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Now Online: The August Issue of Manufacturing Engineering


The August 2013 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Individual articles are also available below on www.MfgEngMedia.com.

  

Features

Technology Drives Cell Success
Manufacturing solutions based on today’s advanced machining centers and cells are readily available for the most troublesome jobs. In aerospace, these jobs may involve awkward and complex parts in medium-to-large sizes made from difficult-to-machine materials like titanium or Inconel as well as complete assemblies.  

Pallet-Based Automation Improves Flexibility, Speed
Despite advances with flexible robotic automation, traditional pallet-based automation systems can be a better choice, especially in high throughput industries such as automotive and aerospace. August 2013 Cover

Lean Machining--Integrating the Supply Chain
Cox Machine demonstrates the benefits of a tightly-managed supply chain, from customer to materials to finishing to end product. 

From Single Specialty to Single Source
Alexandria Industries has survived by simplifying their customers’ supply chain—by becoming more of it.

  

UPFRONT
What is Advanced Manufacturing?  

QUALITY SCAN
GD&T: A Tool for Improving Manufacturing  

SME SPEAKS
Revolutionary Knowledge Edge  

NEWSDESK
Manufacturing Returns to Growth  

SOFTWARE UPDATE
Simulations Speed Product Designs, Cut Manufacturing Costs  

TECH FRONT
Nanotubes Promise Long Battery Life  

SHOP SOLUTIONS
Wolcott Design Pitches a Competitive Shutout  

FOCUS ON THE WORKFORCE
Baltimore Takes on Manufacturing Challenges  

VIEWPOINTS
Strike While the Iron is Hot

 

Special Software Supplement

Programming the Manufacturing Industry
Pages SS1-SS32. Covers the growing importance of software in the manufacturing sector, with a detailed look at CAD/CAM, PLM, ERP and data management.

 

On the Web

Our Ethical Obligation to Lead
Ronald J. Bennett, PhD, writes about his new book, Leadership for Engineers: The Magic of Mindset, and the ethical obligation to lead.

 



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