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June 2021

The June 2021 edition of Smart Manufacturing is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.


Vortex's Bryce Davey

From Travails to Triumphs

May 25, 2021
Two manufacturers described establishing data-management systems to attendees of Dassault Systèmes’ virtual 3DExperience World in February.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
“Our smart manufacturing vision is very much about trying to drive toward autonomy in manufacturing,” said Stephen Graham, executive VP of metrology and production software at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. See him speak on a smart manufacturing panel:

Boosting production output, improving quality with automated machine control

May 26, 2021
Here is a case study of how Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helped out a manufacturer.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media

Welcome to, yes, blended learning in manufacturing

May 24, 2021
Blended learning relies on a combination of in-person classes, self-learning and interactive online tools.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Dr. Yuri Hovanski, right, developed coursework that promotes the implementation of Industry 4.0, specifically via “sprints,” or rapid implementation of focused principles.

The 20 Most Influential Academics

May 28, 2021
Review the accomplishments and aspirations of the 20 most influential academics identified by Smart Manufacturing magazine in 2021, and you may spot some patterns in the data—no artificial intelligence required.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Phillip Sperling

Seeing Clearly: CT scanning, along with advanced analyses software, becoming key AM tool

June 1, 2021
The increased use of CT scanning for metal powder bed fusion parts is usually associated with high-value parts and elevated quality requirements. There are increased requests for CT scanning on parts made of engineering-grade polymers like PEEK, PEKK or ULTEM and for fiber-reinforced composites like Nylon 12 CF.
Phillip Sperling
By Phillip Sperling Product manager for additive manufacturing, Volume Graphics


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