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Bay County, FL receives Foreign Direct Investment Certification

January 14, 2022
Bay County received a welcomed award at the September 21st Commission meeting.
By Bay Economic Development Alliance Press Release
For most machining operations, consistent chip thickness requires continuous adjustment of the programmed feedrate. According to CGTech, its Force product is the best way to achieve this.

Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for Efficiently Generating Productive CNC Programs

January 12, 2022
Automated feature recognition, knowledge-based machining, advanced toolpath simulation and digital twins are a few CAM technologies making programming more of a technical exercise than the tribal knowledge-inspired art form it has long been.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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
Hands-on learning sessions at a Siemens training center — such as this one in Elk Grove Village, Ill. — provide instructor-led experience students can apply to power their machine tool careers.

Siemens Technical Application Center Provides Hands-on Learning

December 27, 2021
CNC professionals around the world are taking advantage of Siemens’ free training, available hands-on and online, to improve their shop floors and their careers.
By Siemens Press Release
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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Expert Opinions

  • The CoroDrill 860-GM can be reconditioned up to three times.
    Expert Opinion

    The Sharpest Tool in the Box

    January 21, 2021
    The word “reconditioned” can ignite visions of worn, overworked products inferior to new ones. The reality is as long as you purchase from a reputable supplier, reconditioned cutting tools will deliver the same consistent results as they did upon initial purchase.
    By Jill Glynn - Commercial Services Manager, Sandvik Coromant
  • Mark Howard United States Country Manager EU Automation
    Expert Opinion

    How Bright is the Future of Automation?

    April 17, 2020
    In the 1955 short story “Autofac,” Philip K. Dick envisioned a world dominated by self-replicating robots that work incessantly, eventually depleting the planet’s resources.
    By Mark Howard - United States Country Manager, EU Automation
  • Jack Kerlin Applications Engineer BIG Kaiser—Americas
    Expert Opinion

    Rough Boring vs. Finish Boring

    April 16, 2020
    There’s more than one way to finish a hole. The most effective option will depend on the number of parts, cycle time and tolerances. One of the most effective options is boring.
    By Jack Kerlin - Applications Engineer, BIG Kaiser—Americas

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