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Manufacturing Loses 12,000 Jobs, Paced by Motor Vehicles

AISI Official Discusses Vehicle Lightweighting

October 6, 2020
John Catterall, vice president, automotive program for the American Iron and Steel Institute, discusses vehicle lightweighting trends in an interview with SME Media.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Building a Future in Florida

Building a Future in Florida

September 22, 2020
Florida's advanced manufacturing industries are diverse and include sectors producing intermediate and finished products ranging from plastics and micro-electronics to tortillas and motor vehicles.
By Enterprise Florida Sponsored Content
Sanicro 35 is available globally to support heat exchanger and hydraulic and instrumentation tubing needs.

Sandvik Launches Sanicro 35 Super-Austenitic Grade Steel

August 26, 2020
Maker of a new alloy targets extremely corrosive environments and seawater applications
By Sandvik Press Release
Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

Okaloosa Manufacturing – Playing Well in a Great Sandbox

June 5, 2020
Machining, the military and magnificent beaches work well together in Okaloosa County, Florida. Famous sugar-white sands are frosting on the cake when companies examine the business-friendly climate, educational opportunities and quality of life in Okaloosa County.
By Kelly Murphy-Redd Sponsored Content, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
3D Systems Enhances Reverse Engineering Software

3D Systems Expands Material Offerings

June 3, 2020
3D Systems announced an expansion of its plastics materials portfolio.
By 3D Systems Press Release
Manufacturing Thrives in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Manufacturing Thrives in Greater Fort Lauderdale

April 6, 2020
Manufacturing companies in Greater Fort Lauderdale benefit from the region’s skilled workforce, convenient air, sea and land shipping services and professional support services.
By Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Sponsored Content
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Expert Opinions

  • Adam Estelle
    Expert Opinion

    Shops Continue to Rethink Brass and HSM

    August 14, 2019
    The Copper Development Association (CDA) is eager to help shops discover and tap into the high-speed machining advantages of brass. The substantial benefits of doing so have an increasing number of shops rethinking their part materials and, when possible, converting those parts to brass.
    By Adam Estelle - Director, Rod & Bar Council, Copper Development Association
  • James M. Clinton
    Materials

    The Key Role of Force Measurement in Composites

    June 1, 2018
    Composite materials have clear benefits for manufactured parts in aerospace, medical, automotive applications and many other industries. Ensuring the highest part accuracy is critical. Force measurement and material testing are essential processes for product designers and manufacturers to gain insightful data to create high-quality composite components.
    By James M. Clinton, L.S. Starrett Co.
  • Ilene Wolf
    Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

    Metal AM Class is in Session at Morf3D

    April 4, 2018
    In the near absence of academic programs to teach undergraduate engineering students additive manufacturing, a California-based startup has stepped in to help fill the void through internships.
    By Ilene Wolff - Contributing Editor, SME Media

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