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As a critical core operation, the laser systems at Laser Precision produce precision parts while maximizing flexibility and reducing overall part costs.

How SMMs Can Embrace Volatility Using Digital Manufacturing

December 8, 2022
To be competitive in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment, small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) need to implement mechanisms to facilitate the effective processing of multiple streams of highly volatile and time-sensitive customer requirements.
By Ashley C. Yarbrough Auburn University
By Daniel F. Silva Auburn University
By Morris Sneor Vice President, Paradigm Productions Inc.
Steve Plumb

A Tale of Two 90-Year-Olds

December 7, 2022
A look back at SME on its 90th anniversary.
Steve Plumb
By Steve Plumb Senior Editor, SME Media
Dave O’Neil (left) moderates a panel discussion at FABTECH 2022 in Atlanta.

Spotlighting Advanced Manufacturing

December 7, 2022
SME's FABTECH show in Atlanta highlighted advances in additive manufacturing.
By Dave O'Neil Vice President, Media, SME
Automation expert Phil Freeman, senior technical fellow, Boeing Research & Technology sees a trend for more autonomy in the robots and systems used in the aerospace production process.

A.I. Fuels Aerospace Manufacturing Automation

December 7, 2022
Robots have become able co-pilots on the factory floor as painters, sanders, machine tenders, and materials transporters.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Emuge SELF-LOCK ZGF-S-Cut Thread Mills with helical flutes, multiple teeth and Tialn coating increase tool life more than 10X and produce perfect threads in the aerospace industry’s most challenging materials.

Securing Fasteners in Safety Critical Aerospace and Defense Applications

December 6, 2022
Safety critical aerospace manufacturing applications demand secure threads that won’t loosen.
Bill Malanche

Skilled Workforce Shortage Challenges Aerospace Industry

December 6, 2022
The real challenges in aerospace manufacturing aren’t in technology; they lie in finding skilled people to implement the technologies.
Bill Malanche
By Bill Malanche Chief Operations Officer, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.
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