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Matthew Gifford

Machining Outlook Takes Flight Again in the Aerospace Market

October 21, 2021
Suppliers need to conduct inquiries now about how to improve machining, processes and operations so they are ready for the flight out of the pandemic pit.
Matthew Gifford
By Matthew Gifford National Sales Manager, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
Rick White

Advanced Data Collection Methods Build Resilience

October 21, 2021
Embracing the digital transformation is key to growing out of volatility during this recovery period—and the defense industry’s success with Quality 4.0 tech proves how they support resilience in the face of uncertainty.
Rick White
By Rick White CEO, Capture 3D
Dominik Wee said Google Cloud has done for manufacturing products what it did previously for consumers: make its technology so easy to use that you don’t even notice you’re doing so.

AWS, Google, Microsoft apply expertise in data, software to manufacturing

October 20, 2021
Calculated use of an increasing variety of information-gathering tools is turning Big Data into Even Bigger Data and democratizing access to the information collected.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Andreas Eschbach

As forgetful as they may be, humans need to be revered

October 19, 2021
Artificial Intelligence combined with endless cloud computing resources means more machine involvement and a faster progression to end-to-end automation for manufacturing plants.
Andreas Eschbach
By Andreas Eschbach CEO, Eschbach
Adam Steltzner is chief engineer, NASA/ESA Mars Sample Return Campaign, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He spoke at WESTEC 2013 about the engineering challenges involved in landing spacecraft on Mars.

Smart Manufacturing Takeaways From NASA’s Latest Trip to Mars

October 19, 2021
NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. SME’s Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Methods Machine Tools to Acquire Koch Machine Tool

October 18, 2021
Methods Machine Tools has signed an agreement with an intent to acquire Koch Machine Tool, a machine tool dealer and Methods’ avenue into the Texas machining market since 2010. Methods anticipates a definitive agreement by January 1, 2022.
By Methods Machine Tools Inc. Press Release
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