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Manufacturing Engineering: February 2019

The February 2019 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
New Approaches to Making Parts for the Oil Patch

New Approaches to Making Parts for the Oil Patch

January 28, 2019
Rod Zimmerman of cutting tool manufacturer Iscar Metals lives in a pleasant green zone in a Fort Worth suburb. Yet within a half mile of his home, an oil company has sunk a vertical hole 7,500′ (2,286 m) deep, from which it has splayed nine lateral lines, each going about half a mile.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Large-Part Machining Tests Horizontal Machine Tool Capabilities

Large-Part Machining Tests Horizontal Machine Tool Capabilities

January 29, 2019
Horizontal machining centers (HMCs) are versatile four-axis and, increasingly, five-axis machine platforms that maximize processing of multi-sided large parts by minimizing part handling.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Swiss Machining Made Simpler

Swiss Machining Made Simpler

January 30, 2019
Swiss-style machine tools can be a good choice for making complex parts. On the downside, however, Swiss machining itself has a reputation of being complex—and, therefore, more difficult to master than standard machining.
By ME Staff Report
Walk-Up Metrology Takes a Step Up

Walk-Up Metrology Takes a Step Up

January 31, 2019
Suppliers of metrology equipment are working towards making measurements easier, allowing greater use throughout the manufacturing process.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
Learn By Doing: Cal Poly Integrates Compact Waterjet into Engineering

Learn By Doing: Cal Poly Integrates Compact Waterjet into Engineering

February 4, 2019
California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department is ensuring its students are prepared for the future of fabrication by integrating abrasive waterjet into its curriculum.
By Joshua Swainston Content Marketing Writer, OMAX Corp.
AM Is Changing The Factory Game

AM Is Changing The Factory Game

February 4, 2019
Additive manufacturing (AM) is being used to fabricate parts for applications as varied as aircraft and auto production, dental restoration, medical implants and more.
By ME Staff Report

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Up Front

  • Alan Rooks

    Manufacturers Adapt to Fracking With Digital Tools, Advanced Machining Techniques

    February 6, 2019
    The U.S. oil and gas industry has been completely transformed by fracking. Once an experimental sideline to traditional drilling, in 2016 hydraulically fractured horizontal wells totaled 69% of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the U.S. and 83% of the total linear footage drilled. Fracking has only grown since then.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

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  • Chris Lennon
    Workforce Development

    How to Use Reverse Mentoring at Your Company

    February 8, 2019
    The typical executive didn’t get to a leadership position on their own; most have benefited from mentoring relationships as they climbed the career ladder.
    By Chris Lennon - Vice President of Product Management, BirdDogHR

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