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Thought Leaders to Convene at NAMRC 44

Steven R. Schmid, PhD, CMfgE, PE2015–16 President, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME

3/28/2016

During the week of June 27, researchers, educators, practitioners and thought leaders from around the world will congregate in Blacksburg, VA, for the largest annual manufacturing research conference in North America. Now in its 44th year, SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), which is organized by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME), is a vital part of the organization with its important role in advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing. Full Article

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering Professor Dornfeld Dies at 66



Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff

4/1/2016

David A. Dornfeld, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, died March 27 of a heart attack. He was 66. Dornfeld was regarded as a global leader in sustainable manufacturing and smart manufacturing. He led the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability at UC Berkeley, and was appointed faculty director of the university’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in August 2015. Full Article

Manufacturing Matters to Canada, so do Partnerships South of our Border



Martin Lavoie, Director, Manufacturing Policy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

3/1/2016

Did you know that the US is Canada’s largest export partner by a significant stretch? With more than 76% of total exports in 2014, shipments to the US were valued at more than $403 billion. By comparison, the next-closest export destination for Canada is China, at $19.4 billion. The close relationship and interdependence between Canada and the US may surprise many in the manufacturing marketplace, but the examples illustrate how both countries enjoy mutual success. Full Article

Local Chapters Pave the Way for Involvement and Leadership Opportunities



Maite Mauri, Program Manager - ACES, Amazon, SME Member Since 2011

2/1/2016

I’ve been asked many times why I’m an involved volunteer member at SME. The answer is simple: it makes me happy. Attending a company tour and learning about the different ways manufacturers are tackling the quickly evolving materials, customer demands and global markets is eye opening. Listening to a professional expert share insights into new technologies that are changing the way we design and manufacture products during a tech talk event, like how additive manufacturing is being used by companies to redesign attachments for aircraft overhead bins to reduce weight by as much as 80%, is exciting and inspiring. Full Article

Manufacturing Marches Toward Digital Future



Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME President

1/6/2016

Digital manufacturing. The Internet of Things (IoT). Industry 4.0. Factory of the future. Smart manufacturing. We’ve all heard the buzz words, and many of us are excited about the direction manufacturing is headed.
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Smart Manufacturing Magazine to Launch in Spring 2016



Press Release - SME

12/7/2015

The digital revolution that has disrupted and simplified a variety of industries – from music and books to shopping, travel and banking – is about to transform the way virtually everything is made. A new magazine, Smart Manufacturing, will launch in the spring of 2016 to help educate manufacturing professionals about the new and emerging technologies used to make things in this digitally connected new era, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. Full Article

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