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Now Online: The March 2014 Issue of Manufacturing Engineering

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


The Aerospace Precision-Machining Race
To meet increasing demand, machine tool builders are marshaling new resources, technologies and strategies.

Picking Up the Pace in Aerospace Production
Higher production rates lead aircraft builders to deploy more automated guided vehicles and mobile robotics solutions to boost factory output.  

Laser Welding Applications Expand
Solid-state laser technology has matured, leading to development of new, cost-effective welding applications, such as hybrid welding.

Blurring the Lines Between CAD and CAM
With more integrated CAM, cloud-based options, better simulation and multitasking tools, users gain more choices in CAD/CAM programming.

KT Engineering Thinks Ahead
Strategic planning is key to this award-winning aerospace manufacturer’s success. 


UPFRONTMarch 2014 Cover
A Network of Little Silicon Valleys

Using CAM to Find Your Five-Axis "Sweet Spot"

Planning for the Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing Network Takes Shape

Fast, Flexible Factory Data Delivery Gives Shops a Competitive Edge

Researchers Develop a Muscular Micro Material

Shop Gives Props to Cellular Manufacturing
Machining Features that Aren't Really There

You’re Hired—Apprenticeships Pave Way to Reinvigorated Workforce

Advanced Manufacturing Tools Pave Way for Reshoring


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2014: Manufacturing’s New Momentum
Download Manufacturing Engineering’s annual report on key manufacturing trends and technology at   

On the Cover: A quality technician at KT Engineering (Rancho Dominguez, CA) verifies part accuracies on a jet fighter component using one of the company’s two CMMs. KT Engineering is a vertically-integrated supplier that offers OEMs a single source to design, produce, assemble, and deliver a range of components, many for defense programs.

Published Date : 3/1/2014

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