Additive Manufacturing with Sheet Lamination

No longer limited to paper, sheet lamination bonds sheets of material together to form an object. Companies are exploring the possibilities of this process.


Cutting Tool Shanks Improve Grip, Reduce Slippage

End Mills with gripping surfaces along the shank can prevent tool slippage and improve rigidity for aggressive roughing passes in aluminum machining.

Cutting Tools / Medical

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

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

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Forkardt Acquires Soft-Touch Workholding IP for Thin-Walled Parts

Designed by General Manufacturing Systems, the technology is said to accommodate machining of aluminum die-cast materials and thin-walled components ...


Sinter Sud Appoints Castlebar Exclusive Carbide Material Distributor for US

Castlebar now offers all Sinter Sud products, from solid and coolant-through rods to flats and bur blanks in its Canton, Ohio, location.


Software Combines Workflow, Tracking Capabilities

With the new release of TDM Global Line 2019, TDM Systems offers many of the functions of its core solution.


Welding Software Enables Job Tracking

Centerpoint 10 is designed for greater ease of use, faster startup time and a shortened learning curve.

Modern Machine Shop
November 2019 Issue

Automating QC Data Exchange

Mild Metalworking Index Contraction Extended

The Index posts mild contraction despite growing new orders.

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.


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.