading the app provided by the National Association of Manufacturers.

3. Hear how an intern used 3D animation – Watch how this college student used high tech software to create 2D images and 3D animation videos to create custom process and control technology for foundries worldwide.

4. Share Melting Point magazine and videos – Visit AFS’s educational site which helps young people explore the world of metalcasting. You’ll find great magazines, videos and specifics for both college bound teenagers and K-12 young people.

Share these links with the young people in your life or with a teacher you know so they can let their students experience your world. By simply opening the manufacturing door, you are helping to inspire the next generation to create their future in a growing, thriving and rewarding industry.

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