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Now Online: The October Issue of Manufacturing Engineering

The October 2013 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine.  Links to individual articles are available on



Milacron Optimizes Capacity with Contract Business
Contract manufacturing, once just a tool to use excess capacity at Milacron, becomes a vital diversification strategy.   

Free Abrasives Flow for Automated Finishing
Exploring new methods of surface finishing that go beyond deburring to specific isotropic surface finishes that can increase service life.

Fast, Accurate Decision Making Helps Keep Shops Competitive
With advanced data management software, shop managers get timely information to handle factory-floor operations more effectively.


On the Web

The Necessity of Strangers in Innovation and Success
The future belongs to the most curious people on the planet--those who are willing to connect with, learn from, and collaborate with strangers. 

Polishing Up on Matters of Process
Moving from a batch-and-queue operation to a one-piece flow system gave a boost to the bottom-line at aerospace supplier.

Problem-Solving Helps Thermoformer Grow
Growing Wisconsin thermoformer likes to solve nagging issues, especially those that save weight, with creative solutions.


UPFRONTOctober 2013 Cover
It's October: Go Blow Your Doors Off!

What Can an Automated 3D Scanner Do for You?

Who Moved My SME, and Why?

Unsold MAG Assets Form 5ME

New Tools Extend Robotic Capabilities

New Welding Process Holds Potential

Gearmaker Wins with Advanced Grinding
Custom Rollers Move Heavy Loads Effortlessly
Turbo-Charged Design
Urban Vehicle Rides on Plastic Bearings

WiM: Keeping the Momentum Going

Preparing for 3D Printing--When and How?


On the Cover: Milacron LLC showcases its precision grinding capabilities. The plastics machine maker operates advanced grinding systems that can provide OD, ID, surface, roll, and vertical grinding on materials such as carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, iron, aluminum, copper, brass, and bronze alloys. Source: Milacron LLC. 

Published Date : 10/9/2013

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