Data-Driven Manufacturing

What Makes Smart Robots Smart?

Matt Danford

How manufacturing technology “thinks,” and the extent to which it should, are critical considerations in applying artificial intelligence intelligently.


Parker Hannifin Hosting Metalworking Gas Filtration Webinar

Parker Hannifin is presenting a free webinar November 4 from 2-3 p.m. about air quality control in metalworking facilities.


How to Choose the Best Drill Type for Your Next Job

Five questions to ask when deciding between solid carbide drills or replaceable insert.

IMTS spark

Explore IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers

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.

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.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.

Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.


Practical Approaches to Automation

Automation isn't just useful for large volumes of the same part. Today, it is increasingly being used in machine shops for high-mix, low-volume jobs.


Sandvik Acquiring CGTech

Sandvik has signed a deal to acquire VERICUT developers CGTech, enhancing Sandvik’s ability to provide full machining solutions and increase its value proposition.

Solving the Education Gap

One way that shops can address the skills gap and the looming labor dilemma is to start making their own talent.
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U.S. Department of Labor Recognizes FANUC America, Rockwell Automation and Industry Partners for Apprenticeship Programs

Leading automation companies awarded for efforts in closing the manufacturing skills gap.    

IMTS spark: Drivers of Revenue and Profit Margin at Top Shops

Gardner Business Media's Chief Data Officer Steve Kline shares insights and trends from over a decade of the Top Shops benchmarking program.

Managing Generation Z in Manufacturing

The next generation of manufacturing employees have a solid work ethic and vast technical skills that provide value in the machine shop. 
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Increasing Productivity in Drilling Holes in Steel

A new three-fluted drill designed for high production can improve the speed of drilling holes in steel by 50% while improving roundness and accuracy.

IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers Provide In-Depth Manufacturing Information

Gardner Business Media and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology have partnered to produce in-depth knowledge centers addressing key topics in manufacturing that will shape the industry in years to come.


Nagel RL-2000 Robotic Loader Handles Secondary Operations

Nagel Precision’s RL-2000 robotic load system performs secondary operations to achieve lights-out manufacturing.


Zeiss to Present Second Round of Technologies in Digital Event

A six-day event, October 20-29, will showcase new technologies and innovations from Zeiss. 

Metalworking Index Posts ‘No-Change’ Month in September

Metalworking posted a ‘no-change’ (reading of 50.0) month in September thanks to expanding production and new orders activity for the first time since COVID-19 began disrupting the global economy.


Tungaloy's DMH Drill Head Resists Fracture Damage

Tungaloy’s DMH drill head for DrillMeister features an edge geometry that resists thin-wall snapback and wear from exit burrs.

Shop Management Software

Global Shop Solutions' ERP System Streamlines Production and Sales

Selecting an ERP software can be difficult. Finding a system that was flexible and worked with both sides of its business was important for Brunswick Steel as it switched to ERP from Global Shop Solutions. 

Additive Manufacturing

Industrializing AM: A Simple Cost Equation

The costs of AM are still throttling its adoption.


ANCA's ToolRoom RN34 Software Eases Tool Balancing

ANCA’s ToolRoom RN34 supports ballnose cutting edges, which are suited for the aerospace, die/mold, general machining and power generation industries.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

5 Best Practices for Manufacturing Cybersecurity

A Department of Defense (DoD) push to protect data by vetting suppliers more thoroughly illuminates how any CNC machining business can improve. 

Five-Axis Machining Expands Its Range

Advancements in 5-axis machines, controls and software have made this technology so productive and easy to use that it can now benefit a much broader range of shops.

Podcast: Shaping the Industrial Buying Process

Dave Necessary, Gardner Business Media's director of strategic engagement, shares key insights from 2020 Industrial Buying Influence Report on Industrial Strength Marketing podcast.