Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
As a generation of experienced coaters and finishers look toward retirement, new leaders are beginning to emerge. Training, education, support and encouragement for new talent is crucial for the future of manufacturing.
Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.
As we recover from the coronavirus epidemic, how many companies will use lessons learned during this time to reevaluate the way they do business?
How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting your business? Stepping into the role of editor of Products Finishing in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak has been odd, to say the least. Here’s my story — tell us yours.
It was 10 years ago that the finishing industry welcomed my uneducated self.
In the business and manufacturing world that CW operates in, we have heard one particular coronavirus vocabulary word very frequently: pivot.
Brad Andreae, the late Dr. George Dubpernell, Jim Jones, the late Daniel Leonhardt, and Clifford Roy are 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame inductees.
Space travel is a challenge, even if filmmakers like to make us think otherwise.
We asked several finishers what their resolutions were for 2020, and did we ever get a variety of wishes and goals.
Shedding light on unrecognized composites manufacturing innovation.
Fairness in reporting is much needed in today’s world.
We already have the tools needed to help us craft our future, even if we do not know yet how and where those tools might be deployed.
The Products Finishing Top Shops Executive Summit in October 2020 will give you that opportunity.
The amount of data produced by manufacturing facilities is increasing exponentially. CW Top Shops' inaugural benchmarking survey helps contextualize some of that data.
CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the future of the aerospace composites industry as production of the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 appear ready to wind down in the next few years.
Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan looks ahead to CAMX 2019, the largest composites trade event in the largest composites market.
George Giering III has been a loyal Products Finishing reader for 50+ years. Turns out there are a lot of people like him.
Answer the ‘Call for Papers’ and become one of the chosen few to speak at industry events, and make your presentation last a lifetime through a written white paper.
From the Boeing 787 to COVID-19: When the out-of-the-ordinary becomes ordinary — and affects the manufacturing supply chain.
National Composites Week will be held Aug. 26-30, celebrating the ways that composite materials and composites manufacturing contribute to today’s manufacturing landscape.
Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the implications of propitious aircraft OEM announcements for the aerocomposites supply chain.
If the commercial aviation industry effectively doubles in the next 20 years, as projected by the two largest aerospace manufacturing companies in the world, how can aerospace manufacturers and suppliers possibly keep up?
CW Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan advocates educating the next generation on all levels of future career opportunities — especially in composites.
Learn more about the materials and processes that will shape next-generation aircraft in a collection of stories from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld, available to read or download for free.
The global commercial aerospace industry is at a unique time.