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How Metalworking Fluids Can Be a Strategic Advantage for Machine Shops

Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering

Metalworking fluids are a key part of the manufacturing process, but many shops don’t understand the critical importance of choosing the right fluid for their processes. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, speaks with Drew Borders, business development manager for Blaser Swisslube, about why metalworking fluids should NOT be thought of as a commodity and an “unavoidable cost” to a company, how metalworking fluids can be a strategic tool for manufacturers, and the role of new vegetable oil or ester-based metalworking fluids.

 

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    A Deep Dive on Ingersoll Rand QXN Tools

    April 9, 2018
    Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune speaks with Jon Jay of Ingersoll Rand Power Tools on how aerospace manufacturers can use digital data to understand and address quality risks in assembly processes.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Student Poster Challenge Winner Details Her Work

    April 9, 2018
    Bhuvi Nirudhoddi, an Ohio State University PhD candidate studying materials science and engineering, won the student poster challenge at SME’s AeroDef manufacturing conference in California in March.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Responding to Market Needs, Suhner Debuts STACKmaster

    April 9, 2018
    Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune speaks with Suhner’s Lee Coleman about high-volume machining and how the growth of composites in the market has impacted the Suhner tool strategy.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Martinez Drills Down on Siemens’ Changing CNC Strategy, Comau Partnership

    April 9, 2018
    Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune interviews Daniel Martinez, a member of the aerospace vertical market team at Siemens Industry USA, at the AeroDef show in California.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Why Apprenticeships Matter So Much, and Progress in the U.S.

    April 9, 2018
    Chris Cagle of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board in Hawthorne, Calif., explains what his organization does, how the apprenticeship program works, and why such programs are so important.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    EMAG USA CEO looks at new drivers in firm’s A&D business model

    April 9, 2018
    Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune asks EMAG USA CEO Peter Loetzner about new drivers in his company’s A&D business model.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    UBM Discusses Impact of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence on Engineering Jobs

    April 5, 2018
    Suzanne Deffree, a brand director at UBM and its Advanced Manufacturing Group, discusses the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence and their impact on engineering and manufacturing jobs.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    UBM Discusses Trends, Technology, Challenges in Medical Device Industry

    April 5, 2018
    Amanda Pedersen, News Editor of MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) and Qmed, discusses the trends and technology in the medical industry, such as artificial intelligence, surgical robots and virtual reality, and the opportunities and challenges associated with them.
    By Candace Roulo - Managing Editor, SME Media
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    Manufacturers Embrace the Cloud

    March 14, 2018
    Diego Tamburini, principal industry lead for Azure Manufacturing, talks with Patrick Waurzyniak, senior editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about the cloud and why manufacturing companies need to embrace it.
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    Ripple Effects from ‘Deep Learning,’ AVs to be Felt Far and Wide

    February 21, 2018
    Hod Lipson, co-author with Melba Kurman of the book “Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead,” asserts that AV technology is going to change things for everyone, in all business and sectors.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Mobsteel Owners Discuss Developing New Businesses

    February 16, 2018
    Adam and Pam Genei talk to SME’s Chris Mahar at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
    By Advanced Manufacturing Media
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    Jeep Executive on How Updated Cherokee is Lighter But Not "Lightweight"

    February 8, 2018
    In the highly competitive arena of the global auto industry there is little time to sit on one’s laurels. To that end Jeep has substantially revamped its Cherokee for the 2019 model year. Mike Downey, Cherokee vehicle line executive, joined Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer at the North American International Auto Show to explain how lightweighting served as an important tool in making sure that the Cherokee remains competitive.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Siemens PLM Helps Suppliers Cope with Vehicle Electrification, Autonomy

    February 8, 2018
    Vehicle electrification and autonomy are challenges facing automakers today and well into the future. But it’s not only the OEMs that need to clear the hurdles that are changing the industry. The vendors who populate the supply chain must do so, too. Larry Bemis, vice president of Customer Success and Quality Assurance of Siemens PLM Software’s manufacturing business unit, explains to Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer how high these hurdles can be and what software can do to make it over the bar.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Skills Gap Proves Problematic for Auto Supplier Growth

    February 8, 2018
    Brose North America President Michael Brosseau sat down with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to talk about the company’s growth and the urgent need it has for workers to help keep the expansion on track.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Opportunity Awaits Small Manufacturers Adept at Making Quality Aftermarket Auto Parts

    February 8, 2018
    John Clor of Ford Performance explains to Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer how the process works, where the opportunity lies for small manufacturers who want to get into the game, and why precision manufacturing is crucial.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting's "Smart Corner" Described In Detail

    February 7, 2018
    At the auto show in Detroit, Magneti Marelli USA’s Bill Grabowski tells Smart Manufacturing mag about his firm’s “Smart Corner” product, specifically about how it helps OEMs in terms of cost, weight and complexity.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    The Man Charged with Launching Dassault Into New Orbits

