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Manufacturing Engineering: November 2018

The November 2018 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.

When it Comes to Simulation Software, Seeing is Believing

October 25, 2018
In a perfect CNC world, the first part is always a good one. There’s no need for extra blanks or barstock. Setup times are only as long as is needed to swap out a few tools and load a new program. There’s never a crash, never the need to reprogram an inefficient bit of code. The operator just pushes the green button and out pops a finished workpiece minutes or hours later.
By ME Staff Report
Model-Based Design and Metrology: Is Now the Time?

Model-Based Design and Metrology: Is Now the Time?

October 26, 2018
The concept of attaching data to CAD models, such as GD&T, seems to be growing. Using model-based definition, the industry is beginning to take advantage of the technique.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
US Tool Group

The Wonders—and Worries—of Round Tool Reconditioning

October 29, 2018
One of the great benefits of solid round cutting tools is the ability to resharpen them after heavy use. Done right it’s like having a cat with nine lives: Dull…then like new. Dull again…and like new again. And since the cost to recondition solid tools is generally lower than the cost to replace them, there’s an economic benefit. The question then becomes what’s the best way to achieve the greatest possible benefit?
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Chip handling equipment

Technology Tackles Gnarly Chips, Processes All Fluids

October 30, 2018
Managing chips and cutting fluids is an age-old problem in machining. Fast forward to today’s technology that allows chips to be extracted and processed for their scrap value and fluids to be cleaned faster and reclaimed for further use or disposed of more efficiently than ever before.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media

Shop Solutions

Up Front

Advanced Manufacturing Now

Software Update

  • Ersin Uzun
    Research & Development

    New Concepts for Digital Design and Manufacturing

    November 2, 2018
    Manufacturing Engineering: PARC, a Xerox company, is involved in developing new concepts for digital design and manufacturing. Describe how new representations and algorithms are helping to design, analyze and plan the manufacture of highly complex structures via new technologies.
    By ME Staff Report

Workforce Pipeline

  • College and university staff work with students in the Base 11 Innovation Center
    Workforce Development

    Workforce Pipeline: Base 11 Creates STEM Ecosystems for Training

    November 2, 2018
    Base 11 is a nonprofit workforce accelerator committed to solving the growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent crisis, which is fueled by the underrepresentation of women and ethnic minorities. Base 11 believes that by solving this problem, we can also help to establish a sustainable, inclusive middle class.
    By Christine Byrd - Communications Director, Base 11

SME Speaks

  • Satish Bukkapatnam
    SME Speaks

    The Future of Smart Manufacturing

    November 5, 2018
    On June 22-23, SME hosted a Smart Manufacturing Working Group meeting at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) followed by an international workshop on Smart Manufacturing for the Factory of the Future.
    By Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam, PhD, FSME - Rockwell International, Professor, Texas A&M University

Viewpoints

  • Nick Knight

    How to Manufacture Like a Boss: 13 To Do’s

    November 5, 2018
    Every manufactured part has a story—including how something is made, how much it costs, how much it can be sold for and if you make it again. A good manufacturing story will be filled with precise detail and accuracy, and will guide your future processes based on a truthful history.
    By Nick Knight - Senior Director of Customer Services, Global Shop Solutions

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