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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 product’s 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...
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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...
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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...
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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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