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Manufacturing Engineering: February 2022

The February 2022 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
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Developing Your Workforce in an Age of Worker Shortages

February 1, 2022
The Skills Gap was already a big challenge before the pandemic. It’s even bigger now.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Librestream provides an augmented reality remote solution platform. The company’s Onsight platform tracks how many inspections customers perform every week. That figure has reached 7,000 to 8,000 inspections.

You Can Take it With You: Hybrid Work Methods Shift Some Tasks Anywhere

February 7, 2022
The pandemic has accelerated the visibility and viability of hybrid workforce solutions—but experts say proceed carefully
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
Illustrating the importance of preventive maintenance, a Methods support technician performs a diagnostic test on a KIWA KH-4500kai.

MRO for HRCs: When to Maintain, Rebuild or Replace Horizontal Machining Centers

February 9, 2022
There comes a time in every machine tool’s life when something needs to be done to improve its operating ability.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
XSYTIN-360 solid-ceramic end mills use Greenleaf’s tough XSYTIN-1 substrate, which allows the application of chip loads similar to solid-carbide end mills with the higher machining speeds common to ceramic machining.

Cutting Tools For All Occasions

February 14, 2022
Here’s how leading cutting tool manufacturers describe the pros and cons of standard vs. custom cutting tools.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Data from Capture 3D’s full-field ATOS 3D scanning technology can feed into digital assembly analysis with GOM software, enabling an automotive OEM to receive hang-on parts’ metrology data from its plants, vendors, and tier suppliers—no matter where they are—and collaboratively determine in a digital process if the components will fit the assembly.

Metrology Software Plugs Into Smart Manufacturing

February 4, 2022
Measurement data is an important element of the emerging smart factory. How software provides that data is the key.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media

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