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A Deep Dive on Ingersoll Rand QXN Tools

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.

AM Specialist at Dassault Describes Production Challenges, Lure of Materials & a CFD One-two Punch

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.”

At AM Show, Grieves Explains ITEAM Consortium in Detail

Dr. Mike Grieves, executive director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design at Florida Institute of Technology, explains ITEAM (Independent Technical Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing), which was recently introduced at RAPID + TCT.

The Benefits of Tube Lasers for Punching, Sawing and Milling

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.

Upgrading the Manufacturing Path

When it comes to the flow of making something – from concept to design to ordering to production – manufacturing hasn’t changed as much over the last 50 years as many may believe.

Insight into HP’s new PP, expansion of 3D printing

David Tucker, automotive strategy and production development manager at HP 3D Printing, and Kyle Harvey, business unit manager for additive manufacturing at Extol, talk about HP’s recent announcement of polypropylene as a material for AM, as well as how Extol is involved in HP’s expansion of its 3D printing business.

How Machine Shops Can Benefit from New Automation Technology

As automation technology becomes more effective, cost effective, and easier to implement, job shops are automating more and more of their processes. In this episode, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Michael Gaunce, group manager, stationary workholding for Schunk Inc., about what a small to medium size job shop should consider when starting and exploration into automation; the particular machines or jobs that are easier to automate over others; why high part quantities are not needed in order to automate a job; what types of skills a shop should look for in employees working with automation; and how to define categories for the different styles of automation used in machine tool tending.