After Machine Monitoring, Is Machining Learning the Next Step? Getting Ready for AI in Manufacturing

Is artificial intelligence coming to machine shops? Automatically gathering data is already widespread. Automatically analyzing data is likely the next step. One book offers a useful perspective on what this will and will not mean.

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Quick-Change Tooling Improves Swiss-Type Profits

Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.

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Rotary Broaching: Making Hard Materials Look Easy

Rotary broaches manufactured with a proprietary hardening process can cut material as hard as 50 HRC with minimal tool wear, improving the production process for medical screws and other components.

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Ascent Reveals 2021 Autodesk Courseware Road Map

The e-learning organization is publicizing its course materials following the release of Autodesk 2021.

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Seco Tools Promotes Eastern Zone Manager

David Sonner has many years of industry sales experience following on his experience as a machinist. 

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Grinder Resharpens Rotationally Symmetrical Tools

The Walter Helitronic Raptor from United Grinding is designed for grinding and resharpening rotationally symmetrical tools for the metal and wood ind...

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Profile Projector Equipped with 2D Processor for Geometric Tolerancing

Mitutoyo America has released the new M2 2D processor as part of a package with the PH-3515 profile projector.

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

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Rethinking the Global Supply Chain: Is U.S. Manufacturing Ready to Surge?

Metalworking Activity Contracts Further as Coronavirus Disruption Continues

Index sets back-to-back all-time lows stemming from extended COVID-19 turbulence.

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Sometimes the Trickiest Part of CNC Machining Is Holding the Part

Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellers proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.

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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.

Increasing Employee Output Through Automation: Here is What We Found in 7 Recent Shop Visits

Modern Machine Shop editors routinely visit machining facilities to report on shops that are succeeding. Here is what our editors found on seven recent shop visits, all related to using labor more efficiently.