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Modern Machine Shop's October digital edition is now available. This issue features emphasis topics of oilfield machining and multitasking machining.

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From Media to Manufacturing


Video producers with no previous knowledge of CNC discover the power and possibilities of modern machine tool technology. Their example says something about where manufacturing talent might come from, and also about the importance of manufacturing as a whole.

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ZONE: EDM

More Accurate Taper Cutting with Wire EDM


Cutting tall, steeply tapered surfaces with wire EDM often creates an overburn situation if the slope of the wire path changes from the top to the bottom of the cut. A feature called Volumetric Taper Compensation with four-axis overburn control compensates for this effect on FANUC wire EDM models from Methods Machine Tools Inc.

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Start with the Specs


Techspex has a new website and new capabilities. In place of a word-based search engine, this free utility aims to be the logical starting point for searches aimed specifically at finding the right machine tool.

ZONE: Robots

The Secret Robot


A manufacturer struggles over its employees’ potential reaction to automation. The struggle itself says something important.

Metalworking Business Index

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August 2014 Growth Rate Accelerates


With a reading of 52.3, the metalworking industry grew in August for the eighth consecutive month and the 10th time in 11 months.

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