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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 . ...
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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 object’s form and appearance through the use of laser or light technology. The data is then used to...
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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 of...
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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 Future.
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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, it can...
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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.com
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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 OEM’s 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 stress—stress 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...
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We're meeting the first Monday 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 Marmei
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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.wordpress.com
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C019 Mfg Day Event

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Chapter 019 Syracuse New York Members knock this one out of the park for Mfg Day. Check out this new clip plus the article in the newspaper. http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/local-manufacturers-team-up-to-promote-their-industry-in-cny#.V_b1zXxRs7c.email Caption
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Mfg Day - SME Members....Join The Cause...help 'Recruit High School Students to SME' to support developing the next generation of manufacturing talent! Spread the Word. .. recruit students in CTE, STEM, Information Technology or Manufacturing programs with tools from the SME High School digital tool set SME High School Membership Email nlowell@sme.org with questions Here from Jeremy Bout in his new video as he asks "What Action will You Take?" Spread the Word SME High School Membership
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SME Membership for high school students and educators is here in time for Fall Semester. Check out this tutorial on what membership has to offer students and educators plus how to get started with membership.
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Hello Dayton!!! I have some job openings down here in Wilmington. I need a SQE, EE and Mechanical Designer. https://external-ferno.icims.com/jobs/1354/staff-supplier-quality-engineer/job https://external-ferno.icims.com/jobs/1353/electrical-engineer/job https://external-ferno.icims.com/jobs/1355/mechanical-designer/job Let me know if you know anyone and send them my way. Thanks! Brooks Sease Sr QA Manager Ferno.com 937-369-3445 b.sease@ferno.com
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The advanced manufacturing expo at the DeltaPlex on August 11 will showcase a variety of companies in Michigan and Michigan Works will be hosting a job fair during the event. Admission is FREE and anyone can attend. On August 12th, a follow-up golf outing at the Meadows in Allendale, MI will be for the benefit of First Robotics. All the information can be found at Deltaplex.com.
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We are excited to announce that we have received great support from the Manufacturing community here in Michigan. We have registered a great group of golfers who are always competitive and your corporate sponsorship will help us provide additional scholarships for students going either to a trade/tech school or the traditional college program. We still have a number of golf openings for you to put together a group or just register as a single and we will set you up. Of course, sponsorships are always welcome. Contact us to be a part of this exciting event on June 17th at Scott Lake CC.
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Hard milling is a specialized machining process that allows machine shops to mill pars that have a Rockwell hardness of up to 64. The process of hard milling is very similar to normal machining; however, it requires special equipment and understanding of material hardness, machining capabilities, tooling, and tool holding devices. Hard milling was first used to re-machine parts that were previously heat treated (made harder to increase performance or life expectancy) and which needed additional machining or changes. It quickly turned into an independent machining process. The main drivers for hard milling as an independent process are:...
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Dry, High-Speed Spindle Finishing of Gas Turbine Engine Rotating Hardware SEE The article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dry-high-speed-spindle-finishing-gas-turbine-engine-massarsky E COMPONENTS DRY MECHANICAL EDGE AND SURFACE FINISHING FOR ROTATING AEROSPACE COMPONENTS (New York, NY — July 24, 2014) Turbo-Abrasive Machining (TAM) is a new process for deburring and surface conditioning sophisticated multi-axis machined parts. Many parts, because of size and shape factors, can not be finished by a mass media technique but need manual intervention for final abrasive finishing. Apart from safety and production...
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This post is a follow up to my blog post of last week based on a suggestion from a reader about providing a definition of DFX. Also known as concurrent engineering, in the literature, DFX seems to be a "catchall" acronym—Design for ______ (fill in the blank with terms such as Assembly, Manufacturability, Manufacturing, Reliability, Quality, Service, Test, Environment, Excellence, etc.). Surfing around the Internet, one source says DFX is a "System of product development and improvement guidelines that addresses issues that happen in the four phases of a product's life cycle, including the development phase, the production phase, the utilization...
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ToolingU-SME is in need of collaboration to add to its content base on "design for X." Can you help us? So you may be thinking about all the reasons why not...but contributing does not have to be a daunting task. Think about creating a single topic, not necessarily a volume or tome. Content pieces might lend themselves to being as small as the size of a book chapter. Or, you might consider updating/reviewing existing content authored by yourself or others who contribute. The plan is to publish the content as stand-alone discrete pieces, not necessarily physically, but definitely digitally, with the possibility of being assembled into a larger work...
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On February 19, 2016, SME members attended and supported the Northern California Manufacturing Summit held in Sacramento . As a result of the meeting, Michele Nash- Hoff wrote an Industry Week article: California Manufacturing Task Force Urges New Manufacturing and Trade Strategies Article by: Michele Nash-Hoff, President, ElectroFab Sales At the Northern California Manufacturing Summit attendees had the opportunity to sign up to be on a Manufacturing Task Force. The Task Force selected the most important issues affecting manufacturing to prepare a report. As chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, Michele...
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