Using AI for Predictive Maintenance, Employee Development

Maximo from IBM Watson can use "true AI" software to implement predictive maintenance and AR-assisted repair using the sensors that come standard on CNC machine tools.

Three Face Milling Myths & Truths

New face mill designs let you get the most out of today's more powerful machining centers. If you haven't already, it's time to reexamine your assumptions on face milling operations.

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.

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Absolute Machine Tools to Host Oktoberfest Open House

Besides beer and German food, the event will focus on productive turning and multitasking machines as well as automation. 


Sodick Establishes Direct Sales in Ohio

Sodick has appointed Joe Caine and Brad Angeny, both experienced regional managers, to work as sales managers for this territory.


Square Shoulder Mill Series Expanded with Six-Edge Insert

Tungaloy has expanded its DoForce-Tri line of square shoulder milling cutters to include a size-07 insert with six cutting edges for precis...


Turn-Mill Software Renders, Simulates, Postprocesses CAM Programs

Dedicated to Nakamura-Tome’s line of turning centers, version 9 of CAMplete’s TurnMill software includes enhancements to 3D rendering, si...

Modern Machine Shop
August Issue

Go Big or Go Home

July Metalworking Index Cools on New Orders and Backlog

Leading components of the index experience rapid change.

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

Robots / Workholding

Fixture Feedback Keeps Automation Accountable

Self-validating hydraulic workholding keeps processes reliable and limits the need for on-machine probing.


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.

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.