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Three Reasons Machine-Tool Automation Is on the Rise

Makino says the difficulty finding skilled employees is only one factor. The company plans to demonstrate various automation options at IMTS.

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What It Takes to Be a Top Shop

Leading machine shops share signature traits. This year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey reveals what some of those traits are.


Ultrasonic-Assisted Machining with Standard Machines and Tools

A system to be marketed in 2015 will apply ultrasonic vibration from within the toolholder to reduce cutting force and improve the performance of the cut.

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Five Trends to Watch at IMTS

Keeping these emerging trends and patterns in mind will help you see IMTS in a new dimension.

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Grab Top Shops Executive Summaries at IMTS

If you’ll be at IMTS, visit our booth to pick up a free copy of our 2014 Top Shops Executive Summary of benchmarking survey results.

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MBI Grows for Seventh Month

With a reading of 51.9, the July metalworking index showed that the industry grew for the seventh consecutive month and the ninth time in 10 months. While this growth was at its slowest pace of 2014, the index was still 7.0 percent higher than it was one year earlier, the 11th straight month that the month-over-month rate has grown.

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