Metalworking Activity Collapses as Coronavirus Forces Broad Economic Contraction

The reading hits a record low as new orders contract, exports shrink and unemployment soars.

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Cutting Tools / Milling Tools

A New Spin on CNC Machining Face Grooves

Here is an alternative to standard end milling — an operation performed on a CNC milling machine to produce circular grooves in the part face. This new single-point trepanning tooling strategy can produce both symmetrical and asymmetrical face grooves, too, and perform fly cutting.

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MachineMetrics Offers Machine Monitoring for Free During Coronavirus Pandemic

The plug-and-play monitoring platform is said to support social distancing and remote work through automated data collection, monitoring and ana...

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Dapra Supports Shops Shifting to Medical Device Manufacturing

Facilities shifting to medical device manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19 are eligible for a discount on cutters and inserts.

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Concentric OD Clamping Device Provides High Repeatability

Compact and offering repeatability to within ten thousandths of an inch, the device is said to be suitable for high-density applications.

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Curve-Segment Mill Improves Finishing of Medical Implants

The Curvemax curve-segment mill from Inovatools features geometries that permit larger path distances and line jumps during pre-finishing a...

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Metalworking Activity Collapses as Coronavirus Forces Broad Economic Contraction

The reading hits a record low as new orders contract, exports shrink and unemployment soars.

Top Shops

10th Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for CNC Machine Shops Now Live

Our magazine’s annual benchmarking program has blossomed since we launched it a decade ago. Celebrate with us by taking this year’s survey, which is currently live, and joining us at our IMTS Top Shops Workshop.


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.