    February 7, 2018
    Steve Madge, Dassault vice president for Industry & Global Affairs in High Tech, Future Transportation & Smart Cities, spoke with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer about how part of his job is to seek out mega trends so his company can boldly go where no other enterprise has gone before.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    What Vehicle Interiors Will Look and Feel like in the Future

    February 7, 2018
    At the auto show in Detroit, Rose Ryntz of Intl Automotive Components (IAC) Group, covers emerging trends, including electrification, autonomy and ride sharing, changing vehicle interiors. She also predicts how future vehicle interiors will look, feel and sound.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    P3's Ghosh Addresses Common Pitfalls in Smart Manufacturing

    February 7, 2018
    At the North American International Auto Show, P3 North America CEO Samit Ghosh and Smart Manufacturing Editor in Chief Brett Brune discuss the common pitfalls manufacturers encounter when they introduce smart and connected tech.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    NAIAS Chairman Gives Deets on AutoMobili-D

    February 7, 2018
    Auto dealer Ryan LaFontaine, chairman of the North American International Auto Show, reveals what AutoMobili-D is all about.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    All-New RAM 1500: Work Needed to Make a Truck a Reality

    February 7, 2018
    Rob Wichman, vehicle line executive for Ram Truck, and Mike Raymond, chief engineer for the Ram 1500, sat down with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer to outline what it took to arrive at the new pickup and the essentially new factory.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Carrying a Torch for Opportunity and Equality in Manufacturing

    February 7, 2018
    Samantha Farr, founder of and instructor for Women Who Weld, met with Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to discuss how welding is one of the areas most afflicted by the skills gap and how her program can meet that need while bringing more diversity and equality to manufacturing.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    America Makes: A Progress Report

    February 7, 2018
    Half a dozen years ago American Makes was launched as the first institute of Manufacturing USA, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, a national network for manufacturing innovation focused on coordinating public and private investment in emerging advanced manufacturing technologies.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    FANUC's Aiello Discusses Company's Educational Efforts

    January 31, 2018
    Paul Aiello of robot maker FANUC talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Aiello talks about the company’s efforts to interest students in manufacturing careers. FANUC had a collaborative robot at the auto show as part of those efforts. The auto industry is a major customer for FANUC.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Bloomberg Analyst Discusses Why Trucks Are King

    January 31, 2018
    Kevin Tynan, senior automotive analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig about auto industry trends during an interview at the North American International Auto show in Detroit.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Achates CEO Discusses New Engine on Display at Detroit Auto Show

    January 31, 2018
    CEO David Johnson of Achates Power talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    How Smart Manufacturing Can Help OEMs and Fabricators

    January 31, 2018
    In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief, talks with Frank Arteaga, Head of Product Marketing, Market Region NAFTA, for Bystronic about the definitions of smart manufacturing; how it can help OEMs and fabricators alike with profitability; how analyzing data can help with visualizing the fabricating process; and the best ways to make sense of all of the data pouring in on the manufacturing process.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Nexteer's Hoeg Describes Company's Digital Trace Manufacturing System

    January 31, 2018
    Dennis Hoeg, North American COO for Nexteer Automotive, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Chassis Brakes Executive Talks About Adding North American Production

    January 31, 2018
    Dennis Berry, president of the Americas region of Chassis Brakes International, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Freudenberg NA President Discusses Company's Automotive Products

    January 31, 2018
    Robert Evans, president of Freudenberg North America, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Evans describes Freudenberg’s automotive-related businesses, including sealing technologies, vibration control systems and filtration. The executive also talks about general industry trends, including electrification of vehicles.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Cox Automotive Economist Analyzes Auto Industry Trends

    January 31, 2018
    Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of Cox Automotive, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig about what’s happening in the auto industry going into 2018.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    SMDI's Jody Hall Talks About High-Strength Steel's Role in Lightweighting

    January 31, 2018
    Jody Hall, vice president-automotive market for the Steel Market Development Institute, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Nexteer's Zuraski Discusses Autonomous Driving Technology

    January 31, 2018
    Jeff Zuraski, executive director of research and development for Nexteer Automotive, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American International Auto Show.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    HBPO North America President Describe Company Products

    January 31, 2018
    Diana Mannino, president of HBPO North America talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the North American in Detroit. She discusses the company’s product line, including front end modules for vehicles. HBPO also is expanding its production in North America, including two new plants in Mexico scheduled to open this year.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    SME Fortifies Efforts to Get High School Students Excited about Manufacturing

    January 5, 2018
    Natalie Lowell, member and industry relations manager at SME, details all that the nonprofit is doing to help address the skills gap in the U.S.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Preconfigured Robotic Solutions Grow in Importance

