Buying a Wire EDM: Dielectric Fluid and Machine Maintenance

Removing the microscopic particles made during the wire EDM cutting process becomes a key factor in maximizing cutting speed as well as attaining part accuracy and surface finish. Dielectric fluid is the mechanism for flushing these “chips” away.
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Boost Metal Removal Rates with Constant Chip-Load Machining

The benefits of constant chip-load machining have been known for a while, but efficiently programming the toolpaths was impractical for most shops. However, new CAM technology makes the process easy, and the improvements in machining productivity can be dramatic.

Five Axis / Machining Centers

Five-Axis CNC Machining with an Angled Rotary Table

The D200Z CNC five-axis VMC uses an angled rotary table designed to improve rigidity and clearance for high-speed machining.

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October Issue

Metalworking Index Reaches Historic Acceleration in Growth

Supplier deliveries drove the index in September.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Can Blockchain Help Machine Shops Win Work?

The record-keeping system underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could automate the front office, secure intellectual property and plug data-driven manufacturers into increasingly data-driven supply chains.

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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.


90 Years of Manufacturing Coverage

In June 2018, Modern Machine Shop celebrated its 90-year anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, we put together an interactive story including video, graphics and photos that highlight the manufacturing technologies and trends from the past 90 years.

Top Shops: Do You Have What It Takes?

Modern Machine Shop's Top Shops Program is more than just an honor—it’s a pathway to excellence. The annual benchmarking program is an opportunity to guide your shop’s improvement efforts and gage where you rank among industry-leading machining businesses. This interactive story helps you decide: How does your business stack up?