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Manufacturing Engineering: June 2022

The June 2022 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Greenerd designed and manufactured this custom, complex double-moving platen deep draw hydraulic press. It’s fully integrated with two six-axis FANUC robots that load/unload, plus prompt the press to perform multiple operations required to produce a heavy-duty, high-pressure cylinder tank.

Choosing the Right Press

June 20, 2022
Press technology — whether mechanical, hydraulic, or servo — plays many roles.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
UVeye’s A.I.-backed technology uses proprietary algorithms, cloud architecture and sensor fusion to complete end-of-line full vehicle checks within seconds. It points out defects for an operator to fix.

A.I. Steps Up to Help With Quality

June 21, 2022
Machines can learn to spot anomalies in-process and end-of-line.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
The capabilities of digital twins will only grow as machine tool controls get smarter and more manufacturers begin to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things.

Mirroring the World

June 23, 2022
From SimCity to Universe in a Shoebox—the growth of digital twins and what they mean to small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The ATOS 5 Airfoil blue light 3D scanner is engineered with specific advantages for the aerospace, gas turbine, and power generation industries.

Building Robust Metrology Automation Strategies

June 24, 2022
Automation with high data density is a key to smart manufacturing.
Ray Chalmers
By Ray Chalmers Chalmers Industrial Communications
A close look at a Scudding operation on a GMTA S 240 Scudding machine.

Gearing Up for eMobility

June 27, 2022
The electric drive train is changing gear design and production: Gear-generation equipment makers are meeting the challenge.
Michael Anderson
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Lead Editor
Walter Tools’ new W1011-P copy turning system uses proprietary triangular inserts with a unique, male-female seating surface, forcing the insert to sit very rigidly and accurately within the tool pocket. Also, a precision through-coolant feature cools the insert’s rake face for increased insert life.

Feeling Groovy

June 29, 2022
Parting and grooving operations are everyday occurrences in a typical turning department. Is your shop performing them most effectively?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media

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Up Front

SME Speaks

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    Digital Twins for the Machining Process

    June 28, 2022
    Digital twins are breathing life and innovation into increasingly more areas of manufacturing as well as solving challenges for machine shops of all sizes. With the skilled labor shortage and an ongoing effort to reshore high-tech manufacturing to the U.S., digital twins have a lot to offer.
    By Paul Webster - Director of Factory Automation, FANUC America, SME Member Since 2022

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    A Ready to Deploy Platform for the Internet of Things

    June 28, 2022
    Sudhir Mehta, global vice president for digital transformation at Lexmark, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., discusses the company’s ready-made Optra IoT platform and its value to all types of manufacturers.
    By Sudhir Mehta - Global Vice President, Optra Engineering and Product Management, Lexmark