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During its HOUSTEX event (Feb. 28-March 2, 2017), SME held an Innovation Tour, which was designed to highlight the importance of manufacturing and draw attention to the rewarding, high-skilled careers available in the industry. Approximately 60 high school students from the Houston area participated, including Barbara Jordan High School for Careers; Energy Institute High School; Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center; Nimitz High School; and Ball High School. Fifteen University of Houston S079 and Texas A&M University S099 student members/ambassadors were on hand to provide leadership and camaraderie for the high school students. The college students ...
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Task Group Volunteers Needed

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The SME Member Council is currently seeking volunteers to participate on its Communications Task Group. The group will work closely with the Member Council to discuss: The best way to disseminate information to SME members (i.e., SME Member NewsFlash, SME Daily Executive Briefing, SME Connect, etc.). Evaluate the various online platforms members can engage and interact on (i.e., SME Connect vs. LinkedIn, etc.). Help determine what information needs to be communicated to members from each of the Member Councils committees and/or task groups (i.e., Chapter Enhancement Committee, Corporate Task Group, etc.). Participants will be asked to join ...
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Argonne National Laboratory invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil. http://www.anl.gov/articles/argonne-invents-reusable-sponge-soaks-oil-could-revolutionize-oil-spill-and-diesel-cleanup A great invention
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We at the SME Education Foundation are very proud to announce a new partnership with NASA HUNCH. This opportunity will allow our PRIME students to create actual NASA flight hardware for aboard the International Space Station. We will also be collaborating to grow PRIME into the existing HUNCH newtork of 65 schools. Combining our efforts to impact students across a network of over 100 schools. See the entire press release here. http://www.sme.org/2017-New-Partnership-Expands-Advanced-Manufacturing-Opportunities-for-High-School-Students/ Feel free to reach out to me with questions... Josh
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Hello everyone! In case you missed the email, please take a moment to check out my February From the Desk of message on SME chapters and the value they offer. You can view the newsletter here . Th
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Manufacturers across the United States are facing a workforce nearing retirement, but lack the younger workers to fill those roles. SME has developed a strategy to empower youth by connecting them to SME at a much younger age group, at the high school level. SME members and staff are passionate promoters for the variety of careers and technologies available to youth today. At Westside Christian Academy, Dr Ken Hall and his students learned just what SME and manufacturing have in common and the resources available for this next generation. The senior class has ten students and two of those students are going onto study engineering in college. Congratulations! ...
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Numerous industries require critical production part inspection for low volume, high value parts. From performance racing to aerospace to medical industries, these sectors require parts for must run applications. In these situations, parts cannot afford to fail as they are either inaccessible for repair or vital for correct operations or both. Advanced imaging inspection is highly beneficial for production part inspection, especially for conducting failure analysis and dimensional validation. These inspection technologies provide definitive, traceable data that can expedite efficient production while maintaining quality control. To read more, visit https://jgarantmc.com/blog/ndt/offline-production-part-inspection/ ...
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What will the future hold for NDT inspection services? With Industry 4.0 ushering in the widespread digitization of manufacturing, NDT laboratories are facing greater demand for advanced inspection methods and definitive results. Maintaining tight quality control in industry is essential for manufacturers to stand behind their product and avoid recalls that can ruin well-established companies. Reactive and Proactive NDT Non-destructive testing can be done at any stage of a products lifecycle. Currently, NDT for parts is mostly utilized as a reactive solution to identify part failures after they occur. For example, NDT x-ray of automotive assemblies can ...
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Hi, Would helping SME validate/update content from its Design for Manufacturability (DFM, Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook ) volume be of interest to you or your team? Volunteers with expertise in the subject area are needed to review/augment pieces of content this year. Your contribution to the body of knowledge could be as small as reviewing/validating a section (a few pages), or as large as updating an entire chapter (several pages). The plan is to publish sections digitally, as quickly as they become ready. Here are the topics (existing in Word/PDF): Introduction to Design for Manufacturability Concurrent Engineering Management Involvement ...
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Dear members, Join the Society of Women Engineers Sonora Region for their FY17 Region Conference! The conference will be held February 9-12, 2017 at the Hilton Irvine/ Orange County Airport. Attendees can register at https://swebee17.eventbrite.com by February 5, 2017. The conference will include: Inspiring keynote speakers, featuring Jessica Rannow - SWE President Gwynne Shotwell - President & COO of SpaceX Frances Arnold - Dickinson Professor at Cal Tech & the first woman ever to win the Millennium Technology Prize 6 full breakout tracks! Check out the http://sweregionb.org/region-conference/breakout-session-speakers Career ...
