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Who Should Lead Automation-Driven Changes?

January 7, 2020
In recent decades, lean management and Six Sigma have revolutionized global productivity efficiency and quality. And new waves of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, 3D printing, cloud manufacturing, and robotic will no doubt take productivity and efficiency to unprecedented levels.
By Jim Harter Chief Scientist, Workplace Gallup Inc.
Jennifer L.M. Rupp Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Electrochemical Materials MIT

Ready for new frontiers in energy storage, computing?

January 21, 2020
To understand where the field of ceramics in electronics is headed, you have to think small—really small, as in thicknesses that measure only a few hundred nanometers.
Jennifer L.M. Rupp Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Electrochemical Materials MIT
By Jennifer L.M. Rupp Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Electrochemical Materials, MIT
HP’s Christoph Schell speaks at RAPID.

Enabling a more flexible, less expensive, faster supply chain

January 20, 2020
As manufacturers aim to become increasingly nimble in the marketplace,distributed manufacturing—making parts or finished products at or near the location where they will be used instead of at a central factory—is emerging as a way to advance a faster, more flexible and cheaper supply chain.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
May River Capital

NSL Analytical Services Acquired by May River Capital

January 17, 2020
NSL Analytical Services, an independent testing laboratory, said the company has been acquired by May River Capital, a Midwestern investment firm that says it builds businesses through partnership and collaboration.
By May River Capital Press Release
Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME Awarded DoD Workforce and Education Grant

January 17, 2020
Grant will support development of relevant, manufacturing-focused training to produce military systems and components.
By Tooling U-SME Press Release

New Developments from MakerBot

January 17, 2020
SME interviewed onsite at FABTECH Shawn Miely, Senior Marketing Manager for Pro Segment of MakerBot. Founded in 2009, MakerBot was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable with its first 3D printer, the Cupcake CNC. This podcast features a discussion about the new MakerBot Method X in general, new materials available, and additive manufacturing for professionals.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

January 16, 2020
Practical Machinist wanted to simplify your quest by providing you with a list of the best-selling machining books of 2019 according to our community. All the books in this list are a must-have, so we strongly encourage you to add them to your machine shop library, if you don’t have them already.
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    Determined to pull U.S. out of state of ‘pilot purgatory’

    January 13, 2020
    John Dyck, the CEO of CESMII (the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute), doesn’t mince words, and for that manufacturers in the U.S. owe him a debt of gratitude.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Single Spindle or Multi-Spindle Machines?

    January 9, 2020
    Comparing the cost and ROI of one machine type versus another makes me think of compelling scenes from films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Hidden Figures,” in which the main character fills up a chalk board with the divine language of math.
    By Scott Walker - Chairman, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
  • Who Should Lead Automation-Driven Changes?
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    Who Should Lead Automation-Driven Changes?

    January 7, 2020
    In recent decades, lean management and Six Sigma have revolutionized global productivity efficiency and quality. And new waves of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, 3D printing, cloud manufacturing, and robotic will no doubt take productivity and efficiency to unprecedented levels.
    By Jim Harter - Chief Scientist, Workplace Gallup Inc.

 

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Machining has come a long way since the manual machines that drove U.S. manufacturing prowess for more than 100 years. In the January 2020 issue, several features explore how parts manufacturing is being revolutionized by improved stainless steel machining, advanced software that creates highly productive toolpaths and innovations in heavy turning operations. We also examine how advanced workholding keeps all these parts stable and ready for demanding new machining processes.

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Smart Manufacturing

Read the November 2019 edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine, which includes specific examples of American, German and Swedish manufacturers seeing an uptick in productivity after adding a factory within a factory via an automated machining cell.

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