SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media Launches Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast
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SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media Launches Advanced Manufacturing Now Podcast

DEARBORN, Mich., April 12, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  SME's Advanced Manufacturing Media has launched a new podcast, Advanced Manufacturing Now, for manufacturing professionals doing business in North America. The podcast will focus on the renaissance in technologies used to make things, as well as workforce development, research, and more.

SME launches Advanced Manufacturing Now podcast at

Advanced Manufacturing Now is available in the iTunes store and listeners can also download episodes or subscribe at

In the first episodes, Advanced Manufacturing Now interviews Al Albrecht, author of the book, "The American Machine Tool Industry – Its History, Growth, Restructuring & Recovery;" Mohamed Abuali, CEO of Forcam, a global leader in software for smart, lean factories; and Jim Reid, General Manager of RoboVent, a leader in clean air technology used by manufacturers. We also talk to Brian Glowiak, director of the SME Education Foundation, about building the pipeline of future manufacturing professionals.

"We are excited to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Now podcast to serve the more than 12 million professionals who work in manufacturing every day doing a variety of jobs, from welding, machining and engineering to programming, integration, assembly, purchasing and logistics," said Dave O'Neil, director of Advanced Manufacturing Media.

Sarah Webster, editor in chief of Advanced Manufacturing Media, added, "We're eager to tell the stories of people who work in manufacturing, to showcase how important, engaging and high-tech the field of making things can be, especially when using advanced new technologies."

The show will be hosted by the editors of Advanced Manufacturing Media, who oversee a variety of print and digital products, including the monthly magazine, Manufacturing Engineering; a new quarterly magazine focused on digital manufacturing solutions, Smart Manufacturing; an annual industry yearbook series; and, a website dedicated to manufacturing news and technical information.

To have your idea considered for an episode of Advanced Manufacturing Now, visit

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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