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Manufacturing Engineering: November 2021

The November 2021 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
The digital twin and other Industry 4.0 technologies give manufacturers increased visibility into the supply chain, procurement options and engineering requirements.

Understanding Stretched Links, Stressed Chains in A&D

October 15, 2021
Supply-chain stresses are especially troublesome to the aerospace industry and its Tier suppliers. It’s critical that manufacturers in this industry attain a comprehensive understanding of their vulnerabilities.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Developed with Oak Ridge National Lab, MSC’s MillMax service can reportedly triple the material removal rate of existing equipment by analyzing the vibration characteristics of each setup.

Chasing Gold in A&D Manufacturing

October 25, 2021
ORNL has partnered with MSC Industrial Supply to deliver a service that improves the material removal rate of existing equipment by a factor of three, on average, by correctly using cutting conditions based on measurements.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
The multi-row design of the T2711 indexable thread mill, for sizes 7/8” (22.23 mm) and up, brings with it the advantages of thread milling, but the lower cutting forces keep the cycle time on par with tapping.

Threading Tech Provides Answers to the Right Questions

October 26, 2021
Advances in threading tool coatings and geometries tackle the most challenging materials.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
The digital evolution of point acquisition to 3D CAD models.

Reverse Engineering Proliferates: New Applications Emerge as Technology Improves

October 13, 2021
Reverse engineering is becoming multifaceted and complex. The key drivers: new metrology sensors and more capable software, enabled by ever more powerful and cheaper computing.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center students show off a part for the NASA HUNCH program that they submitted for The Phillips Machinist Student Competition. The component will be used in a three-axis, steerable camera mount for the International Space Station.

Community of Manufacturing Builds Better Outcomes

October 27, 2021
Phillips Corp. aims to provide young people with the tools to create meaningful manufacturing careers.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media

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