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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has been gathering, validating and sharing manufacturing knowledge for more than 80 years. Traditionally, SME resources were purchased by individuals for their own personal use or by colleges and universities as textbooks. Recently, these same colleges and universities were looking for digital resources to provide to their instructors and students. Companies were requesting SME content digitally for their employees as well.
Nashville - One of the highlights of this year's SME Advanced Gear Processing and Manufacturing Clinic was a tour of the new GM Saturn automobile manufacturing plant outside the city. There in the Tennessee hills is a hopeful vision of the future of the American automobile industry. It may well be the future of American large-scale manufacturing in general.
Events from SME and AGMA, along with news from the gear industry.
October 5-8, 1986 AGMA Fall technical Conference & Gearing Exhibit September 17-19, 1986 Ohio State University Gear Noise Seminar November 11-13, 1986 SME Gear Processing and Manufacturing Clinic November 19-21, 1986 Seminar: Gear System Design for Minimum Noise
WESTEC is positioning itself as an event for not only businesses of all sizes and interests, but also attendees of all ages.
The complete Industry News section from the September / October 2014 issue of Gear Technology.
At the present time, technology seems to be moving faster than our ability to educate people in its utilization. this is particularly true of the manufacturing engineering profession.
What was once recognized as the unique genius of America is now slipping away from us and, in many areas, is now seen as a "second rate" capability. Unless action is taken now, this country is in real danger of being unable to regain its supremacy in technological development and economic vigor. First Americans must understand the serious implications of the problem; and second, we must dedicate ourselves to national and local actions that will ensure a greater scientific and technological literacy in America.
Gear-related events from SME, ASME and overseas organizers.
IMTS 92 - The International Manufacturing Technology Show - opens in Chicago September 9 and runs through September 17 at Chicago's McCormick Place. IMTS is the Western Hemisphere's larges trade show. Over 800 companies from all over the globe will be showing products in exhibits covering some 931,000 sq. ft. of space.
March 19-22, 1989. First International Applied Mechanical Systems Design Conference. Convention Center, Nashville, TN. April 25-27, 1989. ASME 5th Annual Power Transmission & Gearing Conference, Chicago, IL
Details about the Solutions Center, SME and AGMA special events at the show.
November 1-3. SME Gear Processing and Manufacturing Clinic, Sheraton Meridian, Indianapolis, IN. November 5-10. international Conference on Gearing, Zhengzhou, China
September 27-29. American Society for Metals 11th Annual Heat Treating Conference October 10-12. AGMA Fall Technical Meeting. Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, LA November 1-3. SME Gear Processing and Manufacturing Clinic, Sheraton Meridian, Indianapolis, IN
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) announced at Gear Expo '95 that a national service for the calibration of involute artifacts is now available at the Department of Energy's Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN.
Gear Expo provides an opportunity to learn from the industry's experts by walking the aisles and talking to exhibitors. Visitors to Gear Expo 2001 also can take advantage of some formal training and educational opportunities sponsored by AGMA and SME.
Following is a report on the R&D findings regarding remediation of high-value, high-demand spiral bevel gears for the UH–60 helicopter tail rotor drivetrain. As spiral bevel gears for the UH–60 helicopter are in generally High-Demand due to the needs of new aircraft production and the overhaul and repair of aircraft returning from service, acquisition of new spiral bevel gears in support of R&D activities is very challenging. To compensate, an assessment was done of a then-emerging superfinishing method—i.e., the micromachining process (MPP)—as a potential repair technique for spiral bevel gears, as well as a way to enhance their performance and durability. The results are described in this paper.
Audits of the heat treating department are a vital part of any good quality program - either as part of a self-assessment or ISO program for a captive shop or - of equal importance - as part of an evaluation of the capabilities of a commercial heat treat supplier. In either case, the audit process needs to be formal in nature and follow specific guidelines.
In today’s globalized manufacturing, all industrial products having dimensional constraints must undergo conformity specifications assessments on a regular basis. Consequently, (standardization) associated with GD&T (geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing) should be un-ambiguous and based on common, accepted rules. Of course gears - and their mechanical assemblies - are special items, widely present in industrial applications where energy conversion and power transmission are involved.
Five years of effort by AGMA came to fruition in January with the publishing of a report from the Department of Commerce. This "National Security Assessment of the U.S. Gear Industry" indicates that if serious measures are not taken, the gear industry's future is in jeopardy. It also sets the tone for confronting major challenges now looming large in our industry.