    December 19, 2017
    In this podcast, Senior Editor Jim Lorincz talks with Simon Whitton, regional division manager, Kuka Robotics Corp., about how Kuka Ready-to-Use preconfigured robotic product solutions can integrated into existing shop operations, ensuring that sustainable and high-performance levels of manufacturing efficiency can be achieved.
    By Jim Lorincz - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    New Ways to Inspect Robotically Welded Parts

    December 15, 2017
    In this podcast, Editor In Chief Alan Rooks talks with Erwin DiMalanta, director-welding and cutting business line for ABB Robotics (Auburn Hills, MI) about emerging trends in robotic welding, lightweighting in the automotive and aerospace sectors and other issues.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    New Technologies for Grinding Rotary Tools and Re-sharpening Saw Blades

    December 15, 2017
    In this this podcast, Editor in Chief Alan Rooks talks with Shannon Fox, North American sales manager for Vollmer of America Corp., a builder of tool grinding machines, and Dr. Roland Loroch, managing director of Loroch GmbH, a business unit of Vollmer that is focused on re-sharpening and measuring circular and band saws.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    The Importance of Diversity and the Role of Women in the Manufacturing Workforce

    December 11, 2017
    A more diverse workforce that includes more women can help manufacturers fill the growing skills gap. In this podcast, Sandra Bouckley, president of SME, talks with Senior Editor Jim Lorincz about the need for increased diversity in the workforce and how it can increase productivity and creativity while producing new solutions to manufacturing issues. She also examines why women make up just 29% of the manufacturing workforce in the US and strategies for increasing that percentage.
    By Jim Lorincz - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    Identifying 3D Printing Opportunities on Your Factory Floor

    December 4, 2017
    Markforged has played a role in advancing the art and science of additive manufacturing. They have helped companies make great strides in getting the best results out of their 3D printing operations. Now, the company is helping manufacturers that are not involved in 3D printing to identify the opportunities where 3D printing could be used to make stronger products, manufacture them at less cost, and ship those products faster. In this sponsored podcast, Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer interviews Applications Engineer Nick Sondej to learn how Markforged makes this happen.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Precision Swiss-Style Machines Offer Speed, Accuracy

    November 17, 2017
    Bob Budnovitch, engineering manager, training/turnkey, and Frank Maiocco of Tsugami/Rem Sales, spoke with Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak at SOUTH-TEC in Greenville, SC, about the latest machines that Tsugami displayed at the show and what customers can expect from the company’s advanced machining equipment.
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    In China, Dassault’s Green Details Work of Innovation Labs, Acknowledges Speedy Adoption of Robots

    November 10, 2017
    In an interview in Shanghai, Eric Green, VP, user experience & marketing for the DELMIA product brand at Dassault Systèmes, weighs in on what “super fab labs” in Beijing and Moscow might well produce.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Application Engineer at Markforged Discusses the Benefits of Carbon Fiber, Metal 3D Printing Technology

    November 9, 2017
    Nick Sondej, application engineer of Markforged, talks with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about the company’s carbon fiber and metal 3D printing for strength, performance, and accuracy.
    By Candace Roulo - Managing Editor, SME Media
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    Developing Flexible Products for a Diversified Advanced Manufacturing Economy

    November 5, 2017
    At the SOUTH-TEC show in Greenville, SC, we’re joined by Greg Cooke, applications engineer for Promess Inc., in Brighton, MI, who talks about how manufacturers are looking for flexible assembly solutions in a variety of manufacturing industries.
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    AM Specialist at Dassault Describes Production Challenges, Lure of Materials & a CFD One-two Punch

    October 20, 2017
    In a wide-ranging interview at at Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience Forum North America in South Florida, Subham Sett, director of strategic initiatives for AM and materials at the French software giant, outlines its approach to AM, the biggest challenges his customers face in the production process, certification needs by the FDA and FAA, and “the infinite capacity you have to engineer a material to fit a purpose.”
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Promoting US Manufacturing and Building New Constituencies

    October 3, 2017
    In this podcast, Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly, host of The Art of Manufacturing podcast and Founder & Chief Instigator of MAKE IT IN LA, talks with Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about how those projects came to be, the challenges and opportunities in manufacturing today, and key messages for people who are interested in getting involved in manufacturing.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    CAM Software for a New Generation of Machinists

    October 3, 2017
    At EMO, 3D Systems launched the latest version of its GibbsCAM software. The new release, GibbsCAM12, includes the first new interface for the software in many years.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Exploring Key Trends in Metrology

    September 27, 2017
    Metrology plays a key role in manufacturing, but that role is changing. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, editor in chief for Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with David Wick, manager of product management for Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, about key trends in metrology in terms of software, sensors, and networking; customer challenges and how metrology tools help meet those challenges; and how the personal computer industry offers a good analogy to the changing market for metrology products.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    A Resurgence of American Manufacturing

    September 22, 2017
    Brian Ayers, vice president of sales and marketing at Arch Global Precision, talks with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about the company’s entrepreneurial values and philosophy about manufacturing in the US.
    By Candace Roulo - Managing Editor, SME Media
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    Importance of Manufacturing Day, How You Can Gen Involved

    September 22, 2017
    Bjorn Schwarzenbach, communications and project coordinator at Rollomatic, talks with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about how Rollomatic is addressing the public perception of the manufacturing industry and how Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, plays an important role to educate communities across the country about manufacturing career opportunities.
    By Candace Roulo - Managing Editor, SME Media
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    Laser Marking Solutions: Innovative Application of Traditional Laser Beam

    September 21, 2017
    Cajo Technologies President Ismo Rantala talks with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, about the company’s patented technology, which is based on an innovative application of the traditional laser beam, allowing for precise and permanent marking or color patterning on almost any material without additives or pigments. The company is headquartered in Kempele, in Northern Finland, and has grown internationally with subsidiary and several offices in the United States.
    By Candace Roulo - Managing Editor, SME Media
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    How SME Promotes Advanced Manufacturing and Helps Develop a Skilled Workforce

    September 21, 2017
    In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Jeff Krause, Chief Executive Officer of SME, about the role of SME, how that role is evolving, the growth of smart manufacturing, new education venues, and the importance of workforce development.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Verisurf Works to Make Legacy CMMs Relevant Again

    September 19, 2017
    Verisurf Software CEO Ernie Husted explains why there are still many legacy fixed CMMs in the market that are perceived to be obsolete due to outdated software, difficult programming interfaces and lack of trained operators–and how his metrology software firm is working to address this market truth.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    How Electronic Work Instructions Improve Manufacturing Productivity

    September 19, 2017
    In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Shannon Bennett, Implementation & Sales Engineer at Visual Knowledge Share Ltd., about the need for electronic work instructions in manufacturing, the development of VKS, the types of manufacturers that use it and the benefits those manufacturers see in their operations.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Think you know what’s causing the skills gap in automotive? Think again.

    September 19, 2017
    Sharing findings from a survey of 300 automotive industry manufacturers, Jeannine Kunz, VP of Tooling U-SME, says the introduction of new technology is seen as the main contributor to the skills gap in manufacturing.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Ways Machine Shops Can Better Manage Tools and Tool Data

    September 19, 2017
    So, you’ve inherited older and/or disjointed systems and processes (and perhaps an unhelpful company culture) but you want to gain a competitive edge. What to do? Look at how systems can be integrated with a centralized tooling database, not at each individual process as a separate entity, Dan Speidel of TDM Systems says.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Separating Innovations from Hype, and then Getting on with the Digital Transformation

    September 19, 2017
    Drawing upon his firm’s work with NEC, Schlindler Elevator, Exelon and Pitney Bowes, Sergey Patsko of GE Digital advises manufacturing execs looking for value to focus on compute power and ways to process and analyze data.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Securely on the Smart Manufacturing Path and Looking at Next Phase at P&W

    September 18, 2017
    Pratt & Whitney’s Kimberley Hagerty, whose “year of living digitally” was featured in the May issue of Smart Manufacturing magazine, quickly reviews lessons she and her team learned, outlines three main challenges they faced and how she solved them, and describes some of the organizational changes she sees Industry 4.0 demanding of manufacturers.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Rego-Fix: Managing Growth in the Tooling and Workholding Industry

    August 2, 2017
    Bill Obras, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Rego-Fix Corp., sat down with Manufacturing Engineering’s James D. Sawyer at Eastec to discuss the program and provide details on the company’s new 20,000 ft2 facility near Indianapolis.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Meeting the Skills Gap Challenge: Training New Users on Controls for Machine Tools

    August 1, 2017
    Manufacturing Engineering’s James D. Sawyer interviews Chris Pollack, East Coast regional business manager for motion control, Siemens Industry, about the growing skills gap in US manufacturing and the challenges and opportunities inherent in training new users to operate the controls of machine tools.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Making Metal 3D Printing More Accessible and More Affordable

    July 31, 2017
    In this sponsored podcast, Markforged Applications Engineer Peter Kootstra explains to SME’s Jim Sawyer how his company has developed a process that can cut the cost of metal 3D printing by as much as 80% compared to standard methods.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
  • A High-Precision Water Jet for the Electronics Industry

    July 28, 2017
    As water jet technology has improved so, too, has the precision of these abrasive cutting machines. Along the way the applications for water jet cutting has expanded as well. At Eastec, Michael Ruppenthal, Omax vice president for North American sales, sat down with Manufacturing Engineering’s James D. Sawyer to detail how the MicroMax, an ultra-precise fully enclosed water jet, has carved out a place for itself in the electronics industry, where it is used to make molds, circuit boards and other components.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Hermle Machine Establishes US Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

