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SME Publishes Digital Edition of 2016 Aerospace and Defense Yearbook

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Annual industry reference and review now available online

(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2016) — SME’s 2016 Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Yearbook is now available online, the nonprofit organization said today.

Aerospace coverThe aerospace and defense industry makes as much as $900 billion annually and is regarded as the healthiest industrial segment of the world economy. This year’s edition of the annual Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Yearbook provides authoritative insights from manufacturing leaders outlining major market trends, processes and technologies driving success in the sector.

“As our contributors point out, the industry has seen some economic challenges over the last year, but at the same time we’re seeing — and sharing — continued innovation and breakthroughs of many stripes,” said Brett Brune, editor of the 2017 Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Yearbook. “Our contributors cover technologies and techniques in depth and make this a useful and relevant volume of industry review, business outlook and manufacturing technology coverage.”

Offering a global perspective, comments and reports created by experts with Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Airbus, Teal Group, Cisco, Haimer and others cover emerging technologies, productivity and process challenges and breakthroughs in additive manufacturing and machining, automation and the Industrial Internet of Things, materials, coatings and more.

Readers can access the yearbook at SME’s Advanced Manufacturing website (

SME membership includes, among other benefits, a subscription to the yearbook series and full access to all of Advanced Manufacturing Media products, including Manufacturing Engineering and Smart Manufacturing magazines, the Advanced Manufacturing Now podcast and other industry references, journals and reports.

About Advanced Manufacturing Media 
SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 200,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to our magazines, iTunes app, e-newsletters and other publications. Coverage is focused on some of the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy, whether that's oil and gas, nuclear, electric, solar or wind. Learn more at, follow @MfgEngNews on Twitter or

About SME

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, governments and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or



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