SME: More on lean manufacturing, robotics, rapid prototyping
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) offers information on lean, rapid prototyping, advance robotics, leadership, and composites manufacturing.
Dearborn, MI – Lean, rapid prototyping, advance robotics, leadership, and composites manufacturing are among recent offerings related to motion control in a free catalog from Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 2008 SME Publications Catalog
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The new downloadable
2008 SME Publications Catalog
for manufacturing engineers and practitioners is said to include more than 370 books, DVDs, study packages, and CD-ROM products for purchase.
"Thousands of manufacturing engineers, designers, managers, practitioners, certification candidates, and lean champions rely on SME as their number one source for advancing manufacturing knowledge," said SME executive director and general manager Mark C. Tomlinson. The catalog "continues to serve the information and training needs of this audience at various career stages. We owe our depth of reference materials and resources to our member and industry experts who collectively monitor manufacturing trends to provide the most up-to-date information. I encourage members to use this catalog as a reliable and user-friendly resource for SME's online store and leverage SME membership when purchasing these in-demand products."
Among 20 new products are DVDs on What Lean Means; Incorporating Lean from the Factory to Front Office; Medical Applications of Rapid Prototyping; Minimum Quantity Lubrication and Advanced Robotic Welding; the Fundamentals of Tool Design Video Series; and books, such as Walking the Talk: Moving into Leadership by Michael Termini, Fundamentals of Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Methods, and Applications, 2nd Edition by A. Brent Strong, as well as the newly-released, Story of a Lean Journey by James K. Lewis.
To catalog can be download; requests for a hard copy may be sent to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, P.O. Box 6028, Dearborn, MI, 48121.
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