    July 21, 2017
    Hermle Machine Co., a manufacturer of high-end machine tools, annually employs 100 to 120 apprentices in its German operations. The apprentices make up about 13% of that workforce. Manuel Merkt, executive vice president of operations at Hermle’s US operations (Franklin, WI), is working with the German American Chamber of Commerce to establish a similar program in Wisconsin which would provide graduates with the same skills and certifications that the program in Germany offers. Merkt, himself a product of the apprenticeship program, explains to Manufacturing Engineering’s James D. Sawyer how the effort is proceeding.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Hoffmann Group Targets the US Market with new US Subsidiary

    July 17, 2017
    Charlie Slagle, president and CEO of Hoffmann Group USA, talks with Editor in Chief Alan Rooks about the history of The Hoffmann Group as a tooling manufacturer and distributor in Europe, and its 2016 entry into the US market. The company markets its Garant and Holex brand portfolios and distributes a wide variety of products from other tooling manufacturers.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Exploring the Four Pillars of Metalcutting

    July 11, 2017
    In an interview with Jim Sawyer of  Manufacturing Engineering, Jan Andersson, global director of Greenleaf Corp.’s Tech Team and marketing explores the four pillars of metalcutting are and why it is crucial to pay attention to each of them to achieve the best results.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Establishing the Link Between Engineering and 3D Manufacturing

    July 10, 2017
    Additive manufacturing has come a long way from being a prototyping technology. In many instances, it is now a viable method of production. Not every manufacturer, however, has the expertise and resources to put 3D manufacturing into practice.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    The Philosophy and Application of Data-Driven Manufacturing

    July 10, 2017
    In this sponsored podcast, Memex CEO David McPhail details the relationship between OEE and the Industrial Internet of Things. Data, he explains, is what drives this relationship.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    GF Machining Solutions Introduces New Machine Tools

    July 6, 2017
    Ken Baeszler, a market segment manager and product manager at GF Machining Solutions, sat down at SME’s Eastec show with Manufacturing Engineering’s Jim Sawyer to discuss GFMS’s new offerings of machine tools. Baeszler begins by describing the new Mill P 900, a high-precision machine tool for the mold and die industry.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Award Winner Talks Liquid Metal 3D Printing

    June 26, 2017
    SME this year gave the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award to the authors of “Liquid Metal 3D Printing: A Magnetohydrodynamic Approach.”
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Selective Laser Melting Expert Reviews Progress, Hints at Expansion Beyond Metal

    June 26, 2017
    Dieter Schwarze, PhD, of SLM Solutions GmbH, sat down with Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune at RAPID + TCT to review the technology’s progress and give his opinion about what is to come.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Vektek Discusses Its Offerings of Clamping Products

    June 16, 2017
    Rod Leek of Vektek LLC talks about his company’s line of clamps and workholding products with Senior Editor Bill Koenig.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    EXSYS Discusses Its Product Line at EASTEC Show

    June 16, 2017
    Jill Young of Exsys (San Antonio, FL) describes the company’s products and markets in an interview with Bill Koenig, senior editor at Advanced Manufacturing Media. They spoke at SME’s Eastec Show in May.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Beamer Laser Systems Discusses Its Offerings at EASTEC

    June 16, 2017
    Brian Bittner, national sales manager of Beamer Laser Systems, talks to Senior Editor Bill Koenig at the Eastec Show, held in May in West Springfield, MA.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    GE’s latest open-innovation concept that speeds up product and technology development

    June 15, 2017
    Dyan Finkhousen, director of open innovation & advanced manufacturing at GE Global Operations, discusses Fuse LLC, an 8-month-old service offering of GeniusLink that involves small batch mfg. Key takeaways: The benefits GE businesses, customers and sponsors find by using Fuse to solve tough technology challenges; the types of problems that are a good fit for Fuse; and how to learn about and participate in a product or technology innovation contest sponsored by Fuse. (GeniusLink is GE Global Operations’ crowd-sourcing division.)
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    3DEO Discusses Its 3D Printing Technology

    June 12, 2017
    Matt Sand, president of 3DEO, and Matt Petros, the company’s CEO, discuss 3DEO’s additive manufacturing technology and the markets it serves.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    CGTech Prepares to Sell Vericut Additive Module

    May 23, 2017
    Gene Granata, Vericut product manager at CGTech, describes Vericut’s new additive module.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Stratasys Introduces Continuous-Build 3D Demonstrator, a Mass-customization Play

    May 23, 2017
    At RAPID + TCT in Pittsburgh, Roger Kelesoglu, director of sales enablement at Stratasys, previews the company’s new Continuous-Build 3D Demonstrator.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Autodesk’s Approach to Additive Manufacturing Software

    May 22, 2017
    Duann Scott, head of business development and strategy for digital manufacturing at Autodesk, details the solutions his firm offers.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Methods Machine Tools Discusses Its 3D Printing Strategy

    May 19, 2017
    Benjamin Fisk, general manager of 3D additive manufacturing for Methods Machine Tools Inc., discusses his company’s 3D printing strategy.
    By Advanced Manufacturing Media
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    Rockwell Automation Counts All the Ways Digital ‘Journey’ Has Paid Off

