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Simulation Software For Error-Free Metalcutting

February 26, 2020
Manufacturers must avoid costly machine errors that cause catastrophic damage to both machine tools and expensive workpieces. Even a minor error in, say, a titanium aerospace component can be a major expense.
Pat Waurzyniak
By Patrick Waurzyniak Contributing Editor, SME Media
AeroDef Manufacturing Smart Technologies, Collaborative Intelligence, and New Products/Services

AeroDef Manufacturing: Smart Technologies, Collaborative Intelligence, and New Products/Services

February 28, 2020
AeroDef Manufacturing is an aerospace and defense manufacturing conference and trade show. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, AeroDef, to be held March 16-18 in Fort Worth, Texas, fosters innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
By SME Media Staff
The Anatomy of a Telescopic Gauge

The Anatomy of a Telescopic Gauge

February 28, 2020
Telescoping gauges are indirect measuring devices used to measure the internal diameter of a bore, hole, groove, slot, etc. This T-shaped tool consists of a handle, two telescopic rods and a locking screw.
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Conroe Machine produces many components for directional drilling of oil and gas wells.

Toolpath Simulation Allows Shop to Go ‘Crash-Free in Conroe’

February 28, 2020
Gassed up your car this week? If so, you might want to thank Conroe Machine LLC. That’s because among the many parts machined by this specialty job shop in Conroe, Texas are most of the components used to build downhole positive displacement motors (PDMs.)
By Conroe Machine LLC
Student Chris Baldwin machines a part on a Haas CNC mill.

HS Students ‘Pedal’ Towards Manufacturing Jobs

February 28, 2020
At Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, Calif., I’m fortunate to work in a district that is supportive of career-oriented programs.
Robert Parks Engineering Design Teacher  Temescsal Canyon High School
By Robert Parks Engineering Design Teacher, Temescsal Canyon High School
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    What My Inbox Tells Us About AM

    February 20, 2020
    One of the informal ways I keep track of industry trends is by counting the number of press releases I get on particular topics. As the editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering, I get a lot of them, as many as 50-60 per day.
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    Apprenticeships: They’re Good for Everyone

    February 6, 2020
    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in FY 2018 more than 238,000 individuals nationwide entered the apprenticeship system and 23,400 more were registered in apprenticeship programs across the nation.
    By Andreas Weber - President, Rego-Fix USA
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    Can Upskilling Help A&D Firms Continue to Thrive?

    February 5, 2020
    The aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is thriving as demand for air travel increases along with growing worldwide defense needs. But to fulfill customer expectations, the sector has to continue to innovate—and innovation requires digital acumen.
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Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

In the February issue, we examine the challenging task of making close tolerance parts for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Our lead feature examines at how quality assurance and regulatory issues influence aerospace part manufacturing, and another feature looks at how aerospace is looking to additive manufacturing to boost efficiency and reduce waste. We also examine how shops are integrating metrology into manufacturing—an approach useful for A&D manufacturers and many others.

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Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

Read the February issue of Smart Manufacturing, which includes an update on CESMII. The institute’s CEO is taking on the competitive standing of U.S. manufacturing, which he describes as being stuck “in a state of pilot purgatory.” Job One for CESMII, he said, is to convince U.S. manufacturers to get additional support from Uncle Sam.

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