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June 2014 VOL. 152, NO. 6 FEATURES


49 | A Revolution in Gear Manufacturing


Machine manufacturers are working to streamline the gear-making process, to deliver a more highly finished gear in fewer steps. The new manufacturing technology even opens the possibility for all-new gear designs.


61 | 3D Printing Builds Up its Manufacturing Resume


The Additive Manufacturing revolution is in full stride, flying in aircraft and giving manufacturers a robust tool for design and production.


71 | Keeping Automated Manufacturing on Track


Linear axis-mounted robots, spindle pick-up automation and robotic hybrid palletizer systems help boost production efficiencies.


81 | Machine Builders Dig Deep into Their Bag of Tricks


CNC intelligence enables grinders to deal with the most challenging materials and precision requirements.


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DEPARTMENTS 6 UPFRONT


At The Cutting Edge, Cutting Optional 8 CALENDAR


10 QUALITY SCAN Track Your Pipes—From the Cradle to the Grave


13 SME SPEAKS


From a Miracle to Just Another Tool 17 NEWSDESK


Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Machine Attracts Crowds


24 SOFTWARE UPDATE Cloud-Based ERP Speeds Manufacturing Deployments


31 TECH FRONT


New Process Allows Nanofibers to Grow at Room Temperature


ON THE WEB


A View of the New: Ultrafast Lasers Michelle Stock, Ph.D., writes about lasers that produce pulses of light so short that they put interesting physics into play. These lasers can vaporize material away, rather than melting. Read more at http://tinyurl.com/ultrafastlasers.


The Cover: This is GE Aviation’s fuel nozzle for the new LEAP engine. It’s a groundbreaking part because GE has commit- ted to using additive manufacturing (AM) to produce more than 30,000 of the fuel nozzles annually. The new design, made possible because of AM, consolidates 18 parts into one, and is 25% lighter and five times more durable than the previous fuel nozzle. Courtesy of GE Aviation.


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39 SHOP SOLUTIONS Advanced Honing Masters Engine’s Peaks and Valleys


93 THE BIG M | RAPID SHOW PREVIEW 100 CLASSIFIEDS 101 AD INDEX


102 FOCUS ON THE WORKFORCE Engineering the Future for Women in Science


Manufacturing Engineering is a sponsor of the Shingo Prize


104 VIEWPOINTS


Momentum, Excitement, Magic— IMTS is a Can’t-Miss!


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