    May 17, 2017
    Tom O’Reilly, VP, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation, details how his company’s five-year plan to restructure its facility and supplier networks has led to a four- to five-percent annual improvement in productivity.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Coming Product from SLM Solutions Software Aimed at Streamlining AM Workflow

    May 11, 2017
    SLM Solutions Software out of Austria is set to this year begin selling a new package to improve workflow in AM, SLM Solutions’ Richard Grylls said At RAPID + TCT in Pittsburgh.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    The Power of 3D Modeling and Simulation Spurs Manufacturing Process Innovations

    May 1, 2017
    John Graham, senior product marketing manager for Ansys Spaceclaim, Ansys Inc., talks with Manufacturing Engineering Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak about how 3D modeling software can help manufacturers streamline designs and boost manufacturing productivity.
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    Tooling U-SME Prepares to Unveil Additive Certification

    April 19, 2017
    Jeannine Kunz, vice president of Tooling U-SME, details how awareness of AM’s capabilities is clearly on the rise: Some big manufacturers are focusing on what AM means to their human capital, and AM is often being incorporated into existing roles.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about CELDi

    April 13, 2017
    Randolph Bradley, Technical Fellow in Supply Chain Management at Boeing, explains the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution’s reason for being, and Boeing’s involvement with the industry-academia partnership. Among what is covered: energy use in the supply chain; demand forecasting using Bayes’ Rule (also used to crack Germany’s Enigma code during WWII), and insights gained from MHI’s US Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Total Workforce Approach Helps Employers Recruit, Retrain, and Retain Young Talent

    March 31, 2017
    Joe Lampinen, Senior Director, Global Practice Consultant for Engineering, Business, & Professional Services at Kelly Services, explores how manufacturers today must meet the challenge of engaging younger workers just entering the profession.
    By Jim Lorincz - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    New Machine From EnvisionTEC Promises Big Time Savings

    March 16, 2017
    EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani explains why the SLCOM 1, a machine that does selective lamination composite object manufacturing and is in beta testing, is an important development in 3D printing: “There’s absolutely no limitation in terms of geometry in terms of what kinds of composite parts you can build—unless it’s a closed volume.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    SLM Solutions Exec Weighs in on Important AM Market Trends

    March 16, 2017
    At the Aerodef conference, SLM Solutions’ Winthrop Sheldon takes on this and several other market-trend questions.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    The Role of Small Manufacturers in Aerospace

    March 16, 2017
    Dimitrije Milovich, president and CEO of Radius Engineering Inc. (Salt Lake City), discusses the role small manufacturers play in aerospace.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Using Robotics to Cope with the Shortage of Welders

    March 15, 2017
    Zane Michael, director of thermal business development for Yaskawa America/Motoman Robotics Division, explains why the biggest challenge for welding manufacturers today is the shortage of welders.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    How to Set Off on the Smart Manufacturing Journey

    March 15, 2017
    At the Aerodef conference in Texas, Conrad Leiva, VP for product strategy and alliance at iBASEt and chair of the smart manufacturing working group at MESA, says companies should first evaluate their business model today to get ready for a smart manufacturing future.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    The Skinny on the New NASA-SME Partnership

    March 14, 2017
    For starters, NASA’s HUNCH program brings projects, mentors, expertise and schools. SME’s PRIME initiative brings mentors, equipment and a scholarship component. “It’s kind of a big deal that those things mesh so well,” says Blake Ratcliff, program manager of NASA HUNCH.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    5ME Exec Tells All About Cryogenic Machining

    March 13, 2017
    At the Aerodef show in Texas, Mike Judge, executive vice president of Cincinnati-based 5ME, delivers the lowdown on cryogenic machining.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Sizing Up the Platform Market for the Internet of Things

    March 13, 2017
    Sandra Rios, ‎Head of Product Management & Marketing, AXOOM GmbH, explores the development of the platform market for the Internet of Things, the company’s vision for the IoT platform market, and its plans in North America.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Designing for AM, and the Challenges in Designing with Composites

    March 3, 2017
    Bob Yancey, vice president of additive manufacturing at Altair Engineering, also discusses the importance of an upfront design process and advances in manufacturing simulation.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Globetrotter Bids Adieu to ‘The Age of Dirty Growth’

    February 9, 2017
    The co-author of “The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation” discusses not only all he discovered in writing the book but also what he has learned since it was published. Example of the latter: “The movement from a focus on cheap to a focus on smart is … a real competitive advantage, but it’s not permanent. I discovered that China now very well understands that this is an issue. China is now the biggest buyer of robots in the world.”
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    How Traditional Manufacturers Can Add Additive Capabilities