The cost of teaching salesmen the ins and outs of gearing has proven to be expensive. Your journal is Just what we have been looking for. We found your article on lubrication analysis on gearing very interesting. More on the basics and more on lubrication would be appreciated.
Primitive gears were known and used well over 2,000 years ago, and gears have taken their place as one of the basic machine mechanisms; yet, our knowledge and understanding of gearing principles is by no means complete. We see the development of faster and more reliable gear quality assessment and new, more productive manufacture of gears in higher materials hardness states. We have also seen improvement in gear applications and design, lubricants, coolants, finishes and noise and vibration control. All these advances push development in the direction of smaller, more compact applications, better material utilization and improved quietness, smoothness of operation and gear life. At the same time, we try to improve manufacturing cost-effectiveness, making use of highly repetitive and efficient gear manufacturing methods.
Putting one's best foot forward is important for successful business communication. And successful business people know the "rule" of the game, what it say and do in business situations, to make the best impression. However, these rules change from country to country, and what is appropriate behavior here may appear rude to someone from Latin America, Europe or Asia To help you become more familiar with some of the different rules of engagement in other countries, Gear Technology spoke with three businessmen who have had extensive contact in various part of the world.
In today's industrial marketplace, deburring and chamfering are no longer just a matter of cosmetics. The faster speeds at which transmissions run today demand that gear teeth mesh as smoothly and accurately as possible to prevent premature failure. The demand for quieter gears also requires tighter tolerances. New heat treating practices and other secondary gear operations have placed their own set of demands on manufacturers. Companies that can deburr or chamfer to these newer, more stringent specifications - and still keep costs in line - find themselves with a leg up on their competition.
News Items About SME
1 SME Receives U.S. Department of Energy Grant (November 5, 2012)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has been granted $292,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters... Read News
2 Kapelevich to Present ASME Workshop (July 11, 2013)
The ASME 2013 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference is an integral part of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Confer... Read News
3 SME Releases Latest Video in Manufacturing Insights Series (December 19, 2007)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the release of Minimum Quantity Lubrication, an addition to the SME Manuf... Read News
4 SME Acquires Tooling University LLC (October 14, 2010)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), based in Dearborn, Mich., and Tooling University LLC (Tooling U), based in Cleveland, recen... Read News
5 Gene Haas Foundation Provides Grant to SME (October 18, 2010)
The Gene Haas Foundation has recently provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in ... Read News
6 SME Elects First Woman President (March 10, 2010)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has elected a woman to lead the organization for the first time in its 78-year history. Barb... Read News
7 SME Appoints Committee Members for AeroDef Exposition (November 23, 2010)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the appointment of seven executive committee members for the AeroDef... Read News
8 Joe LaRussa Named SME Director of Membership (March 31, 2010)
As of April 5, Joe LaRussa is assuming membership activity duties for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) from Debbie Holton, w... Read News
9 SME Seeks Manufacturing Technologies (March 11, 2011)
"Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture" is an SME member-driven program, which showcases new and emerging techn... Read News
10 Tooling U-SME's Competency Framework Now Available (January 12, 2015)
Tooling U-SME, a company specializing in manufacturing training and development, recently launched a new industry resource – Toolin... Read News
11 SME Announces Strategic Changes (June 4, 2013)
SME, one of the manufacturing industry’s most prolific and trusted sources of knowledge and information, has announced several stra... Read News
12 SME Announces Mfg4 Winners (June 4, 2012)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the winners of the "Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge" at the ... Read News
13 SME Invests in Manufacturing Education Centers for High Schools (March 8, 2010)
Tomorrow's global leaders will have to be tech-savvy and ready for advanced manufacturing jobs requiring skills in electronics... Read News
14 SME Announces The Big M Event in 2014 (October 2, 2013)
Thousands of professionals from Michigan and the Great Lakes states will gather at an unprecedented event to celebrate manufacturing next... Read News
15 Gleason-M&M Calibration Lab Completes A2LA Assessment (April 9, 2010)
The Gleason-M&M Precision Systems' Calibration Lab has received accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 following a successful recertifi... Read News
16 Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment (August 17, 2011)
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achievi... Read News
17 SME Annual Conference to Focus on Future of Manufacturing (May 24, 2013)
Sharing information, driving innovation in manufacturing and preparing an advanced manufacturing workforce will be the focus of the 2013 ... Read News