Does anyone in the community know about national grants for manufacturing education? I’m trying to get better equipment into our shop to be able to do more with 3D printing, machining, and CNC programming and I thought someone might know of a good place to look for finding funding for these specific things.
This: SME Education Foundation
An absolutely great organization to do exactly what you are looking for. Specifically look at the SME Prime grants.
The Haas grant given to us by Gene Haas Froundation stipulates the funds being used for CNC related education (training, scholarships, etc.). This was just added this year, however, their grant application should go up around the fall time.