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Published: 4/10/2017

Probing Alternatives for EDM: April 2017 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop breaks down part probing options for different kinds of EDM equipment, investigates why the automotive market is so strong and more.

Published: 3/15/2017

After Additive Mfg. Comes Machining: March 2017 Digital Edition
The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers a shop proving that additive belongs alongside subtractive machining, guidance on data-driven manufacturing and the efforts of a toolmaker to increase the usable cutting edges of its tool products.

Published: 2/13/2017

In Machine Tool Research, Learn to Compare and Contrast
A frequent Techspex user shares how the database enables him to more easily gather competitive quotes for machine tool acquisitions.

Published: 1/5/2017

Pairing Additive Mfr. and Topology Optimization for Diesel Engine Support Redesign
Topology optimization tends to increase geometric complexity. This isn't a challenge for additive manufacturing.

Published: 11/23/2016

Carl Bass Comments at Recent Autodesk Event
The software company CEO spoke at Autodesk University on topics including challenges to the automotive industry and the coming of generative design.

Published: 9/2/2015

Using an App to Adopt CNC Technology Faster
Learn about a company that made the leap into CNC technology thanks to a custom machine-operating/program-generating app that enabled its inexperienced people to effectively run its new CNC turning center.

Published: 11/28/2014

Build the Machine around the Workpiece
Rather than fitting a part into an existing machine, modular machining units enable building a custom machine particularly suited for that workpiece. This approach is best for large production runs of specialized parts.

Published: 8/20/2014

Video: Racing Engine Oil Pump Gear Produced through Additive Manufacturing
High complexity and low quantity made this critical part a candidate for 3D printing.

Published: 10/30/2013

Video: Sheet Metal Forming Without a Die
Ford Motor Company produced this video of its process for forming sheet metal directly from the CAD model, without any need for a die.

Published: 9/3/2013

Landspeed Record with Laser Melting
The very first object to break the landspeed barrier of 1,000 mph is likely to be a part produced through additive manufacturing.

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