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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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D300 Work Based Learning Advisory Board

5:30 - 6 PM

Optional intro to D300 WBL intended for new or interested industry partners

6- 6:30 PM

JA-TEC Facility Tour

6:30 - 8 PM

Updates, share outs, celebrations and working session 

July 22nd, 2024 05:30 PM - July 22nd, 2024 08:00 PM

JA-TEC, 2125 Point Blvd, Suite 200, Elgin

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