Making Good Decisions for Your Machine Shop

Reflecting on past decisions will help you learn to make better ones in the future.

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Which Five-Axis Machining Center is Right for You?

With so many choices in five-axis machining technology, how do you know which is best for your shop? First, consider the parts. Then, look at existing processes and potential five-axis benefits.

Additive Manufacturing / Workholding

The Case for 3D-Printed Workholding: Collapsing Costs and Lead Times

When Precision Metal Products purchased its first 3D printer last year, the company hoped to collapse both tooling costs and lead times. But the technology’s impact is reaching core business operations, enabling the shop to focus on higher-margin, lower-volume production.

Modern Machine Shop
May Issue

How Coolant Connects to Capacity

Medical Industry Improves Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow improvement exceeds reduction in capital expenditures, signaling continued medical industry growth.

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

Automotive / Robots

What is the Role of Collaborative Automation in Production?

Thyssenkrupp Bilstein’s North American operations is finding out. The shock absorber manufacturer has eight cobots and counting in its Ohio production facility, plus two autonomous vehicles. Here are scenes from its shop where the picture of automation is changing.
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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.