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Andrew Honeycutt, PhD

Workforce Engineering—How to Solve the Skills Gap

March 8, 2022
The best way to solve the skills gap is to ignite the already existing and yet dormant fuel of curiosity inside of young minds.
Andrew Honeycutt, PhD
By Andrew Honeycutt, PhD Oak Ridge National Laboratory, SME Member Since 2019
Beamer’s Nicholas Kaczmarski, left, reviews some of the advantages of Beamer Laser Marking Systems.

Aiming to Improve, Enhance Firearms Marking

March 8, 2022
Laser marking is fast, flexible, repeatable, durable and it’s a one-button operation.
By Beamer Laser Marking Systems
Bode Swango

Learning is a Continuing Venture

February 7, 2022
The Composites Manufacturing Technical Group of SME recognized two individuals and two prominent composites manufacturing organizations at its 2021 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Awards program.
Bode Swango
By Bode Swango Manufacturing Engineer, Whitney Tool Co. Inc., SME Member Since 2021
Starting March 1, 2022, Lutz Labisch will become the new President and CEO at TRUMPF Inc.

New President and CEO Named at TRUMPF Inc.

February 2, 2022
Lutz Labisch to Become President and CEO for TRUMPF in North America
By TRUMPF, Inc. Press Release
Smart manufacturing bridges the gap between the design and manufacturing environments and enables collaboration through open, intelligent data exchange formats.

Smart Manufacturing Takes Center Stage in 2022

January 31, 2022
Smart Manufacturing will come to the fore in 2022 as a holistic strategy that considers the entire process throughout a product’s entire lifecycle.
Rahul Garg
By Rahul Garg Vice President, Industrial Machinery & SMB Program, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Since 2014, new Rosenboom employees are incentivized to take on-line learning modules offered through Tooling U-SME. In 2007, Rosenboom made significant changes to its onboarding process, insisting that new employees complete learning assignments as part of their introduction to the company.

Custom Products, Standard Training

January 18, 2022
Tooling U-SME proves the most helpful training to Iowa’s Rosenboom because employees learn things online that are immediately applicable.
By Tooling U-SME
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Expert Opinions

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    Laser Welding for Sheetmetal Fabricators

    April 18, 2017
    Although laser welding is a well-established manufacturing solution, many sheetmetal fabricators have been hesitant to implement the process at their shop.
    By Robin Stuhler - TruLaser Sales Engineer, Trumpf
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    Fiber Lasers Continue to Gain Market Share in Material Processing Applications

    February 1, 2016
    The first kilowatt-class fiber laser for material processing was introduced by IPG Photonics in early 2002. Since that time, the adoption of fiber lasers for production applications has grown at a rapid rate. Today, fiber lasers are becoming the choice for most major production laser applications as well as converting traditional welding and cutting processes to fiber laser technologies.
    By Bill Shiner - Vice President Industrial Lasers, IPG Photonics
  • Expert Opinion

    Lasers Grow Manufacturing

    June 1, 2015
    Today, laser technology in manufacturing touches all of our lives on a daily basis; lasers cut air bag material and weld air bag detonators for our in-car safety; lasers weld the batteries in many of our mobile devices; lasers drill aero-engine components for planes; lasers cut the glass for our smart phones and tablets screens; lasers weld the drivetrains in our cars and trucks; lasers cut medical stents that increase and enhance our lives, just to name a few.
    By Geoff Shannon, PhD - Manager, Advanced Technology, Amada Miyachi America, Member Since 2009

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