    February 6, 2017
    Steve Immel, head of Americas Business Development for Materialise, explains why a traditional manufacturing company may want to get into additive manufacturing, the main considerations for manufacturers looking to add capabilities in additive manufacturing, and explores the “triangle of materials, hardware and software.”
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    The Benefits of Tube Lasers for Punching, Sawing and Milling

    February 3, 2017
    Dr. Jeffery Ahrstrom, President and COO of BLM Group USA, explores how a tube laser system can help manufacturers replace the physical processes of punching, sawing and milling with lasing in order to reduce work-in-progress, improve upon existing manufacturing processes, and create new ones.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    New Developments Improve Metal Finishing Productivity

    January 30, 2017
    John Thompson, National Technical Sales Manager for PFERD Inc., offers his predictions on the future of metal finishing, examines new solutions that can help improve productivity and reduce risk in hand-held applications, and discusses how systems are changing to adapt to the growing use of composite materials.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Navigating Changes in the Fabrication Industry

    January 26, 2017
    Diego Tamburini, Senior Design and Manufacturing Industry Strategist for Autodesk, explores the main forces shaping the future of the fabricating industry; key strategies manufacturers can use to remain competitive; promising technologies Autodesk is currently developing; and the opportunity of the IoT for manufacturers.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Exploring Key Developments in Process Cooling

    January 23, 2017
    Bonnie Martens, Marketing Communications Manager for Dimplex Thermal Solutions, examines key trends in process cooling; how chillers can be designed for energy efficiency; solutions that increase system uptime; and how the Internet of Things is changing how chillers operate.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Emerging Trends in the Punch Press and Press Brake Tooling Market

    January 20, 2017
    John Galich, marketing manager for Mate Precision Tooling, discusses trends in the CNC punch press tooling and press brake tooling market; challenges facing the industry; and the evolving mission of Mate Precision Tooling.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    How Fabricators Can Successfully Process High-Strength Steels

    January 9, 2017
    John Heuring, Regional Sales Manager for Dallas Industries, explores the challenges fabricators face when their feed line operators process advanced, high-strength steels. He also outlines the special considerations that stampers should consider for feed lines being paired with servo presses.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Why Industry 4.0 is Not Just for Big Manufacturers

    January 5, 2017
    Frank Arteaga, Head of Product Marketing for Bystronic, explains why Industry 4.0 isn’t just for big companies and why small to medium-sized job shops should learn about and adopt it. He also explains how job shops can implement Industry 4.0 without making major changes to equipment and software.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    How the IOT is Changing Robotic Manufacturing

    January 3, 2017
    Mark Scherler, General Manager of Materials Joining for FANUC America, explores how the Internet of Things is changing robotic manufacturing, laser processes that are being used with robotics, and how changes in the manufacturing labor force are affecting the need for robotics.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Worker-Friendly Cobots Take their Place on Production Lines

    December 20, 2016
    Craig Tomita, Area Sales Manager for Universal Robots, and David Jackson, President of CleanLogix (an OEM partner of Universal Robots) discuss the use of collaborative robot (cobots) in manufacturing.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Worker-Friendly Cobots Take their Place on Production Lines

    December 20, 2016
    Craig Tomita, Area Sales Manager for Universal Robots, and David Jackson, President of CleanLogix (an OEM partner of Universal Robots) discuss the use of collaborative robot (cobots) in manufacturing.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    How Press Shops Can Improve Uptime and Implement the IIOT

    December 14, 2016
    Will Healy, Strategic Marketing Manager, and Dave Bird, Key Account Manager, Metal Forming and Robotic Welding for Balluff Inc., discuss how press shops can dramatically improve uptime, tackle the biggest problems with sensors and networking in robotic welding, and surmount the challenges to implementing Industrial Internet of Things.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Creating the Manufacturing Workforce of the Future

    December 12, 2016
    Sandra L. Bouckley, FSME, 2017 President for SME, discusses the current state of the manufacturing workforce, what this means for the future, how companies can help bridge the skills gap and the role of new technology in resolving workforce challenges.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    New Technology, IIOT Drive Big Changes in Robotic Welding

    December 7, 2016
    Charlie Miller, director of sales for the Eastern region of the US for the robot and applications group at ABB, examines emerging trends in robotic welding, how the Industrial Internet of Things is driving changes in the sector, and the biggest challenges users need to address–including the shortage of skilled workers.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Industrie 4.0, as Seen From Ground Zero

    December 2, 2016
    Detlef Zühlke, Scientific Director for Innovative Factory Systems at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Executive Chairman of SmartFactory-KL in Germany, discusses what it was like to be a founding father of Industrie 4.0, obstacles to smart manufacturing and ways the transition can be made smoother.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Online Education at MIT: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems

    November 23, 2016
    Manufacturing Engineering Editor-in-Chief James D. Sawyer talks to Dr. Bruce Cameron, MIT faculty director, about the online professional certificate program.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Carl Dekker Explains Student Design Contest, Focus on Mobility

    October 12, 2016
    How can we get around better? SME’s 2017 Digital Manufacturing Challenge invites college and high school students around the world who are in STEM fields to answer the question—by creating forward-thinking, mobility innovation solutions.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Who Can Benefit Most from Nov. 9 Digital Transformation Seminar?

