Advanced Manufacturing Now
Non-Profit 3D Prints Prosthetic Limbs Out of Ocean Trash
Advanced Manufacturing Now
May 30, 2018
 
Augumented Reality Making Headway in Design, Production and Maintenance
Augumented Reality Making Headway in Design, Production and Maintenance
During the recent AeroDef Manufacturing conference in California, C-Suite executives came together to discuss the incentives of augumented reality (AR) adoption, how small businesses can begin implementing the technology, and how a complete mindset change is needed to ensure successful implementation. A company needs to approach design, manufacturing and maintenance issues from “a virtual, augmented reality, computer-based approach.”
Machining Without Coolant
Machining Without Coolant
Replace messy mist systems and improve dry machining with clean, cold air! EXAIR’s Cold Gun Aircoolant System improves tolerances, tool life and production rates by cooling with 20°F air. Cold Gun is ideal for tool sharpening, drill and cutter grinding, milling, more. Operation is quiet and there are no moving parts to wear out. Eliminates the costs associated with the purchase and disposal of cutting fluids. Website offers detailed information, video.

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Smart Technologies Change How Parts are Designed, Programmed and Manufactured
Smart Technologies Change How Parts are Designed, Programmed and Manufactured
Smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and the Industrial Internet of Things are all fast-evolving concepts that are changing how manufacturing processes are designed and implemented. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Ben Mund, senior market analyst for CNC Software Inc., the developer of Mastercam CAD/CAM Software, about how companies are addressing these changes, including how parts are designed, programmed and manufactured.
100% Accurate Sales Order Processing
100% Accurate Sales Order Processing
Save time, eliminate shipping errors, and increase customer satisfaction with Sales Order Automation. Free up time so sales reps can focus on product inquiries and growing your business. Get the Guide and learn how easily you can transform your order processing.

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When the Going Gets Tough, Tough Toolholders Get Going
When the Going Gets Tough, Tough Toolholders Get Going
As machining has evolved, toolholders have advanced to include rigid, secure systems with anti-pullout protection. These advanced systems are needed to take on difficult-to-machine materials, such as titanium and heat-resistant superalloys (HRSA), and accommodate ambitious removal rates and long tool overhangs. Think of them as insurance against tool pullout and breakage—a situation nobody wants.
Prevent Asset Failures with IoT
Prevent Asset Failures with IoT
Join us and learn from our experience helping the world's largest manufacturers monitor their assets for maximum efficiency.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
  • How to understand equipment location, condition, and usage
  • The correct technical framework that ensures the best outcomes
  • Expected outcomes and values without prediction

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Making Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Ocean Trash
Making Prosthetic Limbs From Recycled Ocean Trash
Non-profit Million Waves Project aims to clean up the ocean while helping young people in need of prosthetic limbs. The non-profit’s goal is to provide free custom prosthetic limbs for children by 3D printing them. The prosthetics will be printed on the organization’s newly acquired Ultimaker 2 or via 3rd-parties around the world.
The Complete Cloud Package for Manufacturers
The Complete Cloud Package for Manufacturers
By moving to a cloud solution organizations are becoming more efficient and focused on core revenue generating activities. The complete cloud package explains why business in the cloud is better, by breaking down the the simple, economic, and reliable advantages the Cloud brings to your business.

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Omron Automation Engineering Lab Opens at North Central College
Omron Automation Engineering Lab Opens at North Central College
North Central College (Naperville, IL) celebrated the opening of a new laboratory in the Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center May 8 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The Omron Design and Automation Lab will give the college’s engineering students the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies currently used in the industry while constructing their own working systems at the workstations provided.
Cost-efficient, Functional Prototypes for Small Bore Motorcycle Parts
Cost-efficient, Functional Prototypes for Small Bore Motorcycle Parts
Download your free report to save dozens of hours at the CNC mill and reduce raw material cost by as much as 90%!

