Portal Milling Machine Provides Years of Smooth Operation

Neuman & Esser uses their eight-year-old Droop+Rein from Starrag as a “workhorse” for complete machining.


Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss Lathe Profits

Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.


Rotary Broaching: Making Hard Materials Look Easy

Rotary broaches manufactured with a proprietary hardening process can cut material as hard as 50 HRC with minimal tool wear, improving the production process for medical screws and other components.
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GMN USA Appoints New President

Transferring from GMN Nuremburg, Konstantin Posehn became vice president of GMN USA earlier this year.


Heidenhain Opens West Coast Headquarters

The new headquarters consolidates Heidenhain’s Fremont, California, technical support operation into the company’s expanded San Jose busi...


Grinder Performs Roughing, Finishing in One Pass

Rollomatic’s ShapeSmart NP50 pinch/peel grinding machine is said to offer higher accuracy and speed than its predecessor.


2D Measuring Device Provides Flexibility

The OptoFlash XS30 from Marposs is a 2D optical measuring device designed to meet the requirements of the precision mechanical devices and medic...

Modern Machine Shop
July Issue

The Vital Role of Die Making

All Metalworking Metrics Continue Trend of Slowing Decline

The metalworking industry index signals decelerating contraction for a second consecutive month. 


CNC Machine Shop Captures Its Conversations

This shop found a way to make job quoting a better, faster process. The next step was improving shop communication.


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.