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Robotic Innovations Automating the Future Factory

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


As manufacturers aim at improving factory process efficiencies, new robotics present perhaps the best and fastest payback for furthering lean goals and boosting plant-floor productivity. The latest innovations in factory automation, which combine robotics, vision systems, metrology solutions and other factory automation systems were on display front and center at Automate 2015, held at McCormick Place March 23-26 in Chicago. Full Article

SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems Top Downloads

Senior Editor Ellen Kehoe


Just announced are the top five downloaded articles published in 2014 in SME’s Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMS). Elsevier also publishes SME’s Journal of Manufacturing Processes and Manufacturing Letters. Full Article

3D Printers Given to Winners of SME Plinko Game

Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff


3D printers, symbol of the future of manufacturing, were given out at SME’s HOUSTEX 2015 show in a format based on a classic game show.An “SME Plinko” game was constructed at the SME booth at HOUSTEX 2015, held Feb. 24 to Feb. 26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Full Article

Ex-Apple, Tesla Executive Urges ‘Disruptive’ Thinking

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A former executive of Apple Inc. and Tesla Motors Inc., in a motivational speech, urged manufacturers to engage in “disruptive” thinking.“What can you give them (customers) that others won’t or can’t?” George Blankenship, the former executive, said at the MFG Meeting in Orlando. “What can you do that would be unexpected?” Full Article

SME’s EASTEC 2015 Showcases New Technologies Transforming Manufacturing Sector

Press Release - SME


With manufacturing a driving force of economic growth in the Northeast, as well as the United States, more than 12,000 business owners, engineers, designers, production managers and purchasing executives will gather May 12-14, 2015 at EASTEC, the East Coast’s premier manufacturing event.  Full Article

Analyst: Manufacturing ‘Great Business to Be In’

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Manufacturing has good prospects for 2015 as the US economy expands, an analyst at the MFG Meeting.Manufacturing “is a great business to be in, continues to be a great business to be in,” Eli Lustgarten, senior vice president of Longbow Securities, said during a 2015 economic forecast presentation at the gathering in Orlando, FL. Full Article

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