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Manufacturing Engineering: August 2023

The August 2023 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Laser cutting of a cross beam with the TruLaser Cell 8030 from Trumpf.

Leading with Light

July 26, 2023
Revolutionizing Manufacturing: How Laser Pioneers and Automation Are Transforming the Industry
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Bottle brick, aka ceramic anchors, secure the refractory to the side walls or suspend the refractory roof from the furnace structure.

Cleaning, Maintenance Key to Prolonging Life of Non-Ferrous Furnaces

July 31, 2023
Unlocking Foundry Efficiency: Master the art of clean, high-quality aluminum production. Learn how to extend furnace life and optimize your bottom line with these essential tips.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
A worker loads a massive workpiece into a Makino bridge-style V100S vertical machining center, said to cut cycle times and reduce handwork in large, complex specialty dies and molds.

Machine Tools for Toolmakers

August 7, 2023
American Toolmaking Reborn: Unleashing Precision and Productivity with Advanced Technology
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
SMW-Autoblok’s goal is to make standard, off-the shelf products easily adaptable to customer-specific applications.

Modular Workholding Works Wonders

August 14, 2023
Despite inherent compromises, manufacturers target the “ideal” with modular solutions
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

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