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Subject: Re: N.I.M.S.job skills for lathe and mill?

Date: 03/05/02 at 5:08 PM
Posted by: Tony Tammer
E-mail: tony@trainingmachinists.org
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In Reply to: Re: N.I.M.S.job skills for lathe and mill? posted by Andy Pettican on 01/07/02 at 7:40 PM:

NIMS standards are being touted in the U.S. as a way to standardize the qualifications of machinists. As Director of Training at the National Tooling & Machining Ass'n Training Center, Fremont, CA, I have big problems with them. They are not suited to West Coast manufacturing, but seem to come out of the rust belt. For instance, Horizontal mill is listed as a competency, but you can barely find any on the West Coast. I gave a lot more reservations than this, but I'll leave off here.
Tony Tammer

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