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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
Will Hasting

AM Poised to Transform Aviation MRO Industry

October 22, 2021
Big things are happening in the aviation maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) market: the first industry-wide material allowables for metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts are anticipated to be released this autumn.
Will Hasting
By Will Hasting Director of Aviation and Power Turbine Solutions, Velo3D
The Laser Next compact focusing head, fully sealed for optimal protection, features direct-drive motors, double-protection SIPS, a fully metallic sensor and Focal Position Control.

Fabrication and Prototype Evolution with Prima Power 3D Fiber Lasers

October 20, 2021
Duggan Manufacturing uses Prima Power lasers to achieve higher volumes and take cost out of each job.
By Duggan Manufacturing
Will Nash

Organization and Personnel Change at Rollomatic

October 18, 2021
The company creates a new laser unit while releasing a new tool grinding machine.
By Rollomatic Inc. Press Release
A Deloitte post-election poll of manufacturing executives found that 76 percent intend to increase investments in digital initiatives and plan to pilot and implement more Industry 4.0 technologies.

Discovering the Keys to U.S. Manufacturing Recovery

October 5, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic clearly proved challenging to the manufacturing industry in myriad ways. Now, as nations and industries begin to navigate their way forward as restrictions are lifted, manufacturers have an opportunity to put into practice some lessons learned.
Geoff Giordano
By Geoff Giordano Contributing Editor, SME Media
Operating a fiber laser requires the operator to wear safety glasses. Laser vendors can advise customers on safety requirements.

Demand for Serial IDs Drives Laser Marking

October 1, 2021
The need to permanently laser mark parts for tracking and tracing continues to grow.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
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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
  • Geoff Shannon
    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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