Workflow as a Competitive Advantage

As the cost of machine tools drops and the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement, the nature of competition between machine shops is trending toward data democratization and shop management software.

Reducing Chatter with 'Weird' End Mills in CNC Machining

ANCA’s ToolRoom RN34 software improves CNC productivity through the intuitive grinding of complex end mill geometries for aerospace, die mold and power generation.

Cutting Tools

5 Rules for Driving Deep-Hole Insert Drills

A cautious approach, modern thinking, offline presetting and attention to coolant and chips unlock the potential of the latest replaceable-tip drills for deep CNC hole-making applications.

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CGTech Appoints Global Business Development Manager

Mark Forth has more than 25 years of industry experience, including work at Autodesk.


Marcus Machinery Becomes Distributor for MAG, Saginaw Machine Systems

Marcus Machinery will distribute the companies’ machine tools in the Mid-Atlantic region. 


Multitasking Turning Centers Offered with Gantry Robot

Mazak offers the Quick Turn 200/250 series of multitasking turning centers configured with a GR100 gantry robot for “done in one” part pr...


Low-Cost Two-Axis Lathes Designed for Small to Medium-Size Shops

The Hardinge GSi series of compact two-axis lathes are designed as low-cost, entry level machines small to medium-size manufacturing job sh...

Modern Machine Shop
October 2019 Issue

Rotor Machining Goes Full Tilt

Metalworking Index Contraction Slows

Activity contraction slows as the Index approaches 50.

Robots / Workholding

Fixture Feedback Keeps Automation Accountable

Self-validating hydraulic workholding keeps processes reliable and limits the need for on-machine probing.

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

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.