MNNTHBX (Man in the Box) designs and manufactures innovative products for the small bore motorcycle industry. When they needed a more efficient way to produce prototyped parts, they discovered Ultimaker as a reliable and affordable solution. By switching from traditional methods of manufacturing to 3D printing, the MNNTHBX team replaced dozens of hours at the CNC mill and saw a 90% reduction in raw material cost.

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Additive, 3D Applications for Orthopaedics Takes Center Stage at OMTEC 2018
Additive, 3D Applications for Orthopaedics Takes Center Stage at OMTEC 2018
OMTEC’s Tech Center, sponsored by GE Additive, will host one-and-a-half days of education provided by more than 20 additive manufacturing experts, including SME. In gearing up for this event, to be held June 12-14 in Chicago, we—SME—sat down with the organizers from ORTHOWORLD to find out what’s in store.
New Podcast: PAYING ATTENTION TO FINANCIAL WELLNESS PAYS BENEFITS FOR BOTH EMPLOYERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
New Podcast: PAYING ATTENTION TO FINANCIAL WELLNESS PAYS BENEFITS FOR BOTH EMPLOYERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
On the rare occasion that Manufacturing Engineering Editor Emeritus Jim Sawyer thinks about the intersection of insurance and manufacturing, it is usually in terms of fire, theft, personal injury and the like. However, in this conversation with Mike Domingos, VP of national corporate strategy and distribution at Prudential Financial, he learns of other challenges impacting people’s financial wellness and how that impacts the manufacturing industry. Domingos explains what tools and programs are available to help people and organizations with these challenges. He also reveals what developments are in the pipeline to support financial wellness for both individuals and manufacturers.

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Durable Goods Orders Slip in April on Commercial Aircraft
Durable Goods Orders Slip in April on Commercial Aircraft
Durable goods orders declined in April, dragged down by a plunge in orders for commercial aircraft. Orders totaled $248.5 billion last month, down 1.7% from March, according to Durable goods orders declined in April, dragged down by a plunge in orders for commercial aircraft. Orders totaled $248.5 billion last month, down 1.7% from March, according to a monthly report by the US Commerce Department. The decline snapped a streak of two monthly gains.  Orders for commercial aircraft and parts nosedived 29% to $16.2 billion.
From Hype to Happening: Exploring Machine Learning & AI
From Hype to Happening: Exploring Machine Learning & AI
Regardless of the myths and mysteries that come along with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, these tools aren't as scary as they might seem.

This white paper examines the reasons for investing in and implementing ML and AI across the enterprise, it also breaks down the myths surrounding these technologies.

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Ellsworth Launches Free Adhesives Database for Engineers
Ellsworth Launches Free Adhesives Database for Engineers
Engineers trying to keep track of liquid adhesives, coatings, sealants, and specialty chemical materials now have access to the free, searchable Gluespec database from Ellsworth Adhesives. The engineering research tool is designed by engineers to help engineers find the right adhesive and specialty materials for their projects as quickly and effectively as possible.
2018 MForesight National Summit
2018 MForesight National Summit
In 2018, MForesight hit the road, conducting roundtables with thought leaders across the United States, to identify actionable recommendations for public and private stakeholders to restore America’s manufacturing capabilities, and capture the full value from our R&D investments. At the summit, MForesight will unveil these recommendations and explore strategies for helping them take hold. We’ll also hear from some of the nation’s foremost manufacturing experts, business leaders, and decision-makers about strategies for creating and sustaining manufacturing jobs, preserving our innovation edge, and maintaining global manufacturing leadership.

Join us at the Summit on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Register now!

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Mazak Midwest Technology Center Hosts Precision Machining Competition
Mazak Midwest Technology Center Hosts Precision Machining Competition
In support of the local Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Mazak Corp.’s Midwest Technology Center hosted the 27th annual Precision Machining Competition, which honors excellence in precision machining skills among Illinois high school students.
 
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