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Since 2014, new Rosenboom employees are incentivized to take on-line learning modules offered through Tooling U-SME. In 2007, Rosenboom made significant changes to its onboarding process, insisting that new employees complete learning assignments as part of their introduction to the company.

Custom Products, Standard Training

January 18, 2022
Tooling U-SME proves the most helpful training to Iowa’s Rosenboom because employees learn things online that are immediately applicable.
By Tooling U-SME
Alan Rooks

Thanks for the Memories!

January 7, 2022
Manufacturing Engineering editor-in-chief Alan Rooks is retiring.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
Dianne Chong

Focusing on the Workforce

January 7, 2022
As the 2022 SME president, I hope to build on the successes of my predecessors with a particular emphasis on workforce development and especially the workforce itself.
Dianne Chong
By Dianne Chong The Boeing Company (retired), 2022 SME President
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Bay County, FL receives Foreign Direct Investment Certification

January 7, 2022
Bay County received a welcomed award at the September 21st Commission meeting.
By Bay Economic Development Alliance Press Release
There are three main fire performance considerations for manufacturers, typically referred to as FST—fire, smoke and toxicity properties.

Consider Fire Requirements When Specifying Composites

December 30, 2021
With the use of composites in demanding applications increasing, improving knowledge of their fire performance is becoming a safety-critical issue, particularly for building and transportation applications.
By Eric Moussiaux Vice President, Technology, Exel Composites
As manufacturers embrace the “new normal,” advanced technologies will set organizations apart from the field.

4 technology trends that will define modern manufacturing

December 20, 2021
As manufacturers embrace the “new normal,” advanced technologies will set organizations apart from the field.
By Vamshi Rachakonda Capgemini Americas
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    Manufacturing Management

    Legal Insights for the Metals Industry

    April 15, 2021
    Two attorneys explain why a strong sales contract is a necessity in the metals industry.
    By Steven N. Malitz - Partner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Tim Tyler - Assistant General Counsel, Wilton Brands LLC
  • 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.

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