Registration Now Open for 2019 Top Shops Conference

Registration is now open for Top Shops 2019. The third-annual event combines technical presentations and benchmarking data with peer-to-peer discussion and technology displays all aimed at delivering practical solutions and business strategies for machine shop owners, executives, engineers and managers.
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Boost Metal Removal Rates with Constant Chip-Load Machining

The benefits of constant chip-load machining have been known for a while, but efficiently programming the toolpaths was impractical for most shops. However, new CAM technology makes the process easy, and the improvements in machining productivity can be dramatic.

Cutting Tools / Medical

When a Swiss-Type Is a Lathe and a Five-Axis Mill

Swiss-type lathes with a swiveling B axis enable this shop to machine parts complete and unattended that it otherwise couldn’t using its five-axis machining centers. Here is some of what it learned adopting this new technology.

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Landing Defense Contracts

June 2019 Metalworking Index Advances

Expanding activity in production leads Index growth.

Robots / Workholding

Fixture Feedback Keeps Automation Accountable

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

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.


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.

Offline CNC Makes Precision Productive

Relieving the control of its calculation burden helps meet demand for increased volumes, faster deliveries and greater varieties of complex, mirror-finish components machined with diamond tools.