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Published: 11/9/2016

Five Design for Manufacturability Tips for Designers
Leading machine shops offer design for manufacturability (DFM) advice to customers to reduce machining cost and lead time. Here are five examples.

Published: 10/6/2016

2016 Benchmarking Executive Summary Now Online
Findings from this year’s Top Shops benchmarking survey can be accessed in this digital Executive Summary.

Published: 9/14/2016

The Story Behind the Aluminum Top Shops Logo
A key component of Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops display in Booth W-10 is a Hall of Fame, where company logos machined by past winners of the magazine’s annual benchmarking program are displayed. Also included is a machined version of Modern Machi...

Published: 8/31/2016

Video: Five Top Shops Technologies
Learn about a handful of advanced machining technologies that leading U.S. shops are using to their advantage.

Published: 1/28/2016

The Value of Benchmarking
Our sixth-annual Top Shops benchmarking survey runs through Feb. 29. Learn why it’s valuable to participate.

Published: 2/13/2015

2015 Top Shops Survey: Time’s Almost Up
Our fifth annual Top Shops benchmarking survey closes at the end of the month. Take time to participate before it’s too late.

Published: 2/4/2015

A Side Benefit to Benchmarking: Gaining a Customer
An aerospace company that read about a Top Shops Honors Program winner in 2013 eventually became a new customer for that shop.

Published: 1/12/2015

Fifth Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Online
Benchmark your machining business against others to see how you stack up against leading discrete parts manufacturers in the United States. The online survey runs through February.

Published: 2/12/2014

Top Shops Survey Deadline Extended
You now have until the end of this month to complete our fourth-annual Top Shops benchmarking survey.

Published: 1/28/2014

Don’t Forget About the Top Shops Honors Program
In addition to receiving benchmarking survey reports, participating shops have a chance to be profiled in Modern Machine Shop. Learn more.