Our Top 5 Favorite Manufacturing-Related Twitter Accounts for Students

Our Top 5 Favorite Manufacturing-Related Twitter Accounts for StudentsWe love social media here at NeMAC–that’s why we started our Twitter and Facebook accounts in the first place!

And as much as we’d like to say that we’re the only manufacturers worth following on Twitter, that’s certainly not the case.

There’s a wealth of information out there for students who want to learn more about manufacturing–and a lot of it happens to be on Twitter. So if you’re going to be on it every day anyways, why not throw a little manufacturing knowledge and news into your Twitter feed?

To help kickstart your process of following manufacturers on Twitter, we’ve compiled our five favorites. They’re great for students (and even parents) just looking to get their daily fill of news, cool new technology, and educational opportunities, and with as little effort as is required to follow someone on Twitter, there’s just no reason not to!

Here are our 5 favorite Twitter accounts for students who want to learn more about manufacturing:

  1. Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks)
    Mike Rowe (famous for his role in Dirty Jobs–and maybe in Ford commercials, too) is a huge advocate for the skilled trades and for manufacturing. In many ways, he’s a voice for blue-collar workers everywhere. His tweets are a combination of news about manufacturing and the trades, jokes, and STEM education–and that’s just the beginning. Be sure to give his Twitter feed a look.
  2. MAKE Magazine (@make)
    For lovers of hands-on work, technology, and cool homemade products, it’s hard to beat MAKE Magazine’s Twitter feed. Many of their tweets are about big (and small) projects that you can work on as a maker, which is great to keep track of if you want something new and fun to do with your time. They’re a great resource for those students who like STEM, and want to put their skills to use outside of school.
  3. The Association for Manufacturing Technology (@amtonline)
    The Association for Manufacturing Technology may not be the best-known of all the manufacturers on Twitter, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that their tech-related Twitter news feed is incredibly useful. We’re consistently amazed by the amount of cool technology that passes through their Twitter feed, and we think that you will be, too!
  4. The 3D Printing Industry (@3dprintindustry)
    To follow up with the AMT, the 3D printing industry’s Twitter feed is home to a wealth of information on 3D printing. 3D printing is one of the biggest up-and-coming manufacturing technologies out there, and better yet, it’s headed on a fast path towards being household technology. For that alone we recommend giving them a follow–not to mention all of the cool 3D printed objects and tech you’ll see on their feed.
  5. Manufacturing Engineering Media (@mfgengnews)
    Finally, although Manufacturing Engineering Media’s Twitter feed may not be the most exciting of this bunch, for straight-up news about the manufacturing industry, it’s hard to beat this feed. They are a great way to keep up on what’s going on around the entire manufacturing industry. And for students, we have a recommendation: read through the news for cool stories, read about careers, and use the Twitter feed to help guide you on a path towards choosing a great career in manufacturing!

By taking the step to follow these manufacturers on Twitter, you can ensure that you get your daily fill of manufacturing-related news. It may seem simple, but social media surprises us every day with how much information it has available.

And of course, if you’re looking for a little something more than the top 5 manufacturers on Twitter that we listed here, be sure to give us a look on Twitter! We contribute to the manufacturing education space every day, and like to think that we can hang in there with everyone we listed here.

Education about manufacturing is the first step for students looking for a great career, and we think that these Twitter feeds are all a great place to start!

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