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April 2022

The April 2022 edition of Smart Manufacturing is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.


Teachers such as Binil Starly, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, are repackaging material from their courses to use in upskilling manufacturing workers.

Despite Efforts, Need for Trained Workers Greater Than Ever

April 4, 2022
Recruiters, trainers get organized
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Doctors and researchers are using innovative technologies for medicine and healthcare.

Healthcare 4.0

April 5, 2022
AI, analytics, robots and additive manufacturing are transforming healthcare—from surgery to billing
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
Thanks to sophisticated optics and advanced software, Rivelin Robotics is able to automate many of the steps needed in AM post-processing, including support removal and delicate finishing operations, as on this 3D printed cranial plate.

Industry 4.0: The Print Edition

April 13, 2022
What manufacturers wanting in on Industry 4.0 should know before investing in a 3D printer
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media

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