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Now Online: The May 2016 Issue of Manufacturing Engineering


The May 2016 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.


Additive Manufacturing: The State of the Industry
Highlights from Wohlers Report 2016, the 21st annual worldwide progress report on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing state of the industry.
May 2016 Cover
Racing to Provide an Additive Manufacturing Workforce
Tooling U-SME is one of several firms offering classes in additive manufacturing knowledge, covering subjects such as methods, materials and safety.

Automotive Gears—Opportunities and Challenges
Business is booming, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple or easy.
Machining Parts Complete in One Clamping
Multitasking machines not only enhance productivity, but they also improve quality.

Speeding Up Moldmaking Processes
With more reshoring of moldmaking, manufacturers turn to faster processes to boost moldmaking productivity.

State of the Art Milling is Really Quite Thrilling

Advances in tooling, workholding and software deliver benefits in terms of speed, efficiency, quality and profitability. 


Shop Solutions

Toolmaker Plots Growth by Investing in Employees
Challenged to find its place in the new century, one practitioner of the once booming trade of toolmaking, True Die Inc. (Zeeland, MI), is using machine tool technology to invest in the future of its employees and grow its business.

Dynamic Programming Optimizes Material Removal

Reducing lead times is nothing new to job shops but figuring out which method works best for each shop is a never-ending challenge, according to Curt Shatz, general manager of Planet Tool and Engineering (O’Fallon, MO).

Waterjet Builds Fitness Maker’s Speed and Agility
As a leading manufacturer of commercial and consumer cardio and strength equipment, Life Fitness depends on tradeshows for business growth and continued success of its gym and fitness club owners.


Technology, Talent & The New World Order

Advanced Manufacturing Now

SME Speaks
Will 3D Printing Touch Your Life?

US Manufacturing Expands but Jobs Plunge

Software Update
Making Your Factory Smarter Pays Fast Dividends

Tech Front

MIT Solar Cells as Light as a Soap Bubble

Workforce Pipeline

Advanced Technologies for Growth and Talent

It’s a Journey: Get Smart About Manufacturing 

On the Cover: The DMG MORI Lasertec 65 3D, which debuted in late 2013 and began shipping in 2014, integrates additive manufacturing into a high-tech five-axis milling machine. The combination of laser metal deposition with the precision of the cutting process allows additive manufacturing with milling quality. Building a part with the powder nozzle is up to 10 times faster than AM generation in a powder bed. Photo courtesy DMG MORI. 


Special Section

Innovations in Industrial Lasers
After five decades of development, the industrial laser stands as one of the most flexible and widely used manufacturing technologies, and the new developments keep coming.


Published Date : 5/5/2016

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