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Manufacturing Engineering: October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
The new Muratec LS3015HL is a hybrid combining a 6-kW ‘flying laser’ with punch and threading capabilities.

Fab Cutting Update: Laser and Waterjet

September 23, 2020
What doesn’t happen in Vegas stays in our magazine. So, we bring you some highlights of the exciting advances in cutting you would have seen at FABTECH 2020 this year in Las Vegas, which has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
An Amada laser system welds a 0.250" stainless steel pressure vessel heating tube.

Welding With Laser

September 24, 2020
As more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and job shops “warm up” to the idea of laser welding, many have turned their attention to four specific technologies.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
Iscar’s ECAl-H3R three-flute, chatter-free end mill for high MRR in aluminum.

Today’s Solid-Carbide Tools Are Top Producers

September 25, 2020
Solid-carbide round tools have seemingly been around forever; before them, high-speed steel (HSS) tools ruled the roost, and after them a growing selection of alternative processes like indexables, EDM, waterjet and now additive manufacturing emerged as competition.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
Pilots never see the outside world through the canopy. They see an image of it.

Building and Verifying Tooling for F-35 Fighter Jet Canopy

September 28, 2020
Hockley Pattern & Tool, Halesowen, England, is an example of a company dedicated to the art and science of making perfect tooling.
By James Barns Managing Director, Metrology UK

Shop Solutions

Up Front

  • Alan Rooks
    Expert Opinion

    Big and Small Battles in the War on Cybercrime

    September 23, 2020
    We are at war with cybercriminals. With bad actors ranging from organized crime to hostile foreign governments to individual hackers, security defenses are continuously probed and breached. Like any battle, this one requires broad strategies as well as millions of individual efforts.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

SME Speaks

  • Stephanie Locks-Hartle was named a 2019 Barbara M. Fossum Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer by SME for pioneering an effort within Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Technology Office to identify and advocate for transformational manufacturing technology across the enterprise.
    SME Speaks

    Building a Transformational Manufacturing Technology

    September 30, 2020
    Think bigger and think broader. I want to expand what you may think it takes to successfully transition new technology onto the manufacturing floor.
    By Stephanie Locks-Hartle - Northrop Grumman, SME Member Since 2019

Advanced Manufacturing Now

  • Max Paulet Business Development Manager, North America PCI-SCEMM
    Machining & Metal Cutting

    e-SPINDLE Monitors Cutting Processes in Real Time

    September 24, 2020
    Manufacturers have begun using sensors and actuators to monitor their cutting processes and adjust parameters to optimize tool life and workpiece quality. However, traditional monitoring systems have some drawbacks.
    By Max Paulet - Business Development Manager, North America, PCI-SCEMM
  • Jeff Price Vice President of Sales and Marketing UNISIG
    Machining & Metal Cutting

    Gundrilling for Job Shops

    September 25, 2020
    Today’s job shops can distinguish themselves from competitors by adding deep hole drilling/gundrilling to their offerings. But complex, custom-built machines require more floor space and a bigger investment.
    By Jeff Price - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, UNISIG
  • Bruce R. Gustafson Senior Application Engineer Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America www.norton
    Grinding & Deburring

    How Wheel Arbors Affect Grinder Performance

    September 28, 2020
    Precision grinding operations cover all applications that require dimensions with tight tolerances and low Ra surface finish requirements, including cylindrical external grinding (OD), internal grinding (ID), surface grinding and creepfeed grinding.
    By Bruce R. Gustafson - Senior Application Engineer, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America

Research Focus

Marketing for Manufacturing

  • Marketing investments can include updating your message and website, producing customer video testimonials, and developing webinars.
    Manufacturing Management

    View Marketing as an Investment—Not an Expense

    September 29, 2020
    Peter Drucker, known as the father of modern management, was quoted in a 2006 article in Forbes as saying, “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two—and only two—basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.”
    By Chris Ciunici - Founder and Managing Partner, TribalVision

Advanced Manufacturing Now

  • Max Paulet Business Development Manager, North America PCI-SCEMM
    Machining & Metal Cutting

    e-SPINDLE Monitors Cutting Processes in Real Time

    September 24, 2020
    Manufacturers have begun using sensors and actuators to monitor their cutting processes and adjust parameters to optimize tool life and workpiece quality. However, traditional monitoring systems have some drawbacks.
    By Max Paulet - Business Development Manager, North America, PCI-SCEMM
  • Jeff Price Vice President of Sales and Marketing UNISIG
    Machining & Metal Cutting

    Gundrilling for Job Shops

    September 25, 2020
    Today’s job shops can distinguish themselves from competitors by adding deep hole drilling/gundrilling to their offerings. But complex, custom-built machines require more floor space and a bigger investment.
    By Jeff Price - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, UNISIG
  • Bruce R. Gustafson Senior Application Engineer Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America www.norton
    Grinding & Deburring

    How Wheel Arbors Affect Grinder Performance

    September 28, 2020
    Precision grinding operations cover all applications that require dimensions with tight tolerances and low Ra surface finish requirements, including cylindrical external grinding (OD), internal grinding (ID), surface grinding and creepfeed grinding.
    By Bruce R. Gustafson - Senior Application Engineer, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America

Workforce Pipeline

  • Kord Kozma, Hernan Luis y Prado, Rob Tessier, Dean Steadman
    Workforce Development

    Transferring Job Knowledge to the New Generation

    October 2, 2020
    This article is based on the Workforce Leadership Exchange held at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago. It is the continuation of coverage that began with the Up Front column in Manufacturing Engineering, January 2020, page 6, and continued with “Workforce Pipeline” on page 102-103 of the April issue.
    By SME Media Staff

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