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Parting & Grooving: Advanced Tech Delivers Quality Parts, Results

February 25, 2020
One thing that’s certain in developing the most cost-effective solutions for part-off and grooving applications is that there is not just one way to approach the problem and meet basic process requirements for chip evacuation, tool life and surface finish.
Jim Lorincz
By Jim Lorincz Contributing Editor, SME Media
The Anatomy of a Telescopic Gauge

The Anatomy of a Telescopic Gauge

February 25, 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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A white light scanner on a portable arm means combining the positioning data from the arm with wide area scan data.

3D White Light Scanning Comes to Hexagon’s Absolute Arm

February 25, 2020
Hexagon brings structured light scanning technology to portable measuring arms with its new RS-SQUARED Area Scanner.
By Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Press Release
American Iron and Steel Institute

Auto Program of American Iron and Steel Institutes Names New VP

February 25, 2020
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced that John Catterall, former executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership and an automotive engineering veteran, has been named vice president, automotive program, for AISI effective March 1.
By American Iron and Steel Institute Press Release
Steve George Business Intelligence Manager SME

Metal Additive Manufacturing on the Upswing

February 25, 2020
While it’s still considered early-stage, metal additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM/3DP) is an important part of the growth in the global additive manufacturing market as it helps manufacturers produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiencies, reduce waste, lower emissions, and increase speed to market.
Steve George Business Intelligence Manager SME
By Steve George Business Intelligence Manager, SME
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  • Alan Rooks
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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.
    By Alan Rooks - Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Andreas Weber President Rego-Fix USA
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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
  • John Karren Principal PwC
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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.
    By John Karren - Principal, PwC, Miguel Smart - Principal, PwC


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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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