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Metal Milestones in 3D Printing

February 21, 2020
Compared to machining and other traditional metalworking processes, additive manufacturing (AM) is a newcomer. Most industry experts trace its birth to 1987, when Chuck Hull of 3D Systems fame introduced the first commercially available stereolithography machine, the SLA-1.
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Absolute Machine Tools Grows Integrated Systems and Engineered Solutions Services

February 21, 2020
Shrinking availability of skilled labor and continual cost-reduction pressures are magnifying the importance of manufacturing systems, services and integrated solutions, according to machine tool importer and distributor Absolute Machine Tools Inc., Lorain, Ohio.
By Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. Press Release
AeroDef: Where the Aerospace and Defense Intelligentsia Meet

AeroDef: Where the Aerospace and Defense Intelligentsia Meet

February 21, 2020
At AeroDef 2020, March 16 – 19 in Fort Worth, Texas, attendees will discover dynamic manufacturing technologies and services that address specific challenges and provide them with custom solutions.
By SME Press Release
AeroDef 2020 Offers ‘Meet and Greet’ for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Professionals

AeroDef 2020 Offers ‘Meet and Greet’ for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Professionals

February 21, 2020
Aerospace and defense professional will gather at AeroDef Manufacturing 2020, March 16-19, at the Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center.
By SME Press Release
AeroDef Offers Advanced Technologies, Cutting-Edge Content

AeroDef Offers Advanced Technologies, Cutting-Edge Content

February 21, 2020
The AeroDef Manufacturing conference, to be held at the Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center March 16 -19, offers diverse technical sessions to choose from.
By SME Press Release
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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
    Expert Opinion

    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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