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Autodesk University Explores Manufacturing – And the Future of the World

December 4, 2019
What does the future of the world have in store for mankind? That question was posed by Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost at the Autodesk University 2019 opening keynote on Nov. 18 and helped set the stage for the rest of the week at the event in Las Vegas Nov. 18- 21.
Pat Evans
By Pat Evans Contributing Editor, SME Media

Lessons Learned from Metalcutting Can Guide AM

December 9, 2019
Additive manufacturing (AM) once was called “rapid prototyping.” Its earliest forms made prototype parts—and nothing else. However, manufacturers were intrigued by the prospect of using it to make cost-effective metal parts in production. That day is here.
By Scott Fosdick Head of Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Communications, GF Machining Solutions

Workforce Helps Aerospace Take Flight in N.C.

December 6, 2019
Thanks to millions in investment and new tailored workforce training for Gen Z and above, aerospace manufacturing is reaching new heights in Guilford County, N.C. Home to 200 aerospace companies and 400 suppliers, North Carolina has the second-fastest growing aerospace business cluster in the country.
By Loren Hill President, High Point Economic Development Corp.
By Brent Christensen President and CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Manufacturing Employment Surges After End of GM Strike

December 6, 2019
Manufacturing employment surged by 54,000 jobs in November following the end of a 40-day strike at General Motors Co., the U.S. Labor Department said.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media

MTU Aero Automates Turbine Blade Production

December 6, 2019
Today’s aircraft propulsion systems are wonders of technology. Aircraft industry suppliers are modernizing production technology to meet the challenge of rapidly growing demand for global air travel.
By MTU Aero Engines & Liebherr Gear Technology

Mastercam Partners with TITANS of CNC

December 5, 2019
CNC Software Inc., developers of Mastercam, has announced a new partnership with TITANS of CNC Inc. to help train the next generation of highly skilled CNC machinists and eliminate the widening skills gap.
By Mastercam Press Release

Shop Uses Toolpath Simulation to Find and Eliminate Potential Machining Errors

December 5, 2019
Midway between Houston and Austin sits Brenham, Texas, home to Blue Bell ice cream and the world’s largest BBQ pit. Within this smallish town you’ll find a not-so-small contract manufacturer, MIC Group LLC.
By MIC Group LLC
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    Lessons Learned from Metalcutting Can Guide AM

    December 9, 2019
    Additive manufacturing (AM) once was called “rapid prototyping.” Its earliest forms made prototype parts—and nothing else. However, manufacturers were intrigued by the prospect of using it to make cost-effective metal parts in production. That day is here.
    By Scott Fosdick - Head of Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Communications, GF Machining Solutions
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    Industry 4.0 is Big and Confusing, So Start Small

    December 4, 2019
    Back in the early days of the Internet, when new sites were popping up selling everything from office supplies to dog food, I told a friend that I would never shop on the Internet. Too sketchy and unsafe. Well, some of it is still sketchy and unsafe, but I shop online—like billions of other people.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
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    Superhard Materials Help Futureproof Automotive

    December 3, 2019
    With younger generations migrating to cities and embracing digital lives, living habits are changing dramatically and ideas are spreading faster than ever. For the auto industry, these include ideas like the concept of shared transportation that will disrupt the automotive landscape.
    By Hubert Koegel - Global Sales Director Automotive & Aerospace, Element Six

 

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Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Fabrication technologies continue to advance, with processing speeds increasing in laser cutting, welding, EDMing and waterjet cutting. In the November 2019 issue, Manufacturing Engineering takes an in-depth look at these technologies and previews FABTECH 2019 in Chicago.

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Smart Manufacturing

Read the November 2019 edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine, which includes specific examples of American, German and Swedish manufacturers seeing an uptick in productivity after adding a factory within a factory via an automated machining cell.

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