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July 2021 US Cutting Tool Orders Up 25.5% from July 2020

December 1, 2021
July 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $162.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
By AMT/USCTI Cutting Tool Market Report
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Manufacturing Accelerates in November, ISM Says

December 1, 2021
Manufacturing sped up in November on improvements in new orders, production and employment, the Institute for Supply Management said today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Martine McGregor and Sagar Patel’s winning submission for the 2021 SME Digital Manufacturing Challenge: A rapidly deployable prosthetic device.

Rapid Deployment of Patient-Specific Prosthesis in Emergency Medicine Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

December 1, 2021
The 2021 theme for SME’s Digital Manufacturing Challenge was “Digital Manufacturing for Rapid Medical Response.”
Martine McGregor
By Martine McGregor University of Waterloo
Sagar Patel
By Sagar Patel University of Waterloo
A lithography engineer uses the GCA AutoStep 200 wafer stepper, which allows users at North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Nanofabrication Facility to pattern features as small as 500-nm (0.000019685") onto semiconductor wafers.

Can U.S. remain competitive in SiC chip industry?

December 1, 2021
Manufacturing USA Update: PowerAmerica’s Victor Veliadis offers a mass-production plan for SiC chips
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media


November 30, 2021
BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc. will change its name to BIG DAISHOWA Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2022.
By BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. Press Release
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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