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AeroTest America 2008 and SME announce joint collaboration.

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May 28, 2008 - Scheduled for Nov 18-19, SME Aerospace Measurement, Inspection, and Analysis Conference will take place alongside AeroTest America event in Forth Worth, TX. Attendees will receive education on quality issues affecting manufacturing in aerospace and other industries, as well as engage in dialog with industry peers involved in application of development of synergistic manufacturing technologies. Organizers have announced formal Call for Speakers to present case studies and practical applications.

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AeroTest America 2008 and SME Announce Joint Collaboration on Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference

Press release date: May 20, 2008

DEARBORN, Mich., USA, May 20, 2008 - Show organizers of AeroTest America 2008 Expo & Forum (www.aerotestamerica.com) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) have announced their joint collaboration on an SME Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference, to be held on November 18 and 19 alongside the AeroTest America event at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The SME-facilitated conference will offer attendees the opportunity to receive education on quality issues affecting manufacturing in aerospace and other industries, as well as to engage in active dialogue with industry peers involved in application of development of synergistic manufacturing technologies. Conference programming is planned as a blend of technology updates, process optimization ideas and case studies, with topical focus related to measurement and inspection and data collection and analysis. Notes Mark Tomlinson, SME executive director and general manager, "We are very excited to partner with AeroTest America 2008 on this dedicated quality conference. Quality is an important issue in aerospace manufacturing, as OEMs and suppliers strive to meet accelerated production rates and higher standards. Inspection and verification techniques that catch defects only after parts have been created are no longer acceptable. This shift from detection to prevention is placing inspection on the manufacturing floor to provide timely feedback for process control and correction." AeroTest America 2008, also co-located with the Society of Flight Test Engineers Annual International Symposium and Global Windtunnel Symposium, is a comprehensive showcase of the latest analytical, testing and evaluation, measurement, inspection, monitoring and compliances technologies, solutions, equipment, specialist services and facilities all in one venue, meeting the demanding needs of the civil and military aviation, space engineering and airborne defense industries SME Call for Speakers: Organizers of the SME Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference have also announced a formal Call for Speakers, to present case studies and practical applications, as well as facilitate discussions on key technological advancements affecting these specialist areas. Experienced users are invited to take an active role in this cutting-edge program, to share knowledge with new, current, and expert users. For additional information on the Aerospace Measurement, Inspection & Analysis Conference, including topics of interest, conference abstract guidelines and submission form, please visit www.sme.org/aerotest. Deadline for submission of abstracts is June 6, 2008. About AeroTest America: AeroTest America 2008 Expo & Forum, to be held November 17-20, 2008, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is a unique, fully dedicated showcase of the latest testing, analytical and inspection technologies and specialist services for the civil and military aviation, space engineering and airborne defense industries. The event combines several delegate-based targeted conferences and symposia, networking environments and opportunities, along with a comprehensive exhibitor showcase, Technology Forum, and off-site technical tour programs, and an Industry Gala Celebration dinner. About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide. To receive the latest up-to-the-minute SME news, subscribe to RSS. To receive regular news alerts and updates on AeroTest America collaborations, please visit www.aerotestamerica.com.

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