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Manufacturing Engineering: February 2024

The February 2024 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
The Sinumerik One control includes functions developed to simplify five-axis milling and drilling operations.

A Perfectly Composed Movement—and Smooth Operation

January 22, 2024
Five-axis machining has never been more capable, flexible and affordable.
By SME Staff Report
Renishaw Central is said to be “a smart manufacturing data platform that collects, presents and actions accurate process and metrology data.”

A Bird in the Hand

January 29, 2024
CMMs are invaluable. Vision systems, portable measuring arms and laser scanners come in a close second. But in the rush to get parts out the door, don’t forget the basics.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Sharon-Cutwell engineers check a Wave-Point drill point during production. The tool can run at 70 IPM in CFRP and also tackles stacked materials.

Cutting Through Material Challenges

January 25, 2024
New geometries, coatings and other advances help manufacturers tackle tough applications.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Intek’s Sonya Prange and Nate Becker receive SME’s “Excellence in Manufacturing Award” from SME CEO Robert Willig (far right) and President Jim Schlusemann (far left) at the SME International Awards Gala.

Filling the Manufacturing Talent Gap

February 2, 2024
The fierce competition for skilled workers is spurring a host of new and creative initiatives.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media

Shop Solutions

  • Machining & Metal Cutting

    Cutting-Edge Precision

    January 31, 2024
    From a conventional machine operator to the founder of a company that manufactures high-precision cutting tools, Kumar Arumugam Naidu took his company to the next level through education and key partnerships.
    By ANCA Ltd.
  • Machining & Metal Cutting

    Achieving Full-Service Manufacturing

    January 25, 2024
    Kosmo Machine Inc. provides precision machining, certified welding processes, painting and assembly operations at its facility in Richmond. To help meet its goals, CEO Mike Redden points to the company’s longstanding relationship with Mazak Corp.
    By Kosmo Machine Inc. - Contributed Article

Up Front

SME Speaks

  • SME Speaks

    Strategies to Land Your Next Opportunity

    January 17, 2024
    How to promote your personal brand and rise above other candidates in a competitive job market.
    By Arthur Hughes - Executive Client Partner, Heller DeLand Group, SME Member Since 2022

Advanced Manufacturing Now

Cutting Edge

Workforce Development


  • Expert Opinion

    Funding Small Business Growth

    January 29, 2024
    As we start 2024, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve as interest rates hold the key to employment, the housing market and spending.
    By Ben Johnston - COO, Kapitus Strategic Funding Source Inc.