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http://www.icidm2017.polimi.it/ International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing ( ICIDM ) is a premium conference in design, manufacturing, and innovation. It was created in 2011 by merging two leading conferences: ICMA and ISDM. The series of International Conferences on Manufacturing Automation ( ICMA ) have a long history starting from 1992 at University of Hong Kong. The International Symposium on Digital Manufacturing ( ISDM ) was established by Wuhan University of Technology in 2006. Now, the International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing (ICIDM) aims at providing a forum to share knowledge and new ideas between researchers ...
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2017 Call to Action

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Happy New Year Members and Future Members! This is Natalie Lowell reaching out to you on students and educators for 2017 ! I encourage you to engage this year in our critical mission to promote manufacturing technology and develop a skilled workforce. To get started, I wanted to share some thought-leadership with you from an interview from our member Dale Sharp. A few months ago, I asked SME Member, Dale D. Sharpe III , to share his feedback and experiences with SME high school initiatives. Dale is an Assistant Director of Career & Technical Education at McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology in Indianapolis, Indiana . Natalie: ...
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3D scanning is a powerful tool that helps industries bridge the gap between design and production. In fact, the market is expected to be worth $8 billion by 2025, according a recent report by Grand View Research. They attribute this surging growth to the increased acceptance of this versatile technology by aerospace and defense, automotive, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. 3D scanning is a nondestructive inspection method performed by capturing the external structure of a part or component. 3D scanners are devices that capture data of an objects form and appearance through the use of laser or light technology. The data is then used to create a ...
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Good Day Illinois Educators, I am writing this message as a follow up to our LEAD Conference and the participation in this very special event. As a reminder, SME will be offering free membership to anyone that is a member of SkillsUSA Illinois. This SME membership extends to both SkillsUSA Illinois Students and Advisors . This membership has some great potential and will be a great opportunity for your students to have access to a great deal of resources. Join SME electronically with DocuSign click here or download application from website click here As you may remember, we are running a challenge through the end ...
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Ardrey Kell High School Students sign-up for SME high school membership electronically Students - use this link to go to online DocuSign and email application directly to your parent/guardian for signature - Students click here to sign-up Sincerely, Natalie Lowell, CMfgT SME Membership One SME Drive | Dearborn, MI 48128 | www.sme.org nlowell@sme.org | O: 313.425.3129 | C: 616.318.8706 Educators & Students get connected . Join SME. Shape Your F
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Turbo-Finish and premature fatigue failure prevention and life extension. The elimination of stress risers, and the generation of round edges are used to help extend component life. Rotating parts can especially benefit from the TAM process. Disks and other rotating parts can all benefit from this surface and edge conditioning. Highly finished surfaces also tend to pick up less residual contaminants from operations. and smooth isotropic surfaces generate less turbulent air flow across their surfaces. Additionally, the Turbo-Finish process imparts beneficial compressive residual stress. As critical features of the part are processed simultaneously, ...
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My name is David. I would like a tutor or mentor to help me prepare for the manufacturing technologist certification exam. My cell is 262-506-4468 and my email is dploetz@outlook.co
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Excerpted from SME Technical Paper MR79-569 by J. Bernard Hignett [ed. note: Harperizer and Harperized are trade names that refer to a specific OEMs brand of centrifugal barrel finishing equipment] Metal fatigue is the most common cause of fracture in metal components. It is usually caused by numerous repeated applications of low stressstress much lower than that needed for fracture in a single application. The higher the stress, however, the fewer applications are needed to cause failure. It follows that fatigue failure will be most cannon in components that are highly stressed and subject to repeated applications of stress in their functioning. A ...
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We're meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Via SKYPE. Contact Rick Marmei axisrm@gmail.com or Vesna Cota vesna.cota@gmail.com to learn more. Regards Rick Marme
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Dave Davidson - Deburring/Finishing Specialist SME Manufacturin g C248 - Spokane, Washington Advisor: Machining/Material Removal Technical Community dryfinish@gmail.com | 509.230.6821 http://dryfinish.wordpr
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