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Manufacturing Engineering: July 2021

The July 2021 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Scott Stiles (right), a field support engineer at Allied Machine, mentors a high schooler on how to read chips.

Building the Next-Gen Manufacturing Workforce

June 15, 2021
Help for your workforce problem is here—and in the mirror
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
With a combination of remote learning and modified in-person instruction, Saginaw County students continued to acquire manufacturing skills throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at the Saginaw Career Complex.

PRIME Pathways to Developing Talent

June 17, 2021
The SME Education Foundation is partnering with industry and high schools to create sustainable pipelines of skilled manufacturing talent in local communities
Robert Puhr
By Robert Puhr Contributing Editor, SME Media
his eight-station turret is a new option for bigger lathes from TRAK Machine Tools–Southwestern Industries, such as the TRL 30120RX. It uses 1" (2.54-cm) tooling and supplies coolant at each tool. Clamping is hydraulic.

Machine Tools for Artisans

June 21, 2021
More than 70 years after the first CNC lathe, toolroom models are as useful as ever.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Machining Inconel 718 with Greenleaf's "phase toughened" XSYTIN-360 solid-ceramic end mill.

An Improbable but Powerful Solution

June 23, 2021
At first glance, ceramic cutting tools appear doomed to failure, but the reality is just the opposite.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
EDMs can provide precise cutting of parts, such as this gear cutting operation.

EDMs Improve, Are Easier to Use

June 25, 2021
New wire EDM models offer improved accuracy, faster cycle times and better finishes. They’re also getting easier to use. Makers of EDMs have stepped up their offerings, improving accuracy, speeding cycle times and producing better finishes.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media

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