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WA The Diemasters Summer Tour.

Summer Manufacturing Tour - WA The Diemasters

Founded in 1948 on Chicago’s West Side, Weiss-Aug Group / The Diemasters has been making high precision parts and assemblies for almost 80 years. Today, they are located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and they serve customers throughout the U.S., producing more than 250,000 stamped parts, assemblies, and fabrications every day. Engineers at Diemasters use AutoCad, Solidworks, and other well-known software systems to design, prototype, and test tooling for new products. The Diemasters' production processes include progressive precision metal stamping, Mig and Tig welding, both automated and assembly using robots.

Students on a The Diemasters tour will get to see the high-tech press lines, with up to a 350 Ton capacity, produce parts and assemblies used in the automotive, aerospace, hardware, and medical industries. Plus, Diemasters is eager to hire young people interested in manufacturing careers. Students on a The Diemasters tour should be sure to ask about their apprenticeship program that offers tuition reimbursement for an Associates Degree.

June 18th, 2024 09:00 AM - June 18th, 2024 11:00 AM

WA The Diemasters,2100 Touhy Ave, Elk Grove Village

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Summer Manufacturing Tour - Tox Pressotechnik

Tox-Pressotechnik began in 1978 in Germany. Today, they are represented across in the globe in 40 different countries, including China, India, Brazil, and, of course, here in the United States. Tox creates the high-tech machinery used to join metal. Their custom machines are used in the automotive, aerospace, medical, solar, and battery industries, by well-known companies such as BMW, Bosch, and Audi. Engineers, machinists, welders, technicians and more all work together to ensure that Tox machinery leads the market in innovation, productivity, quality, safety, low operating costs, and low environmental impact.

Students on a Tox tour will see the hands-on work that goes into building a Tox machine. Plus, like at Diemasters, Tox is happy to provide work-based learning opportunities to students. Over the years, Tox has employed many student interns, apprentices, and other young people looking to launch their manufacturing careers.

July 16th, 2024 09:00 AM - July 16th, 2024 11:00 AM

Tox-Pressotechnik, 4250 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville

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Forge the Future 2024 Summer Camp

Explore the world of forging through the Forging Foundation’s three-day Forge the Future Summer Camp. Students 15-18 years old will have the opportunity to tour a forging facility, participate in STEAM and team building activities, and learn how to forge. Plus, campers will get to take home their own forging!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Campers will need their own transportation to and from camp.

Please contact Amanda Dureiko, at or call 216-781-6260


July 22nd, 2024 09:00 AM - July 24th, 2024 03:30 PM

Richard J. Daley College 7500 S. Pulaski Road MTEC Campus Chicago, IL 60652

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