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Pivot International CEO on Ways to Alleviate Global Trade Tension

February 19, 2020
Pivot International CEO Mark Dohnalek talks with Smart Manufacturing magazine’s Brett Brune about not only Industry 4.0 but also how manufacturers are breathing a sigh of relief because of the China Trade Deal First Phase, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the arrival of Brexit. Dohnalek also details how Pivot has successfully alleviated trade tensions operationally.
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
JPB’s Damien Marc was able to grow his business and increase competitiveness by creating one of the first Industry 4.0 workshops based in the south of Paris.

How a Connected Factory Floor can Improve Efficiency and Reduce Downtime

February 18, 2020
A fully connected factory floor is the way forward for any manufacturer seeking to fully realize the Industry 4.0 vision.
Damien Marc, Chief Executive Officer at JPB Système
By Damien Marc Chief Executive Officer, JPB Système
20 women making their mark in aerospace and defense

20 women making their mark in aerospace and defense

February 13, 2020
Because of governments’ undying devotion to research and development investments that bolster military capabilities, aerospace & defense represents the leading-edge market segment in smart manufacturing.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media

SME Media Editors Track the Latest Manufacturing Trends

February 7, 2020
Alan Rooks and Brett Brune, editors in chief of Manufacturing Engineering and Smart Manufacturing, respectively, preview some of the actionable information readers can find in the February issues.
Alan Rooks
By Alan Rooks Editor in Chief, Manufacturing Engineering
By Brett Brune Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
Blockchain, the distributed ledger science behind Bitcoin, is demonstrating great promise for being a breakthrough of historic proportions for the manufacturing supply chain.

Trust and Truth: How Blockchain is Forming the Foundation of the Next Manufacturing Renaissance

February 6, 2020
Amid predictions of global economic slowdowns and several recent PMI readings indicating manufacturing contraction, it becomes easy to see how slow production performance and data inefficiencies throughout the manufacturing supply chain contribute to economic uncertainty and concerns for future business.
James Allen Regenor, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
By James Allen Regenor Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
The dynamic process  of Automated Dynamics’ in situ tape consolidation uses squeeze flow to cause shear thinning and mixing to entangle polymer chains and create a strong bond between layers.

A showcase for lasers’ versatility in aerospace

January 31, 2020
A couple of years back, Scott Blake was at a trade show in Baltimore when two researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center stopped at his company’s booth.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
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UPCOMING EVENT: AeroDef Manufacturing 2020

AeroDef Manufacturing® is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs, our mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
calendar_today March 16 - 19, 2020
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Expert Opinions

  • Kevin Hill
    Expert Opinion

    Smart Manufacturing Drives Five Key Changes

    October 11, 2019
    What do you think of when you hear the word factory? Probably some huge space, with machines humming and personnel walking around with notepads in their hands.
    By Kevin Hill - Online Marketing Manager, Quality Scales Unlimited
  • Oliver Sturrock
    Smart Manufacturing

    Five Suggestions for How to Retain Tribal Knowledge

    August 7, 2019
    What is tribal knowledge and why should a company care? It is valuable, exclusive information stored only inside someone’s mind and communicated only verbally (if at all). The “someone” may have played an important role in an organization for decades and knows a thing or two that the company treasures yet cannot duplicate.
    By Oliver Sturrock - CTO, Fluke Digital Systems
  • Robert Glaser
    Smart Manufacturing

    To Prepare for Blockchain, First Check These Three Things

    August 6, 2019
    The value-add of blockchain for businesses is estimated to grow into the trillions by 2030. Experts believe product recalls alone—estimated to cost $8 million today—could be practically eliminated through improved track and traceability enabled by blockchain.
    By Robert Glaser - CEO, Auvesy Inc.

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