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In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses how new internet tools can help you with maintaining your manufacturing equipment with Sam Wright. He is a Director of Business Development at The UP! App.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major challenge for the manufacturing industry and its professional associations. In this episode, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine and Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine, talk with Bob Willig, who joined SME as CEO on January 1 as executive director and CEO. Among other topics, Willig comments on why he joined SME; what the industry should expect out of SME post-pandemic; the outlook for manufacturing; areas of opportunity for SME; aspects of smart manufacturing that interest him; and how manufacturers in general and SME in particular can target the workforce skills gap.
ZVerse, operates in the design collaboration space and works to make the digital thread a reality for OEMs. Dan Strong discusses the “critical gaps” ZVerse fills, including work-in-process (WIP) for design and converting 2D to 3D files using tech-enabled automation. His company is taking on the lack of real-time design collaboration and existing barriers impeding moving into the digital thread.
In this podcast, Scott Walker chairman of Mitsui Seki USA and Bruce Morey Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine discuss the most important technical trend affecting machining and manufacturing today—the rapid advance of computing.
Military, government, and civil protection agencies across the globe are investigating and adopting additive manufacturing for a wide range of applications and use cases. Forecast 3D has worked with countless defense contractors around the country and is positioned to assist engineers, designers, and procurement teams in navigating the next generation of industrialization. In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses additive manufacturing with Guest John Sutterfield, Director of Project Management for Forecast 3D.
Vision systems offer new ways to measure and inspect parts. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Brad Bartmess, Sales Director—Vision Group for Nikon Metrology about key features that video measuring systems offer; the differences between a vision system and a multi-sensor vision system; various sensors that can be added to a vision system or a traditional CMM; key capabilities that a video measuring system can achieve that a traditional CMM cannot; and what applications and industries are the most appropriate for vision systems.
In quality control operations, technicians may need to see right through the part. That’s when X-ray CT technology becomes a highly effective choice. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Andrew Ramsey, X-ray CT Consultant for Nikon Metrology, about key features and capabilities that X-ray CT technology offers for additive manufacturing (AM); challenges in AM where X-ray CT can provide a solution; the different types of measurements that can be done with X-ray CT; and how to ensure the accuracy of these measurements.
Jeff Huerta, Senior VP for Sales at Vecna Robotics, speaks on how successful companies are advancing their operations with fully autonomous material handling equipment, and how some facilities are achieving very quick ROI. He also describes the differences between an AMR and an AGV, and addresses the topic of safety. Lastly, he prescribes ways to get started with this equipment, including what upfront costs companies should be prepared for.
Today’s machine tools create an enormous amount of data. One way of using this information is to implement automated feedback processes that improve machining operations. In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Scott Mahrle, director of business development for Q-DAS and Hexagon Integrated Solutions, and Frank Krazer, system engineer for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, about what automated machine tool feedback is and how it impacts the manufacturing process; how automated machine tool feedback can increase the efficiency of both people and equipment; how it can produce costs savings; and how manufacturers can build workers’ confidence in this process.