SME Chapter 18 Newsletter – Check Your In Box!

The latest SME Chapter 18 Newsletter will be hitting your in-box every month. Check out the latest from your Executive Board and get news from around the manufacturing world. Get links to all your manufacturing publications and see what some of your fellow members have suggested for your next read.

If you are a member, you will automatically get the newsletter each month. If you wish to become a member and get on the mailing list, just email for instructions.

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Join SME Chapter 18 Membership at the Gosiger Tour

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November 17, 2022 Time: 5:00 PM
Gosiger Inc. – 108 McDonough St, Dayton, OH   45402

Gosiger Automation specializes in applying robotics to streamline workpiece flow. They provide custom turnkey automation systems to eliminate customer part touches in a component manufacturing process. Applications include machine load/unload, assembly, cleaning, palletizing and inspection with machine feedback. Gosiger also provides standard solutions with their Automation Within Reach brand. The Load & Go provides a solution for customers producing a broad range of parts in small lot sizes without the need for robot programming.

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Modula Site Tour

Modula has been in business for 35 years with over 117,000 clients worldwide.  They are the leading manufacturer of automated storage solutions, designed to optimize space and improve picking and storage operations for any industrial sector or environment. They have plants in the United States, Italy and China.  Their U.S. manufacturing operations are in Lewiston, Maine and Franklin, Ohio.  Modula acquired the former the Dayton Daily News building, in 2020 and invested $30M to increase their U.S. production capacity from 500 units to 2,000 units per year.  

The vertical lift module (VLM) line maximizes the storage potential of high-ceiling facilities and securing items in enclosed units up to 54 feet tall. The horizontal carousels are ideal for low-ceiling environments, as well as those seeking maximum throughput. For both solutions, automated delivery dramatically increases productivity and saves operators from unnecessary bending, walking, and reaching for parts.

Modula has graciously agreed to host the local SME chapter to tour their Franklin, Ohio facility.  Tour date is October 17 at 4:30 PM.  This tour will consist of a power point presentation followed by a tour of their manufacturing operations.    (Also see

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