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Cloud-Based ERP Consolidates Quoting, Enables Mobile Management

E2 Shop cloud-based enterprise resource planning software from Shoptech improved the quoting process at an Ohio machine shop and enabled off-site management.

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Next Generation of Five-Axis Machining Is Here

Several technologies are converging to take five-axis machining to the next level. More capable machining centers, milling tools and CAD/CAM systems are rendering five-axis machining remarkably more productive, yet easier to own and operate.

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The Value of PVD Coatings for Medical Devices

Applying a PVD coating to medical devices can offer both aesthetic and functional advantages. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

Modern Machine Shop
April Issue

Getting to a Better Grind

The Machine Tool Industry Is Booming Globally

U.S. machine tool purchases rose in 2017, as shown by the 2017 World Machine Tool Survey. A global boom now makes it hard for U.S. shops to get new machines.

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.

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


Video: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers now succeeding with additive manufacturing are beginning to see what its ultimate impact might be. Here are ideas about the reach that AM will have, and the kinds of changes and advances it will enable.

So You’re in the Market for a Machine Tool—Start by Asking “Why?”

There’s nothing worse than buying a new machine that ends up neglected in the corner because it’s the wrong one for the job. Some key questions at the beginning of your search can help you avoid that.