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Manufacturing Engineering: November 2022

The November 2022 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.
Automation expert Phil Freeman, senior technical fellow, Boeing Research & Technology sees a trend for more autonomy in the robots and systems used in the aerospace production process.

A.I. Fuels Aerospace Manufacturing Automation

December 7, 2022
Robots have become able co-pilots on the factory floor as painters, sanders, machine tenders, and materials transporters.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
OSG’s EXOPRO AERO-LHX diamond-coated, low helix drill is designed specifically for holemaking in tough laminate materials.

Bigger, Lighter, Stronger, Faster

December 9, 2022
As aerospace ramps up its use of advanced composites, robots and automated manufacturing systems will assume ever larger roles in building and machining these challenging materials.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
MRO is an integral part of the manufacturing process. And like most functions and operations, it is being reshaped by data and predictive analysis.

MRO Leans Into the 21st Century

December 14, 2022
Maintenance, repair, and operations catch up with the rest of the industry.
By Brad Marley Contributing Editor
Heller’s largest horizontal machining center H 16000, which has been in play for a long time, measures 41 feet long, 27.5 feet wide and 17.4 feet high.

Demand Grows for Large-Envelope Machining Centers

December 16, 2022
Super-sized parts and systems require manufacturers to go BIG and BIGGER.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
Advanced optical scanning and associated software delivers accurate assembly guidance, improved QC, and much more.

Advanced Optic Sensors and Probes Lift Aerospace Production

December 19, 2022
Advances in metrology are key in reducing expensive, wasteful scrap.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media

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    CareerWise Colorado Builds Successful Apprenticeship Program

    December 13, 2022
    Denver-based CareerWise has created a modern youth apprenticeship system that aims to put students who want to work in the manufacturing industry in a position where they can take academic lessons learned at school and apply them to meaningful work with top employers.
    By Brad Marley - Contributing Editor