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Now Online: The September 2014 Edition of Manufacturing Engineering

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



Robots in the Auto Plant: What are They up to Now?
With easier programming than ever before, today’s robots leap into the future with new abilities to see, feel and execute different tasks.

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To 
Demand for greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions is changing the face of motorized vehicle manufacturing.

Mix and Match for Lightweight Autos
As automakers expand their menu of materials, new concerns arise, from joining techniques to reconsidering body structure architecture.September 2014 Cover

Interpreting the Language of GD&T in Metrology
With more outsouring and complex supply chains, defining and communicating the design intent of parts through geometric dimensioning grows in importance.

Factory-Floor Data Drives Auto Efficiency
With a need for speed, automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers increasingly need ERP software to deliver data anytime, anywhere via the cloud.



Modern New Connections for the Future

Using Metrology for a Competitive Advantage

Brilliant Factories

GE Announces Additive Manufacturing Facility

Programming the Next Generation of Multitasking Machines

New Laser-Like Polariton Beams Show Promise for Electronics, Medical Uses

Tool Bites Hours Off Inconel Cycle Time
Precision Gundrilling Boosts Auto Performance
Deep-Hole Drilling on Standard Machines

Chicago Models Detroit STEM Program

Advanced Solutions Can Overcome Manufacturing's Challenges

On the Cover: KUKA calls this lightweight robot the LBR iiwa. (LBR for “Leichtbauroboter,” German for lightweight robot, and “iiwa” for “intelligent industrial work assistant.”) With seven axes, it’s based on the human arm and features collision detection and integrated joint torque sensors in all axes, so it can handle delicate joining processes.


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Published Date : 9/1/2014

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