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A Pathway to Approval for Additive-Made Devices

Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff

4/1/2014

Additive manufacturing is now producing all manner of medical devices, and new ideas for the process—ranging from printed surgical tools and bone replacements to human tissue—are coming from designers and engineers daily.Even the best idea, though, has little value in the United States unless the Food and Drug Administration gives its go-ahead for putting the device on the market. Full Article

Additive Joins Subtractive on Advanced All-in-One Machines



Senior Editor Jim Lorincz

4/1/2014

The path of precision machining has taken a decidedly unexpected change in direction. Yes, machining centers, in their various configurations of horizontal, vertical, and universal, continue to hold their preeminent positions in shops for their ability to create value-added benefits to individual workpieces or parts in serial production. Full Article

Ford Invests $500 Million in Ohio Engine Plant, Creates 300 Jobs



Ford Motor Company

3/28/2014

Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150. Full Article

KT Engineering Thinks Ahead



Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson

3/1/2014

Visitors to KT Engineering (Rancho Dominguez, CA) find a clean and orderly manufacturing area with an undercurrent of purpose-driven energy: CNC machinists clearly know the nuances of the equipment and the minutia of their tasks. Engineers walk briskly carrying SPC reports, slight furrows at their brows—countenances of concentration. Assemblers work adroitly, handling freshly finished parts with care. Machine tools buzz, coolant splashing their interior windows. All the elements—place, procedure, people, production—pulsate. Full Article

CMCs Make the LEAP to Production



Senior Editor Michael C. Anderson

2/1/2014

It’s not breaking news that GE Aviation has developed a material that has the desired qualities of ceramics—namely its light weight and ability to withstand the ultra-high temperatures generated by modern jet engines—without that material’s most serious drawback: brittleness. GE’s version of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) weighs a third of advanced alloys but reacts to stresses like a metal and can perform at temperatures as high as 2400° F (1316° C). Full Article

A Large Helping of Carbon: The High-Fiber Diet



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

9/1/2013

As stringent fuel economy and CO2 emissions requirements loom, the auto industry is on a binge to cut weight. Full Article

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