Are You Familiar with Zones on MMS Online?


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If you’re reading this blog post, you understand that Modern Machine Shop is more than just a print magazine. Our brand uses various media channels—social media, e-newsletters, print, a website and more—to help move the manufacturing industry forward.

One of the ways we do this is by organizing our content into various Zones on MMS Online. Zones are knowledge centers on key topics where information is aggregated and organized for you to find relevant information on that topic. Take, for example, our CAD/CAM Zone. If you poke around in it, you’ll discover a central hub for new products, videos, articles, columns, case studies and other editorial content we’ve collected on the subject. It’s also a great place to discover new suppliers of CAD, CAM and related software, if you’re in the market for it.

We have many different zone pages on MMS online. Take a peek and see what you can learn.


  • The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

    The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.

  • DNC: Faster And Better -- Part One

    Direct numerical control (DNC) should solve problems, not create them. If you under-stand how DNC works and follow the tips presented in this article, you can maximize its benefits and avoid headaches with your system. Part One of a two-part series.

  • B-Axis Turn/Mills Have Their Place

    The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.