The North American manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI | SME) held its 47th annual conference on manufacturing research (NAMRC 47) in Erie, Pa., from June 10-14.
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The AeroDef Manufacturing 2020 conference and exhibition, produced by SME, will bring together the aerospace and defense industry's brightest, most strategic minds March 16-19 in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss crucial industry volume production issues, transformative manufacturing processes and critical cybersecurity issues.
With all of its accomplishments – including world’s largest defense contractor, and a presence in all 50 states and 70 countries – you might think Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD) would already have mastered additive manufacturing.
FABTECH 2019, held Nov. 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, featured multiple educational opportunities for attendees. A key feature of the FABTECH educational program, and one open free to all attendees, were the Leadership Exchange Panels.
What is Industry 4.0 and why should we care about it? That was one of the questions that a Leadership Exchange on Emerging and Advanced Technologies attempted to answer. Among many other topics, the panel, held on Monday, Nov. 11, offered great practical ideas on Industry 4.0.
More than 5,400 manufacturing professionals from around the country descended on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston last week for the biennial HOUSTEX event, held February 26-28. There, visitors interacted with more than 280 exhibiting companies occupying 65,610 square feet of exhibit space.
Turned parts cover such a broad range, from slender shafts and tiny precision connectors to large-bore oil-patch tubing and huge turbine shafts, that it’s hard to imagine how they fall under the same category of single-point metal removal.
AeroDef Manufacturing is an aerospace and defense manufacturing conference and trade show. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, AeroDef, to be held March 16-18 in Fort Worth, Texas, fosters innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
The second day of SME’s CMTS event focused on how technology is affecting manufacturing’s future. A morning keynote session dealt with how manufacturers need to concentrate on the use of data and intellectual property.
There’s still plenty of good old fashioned metal (and material) removal going on in tens of thousands of US metalcutting shops and plants around the country. A visit to the huge South Hall at McCormick Place during IMTS 2016 is where you will find booths overflowing with advanced conventional turning and milling machines, multitasking CNC lathes, towering boring mills, and precision Swiss automatic lathes under power along with the automation needed to carve more-efficient production out of industries as diverse as aerospace, automotive, medical, job shop and contract manufacturing, and general engineering.