SME expands available publications and technical references
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers recently expanded its collection of publications and technical references. Books and videos are now on sale on subjects such as assembly, composites manufacturing, finishing & coating, forming & fabricating, Lean manufacturing and machining & material removal processes, among others.
The selection of new books is highlighted by “The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean,” which includes practical lessons learned from more than 30 years of combined experience in overcoming the constant construction and detours one endures in traveling down the road to Lean.
The new videos are highlighted by a composites manufacturing series. It includes eight programs that explore materials, tools and techniques used for composites fabrication. The series features in-depth shop-floor footage and animations illustrating the applied concepts and practical applications behind each subject within the composites series.
SME books and videos serve as a resource to help maintain a competitive edge in business and career. The new videos feature the following topics: micromachining, design for manufacturing and assembly, direct metal manufacturing, lean accounting, metal forming simulation, manufacturing of alternative energy systems and more.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey