A Machinist’s View of Watchmaking: November 2017 Digital Edition

The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop covers topics such as Swiss-type machining, five-axis automation and machine monitoring.


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One could argue that machinists are born to meet stringent specification challenges. But for a shop precision machining mechanical wristwatch movements in the United States, the more difficult challenge is adhering to quality standards that might seem subjective for the sake of art.

Also in this issue of Modern Machine Shop:

  • The new five-axis machine at Phoenix Proto has a pallet pool with loading system, but there are many other less obvious elements of automation in this precision mold-machining process that are just as essential.
  • A panel discussion at the recent Top Shops Conference focused on various points of view regarding the value of connecting machine tools to a network for monitoring performance and recording results.

Our digital edition lets you flip through or download the entire magazine for viewing on your devices. Besides the articles mentioned above, you’ll find case studies, industry news, upcoming events and more.