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Machines & Automation

Shops Migrate to Higher Value Parts Making

Following the money trail is a police-drama honored way of sorting out the usual suspects in solving a crime. Keeping an eye on the money is also a good strategy for shops looking to remain competitive, as well as a bigger payday. Today, adopting five-axis machine technology is a tried and true method of producing more complex workpieces with higher value in both the raw and the machined states.

Viewpoints Blog

Viewpoints: Let's Celebrate the Olympians of the Trades!

The WorldSkills Competition was established in 1950. It’s the world’s largest professional education event. Competitors from more than 72 countries and regions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa simulate real work challenges that must be completed to international standards of quality. Nearly 1000 adolescents under the age of 24 compete.

Quality

In Defense, a New Focus on Project Management Process

The Department of Defense (DoD) is interested in manufacturing engineering and wants its suppliers to be world-class manufacturers. That’s the take-away message from DoD’s adoption of the new SAE standard AS6500, “Manufacturing Management Program.” In fact, DoD recognized the need for a new standard and partnered with SAE International for its development and publication.

Controls & Software

Software Update: Efficiency Software for Any Machine, Any Control

Pete Tecos is Executive Vice President at 5ME LLC. Manufacturing Engineering: What’s new with plant-floor manufacturing software? Tecos: There is demand for scalable, configurable, and comprehensive plant-floor monitoring software that provides meaningful data to drive sustainable productivity improvements.

AeroDef

In Defense, a New Focus on Project Management Process

The Department of Defense (DoD) is interested in manufacturing engineering and wants its suppliers to be world-class manufacturers. That’s the take-away message from DoD’s adoption of the new SAE standard AS6500, “Manufacturing Management Program.” In fact, DoD recognized the need for a new standard and partnered with SAE International for its development and publication.

Event Coverage

SME’s WESTEC Keynote Explores the Impact of Manufacturing on Hollywood

WESTEC, the premier West Coast manufacturing event, recently announced its programming for the 2015 event, which includes a keynote on the power of manufacturing in Hollywood. Jason Lopes of Legacy Effects will discuss how manufacturing — specifically additive manufacturing/3D printing — is changing the face of special effects in the film industry. Lopes is a lead systems engineer at Legacy Effects, and will talk about “3D Printing for Hollywood” and how it is impacting some of the industry’s biggest effects for movies like Avengers Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Terminator Genesys, Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Pacific Rim, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and others.


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