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Manufacturing Engineering: January 2019

The January 2019 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Who’s Afraid of Five-Axis Machining?

Who’s Afraid of Five-Axis Machining?

January 2, 2019
According to McNamara, director of sales for Doosan Machine Tools America (Pine Brook, NJ), the most important tools in getting customers to move into five-axis machining are features within the control that make it simple to create, understand and prove out machining programs.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Workhorse 7000 Series Aluminum in Search of Increased MRR

Workhorse 7000 Series Aluminum in Search of Increased MRR

January 3, 2019
It’s not too difficult to understand the importance of machining aluminum for aerospace applications. High volumes of aluminum are used, principally for structural components.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Custom Cutting Tools Create a Competitive Edge

Custom Cutting Tools Create a Competitive Edge

January 4, 2019
For certain machining applications, off-the-shelf cutters come up short. Here’s how to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve part quality with a custom cutting tool solution.
By ME Staff Report
The Evolution of Workholding

The Evolution of Workholding

January 8, 2019
Makers of workholding devices face a moving target. The machine tools they work with are changing. There’s more high-speed machining. More high-feed machining. More multi-axis machines. New uses of coolant to reduce temperatures during cutting operations.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Diesel Propulsion Takes to the Skies

Diesel Propulsion Takes to the Skies

January 8, 2019
In a small town in northwestern Wisconsin, a dedicated group of engineers, designers, and machinists are working with a visionary management team on a concept that could have a revolutionary effect on general aviation and impact other forms of flight.
By Frank Burke Contributing Writer, SME Media

Shop Solutions

  • Lasers

    Detroit Tigers: Reverse-Engineered World Series Trophy Honors ’68 Tigers

    January 2, 2019
    Technology came to the aid of Detroit Tigers management when they hoped to recapture some of the magic of the 1968 Detroit Tigers’ World Series-winning season. The 50-year anniversary celebration, held September 7-9, 2018, included on-field festivities in which the 16 surviving members of the 1968 team were presented with replicas of the World Series’ trophy.
    By 3-Dimensional Services Group
  • Lasercraft: Enclosure Cooling Beats Production-Robbing Heat Wave

    January 2, 2019
    When the heat is on production equipment, threatening to shut production down, enclosure cooling systems can get parts out the door, eliminating loss of future production and downtime. That’s exactly what happened to Lasercraft Inc. (Fairfield, OH), a manufacturer of precision laser-cut metal parts.
    By Exair Corp.

Up Front

  • Manufacturing Management

    Tracking the Trends From 2018 and Beyond

    January 11, 2019
    I get to observe, read about or write on manufacturing trends nearly every day. Around this time of year (mid-December), lots of manufacturing Top 10 Trends lists are published. I was curious about how many of these trends SME Media has covered in the last year and plans to cover in 2019.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Now

MFG Intel

  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Ensuring the Security of Additive Manufacturing

    January 8, 2019
    One of the key advantages of additive manufacturing is its digital thread, which allows for rapid communication, iteration, and sharing of a design model and its corresponding physical representation. While this enables an efficient design process, the flow of data opens vulnerabilities to cyber-attack.
    By Dave Morton - SME Industry Development Manager for Aerospace and Defense

SME Speaks

  • SME Speaks

    Inevitable Change Equals Opportunity

    January 10, 2019
    A single phone call changed my life forever. In 2003, I was sitting in my office at a fuel cell manufacturing company where I was vice president of operations. A voice on the other end of the line said, “Hello, my name is Mark Tomlinson. I’m calling as a representative of the SME Manufacturing Enterprise Council.”
    By Mark L. Michalski - 2019 SME President, SME Member Since 1992

Workforce Pipeline

  • Workforce Development

    Charleston Develops Workforce Pipeline for Industry

    January 10, 2019
    Global aerospace powerhouse Boeing selected North Charleston, SC, for its 787 Dreamliner final assembly and delivery line nearly a decade ago. Boeing’s footprint in the Charleston metro area has grown rapidly to include the exclusive 787-10 production, an IT Center for Excellence, an Engineering Design Center, a propulsion center, a paint facility, the Dreamlifter operation, and plenty of land for expansion.
    By David Ginn - President and CEO, Charleston Regional Development Alliance


  • The Pressing Need to Simplify Work

    January 11, 2019
    Organizational complexity is strangling innovation, productivity, and engagement. As companies grow, they typically add more structures, reporting relationships, communication channels, processes, and rules.
    By Jesse Newton - Founder and CEO, Simplify Work

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