Data-Driven Manufacturing

"Soft" Automation is Long Overdue

Matt Danford

Digitalizing and systemizing the clerical work of quoting and quality control is more achievable and more urgent than ever.   


NCDMM Announces Successful AMNOW Presentation from Tronix3D

Tronix3D and several other AMNOW Program partners recently demonstrated manufacturing data collection and security technology to the CCDC and NCDMM.


Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

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Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.

The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.


Saint-Gobain Launches Heavy-Duty Norton Vortex File Belts

Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts have a high-performance ceramic grain that produces smoother finishes, faster.

Additive Manufacturing

Machining Additively Manufactured Supports: The Tool’s Perspective

Studies show that thin-walled additvely manufactured support structures may not be as good for machine tools as they might seem.


Edgecam Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tool Production

West Pharmaceutical Services uses Hexagon’s Edgecam to help produce molding for medical tools, including those involved in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Rollomatic Unveils Double Rough Pinch Grinding Process

Rollomatic has debuted its double rough pinch grinding process, which it says cuts cycle times and increases performance and thermal stability.


Royal Products Releases Free 2021 Product Catalog

Royal Products' free, 168-page 2021 Machine Tool Performance Accessories catalog includes new additions to enhance precision metalworking productivity.


Choosing Workholding to Meet Machining Challenges

When it comes to workholding, shops can choose from options that can provide flexibility, help increase throughput and enable five-axis machining.  


Royal Products Hires New Regional Business Manager

Royal Products has hired Kendal Glotzbach as its new regional business manager for Indiana and Michigan.

CNC & Machine Controls

SW GmbH Promises Improved User Experience With New CNC HMI

SW GmbH has debuted its CNC HMI, the C|one Control Panel. This multi-touch panel includes troubleshooting and program management enhancements.

11th Annual Top Shops Benchmarking Program Opens with New Features

For 2021, Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops, the annual benchmarking program for CNC machine shops, is open year-round and includes a new sourcing platform.


FANUC America and Plus One Robotics Form Logistics Solution

FANUC America and Plus One Robotics have jointly created a fulfillment solution using FANUC robots and Plus One AI to automate repetitive sorting tasks.


Saint-Gobain Norton Winter AEON Wheels Extend Wheel Life

Saint-Gobain Abrasives says its single-layer Norton Winter Aeon Electroplated Grinding Wheel improves wheel life and efficiency by 50-percent compared to standard wheels.


GMTA to Represent Stiefelmayer's Lasers in North America

German Machine Tools of America will distribute Stiefelmayer GmbH’s line of laser machines in North America, and plans to target automotive markets.


Starrett's Datasure 4.0 Streamlines Data Acquisition

The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced its Datasure 4.0 system, which uses new wireless technology to provide swift, secure transfer of measurement data.


Project Using Marposs' Artic CTM Wins a 2020 HFTA from Ford

Marposs’ Artic CTM Toll and Process Monitoring System facilitated an award-winning process for Ford that improved tool life by 30 to 80 percent.


Mitsui Seiki VGi20A Grinding Machine Speeds Nut Processing

Mitsui Seiki’s VGi20A Ball Screw Nut Grinding Multitasking Machine combines grinding and machining in a single chucking to shorten nut processing time.

Metalworking Index Signals Slowing Expansion in November 2020

The Gardner Business Index: Metalwork fell to 50.2 in November 2020, indicating that while growth has continued, it is slowing and could turn to another contraction.


Mastercam and Edge Factor Develop Three Free Career Programs

Mastercam will sponsor three of Edge Factor’s free 2021 Experiences, which aim to highlight the benefits of a manufacturing career to students and job seekers.
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Ready Robotics Launches Online Robotics Marketplace

Ready Robotics has launched the Ready.Market marketplace, featuring automation products compatible with Ready’s manufacturer-agnostic Forge/OS.