March 2019 Product Spotlight: Laser and Waterjet

This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on laser and waterjet fabrication technologies.
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How to Make More Money with Vertical Machining Centers

If you’re a job shop, you buy machines to make money, and chances are you’re using VMCs. The machine you buy, and how you deploy it, has everything to do with how profitable your shop will be.

Automotive / Gear Production

Eyeing Automotive Machining Applications in Taiwan

I took time to check out machining equipment geared toward components for automobiles—electric vehicles in particular—at the recent TMTS show in Taichung.

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

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March Issue

An Automation Comeback Story

Medical Industry Improves Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow improvement exceeds reduction in capital expenditures, signaling continued medical industry growth.

Additive Manufacturing / Machining Centers

Metal AM in a Machine Shop? Ask the Marines

A hybrid system combining metal 3D printing with machining gives the Marine Corps perhaps its most effective resource yet for obtaining needed hardware in the field. It also offers an extreme version of the experience a machine shop might have in adding metal AM to its capabilities.

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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.


We Belong Here: Women in Manufacturing Share Their Stories

Three women—a young welder, an experienced machinist/setup person and a shop owner—share what it is like to be a woman in a manufacturing career and illustrate that a more inclusive workforce helps our manufacturing industry thrive.

For This Mold Shop, the Key to Closing the Skills Gap is Emotional Intelligence

Thanks to a culture change founded on a commitment to emotional intelligence, this mold supplier solved its skilled labor problem and increased throughput per employee.