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  • Edye Buchanan
    SME Membership Matters
    I have been a member of SME for 30 years! What happened to that young mother who started back to college to pursue a degree in CAD? Her son has grown, she’s had a fulfilling career and she is still involved in SME. But let me go back to why I have been a member for 30 years. I joined SME because I was going back to school in my late 20s and knew that to succeed in ... more
  • Ralton Emory
    Membership Team Monday Minute
    Good morning SME Members! Happy Martin Luther King Day! Couple of notes: - SME offers high school membership free to those 13 years - through high school to help them understand how manufacturing and technology enhances our world.  High school members can find out more and join here:  http://www.sme.org/highschool-membership/ - I have attached a ... more
  • Webb Telescope
    Webb Telescope
    This is one of my favorite projects.  The Webb telescope will be able to "see" the way galaxies formed after the big bang.  This is a very exciting advancement in human capabilities.  Also, the construction of the telescope reflector framework is made from carbon fiber and cyanate ester resin composites that minimize the effect of thermal expansion.  ... more
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    Learning To Use Connect
    Greetings!  I think I qualify as an old school member of SME.   That may be why I struggle with Connect.  I like the idea of posting a question and getting feedback from SME members.  I would like to learn more about the ways that chapters, communities and SME HQ uses (or plan to use) Connect.  I welcome your feedback This is the first time I have entered a blog ... more
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    FABTECH 2017 Chicago ILC Workshop
    AWF100: Laser Welding for Today's Fabricator Workshop Tuesday, November 07, 2017: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Description This workshop is full of experts covering the latest advancements on laser welding. Topics include: design consideration, industrial laser welding, laser sources for fiber, disk and diode, system overview, hybrid laser welding and ... more
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    Beta Interest Groups Are Now Forming
    SME is currently forming the following interest groups.  Monitoring & Maintaining the Digital Factory Simulation-Driven Engineering Collision-Free Factory Automation Safety & Productivity If you are interested in participating in one or more of these interest groups, please  click here  to complete and submit the form. more

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Ralton -- Here is a link to a good video about the Webb Telescope: http://webbtelescope.org/video/908/science .  It is 38 minues long but well worth watching! ~ Lou
Lou:  Do you have any video about the project that you can share?
Congratulations on your first blog posting Henry!
When the UK Chapter gets up and running I'm sure we'll be looking to develop a Student chapter immediately afterwards, with many UK universities in the midlands being within 45 minutes of one another we have a very concentrated source for members.

I think - from speaking to a few of our prospective student...

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