4 Takeaways for Shops New to Micromachining

Within the past few years, Jon Baklund has taken the plunge into micromachining, specializing his Minnesota micro molding and machining shop to the design and production of parts 0.015 inch and smaller. Here is that story and the lessons learned in the process. 
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How to Make More Money with Vertical Machining Centers

If you’re a job shop, you buy machines to make money, and chances are you’re using VMCs. The machine you buy, and how you deploy it, has everything to do with how profitable your shop will be.

Cutting Tools

Tips for Thread Milling Tricky Materials

Compared to tapping, thread-milling technology offers advantages for creating threads in challenging materials, such as tool steel, stainless steel and high-temperature alloys. Here are a few tips for establishing an effective thread-milling process in those materials.

Modern Machine Shop
September Issue

Gardner Business Index: Metalworking Experiences Broad August Rebound

Five of six business indicators show significant growth.

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

IMTS

Quality Precision and QVI

QVI proves their experience, functionality and precision in the Quality Pavilion at IMTS 2018
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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 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?