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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
Alan Rooks

Thanks for the Memories!

January 7, 2022
Manufacturing Engineering editor-in-chief Alan Rooks is retiring.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
Dianne Chong

Focusing on the Workforce

January 7, 2022
As the 2022 SME president, I hope to build on the successes of my predecessors with a particular emphasis on workforce development and especially the workforce itself.
Dianne Chong
By Dianne Chong The Boeing Company (retired), 2022 SME President
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Bay County, FL receives Foreign Direct Investment Certification

January 7, 2022
Bay County received a welcomed award at the September 21st Commission meeting.
By Bay Economic Development Alliance Press Release
As manufacturers embrace the “new normal,” advanced technologies will set organizations apart from the field.

4 technology trends that will define modern manufacturing

December 20, 2021
As manufacturers embrace the “new normal,” advanced technologies will set organizations apart from the field.
By Vamshi Rachakonda Capgemini Americas
Due to their ability to turn extremely large and heavy workpieces, vertical turret lathes like this one from Absolute Machine Tools are highly capable of machining supersized parts.

A New World for Energy Parts Manufacturing

November 30, 2021
Solar, wind and hydro are striving for dominance in the energy sector while oil and gas continues to hang on tight. What does it mean for suppliers?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson 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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