Manufacturing’s Top Industries Chronicled
Each annual industry yearbook presents the authoritative insights from manufacturing leaders who outline the major market trends, processes, and technologies driving manufacturing success. Compiled by the editors of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine.
Includes analyses of the aircraft, space vehicle and missile, and guns and armored vehicle markets. The properties of additive materials, carbon composites, and metals from titanium to aluminum are considered. Experts discuss laser joining, grinding, automation, tooling, workholding, multiaxis machining, and welding. Lean, quality, metrology and workforce issues are looked at.
Includes analyses of the light weighting materials and design techniques in the motorized vehicle markets. Coverage includes light vehicles, heavy trucks, off-road vehicles, engines, gears, industry analysis and forecasts.
Throughout the world, the economic outlook on energy manufacturing is a mixture of good and bad. Oil prices are currently near their lowest levels in six years, but the oil patch in Alberta, Canada, is experiencing its highest unemployment rate since 1996.We analyze how low petroleum prices have placed hurdles in the way of wind energy and solar power development and expansion.
Kicks off with reports on trends in the medical device and instrument industries and a roundup of recent research, and includes separate features on tooling, laser, EDM, micro machining, cutting and grinding in the medical field. Two features cover 3D printing, with a third on bioprinting breakthroughs. Medical plastics are surveyed, CAD/CAM software, metrology, supply-chain and workforce issues are discussed.