    October 10, 2016
    Smart Manufacturing magazine Editor in Chief Brett Brune discusses The Digital Transformation full-day seminar with John Deere’s Craig Sutton.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Manufacturing USA Advancing Manufacturing and Increasing Competitiveness in the US

    October 4, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks with the US Dept of Commerce’s Mike Molnar about Manufacturing USA, the new public named for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    Plex Systems Discuss Smart Manufacturing and the Connected Factory

    October 3, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to David Morfas, who discuss how Smart Manufacturing is the convergence of several technology trends resulting in improved manufacturing productivity.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Executive Discusses XJet’s Liquid Metal 3D Printer

    August 12, 2016
    At the RAPID 2016 conference on additive manufacturing, Danai talks to Advanced Manufacturing Now about XJet’s positioning—immediately after he showed the public XJet’s liquid metal 3D printer and explained its new NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ) technology.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    IMTS 2016: Zeiss Industrial Metrology Discuss Market Trends and the Big Show

    August 12, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to David Wick, who discusses what ZEISS Industrial Metrology is planning for IMTS and new trends impacting the metrology industry today. We also discuss new products ZEISS Industrial Metrology plans to release in the upcoming months.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Fujitsu Glovia Discusses Upcoming Industry Trends and IMTS 2016

    August 10, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to James Gorham, who discusses what Fujitsu Glovia is planning for IMTS, how the industry has been changing and some of the products Fujitsu Glovia has in the pipeline.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    Hydromat Discusses IMTS 2016

    July 26, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Rodger Boswell, who discusses what the company is planning for IMTS, how the industry has been changing and some of the products Hydromat has in the pipeline.
    By Bill Koenig - Senior Editor, SME Media
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    How PTC is Helping to Drive Industry 4.0

    July 5, 2016
    Following PTC’s LiveWorx IoT business event in Boston inJune, Howard Heppelmann talks to Advanced Manufacturing Now about PTC’s role in the developing the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    MFG DAY: Changing Perceptions About Manufacturing

    May 31, 2016
    Ed Youdell talks to Advanced Manufacturing Now about what’s new in the 5th year of Manufacturing Day, which will be held Oct. 7.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    RAPID 2016: EnvisionTEC launches Industrial Grade Composites Printer

    May 17, 2016
    Guest: Al Siblani, CEO and Founder, EnvisionTEC. Interviewed by Sarah A. Webster, Editor in Chief, Advanced Manufacturing Media.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Former Ford Executive: The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

    May 10, 2016
    John Fleming began his career as an apprentice and concluded it as Ford’s VP of Global Manufacturing, and talks about his involvement with Industry 4.0.
    By James D. Sawyer - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    Profiling & Connecting Equipment, People Worldwide

    April 17, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Antoine Bisson about the “social industrial platform” he and a friend created to make training in manufacturing as easy as watching YouTube. It’s all about avoiding mistakes and downtime.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing
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    How Digital Technologies are Driving a New Era of Productivity

    April 11, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Mohamed Abuali about Forcam’s technology for promoting a digital manufacturing future, and why small and medium manufacturers need to learn more about the available technology and how it can improve their competitivenes
    By Patrick Waurzyniak - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    Where Does The American Machine Tool Industry Stand Today?

    April 11, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Al Abrecht, the author of the book, “The American Machine Tool Industry – It’s History, Growth, Restructuring & Recovery.”
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    The SME Education Foundation: Rebuilding the Workforce Pipeline

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    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Brian Glowiak, Director of the SME Education Foundation, about the need for a skilled workforce in manufacturing, and how SME and its longstanding foundation is actively working to fill the pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers through its Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education (PRIME) program and other outreach efforts.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    What is MTConnect and Why You Need to Know

    April 11, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Neil Derosiers of Mazak about the coming digital manufacturing revolution in advance of the MC2 conference to be held April 19-21 in Dallas, Texas.
    By Jim Lorincz - Contributing Editor, SME Media
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    How Clean is the Air in Your Manufacturing Facility?

    February 28, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Jim Reid, General Manager and Co-Owner of RoboVent, about the company’s new Clean Air Educational Initiative.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    How is Tooling U-SME Helping Develop the Manufacturing Workforce?

    February 28, 2016
    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Jeannine Kunz, the director of Tooling U-SME, about how workforce development is changing in an area where manufacturers struggle to find workers.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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    How Manufacturing Technology is Changing Today

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    SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Now talks to Debbie Holton, Director of Industry Strategy & Events at SME, about how manufacturing technology is changing and what that might mean for the future.
    By Sarah A. Webster - Editor in Chief, SME Media
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