The December 2016 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are available below.
Machine Designs Win New Grinding Applications
Precision parts cover wide aerospace, automotive, medical, and tool grinding applications.
ERP Software for Small Shops
Modernizing the smaller shop with the latest digital tools available from enterprise resource planning (ERP) software developers.
Oilfield Shop Gets into Small Parts for Watchmaking
When work in the oilfield dried up due to poor economic conditions, Knust-Godwin LLC, a Texas oil & gas supplier, faced new challenges following its transition into small parts manufacturing.
Laser Takes Heat Out of Tough Tool Grinding
Cutting tool maker Shape-Master Tool Co. (Kirkland, IL) needed to expand its tool grinding capability beyond that of its conventional machines or run the risk of losing work to the competition.
CAM Helps Company Target High-Value Parts
Monsees Group (Rochester, NY) has successfully navigated the treacherous waters from being a near-captive operation to being a highly effective competitor in the world of high-precision complex part manufacturing.
Special Section — Manufacturing Trends
Manufacturing’s Bumpy Ride
After an up-and-down 2016, more of the same may be in store next year.
Device Makers Will Continue Leveraging Technology
Innovations should take the pressure off margins while benefitting patients.
Industry Faces Short-, Long-term Challenges
Sales are peaking, fuel economy demands ramp up.
Civil Segments Heading for a Downward Glide Path
Orders for military aircraft—particularly fighters—are on the upswing.
The Answer Really May Be Blowing in the Wind
Market stability for fossil fuels could be at hand even as renewable energy sources take the upper hand.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING NOW
Quality, Sustainability Drive Net-Shape Molding Efforts
Giving Back Strengthens Manufacturing
Youth Apprenticeship: The Return of the American Dream
On the Cover: GrindSmart 629XW is a six-axis super-precision tool grinder for the manufacturing of high-performance and specialty cutting tools with an integrated six-position wheel changer and the StickSmart automatic wheel sticking device, which can be programmed to recondition superabrasive wheels during untended production.