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Now Online: The January Issue of Manufacturing Engineering

The January 2014 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available on



Using Digital Tools to Optimize Your Cutting Tools
Significant advances in tooling materials, design and operation, combined with an array of constantly improving computer-driven tools, are helping the manufacturing industry keep pace with demands for improved productivity and efficiency. Aside from cloud-based computer-aided design and manufacturing software, new digital tools, and linkages to those tools, are being developed all the time.

Metrology Makes Education a Priority
An array of new training and certification programs in metrology and inspection are coming on board, along with newer technologies, such as laser scanners and structured light devices that measure millions of high-quality data points within seconds. 

 Applied Fusion: At the Corner of Machining and Welding 
 Applied Fusion (AFI), a job shop in San Leandro, CA, has found its sweet spot at the intersection of advanced machining and complex welding, producing parts for heavy hitters in the aerospace, semiconductor, clean energy, medical and space sectors. “We’re on the cutting edge of material joining using electron beam [EB] techniques. That’s our forte,” said Jeff Musgrove, company president and the son of the late founder, Ron Musgrove.  

 January 2014 Cover

Top Ten Reasons for Optimism in 2014

Integrating Quality Control into Press-Fit Assembly

Plotting SME's Purpose: Skills & Knowledge for Innovation

Manufacturing Growth Strengthens

Cloud-Based ERP Lowers Costs, Boosts Efficiencies for Small Shops

Carbyne Chains Hold Promise for Creating Stronger Nanomaterials

Shop Thrives on Supplier's Tooling Expertise
Tool Clamping for High-Speed Plastics Milling
Aerospace Contract Shop Grows with Automation

Trends in Workforce Developent: Some Manufacturers are Minding the (Skilled Labor) Gap

Manufacturing Continues Growth, Despite Uncertainty  


On the Web

Automation Beats Handmade Hands Down
High-throughput, low-cost honing  technology helps meet demand for critical gas-metering components.

On The Cover: Walter USA LLC (Waukesha, WI) has expanded its Walter Xpress fast delivery service for special tools with the addition of drilling and reaming tools with inserts.
Photo Courtesy: Walter USA LLC.


Published Date : 1/7/2014

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