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Lights, Camera...Print!

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


It’s just about time for IMTS, the Big Show that rolls into the city of Chicago September 8–13 at McCormick Place for the biennial extravaganza celebrating advanced manufacturing technology and state-of-the-art machine tool equipment. This year’s show stands to be different, with an electric car being completely built with additive manufacturing techniques at the Emerging Technology Center (ETC). Full Article

Methods Machine Tools Gets Aggressive on West Coast

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Methods Machine Tools, Inc.—a leading supplier, developer and service provider of precision machine tools—launched its new location in Greater Los Angeles this week with a two-day open house and a traditional sake-barrel smashing celebration. Jamie Hanson, Director of Corporate Development at Methods, said the opening marked a critical stage of the company’s West Coast expansion, which also included launching an all-new facility in San Leandro in May. . Full Article

Fast, Big and Easy: Trends in Metrology

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


Norbert Hanke president of Hexagon Metrology envisions a future where metrology - to provide full value to manufacturers - must aid them in developing new products faster and help them manufacture them quicker. To do that, he sees metrology technology continue to migrate to the shop floor, using more non-contact sensing as well as highly specialized, dedicated systems for single-use tasks. The result in just a few years may well be a flood of data that will require the next level of development in handling large sets of metrology data. 

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RAPID 2014: Jason Lopes on 'Making the Cool Stuff'

Michael C. Anderson Senior Editor


Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, a Special Effects studio for the motion picture industry, spoke about his work to hundreds of rapt listeners at SME’s co-located RAPID and The Big M manufacturing events at Detroit’s Cobo Center on Wednesday. Full Article

2014 NASF SUR/FIN Draws Largest Attendance in Recent History

The National Association for Surface Finishing


The NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Tradeshow did extremely well this year.  The quality of the conference was one of the best in history and helped to power positive results in active attendee numbers for this year’s event. Conference officials feel this is indicative of a steady resurgence in the market, the Association’s growing membership, and the increased visibility of SUR/FIN as a targeted, focused conference for the surface finishing industry. Full Article

Avatars of Additive at RAPID 2014

Michael C. Anderson Senior Editor


Software developer Materialise (Plymouth, MI) had a great event on Tuesday at the co-located Big M event and RAPID conference at Detroit’s Cobo Center: slot car racing on huge four-lane track, using cars made via 3D printing. A little further past the slot car track in the other direction were objets d’art, including an arresting lifesized bust of Detroit’s own RoboCop and a larger-than life, almost-human (if “human” is the word I want) bust of a character from the film “Avatar”—both made using additive technology by Legacy Effects (San Fernando, CA).   Full Article

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