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Manufacturing Engineering: September 2021

The September 2021 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Designer CAD for CAM software, by Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division, simplifies the transition from design to manufacturing by ensuring that manufacturability is central to workflow.

Integrating CAD/CAM with Key Software Partners

August 16, 2021
The importance of playing well with others in the age of interoperability.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The main menu of ERP software from Global Shop Solutions, which can eliminate dual data entry, according to the developer.

ERP Software Offers Structure to Manufacturers

August 27, 2021
New ERP solutions refute the software’s "complex and unwieldy" reputation.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
A FANUC robot-mounted camera inspecting welded nuts in several locations on a workpiece. It also automatically checks for the presence of slugs from a laser cutting operation on another part (confirming the quality of 16 laser cut features in one picture). If needed, the robot can also be configured to handle the parts.

Robots Grab New Capabilities

August 18, 2021
As cobots work their way into machine shops, users are finding many new jobs for them.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
A row of Zeiss multi-sensor CONTURA CMMs. Users get the software, accessories, computer, and installation for one package price.

Easy-to-Use CMMs Fit Specific Needs

August 30, 2021
Industry is getting tailored applications from CMM suppliers to meet production demands. Look for more in the future.
Bruce Morey
By Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
The SINUMERIK ONE CNC platform is able to adjust high-speed and contour tolerance allowance settings right at the control, without exciting unfavorable mechanical vibrations which will inevitably show up in the surface finish of the workpiece.

Technological Improvements for Moldmaking Range from Cutters to Controls to Software

August 23, 2021
Mold-and-die shops thrive on the latest technology in tooling, software, and machines. Process success often depends on using best-in-class solutions from the past as well as from the latest advances of today. New ways of using older technologies often depend on advances in enabling technologies.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media

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