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Manufacturing Engineering: June 2019

The June 2019 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
VMC Technology Stretches Applications, Productivity

VMC Technology Stretches Applications, Productivity

June 5, 2019
Vertical machining centers with advanced features and functions are earning their stripes as more productive members of machine shops’ CNC equipment arsenal.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Grinding Strategies Go from Good to Great

Grinding Strategies Go from Good to Great

June 4, 2019
Maybe your company specializes in aerospace or medical components, and you need to produce complex geometries in metals too tough to cut via conventional machining methods.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Keeping Machines Honest with Advanced Calibration, Optimization

Keeping Machines Honest with Advanced Calibration, Optimization

June 3, 2019
There’s nothing mysterious about the need for calibration. As Michael Wilm, business manager for calibration products, Renishaw Inc., West Dundee, Illinois, put it: “When you get gas for your car, you count on the pump being calibrated. That’s why we calibrate machine tools. If you don’t calibrate a machine tool you have no idea it’s going to give you reliable service for manufacturing your product.”
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Geometry, Parameters, and Strong Toolholders Vanquish Drilling Problems

Geometry, Parameters, and Strong Toolholders Vanquish Drilling Problems

June 3, 2019
Proper drill selection, the geometry built into the drills themselves, applying proper drilling parameters, and a few tips and tricks from the pros can address nagging drilling problems such as drill breakage, unbroken chips, tool runout, poor hole edges, and poor tool life.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media

Shop Solutions

Up Front

  • Grinding & Deburring

    The Wide World of Machining

    June 12, 2019
    I’m always amazed by the wide range of technologies that go into the process of machining. At EASTEC 2019, I saw the latest and greatest technology from machine tool builders, cutting tool manufacturers, measurement providers, software developers, and many more.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Now

  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Point-of-Care 3D Printing Veteran Shares Experience

    June 7, 2019
    3DMEDNET, publisher of the journal 3D Printing in Medicine, produced a webinar with useful information for anyone in the throes of setting up and running an in-hospital 3D printing service.
    By Ilene Wolff - Contributing Editor, SME Media
  • Grinding & Deburring

    A Guide to Understanding Forces in Creepfeed Grinding

    February 20, 2019
    Efficient creepfeed grinding can remove material quickly and produce a precision ground surface on challenging materials. However, since creepfeed grinding applications typically draw more power and have higher forces, there are important considerations to pay attention to during application setup.
    By Andrew Biro - Applications Engineer, Norton Saint-Gobain
  • The Less-Traveled Path to Better Optimized Milling

    June 7, 2019
    Optimized roughing can extend tool life, help generate better workpiece surface finishes, and save time by minimizing secondary processing steps. Despite these advantages, many shops still forgo this productive strategy, either because they don’t know how to implement it or don’t understand how it works.
    By Jay Ball - Product Manager, Seco Tools LLC
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Providing 3D Printing Consistency, Security

    June 7, 2019
    LEO Lane, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based software company, is positioning itself as a resource for manufacturers to get more consistent results from 3D printing.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media

SME Speaks

  • SME Speaks

    Bridging the Gap Between Research and Industry

    June 11, 2019
    It is a great honor to serve our manufacturing community as the president of SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Institution in 2019-20. I will start this position after SME’s 47th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC 47) takes place June 10-14 in Erie, Pa.
    By Albert Shih, PhD, FSME - 2019-20 President, NAMRI/SME, SME Member Since 2002

Workforce Pipeline


  • Five Sure Ways To Kill Your Company’s Innovation

    June 12, 2019
    Innovation is difficult to come by. In fact, the odds of a new product idea being commercialized are less than 4 percent—and that is the best case scenario. If you don’t want to beat those odds, there are five sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.
    By Steven J. Blue - President & CEO, Miller Ingenuity

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