The Manifold Benefits of Standardization

By locking in on manifolds, investing in one HMC model and developing custom software used on iPads in every department, this shop has set itself up for continuous improvement and its new employees up for success.


Optical Technology Improves Accuracy of Visual Measurements

Quality-inspection tech marries the speed of visual inspection to the accuracy needed for maintaining tight tolerances of complex parts and deep pockets.

Cutting Tools / Turning

Modulated CNC Turning: How a Reversal in the Tool Path Can Deliver Greater Cutting Speed

UNCC researchers introduce modulation into the tool path. Chip breaking was the goal, but higher metal removal rate is an intriguing secondary effect.

Siemens Answers with the Most Innovative CNC Solutions for Machine Tool Technology

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Master Magnetics Launches Redesigned Website

More than 300 Master Magnetics products are available for immediate purchase on the website.


Additive Manufacturing Media Announces Season 2 of The Cool Parts Show

“In season two, we’ll continue to explore how 3D printing is changing manufacturing through a brand new set of cool parts,” says on...


Milling Cutter's Corner Radius Increases Edge Stability

Walter USA’s MC232 Perform series of solid carbide milling cutters feature a corner radius and reduced neck.


Square Shank Holders Minimize Subspindle Interference

Tungaloy has expanded its TungThread line of indexable threading tools to include 11ER external threading inserts as well as 8 × 8- and 10 &tim...

Modern Machine Shop
February Issue

Controlling Sinker EDM One Spark at a Time

Metalworking Index Turns Expansionary After 6-Month Slump

Index to report first expansion since May, driven by production and new orders.

Inspection / Top Shops

Adaptive Technology Opens CNC Shop Opportunities

VR goggles integrated with a camera give a legally blind young woman 20/20 vision and the chance to be a machine shop’s second-shift quality control lead.


Knowledge Centers

Knowledge Centers are well organized collections of practical information on specific topics. This is the place to go to get grounded on technologies and best practice.

What’s Telling About This Year’s Top Shops

Here, the 2019 Honors Program winners explain strategies they’ve used to help them become successful U.S. machining businesses. Plus, you can learn more about them by attending next month’s Top Shops Conference.

Increasing Employee Output Through Automation: Here is What We Found in 7 Recent Shop Visits

Modern Machine Shop editors routinely visit machining facilities to report on shops that are succeeding. Here is what our editors found on seven recent shop visits, all related to using labor more efficiently.