SME Magazine explores fiber devices, bioprinting.

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Summer 2016 edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine features examples of manufacturers involved in technologically advanced explorations of universe as well as human biological systems. Published by SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media, this issue looks at U.S. companies in new fibers and fabrics innovation institute, bioprinting's effect on researchers' understanding of how cells work in 3D space, and newer CNC control systems with improved touchscreen interfaces and connectivity choices.

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Summer Edition of Smart Manufacturing Magazine Explores Fiber Devices, Bioprinting

Digital edition available now

(DEARBORN, Mich.) – Compelling examples of manufacturers involved in the most technologically advanced explorations of the universe, as well as human biological systems, are featured in this summer’s edition of Smart Manufacturing magazine. Created to educate and inform manufacturing professionals about the challenges and immense opportunities associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the quarterly magazine is published by SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media. The digital version of this issue can be accessed at

“In this issue, we provide a timely account of U.S. companies taking the lead in a new fibers and fabrics innovation institute that promises to be revolutionary for aerospace and defense, transportation, manufacturing machinery, and medical textiles and scanners,” said Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing. “Another story explains how bioprinting is helping researchers understand how cells work in the 3D space. Smart Manufacturing offers a unique, in-depth exploration of successful innovators and truly life-changing innovations in manufacturing.”

The magazine’s summer issue also takes a look at newer CNC control systems that feature improved touch-screen interfaces and better connectivity choices. And it chronicles how mobile robots at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group helped optimize production by 20 percent.

Additionally, guest columnist Bryce Barnes of Cisco writes about how automated, securely connected and digitized machines will help the most innovative aerospace and defense firms accelerate away from their competition while delivering high-quality, lower-cost components and assemblies. And Hexagon’s Joel Martin explains how 7DoF laser tracking technology and an EC-funded program to build a “Megarob” system moved industry closer to the “factory of the future.”

About Advanced Manufacturing Media

SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. It serves an audience of more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals who subscribe to the monthly magazine, iTunes app, e-newsletters and other publications. Coverage is focused on some of the world's most critical industries: aerospace and defense, motorized vehicles, medical and energy, whether that's oil and gas, nuclear, electric, solar or wind. Learn more at, follow @MfgEngNews on Twitter or

About SME

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a non-profit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, governments and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or


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