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Now Online: The May 2014 Edition of Manufacturing Engineering

The May 2014 edition of Manufacturing Engineering is now available as a digital magazine.  Links to individual articles are available on  



Medical Metrology Finds the Best Fit
There are a number of ways of measuring and inspecting biomedical devices. Which way is best?

New Technology in CNC Automatic Lathes Drives Higher Productivity
A fully programmable B axis is the latest advanced technology for advanced Swiss machines.

Plastics Flow into the Medical Device Industry
A look at materials and applications in the field with EVCO Plastic’s Mike Kvalo.

Improving Laser Technologies Driving Big Changes in Little Stents
Multi-billion-dollar stent industy is seeing a shift toward bioresorbable stents that favor ultrafast, pulsed lasers. 

Automating for Maximum Efficiency
Shift to highly automated horizontal machining cell helps boost contract manufacturer’s production and profits.

Will a Robot Save the Day?

QUALITY SCANMay 2014 Cover
The Sum of All Parts: Measurement You Can Believe In

Manufacturing Continues Its Resurgence in Michigan and Beyond

Global Demand for Machines Expected to Double

New Integrated Simulation Software Speeds CNC Machining Processes

Graphene-Based Light Detectors Add Thermal Vision to Contact Lenses

Shop Chooses CNCs with Conversational Programming
No Fine Too Small for Sustainable Filtration System
Milling Titanium Faster on Light-Duty Machines
Job Shop Build Business with Waterjet
Ducati's No-Excuses Approach to Performance

DreamLearners: Inspiring the Next Generation of Airplane Builders

Medical Market Offers Challenges

On the Web

Will MTConnect ultimately succeed in its goal of connecting machine tool equipment on the factory floor with the Internet? Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak writes about what happened at the recent [MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference held in Orlando, FL. More at   

On the Cover: Sensofar is introducing a new system for measuring only stents. To date, the majority of metrology equipment in the medical field is more general purpose, able to measure a wide variety of biomedical devices.
Photo Courtesy: Sensofar

Published Date : 5/1/2014

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