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April 2015 Digital Edition Available

Automation, data-driven manufacturing and more are covered in this month’s issue.

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Click the cover image above to access a digital edition of this month's magazine.

The motorcycle part manufacturer featured in the cover story of Modern Machine Shop’s April issue struggled to keep up with the cyclical demand for its products—until it added the robot-tended cell visible in the cover image. Another shop featured in this issue shares its experience moving from manual to automatic pallet-switching and a third was able to reduce machine run time with an automated five-axis cell, additional examples of automation used to reduce setup time and streamline operations. Also look for stories on these topics:

  • How to make sure MTConnect is a good fit for your shop;
  • How a company made material handling safer by adding high-pressure coolant to its CNC vertical lathes;
  • Why a desktop 3D printer can be a valuable job shop resource;
  • How an EDM drilling unit improved part turnaround for an aerospace manufacturer; and
  • How abrasive waterjet can be used as an additive process.

And be sure to check out Deciding Factors, our brand-new column on data-driven manufacturing. You’ll find it on page 38.

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