MMS Looks Back: 1970s - When We Looked Back and Forward

One article in the 50th anniversary issue recapped the emerging technologies covered in years past, but another predicted how the digital computer and automation might impact our industry in the future. This story is part of our 90th anniversary series.


Future-Proof Your Job Shop with Configurable ERP

Especially for small-to-medium sized machine shops, a well-configured ERP system makes business more efficient and profitable. With new cloud-based ERP, these benefits are more attainable and provide a system that can adapt and grow with your job shop business.

Automotive / Grinding

Evolution of Performance Camshaft Grinding, Finishing

Comp Cams has made numerous improvements to its CNC camshaft grinding process. The company has also implemented what it calls its “Micro Surface Enhancement” finishing technology, which works in tandem with its enhanced grinding process to further improve camshaft longevity and durability.

Modern Machine Shop
June Issue

Supply Chain and Employment Activity Sustain Index

The Metalworking Index’s component movement indicates maturing expansion.

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

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Enhances Human Resource Functions

Decisions about manufacturing processes are not the only business factors that can be improved by the insights derived from data collected by a machine-monitoring system. For this shop, using this information to strengthen and fine-tune its employee incentive program is a significant benefit, among many others.


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.

Video: 5 Questions about Automation in Manufacturing

Productive uses of automation often involve people and technology working in parallel to complement one another.

The Value Proposition of Five-Axis Machining

Moving to five-axis machining is a big commitment. What exactly are the concrete benefits of five-axis machines compared to three-axis machines?