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Published: 2/16/2018

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture
How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the To...

Published: 2/3/2018

Cybersecurity for Job Shops
Small and medium-size machining job shops can take steps to protect computerized or networked assets such as CNC machines from cyber attacks. 

Published: 1/23/2018

Seeing Smart Manufacturing in Taiwan
A recent visit to Taiwan revealed new smart-manufacturing technologies being developed by the island’s machine tool builders as well as by its largest commercial and military aircraft manufacturer.

Published: 1/22/2018

For Titanium, Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts
Caron Engineering’s TMAC MP has been putting tool monitoring to work for years, but its “sawtooth algorithm” now meets a specific challenge in airplane engine machining. 

Published: 1/4/2018

How Part Data Control Will Expand and Simplify the Supply Chain
Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, as an alternative to in-person certification of suppliers.

Published: 1/2/2018

Machine Shop Shortstop Goes Digital
Originally designed as a basic spindle-stop notification device, this unit now offers greater connectivity and capability while retaining its trademark simplicity.

Published: 12/20/2017

Racing Toward the Intersection of Design and Manufacturing
Driven by software automation and with all engineering and production under one roof, this drag racing organization provides a striking example of a machining operation with data at the center.  

Published: 12/14/2017

What’s Your Place in the Future of Making?
Autodesk’s annual user conference shed light on a machine shop’s place in an era of democratized, automated product development and merged design and manufacturing workflows.  

Published: 11/29/2017

DMG MORI Presents Davis Technology Days
Attendees saw the U.S. premier of two five-axis machining centers. They also saw vertical machining centers and the company’s advanced machine tool factory. 

Published: 11/10/2017

The Link Between Gaging and Tool Cost Savings
New software delivers the next step for Renishaw’s programmable gaging system: a mechanism for changing cutting tools when they are truly at the end of their life, not after an arbitrary number of pieces have been run.