Video: Shifting into Shop Ownership

Julia Hider

Mike Budde, owner of Budde Precision Machining, shares his experience with buying a machine shop and what he’s learned in his two years of shop ownership.


Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro 3 Simplifies Tube Part Cutting

Hypertherm’s Rotary Tube Pro 3 includes updated features like common line cutting and comprehensive costing to simplify the user experience of designing and cutting tube parts.


Why Fast Quoting Delivers Better Business Opportunities

Shops that can’t respond quickly to RFQs may be spending hours quoting jobs that are already gone. It’s wasted time and lost opportunity. Here’s what you can do about it.

IMTS spark

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The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.

Five Axis Machining

A broad overview of what first time five-axis machine users will need to think about and also what the newest technology offers to existing users.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.


Reynolds Machinery Recognized As 2020 Top Hurco Distributor

Hurco has recognized Reynolds Machinery as its 2020 top distributor in unit sales — a first for Reynolds, though it has come close several times in the past.


Kitamura Signs Distributor Partnership with Next Industries

Kitamura has named Next Industries the exclusive distributor for its machining centers, accessories, spare parts and software in Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

Digital Demos

Let's Swiss It. Introducing the Swiss DT 26

In this Digital Demo, Tornos Technologies introduces and reviews its Swiss DT 26 machining features. (Sponsored)  


ATI Now Offering CRX-Ready End-Effector Kits

ATI Industrial Automation has introduced CRX-ready end-effector kits, which increase the versatility of ATI’s end-effectors for FANUC CRX cobots.


Tungaloy AH9130 Extends Life in ISO P, M and K Applications

Tungaloy’s AH9130 insert grade for its DrillForce-Meister line of exchangeable-head drills enhances tool life and wear-pattern predictability for ISO P, M and K hole-making applications.


AMEXCI and SLM Solutions Partner to Promote Metal AM

AMEXCI and SLM Solutions have partnered to promote industrialization of metal additive manufacturing, starting with AMEXCI’s investment in the SLM 500.

Additive Manufacturing

Beginning Your AM Journey: One Part to Begin the Path

Identifying the right part to begin your additive manufacturing path can demonstrate and validate the AM workflow, provide a benchmark for future work and more.

Automation for Low Volume, High Mix Production

Job shops and other high mix manufacturers may not think high automation is a realistic option for their shops. But with modular automation systems you can achieve efficiencies once thought only possible with high volume production. It’s much more practical than you may think.


Palmgren Releases Durable, Heavy-Duty Bench Grinders

Palmgren’s heavy-duty bench grinder provides what the company says are longer duty cycles under load and less speed degradation than competing products.


Siemens Next-Gen Veloce Verification Systems Boost Capacity

Siemens’ next-generation Veloce verification system delivers powerful, modular solutions for verifying integrated circuit designs — including one which scales up to 15 billion gates.


Siemens Installing Private 5G Network at Deutsche Messe

Siemens is installing a private 5G network at Deutsche Messe, which Siemens hopes will act as a showcase for the possibilities of industrial 5G.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Datanomix Fusion Enables Eptam to Visualize Facility, Optimize Resources

Faced with rising customer demand for high-precision parts Eptam Precision Plastics used Datanomix Fusion to streamline data collection, improve quote accuracy and discover training gaps.

Additive Manufacturing

Chiron Develops Laser-Metal-Deposition 3D Metal Printer

Chiron enters the metal additive manufacturing market with its AM Cube, which can change deposition heads during active processes, utilizing different feedstocks for different purposes.


Yaskawa and Realtime Robotics Create Logistics Solutions

Yaskawa and Realtime Robotics have combined their technologies to increase automation versatility in logistics automation, specifically in piece picking and mixed-case palletizing.


EMAG Acquires Samputensili

EMAG has acquired Samputensili Machine Tools and Samputensili CLC, planning to merge them into EMAG SU Srl.

Additive Manufacturing

The Cool Parts Showcase Seeks Innovative 3D Printed Parts

Do you solve problems with 3D printing? Enter your 3D printed parts in this first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show. 

Shop Management Software

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP is Scalable, Cloud-Based

Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP is a cloud-based software solution that gives users real-time visibility and control over manufacturing and business operations.


Five-Axis Grob G550T Tightens Cycle Times and Accuracies

The five-axis Grob G550T not only cuts cycle times and tooling costs for aluminum aerospace applications, but provides exacting accuracy for titanium and Inconel applications.