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SME Speaks: The Total Cost of Manufacturing…Money, Time and Risk

F. Garret Hendrix, PE, District Sales Engineer, The Lapp Group


The concept of manufacturing decisions being made with consideration to money, time and risk are nothing new, but that does not make them less relevant. It is worth a fresh discussion, so we may keep it at the forefront of our minds as we continue to make decisions for our companies now and in the future. Full Article

Advanced Manufacturing Now: Additive Manufacturing: Past, Present, Future

Kevin Ayers, SME Industry Manager, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Technology


RAPID celebrates its 25th anniversary this year in the Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing universe. Being involved myself for about the same time, I can say that we have come a long way. Right from the beginning, many of us saw the potential as we struggled to use the AM technologies for real applications. Full Article

SME Education Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

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The SME Education Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring a vast amount of knowledge and a devoted passion for educating younger generations about manufacturing and the many careers opportunities that exist within the industry. Joining the Board are John Miller and Michael Marlowe. Full Article

SME’s AeroDef 2015 Features Technical Advice from Top Aerospace Manufacturing Professionals

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Aerospace and defense manufacturers are facing new challenges at a time when demand for aircraft is surging. These include stricter requirements in aerospace manufacturing performance, reduced weight of the aircraft, fuel consumption, environmental impact and other factors that are creating a need for innovation at all levels of the extended manufacturing enterprise. Full Article

SME’s AeroDef 2015 Speakers Explore the Digital Tapestry of Product Development

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In the future, commercial aircraft, defense programs and even production lines will be conceived, produced and maintained in a digital environment that will greatly reduce costs and increase affordability. Full Article

SME Names Its 2015 Award of Merit Winners Recipients

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SME has recently selected five SME members to receive its 2015 Award of Merit. This award is given to SME members who, through their leadership and volunteerism, have grown their local chapters, introduced and promoted specific manufacturing technologies to a broader audience, and mentored and interacted with young people to promote the importance of manufacturing. Full Article

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