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Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center students show off a part for the NASA HUNCH program that they submitted for The Phillips Machinist Student Competition. The component will be used in a three-axis, steerable camera mount for the International Space Station.

Community of Manufacturing Builds Better Outcomes

October 27, 2021
Phillips Corp. aims to provide young people with the tools to create meaningful manufacturing careers.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Jonathan O’Hare

Diving Into Metrology

October 26, 2021
Lights-out metrology for inspection is a natural entry point into automation as it is less disruptive to implement than other manufacturing operations.
Jonathan O’Hare
By Jonathan O’Hare User Experience Strategist, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division
Karl-Michael Nigge

CT Scanning Vital for Airworthy Parts

October 25, 2021
Industrial computed tomography is a cost-effective, reliable way to meet intensifying requirements for qualifying both the design of aerospace parts and the materials needed for their construction.
Karl-Michael Nigge
By Karl-Michael Nigge Chief Product Officer, Volume Graphics
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
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